Welcome to the February 2020 Smalls SAL Check In! I got quite a bit of Smalls stitching in this month. I already showed off a couple Mill Hill ornaments and even squeezed in one more Snow Crystal! This one is Sapphire Snow Crystal. These snow crystals are super quick to stitch and very effective with the sparkly beads.
Now I have made 5, one for each of my kids. There is one more in the series but it is gold. I’m not sure I like a gold crystal so if I make that one I will see about changing the colors.
If the Mill Hill snow crystals are quick, my next small was a lightening fast stitch. This is “Rhodes Hearts” from The Victoria Sampler Learning Collection, kit 3-3.
Isn’t it sweet? I love these Learning Collection kits. Even if I already know the stitch as in this case, they are such nice little designs. This took me only about 3 hours to stitch on Monday this week. I had 2 hours at the new indoor trampoline park where I took my little kids to the “leap week” play time and then finished it up that night while listening to the last hour of Tom Sawyer (read by Nick Offerman on Audible). I had never read Tom Sawyer and my, that was a good, entertaining story. And Nick Offerman’s narration was about perfect. He has that great dry sense of humor and Midwestern accent that is very complimentary to Mark Twain’s writing. Well, enough about that, here’s some more stitching…
This was a little secret stitch for the Secret Stitching Sweethearts Blog Hop, hosted by Jo of Serendipitous Stitching. If you participated , you maybe already saw my piece on Vickie’s blog, A Stitcher’s Story. This is the “Love” scissor tag from The Drawn Thread. I picked my own colors and like how it came out even if the corners are a little wonky. (That is because the card inside was a tad too big once I stitched it together, but it was too late to fix it once I noticed how bad it was so I will live with wonky corners). I finished it as a little ornament instead of as a fob, which I hope will be the first of several to make myself a little Valentine’s Day Tree.
I hope you also had a productive month! Please join in and share below!