"We all love gadgets, and none better than the teensy tools and holders we make ourselves. Let's stitch some smalls--needlebooks, fobs, biscornus, scissors keeps, pincushions--or knit some teensy things--amigurumi, jewelry, sachets...."
Not a lot of small stitching went on, and certainly no cute finishes like Heather listed!
LHN Home of a Needleworker was the main "small", see previous posts and my Finishes blog for pictures.
I also stitched two cards, one of which was for Kell:
and the other is for someone whose Birthday is today, I wonder if she got it on time?
The final small is the Hallowe'en design by Puntini Puntini and I've made great progress on that one:
One thing which was worth every penny and more was the chart pack I got from the Italian Needlework show at Formigine. No, I didn't go to Italy myself, worse luck, but the lovely Giovanna did and bought a copy of my behalf, bless her. Here's the post where I first read about the fundraiser Niky's Creations. When Gio mailed the envelope to me she did warn me that it wasn't an actual bound booklet, just some loose charts so I wasn't expecting too much but it was nice to help a worthy cause and I was sure the charts would be good ones.
What I wasn't expecting was 37 new and unique charts by well-known designers clearly printed on high quality paper! I "drooled" quite happily for some time rearranging them into alphabetical order as per the contents sheet! My favourites are by Alessandra Adelaide and Renato Parolin but there are many others I want to stitch too.
Looking forward to October's theme -
"Wow, the holidays are only a couple months away! Avoid that last-minute crunch and work on some gifts now"
So, there'll be another Birthday card to stitch for an October lady. I also need a November Birthday as there isn't one in the Needlecraft Haven exchange. Anyone got a November Birthday or just fancy a nice floral card from me?
Mainly I'm planning to stitch Hallowe'en themes and my two RRs, so they're obligation pieces. It'd be nice to catch up with Papillon ATW80 so that's an obligation to myself!
Finally, I've helping Blu out with the SAL Directory blog I mentioned a while back. I've added a couple of new SALs but would love more (and some more followers too!). So if you hear of any freebie part work SALs going on, let me know.