2023 Smalls SAL

Your Assignment: Reasonable Stitching Goals, Met Regularly.

Hello, Smalls Stitchers!

The Smalls SAL was created by Heather of Stitching Lotus in 2015 and is now going strong into its 8th year! This is a fun, low-pressure SAL. On the last Friday of the month, I will post a link up where you can link to your own blog, sharing a post of your Smalls stitching for that month. You have about a week to join the link up. It’s ok if you don’t participate every month and you can even take a few months off and join in later in the months when you have something to share!


  1. Pick your own design, something you can finish in a month. Designs should be small but you get to decide what small is for you. 50×50 stitches? 100×100 stitches? It’s up to you. It is ok to show a stitched piece that is not fully finished as long as the stitching is done. It is also ok if your small in a component of a bigger project if it can stand alone (like a month of a calendar or a single design of a series you are stitching on one big piece of fabric). You may even “double dip” if you are participating in another SAL that has you stitching small designs! You may certainly include multiple Smalls in one post, too, if you have a productive month!
  2. Post a picture of your completed Small (stitching done, but the actual finishing optional!) on the last Friday of every month. See the dates below. The link up will stay open for about a week.
  3. After you post, visit my blog to add your link to the check-in post. Be sure you link to the URL of your Smalls SAL post and not just your blog homepage please!
  4. Remember there is no obligation to participate every single month! Just stitch what you can when you can, and check-in on those months you have a finish.
  5. The SAL is open to new participants all year. You can join in whenever you’d like. The more the merrier!

Also, please consider using the above graphic to link back to this page so other people can find out about the SAL and join in the fun.


The check-in dates for 2023 are as follows:

  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 31
  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 30
  • July 28
  • August 25
  • September 29
  • October 27
  • November 24
  • December 29

If you subscribe to my blog you can be notified when the check-in post is live each month.

Social Media

Do you have a Twitter or Instagram account? If you want to share your monthly finish, use the tag #smallsal2023.

Thank You!

Thanks so much for your interest and participation in the Smalls SAL! Let’s work together to keep this inspiring SAL going!