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Wednesday, 25 March 2015

March's Small Smalls Update

Stitching Lotus Ornament SAL
The Smalls SAL is hosted by Heather from Stitching Lotus

This year I am going to have two monthly challenges:

1. The Primitive Hare Hallowe'en Cubes SAL
2. The Hallowe'en Ornie SAL themed blog.

I completed the first L from the Hallowe'en Cubes earlier this month:

Stitched on 32count Vintage Grain Linen

Because I have been focusing on my SOS piece I haven't stitched the March Ornie yet.  But I have six days left this month so there's plenty of time!

I have worked four out of five days so far this week so my stitching time is waaaaaaay down on usual.  I didn't even pick up Satsuma Street last night so I am planning on dedicating Thursday to that one this week.  The good news is that with the Easter holidays coming up I only have one day of work between now and the 15th April!  So expect some good picture-filled posts next month.

Finally, I saw this project on the Mr X-Stitch blog recently:


January 2015

The artist embroiders one square every day inspired by the weather that day.  I have seen scarfs with one row knitted every day in a colour relating to the temperature but never anything quite like this!  Each block is only 1.25 inch square but so detailed.  I love it!  I am looking forward to seeing how this progresses through the Summer into Autumn.


29 comments:

  1. Love the block a day, your L is a lovely stitch.
    I wish I had four out of five days to work out, maybe when I retire in oct.


    Catherine

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  2. I love your L piece and am looking forward to seeing the rest of the letters emerge. Thank you for posting the link to the item about the Calendar Project. After reading it I started following the artist on Instagram so I can see her daily progress

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  3. Your Halloween "L" projects looks great!
    Wow, that Calendar Project is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. The L looks great - good luck getting in more stitching time. The Calendar Project is quite fascinating - incredible little squares.

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  5. Oh wow! What a neat calendar idea.

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  6. Your Halloween L is wonderful! The stitcher working on the Calendar squares is amazing. How does she find the time?!

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  7. Beautiful finish :-) Enjoy your extra stitching time. That calendar project is stunning!

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  8. Congrats on the great finish Jo.

    Linda

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  9. No rush on Satsuma Street. I haven't touched mine in weeks. lol

    Linda

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  10. Letter 'L' looks great! I liked the calender idea :)
    Crocheters do have such CALs where they crochet different blocks/squares and then join them together.

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  11. I love the crow! That square a day piece is spectacular, if I were to do something like that around here there would be a lot of plain grey squares

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  12. Your 'L' looks great :) I love the calender, thanks for sharing - what an awesome idea!

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  13. Great "L" Jo, and thanks for sharing that amazing calendar. I hope you get lots of stitching done between now and the 15th!

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  14. Love your L and the colour of the linen you chose for it. That calendar piece is amazing, such detail in a tiny space, how beautiful it must be IRL!

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  15. Love the L!
    And that calendar is WOW! can't believe the detail on it!

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  16. Oohh! Love your letter L!
    What wonderful calendar. Lots of stitching in one day.

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  17. I'm watching all that great Halloween stitching!

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  18. L looks great. Looking forward to watching your progress on the blocks. The calendar is amazing - I will have to check in on it every so often.

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  19. Great stitching. The calendar is lovely.

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  20. The calendar square a day is amazing...what a project.
    Enjoy your Easter holidays off work.

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  21. This little crow sitting on the pumpkin is so cute. A great finish. And isn't it gorgeous to see how creative some people are? I love that calendar project very much.

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  22. Love the black bird and the calendar project is the kind of weather report I'm fond of. xxx

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  23. Wow how wickedly cool is Mr X stitch's project. Thanks for the link I had a good ogle there too. Very impressed. I can't wait to see your pic filled upcoming posts too. Happy Easter holidays xo Alicia

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  24. Great stitching! That calendar idea is amazing... :D

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