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Thursday, 27 October 2016

October Smalls SAL

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Heather from Stitching Lotus

This year I have two Small Challenges:

2. The Christmas Ornie SAL Blog

Now I have finished the Counting Bats sampler I have to find a smaller piece for each theme for the Hallowe'en blog.  This month I chose Ghastly, Ghostly Ghouls also by Just Nan for the two little cats which fit the month's theme:

stitched on 28 count lilac linen

I'm not sure if I'll finish it before the end of the month but the cats have been done.

I started a new Hallowe'en small ready for the Blog Hop:

stitched on 32 count Twilight Blue linen

This is Sampling Hallowe'en by Lizzie*Kate and was a gift from Mii for last year's Hallowe'en Mail Art Exchange.

I also completed finish-finishing my Hallowe'en Cubes from Primitive Hare:


Here's a shot showing the side fabrics, the same print in three colourways:


Now I have finished them I have started on the Christmas Cubes, also by Primitive Hare:


Here is this month's block:

stitched on 35count Country Mocha linen

And here are all eight so far:



Here's a nearly finish of the third Byzantine Ornament by Teresa Wentzler, I ran out of beads and SewandSo's delivery is no longer "next day" so I had to wait until today but have had no time to attach them:

stitched on 28 count Burgundy linen

I really should apologise to you all for giving you a scare regarding the title of my last post.  So many people thought I was getting all political on you but no, I just want you to vote for me!   My blog has been nominated in the blog category for the


By "my blog" I mean my blog and all my lovely followers who make it the happy place it is.  So please pop over and vote for us!  The first question asks if you live in the UK or not but that's only to decide if you are allowed to enter the draw.  Anyone from anywhere can vote in the awards.

Finally, the Hallowe'en Trick or Treat Blog Hop is nearly here.  I have decided on the Mystery Phrase and will be emailing all the participants tomorrow with their letter so they have plenty of time to make their post on Monday 31st.

ps this is my 600th post!

32 comments:

Linda said...

Awesome stitching and finishes as always Jo. Love your cubes. Congrats on your 600th post.

Linda

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Those cubes are so cute and creative.

Barb said...

All of your Halloween designs are so cute. I love the cubes!

Bea said...

Oh goodness, where to begin. Loving GGG, although it does make me smile that you've done all that for the two tiny cats. Both sets of cubes are terrific, but I am curious - does the missing Christmas 'h' match either November or December SAL theme? The ornament is so rich looking - love the colour combination.

Irene said...

sono bellissimi Jo! Buona fortuna per il concorso

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Your cubes look amazing - I need to take a leaf or two out of your finishing book!

Brigitte said...

Ghastly, Ghostly by Just Nan is a real sweet project. These tiny little cats are too cool.
Congratulations on finishing the Halloween cubes perfectly in time before Halloween. And also the Christmas cubes are nearly done - only one more to stitch and finish.

Pull the other thread said...

Wonderful stitching. Your Halloween blocks look amazing. Look forward to seeing the Christmas ones come together.

Irmeli said...

Lovely stitching and finishing. The cubes are fantastic.

Christine said...

The Hallowe'en blocks look magnificent!
You didn't think to add an apostrophe block then? ;D

Mii Stitch said...

Great stitching Jo!
Love the Halloween cubes

Brenda said...

Such beautiful stitching as always!!! I love your cubes!!! Wow!!! Great job hon!!!!

Lili said...

How sweet is the project of Just Nan!
Beautiful Halloween cubes!!

Have a great weekend!

KimM said...

All are so very sweet! I need to get back to stitching when I get home.....seems like life has gotten in the way....guess I should look at it as me taking a sabbatical.😃
xxx

Beth in IL said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Primitive Hare cubes. Not a Halloween person, but the Christmas ones tempt me. I really need to go on a stash diet.

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The Primitive Hare cubes are finished so perfectly and two great new starts - lovely!

Melinda Forbes said...

Those Primitive Hare Cubes are awesome. Looking forward to the Halloween Blog hop - you always do keep us feel apart of your blog.

Justine said...

I love those Halloween cubes - they look wonderful! Can't wait to see what you have lined up for the blog hop.

Susan said...

Everything looks wonderful. Love the Just Nan pieces. The Primitive Hare blocks are amazing! You did a great job. Looking forward to seeing the Christmas ones. I do need to get to finishing some of the things I've stitched (especially that Christmas stocking!!)

Carolyn said...

Hello Jo,
Wow! Your stitching is beautifully done as always. Your cubes are awesome. I love your blog hops and I will be there. I also voted for you. I think its great you have been nominated!!!!

Julie said...

The Halloween cubes turned out wonderfully.

Sheryl S. said...

Love these Halloween cubes, really nice finishes Jo. I bet the Christmas ones will be great too.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Your Halloween cubes look awesome! Lovely start on your Christmas cubes too - I love the fabric you're using! :D

Cathy said...

I love your Halloween cubes finished as well as most of your stitching. Congratulations on your 600th blog post! I voted for your blog and am looking forward to the blog hop. Unfortunately, I don't have anything Halloween stitched so I wasn't able to join, but I'm planning on changing that by next year.

Heather said...

Great work, Jo! I especially love those cubes. And it is also wonderful to see you stitching up TW's ornaments. Aren't they lovely?

Thanks for taking part in the Smalls SAL!

Mini said...

The Halloween cubes look awesome.

Anna van Schurman said...

Your cubes are fabulous!

Michele Stravato said...

Love it all! And you are enabling me with Ghastly, Ghostly Ghouls.

Leonore Winterer said...

You got some cute new starts there, and wow, look at those cubes! I really need to work on my finishing skills...

Katie said...

Oh how I missed your beautiful stitching. I just LOVE your Halloween cubes. So lovely indeed!!

Vickie said...

OMG!!!! I love all your stitching!!!!! It is so amazing!

Heather said...

I love the cubes :) Everything is beautiful :)