Thursday, 28 January 2016
January Small 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. So January was Winged Creatures and I stitched these bats:
Kaye has chosen the themes for the Christmas Blog and January's was Music. I am stitching Primitive Hare's Christmas Cubes for this challenge and here is C:
I also had a really small Small finish, the Mona Lisa by Mr. X-Stitch. While rummaging through my stash cupboard I found this display of frames I bought from a house clearance shop a couple of years ago. One of the frames was the perfect size for Mona:
Edit - The finished piece is 1.75 inches by 2.25 inches.
Now I just need five more miniature Old Masters to complete the set! If anyone has any ideas please send me the links. I found a cute Van Gogh from Cloud Factory which is a start.
In an attempt to keep up with my scrapbooking I mounted this little tree in a new frame made from an old Christmas card:
And here's the whole page:
Another thing which has got smaller is my list of followers, you may have noticed the same. But do not panic! Blogger has simply decided not to allow people to "follow" with accounts other than Blogger ones. If those ex-followers use a Reader they should still be able to see your posts.
Finally, the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop will be taking place on Valentine's Day. Full details can be found on this post but basically you email me a photo of something suitable for a lovely friend and I send you a photo from a mystery friend which you post on your blog to wait for your Secret Stitching Sweetheart to find you from the list of participants on my blog. Have a look at last year's Hop to see how it all worked: