Wednesday 10 May 2023

Link-up For Fully Finished Gallery SAL - May 2023

Hello all!

It's the 10th of the month so time for another Fully Finished Gallery SAL, the place to show your FFOing achievements since your last link-up.

The link-up for this SAL opens on the 10th of each month and stays open for 10 days so you can join in whenever you're ready.

April went by in a blur and May has, so far, not been much better so only one Advent ornie for me this month, but that's better than none! I missed posting it to the Smalls SAL, so you get the details as well:

Red And White Advent Calendar Day 18 Cracker by Durene Jones
Stitched on 16ct white with silver lurex aida using a blend of DMC 699 and DMC Etoile 699
Started - 23rd April 2023
Finished - 4th May 2023
Total stitching time - 3 hours

Now it's your turn.

Please link-up using the URL of your FFG SAL post and not the home page of your blog, adding a thumbnail of a finish and either your name or your blog name as the caption. The link-up will remain open for 10 days, closing at 6am UK time on 20th May.

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And please don't forget to follow other links and support fellow fully-finish-offers!

Next month's post will go live on 10th June at 6am UK time.

Take care,
Rachel x

Saturday 6 May 2023

People's Choice SAL - Embellishments

Hello all!

It's the first Saturday of the month so time for the People's Choice SAL run by Jo from Serendipitous Stitching. Continued thanks to Jo for hosting this unique SAL which has a different theme each month.

This month's theme is Embellishments.

To embellish something is to add additional detail, so anything charted, such as beads, does not count. This means it's down to the imagination of the stitcher to add that 'something extra'.

There are a few projects where I have added beads, but these were covered by the beads theme last year, and a few where I have swapped out regular DMC for Etoile but that's not really 'embellishing' a project. Most of my embellishing comes with FFOing but, again, that's been a previous theme.

All of which means I'm really scraping the bottom of the barrel this month with a few projects where I have added just one charm!

These are four of an Advent set by JBW Designs showing the tiny bow, star, snowflake and heart charms I added:

This is Lizzie Kate's Joy, with an enamel Christmas tree charm:

And this is Snuffles In Purple, with a 'hand made with love' charm:

I do have a selection of Christmas and Harry Potter charms waiting to be used, and think I know which projects they will go with. I just need to remember to put the two together when the time comes!

So not much to show for this theme then. Next month's theme is Rainbow; that should be easier!

Take care,
Rachel x