Friday, 29 January 2021

January Smalls

The Smalls SAL is hosted by Mary's Thread

This year my Smalls will be the Stoney Creek 12 Days of Christmas 2019 Ornament series which I started on Boxing Day 2020 for the 12 Days of Stitchmas.

Here are the 12 starts:

And the First Day completed:

stitched on 32 count Lime Green Linen

I completed this design from the November 2008 Gift of Stitching issue which was the Christmas Ornament Special.  Designed by MTV Designs and called Treasure Christmas Pincushion.

stitched on 32 count mid-green linen

I have actually fully-finished this but will save it for the Fully Finished Gallery on 10th February.

As I admin the Just Cross Stitch Ornament FB group, I always feel I should stitch more of the ornaments!  I did manage this months because it's a nice little one.  This is Poinsettia by Punochka:

stitched on 32 count mid-green linen

I used the charted DMC except for the brighter red which I substituted 321 as the charted was too similar to the main red.

My last small was the cover gift with issue 365 of Cross Stitcher, a lovely calendar by Tiny Modernist.  I plan to stitch them as a sampler as the piece of fabric I had was a little tight on margins for individual pieces!

stitched on 32 count Summer Sky Belfast linen from Silkweavers

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 Blog Hop

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.


Katie said...

Beautiful work on your smalls.

butterfly said...

Many more lovely stitching smalls , I just stitched the January one , it was so cute.
Have a fun stitching weekend hugs .

Clare-Aimetu said...

Lovely smalls Jo, I like your 12 days and I'm enjoying the JCS SAL on Facebook. I'm sure I have already said yes please to the Sweetheart Blog Hop

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

A lovely selection of smalls, Jo.

Vickie said...

The Christmas Ornament Special is very pretty! So is the Poinsettia by Punochka. And the January calendar by Tiny Modernist is FAB!

Mary said...

Lovely smalls but I really love the pointestta!!

Carol said...

If the First Day finish is any indication, this is going to be a darling series for the year, Jo! And how cute is that wee fawn in the January block from Tiny Modernist?! Enjoy your weekend ♥

Linda said...

Love all of your smalls Jo. Really love the calendar from Tiny Modernist. Do you know how I could get the magazine?


Barb said...

You are going to end up with such a wonderful collection of the 12 Days of Christmas designs!!

Rachel said...

Cute Smalls! Where would we be without a 12 Days Of Christmas from you each month? That and the Tiny Modernist calendar both look like they're going to be sweet little sets. :)

An Arizona Stitcher I said...

Everything looks wonderful on the green fabric! You're off to a good start. I'm looking forward to seeing all the Stoney Creek 12 Days ornaments.

Susan said...

Love all your smalls, but that poinsettia is beautiful. I have to make more of an effort to stitch from my JCS. One of the first things I have on my retirement plan is to take a few days and go through every issue and make a list of projects I want to do and then set aside a JCS day to get them done. Will see how well I follow through with that one... :-)

Mary's Thread said...

Thank you for joining the SAL! I love all your GREEN stitches! That partridge is lovely, and the poinsettia so effective! I didn't get the 2020 JCS ornament issue but maybe now I should see if I can still find a copy! :)

Kaisievic said...

I love the tiny calendar by Tiny Modernist, Jo, and all your other Smalls, too, of course.

Leonore Winterer said...

Love your new 12 days starts - how cute is that finished one!
As for the blog hop, I got the finish finishing done, just hoping to catch some daylight tomorrow for a good picture...sorry I'm cutting it so close!