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Thursday, March 29, 2018

Smalls Report for March

This month has just slipped by when I wasn't watching. I have been working on rehab for my L knee, which I had replaced at the end of January,  and preparing for my R knee replacement which is just 2 weeks away now. I have managed to find some stitching time, and I do have some Smalls finishes to show.

I stitched an Angel Tree for my third sister, who has a thing for angels and cherubs, and likes a bit of Christmas bling. It will be her Christmas gift this year. I used a pretty piece of pink linen (pink being my sister's favourite colour).  The base chart is by JBW Designs (Book 10, 'O, Christmas Tree'). I changed all the colours and filled in the areas of the skirts and faces that the chart left unstitched.



I found a small pre-loved wooden frame which was almost the perfect size, and I framed it today. I say almost the perfect size because it cuts off the candles at the edges of the bottom row of angels. I decided I can live with that. My sister is unlikely to worry about it.



I stitched gingerbread girl ornaments for two little great-nieces (first cousins). I used part of a Barbara Mock design printed in 'Christmas Quickies II' booklet.



I stitched a special Feather Tree ornament for my oldest great-nephew.  The actual tree design and star on top is a design by Dale Burdett, from DB#132, A Mini Christmas booklet.  I chose my own floss colours, and replaced the charted ornaments with ornaments of my own design.



I also stitched two little ornaments for siblings who will, I hope, visit me this Christmas. They are my own designs.





That brings me to the end of my March Smalls report. 

10 comments:

Bethan said...

Gorgeous finishes; I like the piece for your sister. I hadn't even noticed the frame had cut off any candles until you pointed it out. Best wishes for your next knee replacement surgery x

Carol said...

Beautiful stitching--I especially love the little angel tree. Best of luck on your next knee replacement :) And Happy Easter to you!

Astrids dragon said...

Oh wow, I love those adorable angels! And more fantastic ornaments!
Wishing you all the best for your upcoming surgery, at least you know what to expect.

Pamela said...

Great finishes!

Meari said...

Wow, you've been busy-busy! Kudos on all your finishes. The angel tree is adorable. I especially like the gingerbread men.

Speedy recovery from your surgery.

Mary said...

Such beautiful stitching and finishing.

Stitching Angel said...

Love your small finishes, you have been busy. Happy Stitching

Mini said...

Lovely finishes and the frame is perfect for Angels.

Shami Immanuel said...

Lovely finish,

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Beautiful finishes.