October 2020 Smalls Check In

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My 1st small finish this month was unexpected and not what I planned! I needed a project to grab quickly and take along with me as I knew I would be waiting a while, and it turned into one of my smalls for this month! I have finally finished my crewel rocking horse ornament from Jiffy Stitchery!

If you remember, I spent a lot of kids’ swim supervision sessions on this over the summer, but then it got set aside-no reason, it probably just got buried in my WIP basket. It turned out to be a quick finish. I just have the blue reins and mane and tail left to do on it after it is sewn together. My littlest daughter is so excited “her prah-dject” is done! I will try to get it FFO’d for November.

I also finished the stitching on Just Nan’s Lady Scarlet Secret Garden.

Not without some drama though! I can’t believe as I was finishing the beading last night I noticed I had stitched the lightest pink in the top flower with WHITE instead of pink! Well, when I was putting it in, I attributed the lightness to a weirdo dye lot. Nope, turns out I used the wrong color altogether. So I pulled out my handy little frogging scissors. (I bought mine from an estate-here are some that are more like snips than scissors but the same concept) These really are the best for cutting out mistakes. The curved bottom blade hooks the thread and snips it perfectly so you don’t slip and clip something you didn’t intend to. I highly recommend them if you want to add something REALLY USEFUL to your tool kit.

So now I have 2 fiddly little finishes to work on for the November FFO gallery! Yay!

What have you been stitching? Thank you for joining the SAL!

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  1. I’ve made a similar mistake in my stitching recently. I couldn’t understand why the colours didn’t look like the photo until I realised that I had used the wrong colour! Looking forward to seeing the rocking horse as a FFO.

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