Friday, 26 January 2018

January Smalls SAL

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Stitching Lotus

This is my 61st entry for the Smalls SAL (known as the Ornament SAL in Year 1) which means I have taken part every month for 5 whole years!  Now starting the 6th year.  That's a whole lot of Smalls!  Frankly I think I deserve a prize for that.  Haha, my name got chosen to win last year's prize! Thank you, random number generator.

This year I will be showing the block I stitch for the Christmas Ornie SAL and any other smalls I may complete during the month.  I am continuing with both my 10-a-Day (don't snigger, Christine) and my 30-a-Day challenges so there should be at least one Small each month.  And maybe even some fully finishing!

Here's the January block from Just Nan's 12 Days of Christmas:

stitched on 32 count Vintage Grain linen

I have sort of completed two Just Nan smalls so far this month.  The first one would have been finished on 2nd January if the beads weren't hidden behind the Christmas tree!  This is Butterfly Rose:

stitched on 32 count Pink linen

I completed the stitching on this one but need the charm to go in the centre to call it a real finish.  Noah's Rainbow:

stitched on 32 count Antique White evenweave

The next one in line is Painted Lady.  I have made a change to the colours on this one.  I am using 3041 and 3042 purples instead of 611 and 612 browns.  I started the 611 and it just did not look right on the white fabric.  The original was stitched on dark green fabric.

Seems like the Smalls SAL should be renamed the Just Nan SAL for me this year!

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There is still plenty of time to sign up for the next Blog Hop.  I need the photos for the Secret Stitching Sweetheart by the 10th February.  So if you want to take part, leave a comment or send me an email and I will add you to the list.

Finally, for those of you not getting notifications for comments left by no-reply bloggers - check your spam folder.  I routinely check mine and found 60 email notifications hidden in there.  Some from Nigerian Princes and Russian Ladies wanting to marry me but mostly from no-reply bloggers.  Seems like Gmail had decided you were all spam.


Rachel said...

Lovely smalls, Jo and congratulations on both not missing a month so far and winning last year's prize. :)

Elfie said...

Beautiful stitching and lovely projects as usual. I do like the Just Nan Day 1 of 12 Days. I'll be watcbing for each one as the months pass by this year.

Mini said...

I love statistics ...congrats on winning the Smalls SAL prize.I think projects like 12 days of xmas or flower of the month are perfect for this SAL.
You are very loyal to Just Nan.

Christine said...

Lovely stitching Jo, those little JNs are so pretty

Desiree Ehleiter said...

Great stitching as always! Love watching your 10 a Day and 30 a Day projects grow.

Sarah said...

Congratulations on a full 5 years. That's amazing. Your projects are beautiful.

Mary said...

Very pretty finishes.

Julie said...

congrats on 5 years worth of smalls, that's very impressive.
Pretty JN's you've chosen this time round.

diamondc said...

Jo: Congratulations on the win.
Beautiful smalls.


Katie said...

Congrats on your win. You're right you sure did deserve it for all those entries. I just love all your beautiful Just Nan's.

Pamela said...

Congratulations! Very pretty Smalls to show this month!

D1-D2 said...

I always love seeing your Just Nan pieces. Congrats by the way for winning the Small SAL prize :)

Leonore Winterer said...

Oh what lovely finishes! I'm looking forward to seeing the rainbow one with its charm. The colours are very different from all the Just Nans I've seen so far.

Brigitte said...

Haha, yes, for you it's the Just Nan SAL.

Bethan said...

Such lovely stitching, and congratulations on 5 years of joining in! x