Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Smalls SAL -- Pic heavy

YEAH!!!  It's time for our Smalls post for September!  Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host for this SAL, and I found this past month I was very motivated in getting a lot done!!!  You can click on the link above, at the top or on my side bar to see what this SAL is all about.  I love it because it gets me motivated to get at least one small thing stitched to share!!

This month I got motivated one weekend and got several JN whimzi's stitched up!!!  WOOHOO!!!  I love it because I think my new small yet bigger tree that I bought last year to hold all my JN whimzi's will be really full this year. 

The first JN whimzi is Summer Spell.

If you have never stitched one of these whimzi's and then framed them, you will wonder why you didn't stitch more!  The framing on these little designs is SO QUICK and Just Nan gives great finishing directions.  The sad part is that the whimzi frames are no longer being made but I have been able to find a few on Ebay, and some at a few cross stitch stores that have a few left here and there.  You just have to be diligent in trying to find them. 

Next I stitched JN Pansies Please.  Pansies are my favorite small flower and why I haven't stitched this one before now amazes me.  I LOVE IT!!! 

So that same weekend that I stitched these 2 whimzi's up motivated me to get another one finished in time for Halloween this year.  I was able to get JN Pretty Wicked along with the mat to hold it.  I have it laying flat her on the mat that came with the chart and frame but I do have it displayed in my living room on an easel.  I don't decorate a lot for Halloween but I do like the "cutesy and fun" Halloween decorations.

Also this month, I pulled out a UFO of SB Scaredy Sheep fob.  I like to rotate my scissor fobs for the seasons so this one was great to finish and add to a pair of scissors that Kimberly gave me for my birthday this year!  Once again, quick finish with the rickrack and beads around the fob!



I also finished the LK Mystery fob and did the finishing on it as well.  I did find some light pink baby rickrack at JoAnn fabrics but it was where all the other trims were such as the Double Fold Bias Tape.  Just a suggestion to others to be able to find it.



While I was practically living in my sewing room these past few weeks sewing or finishing one thing or another, I found some SB projects that just needed to be framed up in those wonderful little round boxes. I framed up 3 new SB projects into their boxes!  Now WHY did I not do that when I FINISHED stitching the projects????  I'm sure it was because I needed to finish something else.  These projects are like the JN Whimzi's......quick to stitch and frame inside the boxes!!!

SB Come Home

SB Live Life

SB Take Joy

While I was cleaning in my sewing room from all the work I had been doing and reorganizing some things, I came across another finished project that just needed the "finishing work" to be completed.  Can you tell a trend of how my past few weeks have been?  Doing the "finishing work" on so many little projects! 

This is a project from a Danybrod design called PINS from the Me to You chart.  You can find the link to purchase the design at HERE.  I just picked a Hand Dyed Fiber silk in premium and some jobelan linen from my stash to stitch this wonderful little design.   I love just picking an overdyed thread and just stitching an entire pincushion in it.

I found the perfect backing fabric to finish this pincushion.

The last thing I want to share this month is another project that has been stitched up for a while.  Like the SB round box projects, I found this SB Halloween Grins windowpane pillow project all completed and waiting to be finished.  I have ANOTHER Halloween project to decorate my house this year!!! 

So you can see why I have spent the last few weeks in my sewing room sewing this or that or cleaning and organizing!!! 

Thank you for taking the time to read all about my Smalls this month!!  I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I have enjoyed stitching them or finishing them!!!

Happy Stitching!


  1. love the frame.. hope you had a great summer. happy stitching. ;)

  2. Wow, Brenda! You were quite productive in the smalls department this month. Hmmm, I really like those round boxes. Where do you find them? Love the Pansies Please finish!

    Robin in Virginia

  3. That's a lot of stitching and finishing! Well done!

  4. Hey--great finishing jobs there!! Congrats! I look forward to seeing that tree all decorated! Love the boxes... they can be used for so many projects, not just SB! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!