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Thursday, 30 June 2016
June 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. June was a Free Choice and I stitched this band which has a variety of spooky motifs:
Here is the whole piece so far:
The theme on the Christmas Ornie SAL blog was Animals and Pets and I decided to stitch three more of Daffycat's cute little reindeer freebies.
Here are all six together:
And here's what I made them into:
I mounted each square on some thin card and then whipstitched them into a cube. I threaded some beads onto a piece of cotton thread to make a hanger and then the other ends of the thread to make some beaded tassels at the bottom of the cube.
Regular readers will know there has been a lot of Just Nan recently. In fact, since the last Smalls post I have started three of her freebies and complete two of them:
My Fair Ladybug
Big Bee, Little Bee
not quite finished yet!
You Were Hatched by Teresa Wenztler is a little bit big for a true "small" but it's not too big. I have stitched all the blue and all the green now:
stitched on 28 count lilac evenweave.
which never looks lilac in any photo!
I also did do more spending in June! Where has my willpower gone? I don't know but it's a good thing I'm not doing Stitch from Stash this year.
The fabric was an impulse buy, she was having one of her One-Off Pieces Auctions and I bid on a few but said "only let me win one, draw again if I get more than one". I got a nice piece of 32 count Belfast called Nebula:
Here are the three Just Nan charts I bought:
And here is the image of the Chatelaine Gardens of London:
Which I got for 20% off
Time for some pie:
June was dedicated to Dragons and Just Nan!
Finally and unbelievably we are half way through the year already so here's how the Pie looks so far:
It is the year of Nora Corbett so far with Just Nan and Brooke's Books some way behind her.