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:

  1. 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.

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

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  3. 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.

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

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

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  6. Wonderful stitching and the finishing is perfect.

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  7. 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.

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

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  9. A delightful little finish, so lovely.

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

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