August 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.

August was Eight Maids A'Milking, well only one maid and no cows:

stitched on 32 count Lime Green evenweave

I added August to my Tiny Modernist Calendar:

stitched on 32 count Summer Sky Belfast linen from Silkweavers

I continued with The Primitive Hare Celebrations series, catching up with Beltane from May:

stitched on 35 count Cream Linen

Finally, I got some photos of the Chinese Thread Box I made for my friend's Birthday in July.  This is made entirely by folding paper, no glue or tape and there are 31 boxes.  I had hoped to put some skeins of DMC in the boxes but it made them too bulky to close so I popped in stickers and charms instead.

The whole box:

There are 16 boxes this size:

8 boxes this size:

4 boxes this size:

2 boxes this size:

and 1 large box which forms the base of the piece:

This is the tutorial I followed to make it:

My paper was a little thicker than they used, so I didn't make the fancy flower shapes on the top 16 boxes!

August Smalls