Friday, January 26, 2018

2018 Smalls SAL Update

Here are the two finishes I have for the 2018 Smalls SAL
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First up .......

"January Snows"
Designed by: Me
Stitched: 10 January 2018 Finished: 26 January 2018
Stitched on Charles Craft 28 count Monaco using DMC threads, Mill Hill Petite Seed Beads and a plastic crystal snowflake. Handmade cording for the edges and a ribbon attached to the back so it can be tied on to a basket or small wreath finish it off. 
I'm going to try and do one for each month and fill a basket with items that represent that month and it's holidays or just the theme of the stitched piece. May have to do some shopping to pull it off though.

Next finish .......

 "Winter Soltice"
Designed by: Me
Stitched: 10 January 2018 Finished: 24 January 2018
Stitched on Charles Craft 28 count Monaco in white using DMC threads and Needle Necessities 150 and Mill Hill Petite Seed Beads. Hand Made cording from DMC threads and a Snowflake Button. The snowflakes stand out more up close and personal, but I wanted them to be subtle. This will count as my Christmas ornament for 2017.
This is the piece that caused me to have so many orts on my January 17th post, I stitched and then frogged the boarder twice before I found the colors that "spoke to me". Tried the blues that I designed it with in the freebie I posted here then I tried dusty purples and neither one worked for me, but Christmas colors won the day. I guess the saying "Third times the charm" was true for this piece. 
Of course I reworked the design removing the back stitched inner boarders and bringing in the cross stitched boarder with two solid colored bands of DMC 500 and 814 and the center band in Needle Necessities.
Tomorrow is "supply the cabin" day or more commonly grocery shopping, think I'll try and talk the hubs into Hardee's so I don't have to cook. 
Well, that's it for today all, so until next post .......

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy


  1. Very nice finishes on both pieces! Judi in Phoenix

  2. You have made a lovely ornament. Great work!

  3. Both are beautiful for January ❄️

  4. Love your smalls - they can be so gratifying after working on an unfinished large project!

  5. Your designs are so pretty for Winter.
    Hardee's sounds good!
    I've always loved their chicken sandwich. :)
    Most of them are gone here though, only 1 left.

  6. They are both very beautiful and perfect for winter.

  7. What fabulous smalls you created, Sandy! I like your idea of stitching a monthly marker and filling a basket that is representative of that month. Enjoy your weekend!

  8. Really cute and also designed by you! Great start of this year!

  9. I like the "January" one... my birthday month!

  10. Both your designs and your finishes are lovely, Sandy! Perfect for this frigid month :) Let's hope February is warmer!


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