Smalls SAL – March Check-In

Welcome to the last Wednesday of the month! It is time for the Smalls SAL check-in! This month I stitched Teresa Wentzler’s Tulip Basket, another design from way back. It comes from the May 1989 issue of Country Stitch Monthly. I’m not even sure I was cross stitching when it was released. I was too busy playing with Barbies, probably. 😉

Tulip Basket, designed by Teresa Wentzler

Tulip Basket, designed by Teresa Wentzler

It is stitched with DMC as per the pattern on white evenweave. It was pretty quick to stitch, although the backstitching was a bit hard to follow. I have forgotten how confusing some old charts can be. The print quality just isn’t as nice as more modern charts.


So, what have you stitched for this month’s Smalls SAL? I can’t wait to see. Be sure to leave your link in the form below. (That also gets you an entry into the year-end draw.) And, while your here, please leave a comment if you’d like, and maybe visit some of the other participants.

Next check-in: April’s check-in will be on 30th. You’ve got lots of time, but don’t forget Easter will be happening next month. Plan your stitching accordingly. 😉

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15 Responses to Smalls SAL – March Check-In

  1. Pamela says:

    I was subscribing to cross stitch magazines in 1989, maybe even that one. I agree about the backstitching being hard to follow. Nice finish!

  2. Angela Ng says:

    Hi Silverlotus,
    Thank you for hosting the Small SAL all these while.. I’m not sure if I link up here?? Cos I can’t find the “form”

    My March Small SAL can be found Here

    Let me know if this is okie.. 😀

  3. Hello
    I like so much Teresa Wentzler
    and you did a lovely stitching!!

  4. Joanne P says:

    Nice and Spring-like! I would never have guessed it was a TW though.

  5. Sandy Longan says:

    Very cute design.
    Take Care & Happy Stitchin’
    Hugs, Sandy

  6. Gwen says:

    Lovely garden. Can’t wait for spring to get here. Winter is hanging on for dear life.

  7. Giovanna says:

    What a pretty basket – it positively speaks of spring. Well done.

  8. Linda says:

    Congrats on the cute finish. Perfect for spring.


  9. wendy says:

    i have completely failed to stitch a small this month! I might have to do two next month to make up for it!

  10. Elunia says:

    Beautiful tulips 🙂

  11. Susan says:

    What a great finish! Perfect springy pick me up

  12. Bonnie says:

    Looks great!
    April 30th will be extreamly busy for me… hopefully I can get my small done in the first part of April and schedule the post so I don’t miss it LOL

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  14. This post did not make me feel old at all. =) Lovely finish!