Join the Ornament SAL!

Who doesn’t love stitching ornaments? Decorating Christmas trees, Halloween trees and even Easter trees with stitched ornaments is a great way to show off your work, and to give yourself a quick finish. And, of course, stitching with friends is much more fun than stitching alone.

(As an aside, I still need a sidebar/post graphic for the SAL. If you have any ideas, please do let me know.)

Christmas, Halloween, Easter or everyday. There are lots of different ornaments you could stitch.

Christmas, Halloween, Easter or everyday. There are lots of different ornaments you could stitch.


The rules are very simple:

  1. Stitch an ornament every month. It can be for any holiday, in any style, and using any needlework technique you choose.
  2. Post a picture of your completed ornament (stitching done, but the actual finishing is optional) on the last Wednesday of every month.
  3. Hop over here to my blog and add a comment to the current month’s check in post to get an entry into the end of the year draw.


The dates for check in are as follows:

  • January 30th
  • February 27th
  • March 27th
  • April 24th
  • May 29th
  • June 26th
  • July 31st
  • August 28th
  • September 25th
  • October 30th
  • November 27th
  • December 30th

Note that the last check in is a little later in the month, to help account for the Christmas rush and to allow for an end of the year wrap up of all your finishes.


There will be a draw held on January 1st, 2014 for all the participants in the SAL. To enter, just make a comment on the check in posts with a link to your ornament of the month. For every month you post your pictures and make a comment you will get an entry into the draw. And I would love it if you would link back to the Ornament SAL page. (It’s permanent home is at this location.)

What will the prize be? A surprise, of course! But, rest assured it will be stash that will help you stitch your 2014 ornaments! And maybe a stitched ornament, too. If you’d like to donate something towards the prize please send me an email. (And thank you very much!)

Need a Reminder?

Want to make sure you never forget a check in post? Sign up for my mailing list, and I will send out an email every month after I post up the check in post. Don’t worry, I will never sell, share, trade or otherwise abuse your email address. Heck, I’ll be doing the mailing list manually!


Interested in joining up? Just add you link to the list below. If you can’t get the form to work, please send me an email and I will add you manually.

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9 Responses to Join the Ornament SAL!

  1. Joanne P says:

    I’m in! Hopefully this’ll be the incentive to keep on track with my monthly target.

    I’m going to write the dates down in my Joan Elliott stitching diary right now!

  2. Shelly says:

    So much for my resolve! This SAL sounds like a lot of fun, so I’m in!

  3. Bonnie says:

    This sounds like fun! I’m in!

  4. Evalina says:

    Sounds like a great idea! Thank you for organizing.

  5. Evalina says:

    Sounds like a great idea! Thank you for organizing. I’m in!

  6. Gaby says:

    Well, I joined this SAL because I really hope to get into stitching again….I stitched very very less for the lasttwo years but still have such a large stash….

    Have a good start into the new year,
    Gaby from Germany

  7. Never mind my other comment about not finding the link list…it’s clearly here. 🙂

  8. Astrid says:

    Yes! I need some incentive to make some ornaments!