This band will be restarted on Saturday 3rd September.
I have stitched/made 16 items this month. Some items are letters I have received from others but I have made up and some items are made on the sewing machine so no actual cross stitch.
Mary at Mary's Thread is the lovely host of the Smalls SAL. On the last Friday of the month we share our small stitching items that we have completed but not necessarily fully finished. I'm a day behind as I have felt a little off colour the last few days.
Mary has a link up post on her blog so we can pop over to see everyone's work, it's super to see all the lovely stitching. Thank you Mary for hosting this great SAL.
My first small is Little House Needlework's Baked Goods. This is the Travelling Chart for 2022 with the lovely members of Needlecraft Haven. The chart began with Mary and I passed it on to Julie who has passed it on to Christine. It's such fun to see everyone's stitching and so lovely to share a design.
I have stitched mine using slightly different colours, I used DMC E745 sparkling yellow instead of white. I'll be using it to cover a box, no surprise there
The Topsy Turvy theme for February and March has been Summer. I really wanted to do more on my tablecloth but time has beaten me. Still I have two sides done, to be honest the plotting out takes more time than stitching. At least once the edges are done I can just stitch as the pattern follows itself.
I did however stitch this super Lizzie Kate summer freebie and decided to use my old threads, they are ones left over from various kits.
I enjoyed selecting the colours but after a while I began to think it looked more autumn than summer. Reading everyone's comments the colours were ok but once the niggle starts ....
So after a little bit of frogging and restitching my summer ornament looks a little more summery.
I used some foam felt as backing and folded my stitching fabric instead of mounting on card. After the faff I am pleased with my summer ornament. It won't be long before I can display it as the months are certainly passing by with speed, today is Spring Equinox when daylight hours are now longer than night hours.
Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted each month by the lovely Jo at Serendipitous Stitching. GG, on the 15th of each month, is when we share our latest gifts. These can be gifts given or received, or any item made using fabric, threads, buttons, ribbon, chart, backing fabric that has been gifted. If you visit Jo's blog you'll find the links to everyone's Gifted Gorgeousness posts.
My first photo is of the bookmark I made for Elfie, I did put it in my Fully Finished Objects post but as it was a gift I've shown it again. I love the design by Faby Reilly, I'll probably stitch it again someday.
Rachel, Ten Hour Stitcher, hosts Fully Finished Objects, a super chance for us to show and tell about the crafty items we have completely finished. Thanks Rachel, your FFO prompt each month really helps me finish my projects instead of them still in my project folders. It also helps spur me on to finishing my Alphabet Tree letters as I stitch them which means I will not have a huge finishing task at later in the year.
This month I have started to stitch Lizzie Kate's summer challenge. I have a bag of threads left over from kits so am using those up, it's great fun deciding which colour to use where.
It's great fun deciding which colour to use for which symbol of the chart. It doesn't seem to be reducing my threads bag though so I might start using these threads for other projects. I have the DMC colour chart so maybe I can work out which numbers they are, although I think one card is Anchor thread.
This is my stitching so far, I can share my photo as because it's a double month stitch the Summer Gallery is already open in the Facebook group and at Needlecraft Haven.
I'll be making this into an ornament ready to hang on my tree for summer celebrations. Happy summer stitching.