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Friday, 31 August 2018

August Smalls SAL

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Stitching Lotus

This year I am showing my Just Nan 12 Days of Christmas blocks for the Smalls SAL and also my 30-a-day projects.  All smalls also by Just Nan.  It's a Nan-a-thon year!

Here is Block 8 on the 12 Days of Christmas:


I know I still have a couple of white stitches to do in the 8 but it didn't seem worth threading a needle for them, I'll add them when I do block 9.

Here's the whole piece so far.

stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen

My current Just Nan small is almost finished, this is Happy Bluebird although it may get a rename depending on which charm I attach in the centre:

stitched on 32 count white evenweave

The Large Boy is in favour of me finding a chicken charm and calling it Happy Mrs Chicken (Peppa Pig in-joke there).

Here is the previous finish, Just Nan's Butterfly Bouquet:

stitched on 32 count Pink linen


I also stitched 2 more tinies from the Donna Kooler 365 Tiny Cross Stitch Designs book:

stitched on 22 count hardanger



Finally, the Summer Postcard Blog Hop is well underway.  Five cards have gone out, and will be shown on the recipient's blogs soon:

Ariadne from Greece

Butterfly Wings

Jeremiah's Mom

Mein Allerlei Hobby

The Alchymyst's Study

Hop over and leave a nice comment.  Stay tuned for the rest of the cards!






15 comments:

Bethan said...

I think an in-joke Chicken finish would be fun! Your 12 Days is edging closer to being finished - do you think you'll have it done for Christmas? x

Julie said...

12 Days always makes me smile, its so bright and colourful.

MartinaM said...

Hi Jo, i love your 12 Days, they are looking great,
and the little sweet teapot.
Happy Weekend, Martina

Rachel said...

Lovely Smalls... the Just Nan projects are so pretty. :)

Elfie said...

Beautiful stitching. The 12 Days iece is looking great.

Mary said...

They are all very beautiful

Preeti said...

Lovely smalls! The butterfly one is beautiful.

Christine said...

Happy Mrs Chicken would be SO much better than happy bluebird!

Michele Stravato said...

Lovely stitching, especially the 12 Days.

Astrids dragon said...

12 days is coming along nicely, plenty of time to be done by Christmas.
I hope you do find a Happy Chicken!

Mini said...

Lovely smalls.Just the other day I saw a Just nan finish on Instagram and I was thinking wonder Jo has stitched this one..ha ha

Katie said...

Your Nan-a-thon is going fantastic. They look beautiful indeed!

Mary H said...

Cute things this month! I am really enjoying watching the progress on all your Nans!

Brigitte said...

I love the eighth Day, a very nice version. And oh, those tinies and Just Nans ...

Leonore Winterer said...

Hah, your standard Smalls SAL text is lying as for the first time, not all your smalls are Just Nans! All of them are very cute though, so you shall be forgiven ;)