SAL Update: Green Iguana #39 and Prism Owls #1

January 5, 2020 at 8:44 am | Posted in Embroidery | 23 Comments
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I did it! Mr. Iguana is finished, and here he is in all his glory:

Green Iguana - Finished!

There was so little left before I left for the holidays that I took the new project with me and got a head start. It’s another kit from Gecko Rouge, which I just had to grab when they retired that pattern about a year ago:

Prism Owls - Pattern

It’s called “Prism Owls”, and I couldn’t resist all those whimsical and colourful birds. It’s also considerably bigger than Mr. Iguana, so expect me to be at it for a while. Here’s my current progress, quite a bit of a change from all confetti all the time:

Prism Owls - 2020-01-05

I also aquired a bigger qsnap frame and had to make another grime guard. It’s a bit too small to hold all the extra fabric, so I might have to make another one at one point. But for the moment I just wanted to get started!

Here are the other members of the SAL who are posting today. Make sure to check out their work, itโ€™s amazing:ย Avis, Claire, Gun, Carole, Sue, Christina, Kathy, Margaret, Cindy, Linda, Heidi, Jackie, Sunny, Hayley, Megan, Deborah, Mary Margaret, Renee, Jenny, Carmela, Jocelyn, Sharon, Daisy, Anne and Connie. We also welcome a new member, AJ!

If you would like to join in please contact Avis, who will give you full details.


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  1. lovely to see Mr Iguana all finished.
    Your owl project looks very cute, but I have a question: wouldn’t it be quicker to stitch on black fabric,?

    • It would probably be quicker, but there are quite a few light colours in there which proabably wouldn’t cover the ground fabric completely, and I do like the effect of those full coverage pieces a lot. Also, I’m currently enjoying a nice break from all the confetti, and the owls and foliage will be confetti heavy again.

  2. Oh ,is complete! Joy! Fantastic the new kit!

  3. Congrats on Mr. IGuana’s finish!๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป These owls are the perfect contrast for you, I bet they speed along even though it’s a larger piece. What thread count did you choose?

    • Same thread count as Mr. Iguana – 25 stitches per inch. While this is quite tiny, it makes the fabric relatively manageable and I enjoy seeing the pixelated picture emerge!

  4. Congratulations on a stunning finish. He looks amazing!
    I love the new project. I do have a bit of a thing for owls and anything quirky. I am going to really enjoy watching all the different owls appear.

  5. What a fab iguana! Are you going to frame it or make something like a cushion? Your new project is perfect for a SAL, having several owl mini projects.

    • Definitely no frame – I’m thinking wall hanging with some green jungle fabric all around, like a Chinese scroll or something.

  6. Congratulations and Happy Dance on the Iguana!! My son has a bearded dragon that looks very similar so I can’t wait to show him your finished piece. The new project is so fun and so full of color. I bet it progresses quickly!

  7. Congratulations! Mr. Iguana looks amazing! Your Prism Owls are darling. Happy stitching!

  8. Congratulations! Mr. Iguana looks amazing!! What are your plans for him now that he’s finished? The colorful owls look very sweet. I will enjoy seeing your progress on your new piece ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Congratulations on finishing Mr Iguana. He is handsome. Love the owls. They look like a fun stitch. Enjoy.

  10. Mr Iguana is stunning! Well done on a great finish. Your owls look very cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Congrats on the finish…dancing along with you. The new kit is to die for….fabulous…love it! Sharon

  12. Huge congrats on that magnificent iguana finish!! Owls are one of my favourite birds so I for one will love watching your progress on this one. Happy New Year!

  13. Oh those owls are going to be so cool! I canโ€™t wait to see how you progress:)

  14. Yay!! Congratulations on the fabulous finish of Mr. Iguana!

  15. A Happy dance for you and mr Iguana!!!!! Your new project is fantastic!!!!! I love it!

  16. Mr. Iguana is a handsome fella. Congratulations on the finish! The owls are adorable and do look to be easier to stitch. They’ll be fun to watch. ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Wow! So great to see all of Mr. Iguana — so beautiful! Congratulations on your finish … and on your new start! The owls look great and will be fun to watch develop.

  18. He looks fabulous – congratulations on a great finish. Looks like the new project is another big one!

  19. I didnt comment on this one, slipped my mind – CONGRATS , so glad you finished the iguana and I really like the new design you picked !

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