Hello, Smalls Stitchers! You’ve done it! You’ve successfully made it to the end of 2016, and you have anywhere from one to 12 (or more!!) finished stitched pieces to show for it. See, 2016 wasn’t all bad. 😉
I absolutely love all the finishes I’ve seen from all of the participants this year. There were Christmas and Halloween ornaments, cards and other interesting finishes, flowers, hardanger, pulled work, and so much more. It was wonderful.
I stuck mainly to cross stitch, completing all six of Teresa Wentzler’s Byzantium Ornaments (also known as Christmas Ornaments or Stain Glass Ornaments). Once they were done, I chose little kits and other designs that I had hanging around in my stash. I’m pretty happy with what I got accomplished, and I can’t wait to stitch more smalls in 2017. But first, let me share this month’s finish.
This is Drum, a kit from Mill Hill’s Holiday Harmony series. I’ve only got one instrument left to go, and it is on my list to get done at some point during the Smalls SAL 2017. I stitched the drum as charted, using the included perforated paper, DMC thread, and Mill Hill beads. I know that a lot of stitchers don’t care for perforated paper, but I love it! I think it gives the stitching a Victorian feel.
This is the last check-in for the year. But don’t worry, the Smalls SAL will be back in 2017! You can find all the details and sign-up information right here. The check-in dates will be on the last Friday of every month. With all the holidays and other stitch-alongs, etc. that seemed like the best day. I really hope that you will consider joining in. Remember: you don’t need to take part every month, just whenever you have a small design stitched up and ready to share.
The first check-in for 2017 will take place on Friday, January 27th.
Final 2016 Check-In
And with that it is time to share your final small of the year. Please fill in the form below, being sure to use the perma-link for your post and a picture of your completed small. If you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me. The link list will remain open to new entries until about midnight Eastern time on January 5th, 2017. Also, please consider sharing your finish on Twitter or Instagram with the tag #smallssal2016.
The draw for the end of the year prize will happen on or about January 7th, and I will notify the winner shortly thereafter and also post about it on my blog around the same time. Best of luck to everyone who finished a small this year!
Thank you again, very much, for stitching along with me this year. I hope you will join me again for the Smalls SAL 2017.