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I've been cross stitching since I was a little girl, as both of my Grandmother's were passionate about it! I originally had this blog to enter some card making challenges and now intend to use it to keep track of my cross stitching stash and finishes.....

Monday, 23 February 2015

February Flower of the Month SAL and a finish!

Well I finished it and here it is:-
Violets by Ellen Maurer-Stroh
I had to substitute some of the blue DMC colours, but I don't think it looks too bad.  I haven't stitched the outside border yet as I'm going to make them into cards and I've had to order some larger aperture cards and until they arrive, I don't know whether the border will suit or not - so I'll wait and see...

This wonderful SAL is hosted by Alyssa at Brownie's Chair (I really must learn how to do those magic hyperlinks) and next month it is 'Jonquil' or Daffodil, which I'm hoping will be a quicker stitch for me as I really struggled with this one.  I blame it on the stress of Hope's operation, (luckily the lump was benign) but I am pleased that I managed to finish it.  I still have to start January's though....

I also have another finish to report from my project list - hooray!  It was one of the small projects, though, but I'm still counting it!!!  I managed to finish one of the Forever Friends teddies and it will become a birthday card for my mum when my larger aperture cards arrive.  Here it is so far:-

 I hope she likes it!

I have stitched up a couple of other smalls this month, which will be made into cards and I've added photos of these onto my 'finishes' page (if you're interested!).  For now it's back to Santa's Journey.

Can't wait to check in and see all your flower SAL updates!

Take care x x


  1. Love it allso without a border :)
    Cant wait to see if its turned into a card
    Will follow you

  2. Forgot to congret you at your other finish
    Well done, one down on the wip list

  3. I like it with the blue substitutions. You can't even tell if you don't know they're there!

  4. Congrats on finishing the Feb flower. I've only just started but as im doing other projects I've excused myself. Te he

  5. Congratulations on your wonderful finish

  6. I love both of your finishes! The teddy is too cute!