Smalls SAL – April Check-In

Today is Smalls SAL check-in day! It is time to share the little projects you’ve worked on this month, and I can’t wait to see them.


I think I tricked a couple of you with the sneak peek I showed a while back. Here is the piece it was from:

Happy Holidays wreath from Teresa Wentzler's Gifts to Share

Happy Holidays wreath from Teresa Wentzler’s Gifts to Share

This is from Teresa Wentler’s design Holiday Jar Lids or Gifts to Share, depending on where you get the chart from. The chart was published both in the December 1989 issue of Just Cross Stitch and in the book Quick and Easy Cross Stitch Gifts. I stitched it from the latter.

And I also stitched the strawberry wreath.

Strawberry wreath from Teresa Wentzler's Gifts to Share

Strawberry wreath from Teresa Wentzler’s Gifts to Share

And also the grape wreath. Surprise! They are all stitched as per the charts, using some white evenweave and DMC floss. There was a small omission on the strawberry chart: there were no directions for the french knots. So, I did them with the brown used in the back-stitching, and I did colonial knots instead.

Grape wreath from Teresa Wentzler's Gifts to Share

Grape wreath from Teresa Wentzler’s Gifts to Share

So, what did you stitch this month? Please fill in the form below, leaving a link to your blog. I’m looking forward to seeing all your projects. Be sure to leave your link before May 10th to get an entry into the end of the year draw. Also, please consider leaving a comment below just to say hi, or whatever you’d like, and visit some of the other participants too. We all love visitors and comments.

Next Month: May’s check-in will be on the 28th. I have my fingers crossed that I will be able to finish the project I have planned.

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20 Responses to Smalls SAL – April Check-In

  1. Kim McCool says:

    WOW! Love your Smalls – you’ve been a busy lady.

  2. Elunia says:

    WOW very nice Smalls :))

  3. Thoeria says:

    Such cute smalls! How are you planning to finish them? I’ve never thought of jar thingies before…..hmmmmm…..something new to ponder!

  4. Raquel says:

    Love this idea and your patterns. They would definitely make great gifts!

  5. Joanne P says:

    These are a great series, well done on stitching all three this month

  6. Sandy Longan says:

    Very pretty smalls, Heather.

    Take Care & Happy Stitchin’
    Hugs …. Sandy

  7. Gwen says:

    Wow! Three ornaments, Great job. Very tricky with the B/W sneak peek.

  8. Those are all lovely! I don’t think I’ve ever seen the strawberry wreath before. I’ll be interested to see how you finish them.

  9. Pamela says:

    Three! Great job!

  10. Azura Chan says:

    I love the purple wreath. It’s so lovely!!

  11. Blu says:

    Very lovely finishes!

  12. Sheryl says:

    All three designs are very pretty

  13. Zeb A. says:

    Loving these 🙂

  14. wendy says:

    I do like your jar toppers, what a fun project. Are you going to use them to top jars?

  15. wendy says:

    I’ve just been to visit almost all of the other participants, and I can’t believe how many have word verification on! It is so hard to get right and makes leaving a comment a real chore.

  16. Angela Ng says:

    I love the wreaths.. they look so cute and fun to stitch. 😀 thank you for sharing 😀 and looking forward to May Small SAL. 😀

  17. I love all your finishes!!
    Very nice color of the grape wreath.

  18. I do not why my link works wrong..thank you!

  19. Susan says:

    Very productive month! Love all of them.

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