How wonderful to see the completed Sew Advents for 2016. I know that it didn't look much in the early days but I think the overall result was worth that daily stitch!
Scroll through the following pictures to see some lovely finishes
Brenda chose to stitch 1*1 on 32ct raw Belfast linen with the recommended NPI silk threads
Claudia (ever the rebel 😉) chose to 1*1 on 28ct Lakeside Exemplar with HDF Redwork Red. She had to adjust the church steeple so it didn't blend in with the tree - well done Claudia
Cornelia stitched 1*1 on 32ct Belfast linen in Amsterdam Blue with NPI silk threads
Dede tells me her fabric is from Picture this Plus but is now not available. Apparently it was a test piece and they decide against reproducing it - such a shame - the background looks like falling snow! She used DMC white plus threads from Victorian Motto Sampler
Judy (another rebel maybe? 😉) also went with all red thread albeit a variegated (DMC 115). Her fabric is Zweigart 32ct dirty linen. Judy shortened the steeple to avoid it blending into the tree
Mariko stitched 1*1 on 32ct Belfast in Spruce Blue using DMC threads and finished as a very pretty ornament
Mary stitched 1*1 on Wichelt 28ct in Nordic Blue using DMC threads B5200, 898, 444, 702 and 321
Melissa chose 40ct silk weave in Sapphire Sky with Mo's silk thread in red and green plus DMC threads
Melody stitched on 32ct Summer Breeze Hand Dyed Linen by Stephanie with silk threads
Last but certainly not least, Penny stitched not one but two versions! Her fabric was Smokey Pearl Cashel - her threads DMC. She hem-stitched both versions to finish.
What can I say? Each and every one of these Sew Advents are so beautiful that it would be very difficult to pick one out - so well done and thank you to the above ladies for allowing me to share their finishes on here.
Thank you too to all that took part in the SAL. If you have stitched and finished Sew Advent 2016 and would like to share your work, please send me a picture and details of fabric and threads used and I will post in another gallery.
Thanks for visiting - Happy New Year to you all