Thursday, March 31, 2016

March Smalls SAL......

Today brings our Smalls post SAL.  You can click on the link above to take you to Heather's Smalls SAL link to see what our group shares or you can click on this one to take you to her blog Stitching Lotus.

I would like to share a couple more of my Easter finishes.  The first one is BBD Breath of Spring SAL with my friends that I had organized last month in preparation for Easter.  I needed some more Easter and spring finishes.  I stitched it on 35ct Iced Cappucino in the colors it called for except I did change the white to DMC 5200 to make the bunnies tails a little brighter to see.  I couldn't find the right kind of lace to put around it and the cording I had bought for it didn't really look good after I bought it and finished the project.  So that cording will most likely be used in some future Christmas ornament.  Here are the front and back sides photographed next to some candy from my Easter Basket Exchange that I participated in.

This is the finish that Janet finished for my BBD Breath of Spring SAL.  She added little silver heart charms at the bunnies necks!!!  I think it is soooo sweet and cute hanging around the bunnies necks!

Next, here is the iStitch Designs Easter freebie chart that I stitched and included in the Easter basket exchange given to my recipient.  I found some really cute bunny fabric in my stash to back this pincushion.  I love it so much with this fabric I might have to restitch it again for myself even though I have already stitched this design on the 38ct Green Gander fabric that I showed on last month's Smalls post.

Another small that I stitched is a sled ornament.  I had never stitched on perforated paper before nor finished a sled so I was a bit hesitant about ordering a chart and sled to see if I even wanted to try this kind of a finish.   I was gifted with a Foxwood Crossings sled and chart by my dear friend Robin  as I have been admiring all her sled finishes last year.

She did warn me that the sled are addicting to make and finish and after trying the one she gifted me with, I have to say SHE WAS RIGHT!!!!  OMS!!!!  How fun this new little project was to stitch up and finish!  I started it one Saturday morning here a couple weeks ago and finished it that same between all the other household chores.  LOL

I just LOVE this little church and it stitched up soooo quickly!!!  I did use the framers tape to attach it to the sled as one of the many ways the designer has suggested.  This is going to be my ornament for this year!!!!

I also finished a BRD ornament but did not get to the "finishing" of it.  I will have it to share next month!!!

Thank you for stopping by to read my Smalls post today!  Be sure to look at the others who join in this SAL on Heather's blog.  You never know how you might be inspired by something that someone else has stitched and finished!

Happy Stitching!


  1. wow, bellissimi, la slitta è favolosa

  2. You are so CORRECT. Those sleds are so addicting. And quick. Yours looks awesome - Love your Easter Stitching, the thread choice for the istitch Easter is the best. Thank you for sharing the link

  3. Your BBD finish is beautiful and I love the fabric that you used on the back…perfect.
    Your iStitch design finish is wonderful as well.
    Yes, those sleds are addictive! I have a stash of them in my "to do" basket!

  4. I enjoyed reading your smalls post, Brenda. Your BBD and iStitch designs turned out darling. What fiber did you use for the iStitch piece? Very happy to enable you with the sleds! Your church sled turned out great. You have joined me on the dark side of sled stitching!

  5. What gorgeous little spring pillows! And your sled is just so sweet.

  6. Adorable seasonal pillows. I love the thread you've used on the second one, soooo cute!!

  7. What a cute bunch of smalls you have finished! Very nice!! Love that Easter bunny backing fabric too! Hugs!

  8. What an enjoyable post, Brenda--such cute finishing on your little pillows... Love the variegated thread in that Easter one so much.

    Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog--I am happy to have found yours, too! Happy April to you...

  9. Hi Brenda, so lovely smalls! I love your little church too! Happy stitching!

  10. Wow! Great job on all the smalls. And I love the bunny fabric.

    Thanks for taking part in the Smalls SAL!

  11. Both of your little stitches are very cute, and I love the bunny fabric on the pillow!