It’s time for the first monthly check-in for Heather’s Smalls SAL this year. And I am happy to announce a finish! (not a finishing finish… just a stitching finish).
This is a little kit that my local circle (New England Stitching Sisters) did as a group project a couple years ago. We go on a group retreat every October, and we have one small kit that’s used as a mini teaching class and souvenir of the trip. I’d started it then, but didn’t have an appropriate sized hoop. I started stitching in hand, but it’s just not the method that works for me… so the little thing got put aside until I got home (and then of course, mixed into the stash fray).
This is stitched on simple white 28 ct linen with DMC 221. I just have to get the backstitched line around the design, and like so many other finishing techniques, it will be used to construct the ornament. Instead of a biscornu or another square-style finish, this will be built according to the original inspiration: Sylvia’s Kreuzstich Liebe. I’ve been nicknaming it a “fan drop” ornament for my own usage. It’s very different – and very pretty!
So hooray! First month’s Smalls SAL goal is accomplished. Next month, I hope to finish the stitching on You Were Hatched. And maybe I’ll have this ornament constructed by then, too. (but I’ll likely wait and do a bunch of them at once later this year).
Happy stitching everyone!