I am terribly behind with everything still, but slowly making my way to catch up. I think what threw me off in May was a gift I had to finish, which I'll show you in one of my next posts. But now I finally finished my three SALs for May, so here we go!
First off was the Bookmark of the month. Magical designed a gorgeous rainbow coloured pattern on black, and I loved it, but it gave me so much trouble! I wanted to make the backstitch outlines red, but only remembered that when I had half of them done in blue. I misscounted several times, and in the end the middle row of 'hour glasses' ended up four stitches lower than it was supposed to be, which made it sit a little strangely inside the outlines, but I like how it looks and figures out a finish-finish to hide that (more on that in the FFG post!). So even with all the problems (and a total of 9:18h) I really enjoyed it and like the result.
This one I actually stitched in May, but the other two I only got around to this week. That's 2:16h to stitch the monthly Blackwork - two full crosses this month:
And 2:26h on the Temperature SAL:
As you can see, May was noticably warmer - I actually got two new colours in, a darker yellow and even one day of orange! So far June has been pretty cold though, I hope we're not back in the blues...