Quite a few of them are Prairie Schooler designs, one of my very favourite designers. I find that they are perfect designs for travelling. Just enough colour changes to keep it interesting but not too many to make it difficult whilst stitching in a car or on a plane and no half or quarter stitches and very little backstitching but oh, such wonderful designs. I love them!
#1 November Small:
This gorgeous PS Christmas Tree Now, Prairie Schooler designs do not usually use beads but I could not resist blinging up this design from Book #150, "December".
... and here it is all finished up and gifted to my dear friend, Lisa.
Actually, she moved it from the spot above and it now lives with Santa in her dining room (much better pic, anyway)...
#2 November Small:
Trick or Treat What's to Eat?' from Prairie Schooler Book #188 Trick or Treat.
This was an absolute dream to stitch, I started it on a Friday and finished it just before midnight the next Saturday night. So, a very quick stitch for me.
#3 November Small:
See his right shoulder (on the left)? Well, it should be sitting at the same level as the other shoulder but I didn't notice the discrepancy until after I had stitched all of his arm and the two keys. At first I thought to myself, 'oh no! All that frogging!' But then the more I looked at it, the more I quite liked my unintentional change to the design and I have decided that the poor skeleton has a dislocated shoulder - poor lamb!
Prairie Schooler Book #189
Prairie Schooler Book #189
Fabric: Mystery orange (yes, it is actually orange, much brighter than the pic shows) lugana
Floss: DMC 3371 and 720
#4 November Small:
Here goes, another PS design, of course (because it was stitched whilst travelling).
Black Cat from PS Book #140 Pumpkin Patch
28 ct Orange Lugana
Floss: DMC 3371 and 720 plus WDW Fiesta for the moon
#5 November Small: (this one is actually an October Small that didn't quite make it into last month's post)
This is my version of Bad Fairies for the September theme for the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL
I adapted the design from a French design book, which seems to have fallen through a black hole on my book shelf - not sure where it has got to, very strange! - so I can't even tell you what it is called!
[Update: Still haven't found the book but I have found its title: it is a French book of design motifs
"Pointe de croix couleurs"
#6 November Small:
This is my very latest Christmas Ornament finish and it is, of course, for a relatively brand new baby (he is three months old now). I am delighted with it. I love the colours and the changes that I made. I added his name and the year. It is from the JCS 2016 Christmas Ornie Magazine.
#7 November Small:
A Christmas stitch for my dear niece, Jade.
#8 November Small:
.... and lastly, three and a half years in the making!
#9 November Largeish Small:
Look carefully, at the last pic, can you see the mistake I made, again? Another one that I intend to keep, as it sort of fits in with the theme of the piece.
Silver Creek Samplers
JCS Halloween Ornie Mag 2011
Floss: Suggested DMC
Well, that is it for me, for this month's Smalls SAL.
P.S. This is my third post for today - must be a record! If you want to check out my two earlier posts from today, please click on the links below:
P.P.P.S. Also, don't forget to visit dear Jo's Online Advent Calendar each day up until Christmas.