Wednesday, 30 April 2014

April Smalls SAL

Seems I spent more time on my larger projects this month than I did the smalls. That egg ornament I started last month is still sitting here waiting for me to finish it. I just seem to have totally lost interest in it. The only recent small finish which I have had is a Primitive Hare design and I'm thrilled with how it has turned out.



There are only 3 DMC floss used for this stitch and I substituted one of them with an overdye. I'm still trying to decide how I want to finish this one off. I'm paying a visit to my local fabric shop today to see if I can find anything that works with this.

I also started another small by Blackbird Designs but didn't have time to get it completed by the end of the month. This stitch is totally appropriate for the season. It's called Spring Tulips.



Lots of pretty pastel overdyes in this one. My own tulips haven't bloomed yet but are popping up all over in my garden now. They're one of my favourite flowers and I can hardly wait to see them in full bloom.

Other than the above stitching I have been doing some finishing work. I pulled a few stitching finishes out from early this year and last. I had them all ready to display over Easter. I'm sure several of you have seen them on my previous posts but here they are again.







 I'm not sure yet just what I'll tackle next month. I have a few ideas in mind. Any stitching will have to be completed before the 26th of the month because I'm having hip replacement surgery on that date. After that I'll be out of commission but only for a very short time. The next week is bringing lots of rain here. Perfect stitching weather! See you soon!



22 comments:

KimM said...

How adorable! Love your stitching. Best of luck with your surgery. Hugs xxx

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Love your projects. :)

Wishing you a speedy recovery on your surgery.

Blessings always

Robin said...

I love your Primitive Hare finish, Lynn! What overdye did you use? In your blog header, who is the designer of the bird piece in the upper left?

Robin in Virginia

Thoeria said...

All great projects! Your PH is a beauty :) I'm just as curious as Robin about the overdye you used. All the best for your surgery xx

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow Love your Cross Stitcher piece! Also your seasonal finishing is great!

rosek1870 said...

Love all your finishes but particularly your Cross Stitcher finish. I was wondering what over dye floss did you use? It is just the one thing that really makes it pop!

Vickie said...

Big smiles, since I too wanted to congratulate you on your floss choices for Cross Stitcher. Well done. :)

Mouse said...

oooo hope you find something suitable as I love your colours you have used :) and well done on the stitching front too ... I have stitched bloom and love that pattern ....
good luck with the operation and hope you are up and running ! reall quick :) love mouse xxxxx

Annette-California said...

Love your floss choices on Cross Stitcher Lynn! Looks so PRETTY!
Lovely stitching on your other wip too. Those sweet pillows are so beautiful.
love Annette

Angela P said...

Great finishes Lynn!

Monica said...

Very nice job! The hip won't keep you down for long. You'll wonder why you didnt do it sooner!

Busy Lizzie said...

gorgeous stitching

Marilyn said...

Love your color choices on the PH design.
Great starts and finishes, so pretty.
Wishing you a speedy recovery with your surgery.
Marilyn

Chris said...

Lovely update Lynn! So many pretty projects and finishes!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely post with fabulous finished items!!

Wendy said...

so many lovely pieces! I particularly love the first one. Good luck with the surgery.

prettylittlethingsinabox said...

so many lovely stitched work over for Easter.Thank you for showing :D
and speedy recovery with the surgery. See you in May. :D

Maria del Valle said...

Hello Lynn

Very nice smalls!!
I hope your tulips bloom soon, and I hope your hip replacement go all the best and fast as possible.
Hugs and love!!

Andrea said...

Lovely stitching and finishing.

Judy S. said...

Love that hare and the other smalls as well! You've been busy again.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I love the colours you chose for the Primitive Hare design. I have not even started mine or made any decisions about how to finish it!!

Good luck with the surgery too.

Julie said...

Great choices for the Cross stitcher, love the overdyed on the spool, that's fabulous.

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