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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Smalls Report for January

I've been working hard on my Smalls in the past month, and I am pleased to be able to say that all the little ornaments I stitched in late December and January have now been finished up. There were 22 in all. This year the Smalls SAL is being hosted by Mary at Mary's Threads blog.

These 5 ornaments are for the dogs in our extended family. If you have excellent vision you may see the 'bones' decorating the heart wreaths. I adapted the design from a Pat Waters wreath in 'A Christmas Collection' by substituting Smyrna crosses over 4 for the cross stitches over 2, eliminating some of the decorations, and rounding off the edges.

Here are the four Jeremiah Junction nutcracker Christmas ornaments I stitched for the grandchildren of a friend.

These three Dale Burdett Christmas teddy ornaments will be in the Christmas stockings of our family toddlers having their third Christmas in 2019.

Four Christmas stocking ornaments for Christmas visitors. They were inspired by a design in LA's Christmas Caboodle leaflet, but I totally changed the stocking, which I stitched with Smyrna crosses over 4. The tiny teddies are adapted from  Graphworks Mini Motif Designs Christmas Vol 8.

My favourites - two beaded Christmas tree ornaments, my own design.

Three little angel ornaments, stitched for neigbourhood young girls. I was inspired by TIAG's Amish Angel, but the only parts that survived unchanged (apart from changes to the floss colours and decoration) were the wings and sleeves.

And, last but not least, a quirky Sam Hawkins ornament for a neighbourhood young boy.

Here are all 22 Christmas ornaments together in one picture.

I have made a good start on my Christmas stitching. I still have lots to cross off the list, so I plan to be stitching as much as I can in February.


Rachel said...

Wow, well done! I'd like to try to see someone else even get close to 22 Smalls in one month; that must be your most productive month ever! The beaded trees are my favourites too. :)

Elunia said...

Very nice ornaments :)

Sheryl S. said...

A lot of lovely ornaments and lots of stitching done. I like the beaded Christmas trees best and also the nutcracker designs.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the adorable finishes Elfie. You are amazing.


Cathy said...

You've been extremely busy, both with stitching and finishing. I admire that you do so many ornaments and I really love the the beaded Christmas trees.

Kay said...

I have just come across your blog for theirs time. I love the decorations, they make such a beautiful collection. x

Julie said...

The beaded trees are so effective. All so lovely, well done on such a lot of finishes for the month of January.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Wow, that's a lovely lot of Smalls! Your beaded trees are my favourite too,

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Your stitching from your GG post looks so different now that it is finished as smalls. This is an impressive collection and it's only January!

rosey175 said...

I just love that all the dogs get little ornaments too. Beautiful start for your Christmas stitchings!