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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Owl SAL - KLT Charting - Owl 6 of 12 - FINISH 12 of 2016

So it's time for the next part of the Owl SAL for KLT Charting.  I am stitching it on an 18 count hand dyed aida from KLT Charting called Dryad Dwelling.  I've decided to count each individual owl as a mini finish for the year so this one is my tenth finish for 2016.

As there are 12 owls I decided to stitch each one in a colour that I feel relates to a month of the year.  Unfortunately the colour I had picked out for June didn't show up on my fabric so I had to switch to a different colour I chose Indian Ringneck.  I have to say this little owl caused me some real problems - first I stitched over half the outline and realised I had stitched it one column over from where it should have been so had to unpick it.  Then I started the blackwork and realised that the thread I had chosen didn't show up against the fabric so I had to unpick that - which as I couldn't really see the thread against the fabric was very difficult!  But now he's completed I love him and am thinking about doing some more blackwork as I really enjoyed it.

So here is owl number 6:


And all the owls so far:


Keep stitching and smiling


Saturday, 19 March 2016

Pumpkin Passport - Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery - Part 3 of 12 - FINISH 11 of 2016

Here's my Part 3 of the Frosted Pumpkin Passport Mystery SAL for 2016.  Stitched on 28 count Opal Nimbus from Chromatic Alchemy.


Keep stitching and smiling



Friday, 18 March 2016

Christmas Tree Farm - Country Cottage Needleworks - 18.03.16 - FINISH 10 of 2016

I am stitching the Santa's Village series from Country Cottage Needleworks as individual ornaments.  I am planning to hang them like bunting over the festive season.

This is the second one I have stitched and is called Christmas Tree Farm.  I used all the recommended threads.

I am stitching them on 20 count aida in Nougat.


Keep stitching and similing


Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Owl SAL - KLT Charting - Owl 5 of 12 - FINISH 9 of 2016

So it's time for the next part of the Owl SAL for KLT Charting.  I am stitching it on an 18 count hand dyed aida from KLT Charting called Dryad Dwelling.  I've decided to count each individual owl as a mini finish for the year so this one is my ninth finish for 2016.

As there are 12 owls I decided to stitch each one in a colour that I feel relates to a month of the year.  So owl five represents May to me and is stitched in Autumn Berries.  You may be a little bewildered as to why this represents May - well my birthday is in May and this is one of my favourite colours from Jodyri and contains purple and teal which are my favourite colours.

So here is owl number 5:


And all the owls so far:


Keep stitching and smiling


Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Christmas Mystery SAL 2016 from Jodyri Designs - 01.03.16

I was lucky enough to be asked again to stitch the model for a Joydri mystery SAL. This time the theme is Christmas.

The design is being released in three parts and this is the first part.  If you're interested in joining the SAL you can find it here.

I am stitching it on 18 count cream aida.  The design is charted in Jodyri threads but unfortunately I didn't have the recommended thread for the star so I subbed it with another Jodyri thread St Clements.  I was a bit concerned that the yellow wouldn't show up against the cream aida so I worked the thread so that the orange would be surrounding the outside of the star.  I am really pleased how it turned out.

The other threads you can see in part 1 are the recommended Jodyri threads - Emerald Forest and Ruby Slippers.  Can't wait to stitch the next part.



Keep stitching and smiling