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Thursday, 31 March 2016

March Smalls SAL

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Heather from Stitching Lotus

This year I have two Small Challenges:


For the Hallowe'en Blog I have done something a little different this year, I've chosen a band sampler by Just Nan called Counting Bats and each band corresponds to the monthly themes on the blog.  March's theme was Pumpkins and I stitched this band:


And here is the whole thing so far:


I have chosen another series for the Christmas Ornie Blog; The Primitive Hare's Christmas Cubes.   This month the theme was Santa and his Helpers.  I am having to stitch the letters out of order to fit the themes so here is S and a pair of jolly Elf shoes and stripy socks:


And the three finished letters so far:


They are all stitched on the same 35 count Country Mocha fabric, it's just the photography that makes them look different!

I stitched another Small For Syria:


This is for the Concern Stitching for Syria project.  The charity is running a Women's Centre in Lebanon and wants to make a hanging for the walls to show the women that the international stitching community is aware of their difficulties.

And I also completed a Lizzie*Kate small, Sampling Easter.  I will be giving the chart away as the prize in my Easter Treasure Hunt Blog Hop, so don't forget to state clearly if you are interested in winning.  I'd like it to go to someone who will stitch it sooner rather than stashing it for later!

stitched on 14 count yellow aida

Finally, the March Pie Chart.  Once again the largest proportion of the month went to Nora Corbett's Alphabet Fairies.  If you take the time to add up the days, they actually come to 36!  Because some days I stitched more than one project I counted both projects on those days.




29 comments:

Cathy said...

I love that little spring design. I also like the way you're stitching for the Halloween and Christmas SALs. Like killing two birds with one stone, you meet the requirements for the SAL and have all that stitching done on two projects. The pie chart is interesting, also.

Melinda said...

I love your pie chart. Great way to recap your stitching work. I am so slow sometimes, I just notice the band sampler is really "Counting" I love it.

Katie said...

Fantastic update! Love your pie chart. Yum.

Kerryp77 said...

I do love that Easter stitch. I'm loving the just Nan Halloween sampler too. I'm not usually into Halloween but that is a really sweet design

Annie said...

Your 2 SAL's look like so much fun. Those are excellent choices. You are the only one I know who does a Pie Chart to keep track of your stitching!

Barb said...

What a wonderful collection of smalls! You know how much I love your Halloween designs. That Easter design is really cute too!

Tiffstitch said...

I'm impressed with your organization of knowing when and how much you stitched on what. :) Lovely work!

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the cute finishes Jo.

Linda

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Love your Christmas and Halloween SALs. The elf shoes are fantastic! Pretty design for the Syria project and your Spring finish is super cute, too.

Brigitte said...

Great stitching for your two SALs. And that L*K piece is so sweet. I'm always impressed to see your pie charts - I wouldn't even know how to do one, lol. Great post, Jo.

Rachel Tomkins said...

Lots of beautiful smalls again this month Jo, and a yummy pie chart of course! It's so nice to know that there's someone else like me who flits between lots of projects! :)

Preeti said...

Great progress on your pieces !! You are lucky to have 36 days in your stitching month. For me, the count would be less than 20.

Christine said...

They are all looking lovely.
It's amazing how much you need to colour correct photos different lighting conditions, something our brains just do automatically

Justine said...

Lovely smalls stitching, especially that gorgeous bat sampler! So cute.

Mii Stitch said...

Love your Halloween stitching, what lovely designs!

Vickie said...

The Christmas Cubes are dynamite! I am stating clearly, that I like the LK chart and will stitch it up!

Beth in IL said...

Wow! You have been busy!

Anonymous said...

beautiful stitching,
great design, love the easter sampler

Lili said...

All so very beautiful! Those Christmas cubes are so cute!
Hugs,
Lili

Sarah in Stitches said...

Great job with the stitching this month! :D

Julie said...

I've had a lovely cach up read on your blog Jo, doesn't the Syria square look super on the dark fabric. There's always something new to learn when I visit here.love the JN's.

Heather said...

Lovely progress Jo!

gominam said...

Lovely WIPs, the Christmas ornies are neat!

Bea said...

It's fun to see everything all together.

Stitching Noni said...

Lovely stitching and a great catch up blog!
I think I forgot to say on my blog entry that I love the L*K chart and would love to go in the draw... ta muchly :o)
Hugs xx

Kaisievic said...

That sweet LK chart is right up my alley, I hope that I am in the draw - even though I got confused with the Easter phrase! lol! Your Counting Bats is looking great - I am now the proud owner of that design due to my last online shopping expedition!

Leonore Winterer said...

Great smalls, those pumpins are so cute and the elf shoes are adorable :)

ANGIE said...

Hi Jo, lovely smalls! And I love your pie chart. Happy stitching!

The Crafty Princess said...

OMG Jo can you be more organised??? Wow you are amazeballs. I love your two Ornie Sal's. You know that that Halloween one is my favourite. What a wonderful idea behind the Syria stitch too. Great job stunner
xo Alicia