Friday 29 January 2021

January Smalls SAL

Mary at Mary's Thread hosts this great SAL. I really enjoyed taking part last year and I'm looking for to sharing my 'smalls' in 2021. On the last Friday of the month we share our small stitching items that we have completed but not necessarily fully finished. Mary has a link up post on her blog so we can pop over to see everyone's work. 

Thank you Mary for hosting this again. 

My first small finish is Poinsetta by Punochka, a design in Just Cross Stitch's Christmas Ornament 2020 magazine. I'm doing a Facebook SAL with Jo and many other stitchers to stitch 12 chosen designs from the magazine, a specific one each month. I have actually finished this but I'm saving my photo for February's Fully Finished post.

I wasn't too keen on the white, it only shows up in certain directions. I'm not so keen on off centre designs, I'm a bit of a symmetrical girl really, all my ornaments and objects around the house are balanced. Saying that it looks good now I've finished it, see what you you think in my February FFO post. 

My other small is being used for many social media link ups, hee hee lots of joining with other stitchers with one piece of stitching. This year at Needlecraft Haven we are doing 12 Days of Christmas for our SAL, it can be any design but we are not sharing our progress until the 25th of each month, my previous blog has all the details. 

I'm also signed up for Christmas Ornie SAL hosted by Kaye. There are so many things to join in with including 12 Days of Christmas and some JCS designs. 

And Jo has a 12 Days of Christmas SAL on Facebook that I also signed up with. I must admit there are so many great SALs and there is quite a flurry at the end of December/early January. Everyone seems full of enthusiasm and I did have to be realistic about how many SALs I joined, not just time wise but what I would do to with the finished items. I love the fact that this item can be used for more than one social media purpose.

This is Jardin Privé's Le 12 Jours de Noël and I've chosen to stitch the red version, it is also offered in brown. This was a free daily download before Christmas but if you missed it the chart is available as a download here. There is a beautiful border if you want to stitch the 12 days as one piece but I'll be doing them individually.

I am also doing another 12 Days design but as yet I haven't started, too much secret stitching ssshhhhhh! 


  1. Thank you so much for your comment on my blog and enjoy your wonderful embroidery projects.
    Have a nice weekend, best regards, Jutta

  2. You've got off to a great start with your SAL's, I'll look forward to seeing more of your 12 days one.
    Have a good weekend x

  3. Love your smalls Clare , great work.
    Have a fun weekend.

  4. Beautiful small finishes
    Have a nice weekend. Manuela

  5. Like you Clare, I had to think about how I would report on my stitching this year so that I didn't have too many projects and blog link-ups on the go. Both stitched pieces look good.

  6. Love that cardinal and the pointestta is such a beautiful small.

  7. These are such pretty smalls, Clare! I do love the Jardin Prive series and printed off the first six, but as Christmas got closer I forgot all about it. It's nice to know I can purchase the PDF for the series if I decide to stitch it. Take care now and enjoy your weekend ♥

  8. Beautiful Smalls! I do try to keep my SALs as open as possible so people can do what you have done. It's nice to join in with other people and not feel too much pressure.

  9. Clare: Both are lovely designs.


  10. Beautiful finish on both, and secret stitching sounds fun! I hope you're feeling well.

  11. Great work, Clare - you and I are doing a lot of the same stitching SALs - lol!

  12. Thank you for joining the SAL! All your little stitches are just beautiful!


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