Smalls SAL – January Check-in

Welcome to the very first check in of the 2014 Smalls SAL! Hopefully all goes well with post, because right now I am actually in Grand Cayman. I’m either busy playing with dolphins, or excitedly exclaiming to my husband every few minutes “I just kissed a dolphin!” It should be a good day!

SmallsSAL2014Anyway, back to the Smalls SAL. I’ll lay out the rules quickly: sign up here, stitch something small every month (you decide what is a small, and you decide which months you want to participate), pop over here the last Wednesday of every month and leave your link, and (hopefully) visit some of the other participants’ blogs too. Sign-ups never close. But, I do close the link lists about a week after opening them for the month. Why? Because for each month you enter you get one entry into the end of the year draw. What will this year’s prize be? I have a few ideas. ;) (If you want to add something to the prize, please let me know.)

Weathervane, designed by Teresa Wentzler

Weathervane, designed by Teresa Wentzler

This month I stitched Teresa Wentzler’s Weather Vane, which was in the August 1989 issue of Just Cross Stitch. It is stitched as per the pattern, on a piece of linen of some kind. I like how she added some small specialty stitches to an otherwise very simple design.

Weathervane, designed by Teresa Wentzler (close-up of moon)

Weathervane, designed by Teresa Wentzler (close-up of moon)

So, what did you stitch this month? Please leave your link below. And, please try to visit some of the other participants. We all love visitors and comments. ;) The link list will stay open for about a week.

Next Month’s Check-in Date: February’s check-in will begin on the 26th. With any luck, I’ll be at home and not still busy with jury duty!

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11 Responses to Smalls SAL – January Check-in

  1. Brigitte says:

    That’s a lovely TW piece, beautifully stitched.

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  3. Dani says:

    I love it when someone (else) works on a TW!!!

  4. Yes, beautifully done TW! I have only the October 89, but all of 87, 88 and most of 90. Darn!

  5. Jackie says:

    CHeck out my post.

    http://needleworkerssamplings.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for being inspiring!

    JHM

  6. Beautiful stitching, thanks by your good idea!!

  7. Nelza says:

    I adore Teresa Wentzler’s designs!

  8. Kevin says:

    I really love Teresa Wentzler’s designs, and this little weather vane is one I’d never seen before. What a great piece! Congrats on your finish, and thank you for running this SMALLS SAL for us all! Hope you had/are having fun in Caymans!