Wednesday, July 29, 2015

July Smalls Post......picture heavy

Today is our monthly posting for our Smalls hosted by Heather of Stitching Lotus.  You can click on the link above, the link on the sidebar or on Heather's blog link highlighted above.

This month I have gotten more done than I realized after taking pictures for today's blog post.  As always, I did manage to get my 3 days stitched for my JN Ornamental Advent days.  I almost went ahead and did the 4th day which would have completed them all, but I had some other stitching obligations for exchanges to get done also.  I will share that piece once she's received it.

Here are Days 21 - 23.

I also finished stitching a LHN ornament AND finished it into an ornament (instead of just putting it in my box "to finish" later).  This is LHN Cardinal Winter.

I'm doing a WTN&T Word Play SAL with Janet.  We were supposed to be stitching one month ahead of what month it is, but due to other projects and life getting in the way sometimes, I've gotten behind.  So now we're just trying to stay on track.  We are sewing them back to back.  For example, January will be sewn to February, March sewn to April, May sewn to June, etc.  I hope to have a picture soon to show you how they will look like when sewn together.  But for now, here are June and July's finished stitched pictures.

Now here are 2 pictures of birthday presents that I've stitched in previous months but could not share on my monthly Smalls posting dates because they were gifts.   My friends have received their birthday gifts this month so I can share the pictures with you.

Pat's birthday gift was a biscornu!  Pat and I both love biscornu's and this was just the perfect gift to give her this year.  I did change the colors to her favorite colors and this sweet biscornu is stitched in Crescent Colors in soft pastels.

Front side:

Back side:

Karen's birthday gift was a PS ornament.  Karen and I both have summer birthday's, and long ago, she asked if we could stitch our yearly ornaments to be our birthday gifts to exchange.  Of course I said yes that was fine with me because that way when Christmas comes that year, we can immediately put our "new" ornament up and enjoy the entire season!

Prairie Schooler angel from "O Christmas Tree" leaflet.  I had never done a triangle ornament, but I will know to leave a little more fabric for the linen that I will be stitching it on. 

I did FINISH stitching JN Pink Ice Cube also for this month, but I did not get to the "assembling" of it INTO an actual cube yet.  I will hopefully be sharing that picture with you here soon. 

That is all I have to share for now.  Thank you again for taking the time to read this very long smalls post about my stitching! 



  1. Way to go on keeping up with your JN Advent pieces! Go Brenda! You have stitched and finished some lovely things during July. My favorite is the PS ornament you stitched for your friend.

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

    Robin in Virginia

  2. You have done so many beautiful finishes! My hat off to you. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Love them all, especially the LHN Cardinal Winter. Looks like I need to add to my stash!

  4. Wonderful finishes! Love the biscornu!

  5. All of your pieces are wonderful. I haven't tried a triangular finish yet -- maybe soon! Hugs!

  6. What a great Smalls update. The advent calendar is speeding along and your ornies are finished so nicely.

    I've stitched two of the Word Play so far, love them too.