Thursday, April 28, 2016

April Smalls SAL post

My April small for the Smalls SAL run by Heather of Stitching Lotus:

I stitched a bluebird motif from a pattern called "Four Seasons Sampler" in the Feb 1998 Cross Stitch & Needlework magazine (one of the magazines from my book sale haul!).
 
Stitched 2 over 1 on 28 count Oyster linen. The charted colors were more on the pastel side, and I wanted something brighter, so I used GAST Evergreen, Grape Leaf, Dungarees, & Terra Cotta; and DMC 798 & 816.

I turned it into a pendant necklace:

This finish is something I saw at Creative Thread, absolutely loved, and was determined to do for myself sometime. I used a Tim Holtz pocket watch frame (from the scrap-booking embellishments aisle at Joann's - and can I just say that it took me FOREVER to realize it wasn't in the Jewelry aisles? Doh) and some pretty blue beads.

Other smalls completed this month:

11 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

Oh Amy, what a wonderful small you have stitched and finished. I like your color changes and the use of the watch fob. Enjoy your pendant.

Marie said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! :-) I have quite a few pocket watches - just need to find the perfect designs. Love the blue beads that you added.

Melinda said...

This is beautiful and a great finish. Thanks for sharing where you found that pocket watch - I am determined now to finish something using one.

Carol said...

What a great idea, Amy--the little birds are so sweet and the blue beads are a wonderful feature...

Irene said...

Amy è splendido!!

Justine said...

Gorgeous! I love the addition of the beads, they really just set it off.

Shami Immanuel said...

Wonderful stitching and the finishing is perfect.

Brenda said...

What a BEAUTIFUL finish and idea for future bday gifts to my friends. Thank you for letting us know it was in the scrapbooking aisle and not the jewelry area in JoAnns.

Sheryl S. said...

What gorgeous work, I like the brighter colours of the design and the lovely finish

Julie said...

A delightful little finish, so lovely.

Kaisievic said...

Oh, so clever to make it into a pendant. Lovely Smalls stitching.

A belated September finish

I was so close to finishing the stitching on this last weekend, but ended up doing other things instead. If the orange looks blinding on you...