My smalls this month are terribly out of season but at least they are done in time for the Smalls SAL! (If you are interested in visiting the other participants in this SAL, please visit Heather at Stitching Lotus!)
I succeeded in finishing this little design from Victoria Sampler’s Beyond Cross Stitch Learning Collection.
This is Evergreen, number 4-2, where I did three sided pulled stitch (very pretty and satisfying!-it’s the border just inside the gold border) and hemstitch. This is my first time cutting anything! Scary! And I made a few mistakes. More than a few. Or maybe one that snowballed into a collection of mistakes. But there was no turning back once the linen was cut so I kept plowing on and fudged it a bit here and there. I don’t think it’s too bad but I think I’ll try it a second time to make it perfect.
My second small finish is October from the Joyful World calendar by Snowflower Diaries. I made a lot of changes to this one! For one thing, I swapped October and September, as I explained in a previous post. I used satin stitch for the ground, replaced the flying birds with another flower, and I turned the apple into a pumpkin.
I am quite happy with how this one came out, but I have been working on October since…well, probably last September! And I am so tired of it. I must be because I immediately moved the q-snap and put the first stitches in on…JULY!
My alphabet heart is coming along, but I got off by one somewhere and I decided to fancy up the X. So I’m picking out what is wrong and redoing bits…it’s going to take a little bit to get it right, but I really want it to be right! Maybe I can show you next time.