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Monday, 27 February 2017

Satsuma Street Two Turtledoves

My February ornament is the second in the Satsuma Street 12 Days of Christmas series - Two Turtledoves.  I'm doing each of these on one of the DMC Bright Ideas 14ct Aida fabrics (as well as white), so there with be 3 each of four different colors.

2 Turtledoves
Designer: Satsuma Street
suggested DMC threads
14ct Aida DMC Bright Ideas: Grasshopper

I actually made a pretty significant mistake with this one that led to a lot of frogging - and then just when I thought I'd got it all fixed, I realized the tailfeathers were still wrong, and just decided to work around it rather than frog out all the surrounding stitches yet again. So that tail is a bit fuller and hiding some of the post they're sitting on.  The flowers are also slightly different, but that was on purpose - the darker petals are pointed rathr than rounded, so that they stand out a bit more.

In spite of the difficulties I had with this one, I am so enjoying the series!


  1. These are great! I love your colors! I really want to do this set sometime! So fun!

  2. Fabulous, Lynda, I love the bright colours. Thanks for the link - I have added it to our 12 Days Stash Enabling page.

  3. It is lovely and I like your additions :)

  4. I love this series and your choice of fabrics is perfect. The changes look fine too.

  5. A nice idea to stitch them all on different fabric colors. Great designs!

  6. What a great series you picked! Love your stitching and fabric choices.

  7. They both beautiful! When I make alterations to cover for my mistakes, I call them "design changes". ;-)