October Smalls SAL Check In

And just like that it’s the end of October! I realized on Monday that this week had the last Friday of the month in it. So I had to scramble to get something done! I just made it! Phew!

I decided to pick up this neglected Mill Hill project, the Vintage Rose beaded pin pillow.

I had finished the cross stitches a while ago-you can see that there was very little cross stitch on this piece!

I had just started putting the first beads on. I learned I did not love stitching beads on fabric (in large quantities) even though I love stitching Mill Hill projects on perforated paper (so relaxing!) Then I lost the bead packs! I didn’t mind too much, I had lots of other things to work on. When I found them again, I had lost interest in the project. But now I needed a project to finish up for this month and this one proved to be just the right thing to finish up in a couple days. It wasn’t so bad after all!

Here it is with all the beads and beaded fringe added.

And here it is all finished!

The instructions show how to make it a self-backed pincushion. You fold the edges of extra fabric in, stitching them down the middle and then across the ends.

There is a magnet inside so you can attach it to something metal like your project board, or use as a (large, heavy?) needleminder. I think I’ll just put mine in my display of little things I’ve made.

So, what have you been up to this month? Share below!

15 thoughts on “October Smalls SAL Check In

  1. So many beads compared to the amount of stitching! The instructions must have looked daunting yet the finish is absolutely fabulous and definitely well worth the effort. You have a top notch project there! 🙂
    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Oh my, so much beading work. I loathe adding beads to designs as I find it time consuming and not so much fun but they can really turn a stitch into something special. Well done for accomplishing this, the edging alone is incredible. x

  3. Oh I love the way this turned out. Great work! I missed the check in but not the finishing of my smalls so I’m okay with it.

    1. Thanks Katie! Good job on your smalls! I’m glad you got them done even if you didn’t get them linked up! 🙂

  4. I don’t think I’ve seen a Mill Hill like that before, you finished it beautifully! And I like how there’s a magnet in there too.

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