Friday, 25 January 2019

January Smalls SAL

The Smalls SAL is now hosted by Mary's Thread

Heather from Silver Lotus has been hosting the Smalls SAL since 2013 when it was The Ornament SAL.  Last year she found she had less time for blogging so when Mary asked if she could host the Smalls SAL this year, Heather gratefully handed over the tiny reins to a new host.

The rules are basically the same and can be found on the Sign-Up Page on Mary's blog.

Since the last Smalls Update in December I have completed my Rosewood Manor Festive Quaker Tree for the Christmas Ornie Blog.  Here is the finish as a fully finished scrapbook page:

It was such a pretty piece of fabric I didn't want to cut it down too much!

I've been continuing to work on a Just Nan Small as my travel project and work lunch break project.  This is Thanks A Bunch:

stitched on 32 count Antique White linen

I started this one on the 11th January, the goal is to finish one every four weeks.

That's it for the Smalls, this year is The Year of The BAP.

Finally, I will be running the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop on Valentine's Day.

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop

It's really very simple, all you have to do is email me a picture of something you have stitched which is suitable for a stitching friend on Valentine's Day.  It could be a heart, or a pair of cute creatures, or the word "love" or anything which warms your heart. Really anything you think a fellow stitcher would like to receive in her email Inbox.   It can be something you've stitched in the past or something you've made especially for this year.  It could also be quilted or sewn this year as I know some of my followers do other crafts too.

Send me the email by 10th February.

When I have all the emails I will randomise them and send one to each participant on 13th February.  Then on 14th February you must post the picture you receive onto your blog under the heading
 Secret Stitching Sweetheart. 

There will be a list on my blog of everyone joining in, so check out all the blogs and find out who got your picture and identify yourself  in their comments as their
Secret Stitching Sweetheart. 

Does that make sense to everyone?  I hope so!

If you'd like to be involved then leave a comment on this post or send me an email if you are "no-reply".   I'll be putting little reminders up from time to time and will email on 9th February to make sure you send the pic in time.  


Linda said...

Congrats on the pretty finish Jo.


Pamela said...

Nice Smalls pieces!

RJ said...

I love your Quaker Tree Jo. And the Just Nan is very pretty. Great stitching as always. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

Mary said...

Your ornament turned out so pretty.

Barb said...

All the smalls are so pretty.

Astrids dragon said...

Such a sweet Quaker Tree, it looks great on that page.
Thanks a Bunch is lovely too so far.

Elfie said...

Your Quaker Tree is beautiful. I love how you finished it. I also like the Just Nan Thanks a Bunch - I hadn't seen that one before.

Rachel said...

They are both lovely Smalls. The Just Nan looks so delicate, and if you can finish one every four weeks that's your Smalls SAL sorted for the year (which I assume is your intention?) :)

Vickie said...

What a pretty Quaker tree! And I love every Just Nan you do!!

Katie said...

Beautiful smalls. I agree with you about the fabric. Too pretty.

FlashinScissors said...

Nice pieces Jo! I especially like “Thanks a Bunch”, it’s very pretty!
Yes please, I’d like to join in again with the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop.
Barbara x

Christine said...

They're both lovely.

butterfly said...

More lovely Just Nan stitching.

Carol said...

Very nice stitching! I love the way you use scrapbook pages to showcase your finishes!

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

Love your smalls and that scrapbooking paper is divine!

One question about the Sweethearts...are we going by European time zone or US or something in between?

Sheryl said...

What a pretty `Thanks a Bunch´ piece.

Julie said...


Clare-Aimetu said...

Lovely stitching Jo, I must remember to send you a photo for the blog hop

Mary's Thread said...

Very pretty tree, Jo! And I always love seeing your Nans! :) So I'm looking forward to more of them this year! :) I plan to be joining the Secret Sweethearts!

Leonore Winterer said...

I love your current Just Nan small. Such pretty Daisies!
Also, I really need to get working on my Valentine's stitching - time flies!

Tiffstitch said...

Lovely finish and nice work on Just Nan! Please count me in for the Secret Stitching Sweetheart hop.