July Smalls, Stitch From Stash and Pie
The Smalls SAL is hosted by Mary's Thread
This year my Smalls will be my JBW 12 Days of Christmas ornaments which I started on Boxing Day 2019 for the 12 Days of Stitchmas. I completed the Seventh Day in July:
stitched on 40 count White linen, 1 over 2
(Beads will be added at the end of the set of three)
I haven't beaded my Holly Noel yet but I did make good progress on the next Just Nan. This is Jasmine Mix:
stitched on 32 count Vintage Country Mocha
On to Pie:
The July Pie looks rather different to previous months as the Discworld Mappe does not take up half the pie. I reached a great place to stop and move on to Joan Elliott July. Here's where I finished Discworld:
stitched on 32 count Murano custom-dyed by Sparklies
I should be able to complete it in August now.
My Joan Elliott project got ten days but they were very short days in many cases and over-one skin is incredibly time-consuming. So I went from here:
stitched on 28 count Snapdragon evenweave from Crafty Kitten
I am going to carry on with her in August to get her finished.
The freebie Alice in the Pie was an impulse start. I was looking through my freebie folders and thinking "I really should stitch some of these". I used the random number generator to choose one and up popped Alice from this blog - Passion Creative - French Blog
stitched on 28 count random linen from a Crafty Kitten grab bag
I am using an Anchor thread in medium blue. The original intention was that this would be the lighter shade but the darker one I choose was too dark, so I have just left that as her eye and will choose a different blue for the lighter parts of the design. She has been coming to work with me for lunchbreak stitching and she also comes out at bath-time.
Leonore and I are halfway through our Summer Sampler SAL now. We are both stitching Morning Meadow by Just Nan:
stitched on 32 count pale green Belfast linen
Stitch from Stash started a new reporting period at 1st July. Stephanie's rules state that you can treat any profit from the first period as a gift and spend it penalty-free. But I don't do that, in the same way I don't credit myself for finishes. I follow the original rules set on the blog back in 2014.
|Crafty Kitten Fabric||£8.00|
Every so often, Dawn from Crafty Kitten has a Sale Album on Facebook. She includes mis-dyed pieces, pieces with dye spots or faults in the fabric and some left-over pieces. Each person bids with "me please" for the ones they want to buy and she randomly picks names to get them. I "won" the perfect fabric for the Hallowe'en design from Autumn Lane Stitchery that I showed you in my WIPocalypse post - how's that for Serendipity? I'll show you when it arrives!
Finally, the lovely Clare from Aimetu's Stitching is asking for some help with her smalls. Each year Clare decorates a tree for her church's Tree Festival with stitched ornaments. I have donated ornaments in the past and this year she is asking us to join in again. The theme is A Bouquet of Flowers. All she needs is the stitched piece, she will fully-finish it for you. Just leave a comment on Clare's blog to get involved. (I include this each month as a reminder for myself!)