Thursday, October 27, 2016

October's Smalls Post.....

Heather of Stitching Lotus is our host for the Smalls SAL.  You can click on her link above or on her blog name.  This is such a fun SAL to do all year long!

I have quite a few smalls to share this month.  The first one is a birthday present I gave to my dear friend Pat back in July, but I couldn't post a picture of it.  I was stitching it for my SB Retreat roommates, and I didn't want them to see their gift ahead of time.

This is MBT Friends Are Family.  I used HDF on 28ct white jobelan.  The colors were just random that I picked from my stash.

This is the fob that I designed up to donate at the SB Retreat.  Our theme this year was Embrace the Journey.  I found these wonderful charms at JoAnn Fabrics which made designing this fob so much easier.  When we donated our fobs, we also gave a $5 donation which went to the Heifer International.  SB had chosen that they would send a girl from another part of the world to school.  All the money that was donated with the fobs, SB would match the donation.  You can see more about our retreat on the SB blog.  All the projects this year were just simply FANTASTIC!  I told Teri and Tina that this was the best retreat ever since I have been going to them!!!  They just continue to amaze me with their creativity as well as the other designers!

I have stitched up 2 Foxwood Crossings sleds but for donation to Attic Needlework Breast Cancer Aucion.  I have stitched them in honor of my pastor's wife who was just recently diagnosed with breast cancer.

The last small to be "finished" was my Erica Michael's Yikesberry strawberry.  I have never had to do a strawberry finish where I had to add my seam allowance.  I got it all cut out, but I think my fingers slipped a little as I don't think it's centered exactly right for the spider's body to be at the point of the strawberry.  Well at least not to my liking..... but I will just call this one a "learning experience".  I used the fabric and threads called for as listed.  It was a fun stitch earlier this year, but I just did the finishing on it yesterday.  Just in time to have for my Fall/Halloween display in the main living room.

That's all I have to share for this month's Smalls Post!   Thank you to everyone who takes the time to read my blog and comment!!

Happy Stitching!


  1. So many great smalls. And some wonderful causes too. Your YIKES looks perfect to me. Thank you for sharing the link to the SB Log

  2. Brenda, what a wonderful assortment of smalls you have stitched and finished. I hope your SB roommates were thrilled with their gifts. I think you did a super job on your strawberry.

  3. They are all so pretty. You did a great job all of your finishes also with strawberry.

  4. Great finishes Brenda!
    My favourite has to be the spooky strawberry :)

  5. Love the MBT one--nicely finished too! I am sure Pat loved it! The Retreat piece was wonderful! As was the Sled for the BC Auction. And your Halloween strawberry is very cute on the purple fabric! It looks great! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

  6. Oh my - what lovely Smalls. All are sweet and so well done.

  7. Great work on your Smalls this month. I love the SB fobs you made, I'm sure they were very popular at the retreat.
    I also like the sleds, I've seen a few of those around the various blogs.
    The strawberry looks fine to me, not something I've attempted myself.

  8. Great finishes. I think the Yikesberry looks great. (And I need to stitch one myself!)

    Thanks for taking part in the Smalls SAL!

  9. Love these cute and pretty finishes♥

  10. A lot of cute smalls but I think I like the Yikesberry best!

  11. Great job on everything. Love the sleds!

  12. Lovely finishes and great choice of designs.