Smalls SAL – July Check-In

It is Smalls SAL check-in time again!

SmallsSAL2014I don’t know about you, but for me July has just sped by. We are less than two weeks from our closing date on the new house, and there is so much left to be done! (We are moving a week after closing, so there is still time to do things. At least, that is what I am telling myself.) And with everything that is going on, including having the little man off school for the summer, I still managed to finish something.

Love, designed by Enchanting Lair

Love, designed by Enchanting Lair

This is Love from Enchanting Lair. I’ve shared work-in-progress pictures a couple of times over the past couple of months, and now I’ve finally managed to complete it. Okay, to be honest, it is about 95% done. I still need to attach the heart beads at the corners (which I will do after I wash and iron it), and each corner should also have one stitch in the Kreinik braid in each of its own corners. Unfortunately, I don’t have quite enough left to do those stitches. I do, however, have some of the proper braid packed away somewhere. So, when I add the beads I will do those stitches.

Fancy stitches and a pretty bead (Love, designed by Enchanting Lair)

Fancy stitches and a pretty bead (Love, designed by Enchanting Lair)

Love was stitched on Enchanting Lair’s hand-dyed fabric in colourway Medieval Rose (I think), using Needle Necessities (and some Threadworx), Kreinik braid, and Dinky Dyes silks.

What did you stitch this month? I can’t wait to see what everyone else stitched. Did you decide that it was Christmas in July and work on ornaments for your tree? Did you stitch flowers or maybe something summery? Please leave your link in the form below. And also try to visit some of the other participants too. We all love visitors!

Oh, and don’t forget: for each month that you finish a small and leave a link you get an entry into the end of the year draw. What is the prize? It’s a surprise! 😉

August Check-in: The next check-in date will be August 27. I can pretty much guarantee that I won’t have something done, but I’m going to try my hardest to make some progress on something!

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14 Responses to Smalls SAL – July Check-In

  1. That is so pretty! I love the soft colors. And it must have been fun doing all those Rhodes hearts. They can be a pain with two strands of floss, when you constantly have to worry about laying the threads, but with one strand–fun!

  2. Kate Lantry says:

    Pretty finish 🙂 Good luck with the move.

  3. Elunia says:

    It’s so pretty :))

  4. Angela Ng says:

    linking up.. and I love this design of Love from Enchanting Lair… very dreamy loooking.. and the special stitches adds up and looks like hearts.. Well done.. see yah in Aug. 😉

  5. I like so much the fancy stitches and a those pretty beads, It’s a beautiful design!!

    The number ten link, doesn’t work, please, can you remove it?
    Thank you so much!! 🙂

  6. Lynn J says:

    What a beautiful finish! I think it’s amazing that you got this done with everything else that you have going on! Good luck with the move.

  7. Thoeria says:

    I LOVE those Rhodes hearts!! Mine never looks right! A beuatiful finish 🙂

  8. Sheryl says:

    As always a pretty design beautifully stitched.

  9. Sandy Longan says:

    Just beautiful !

    Take Care & Happy Stitchin’
    Hugs, Sandy

  10. Tiffany says:

    That is so pretty

  11. Marcy says:

    Very pretty. I love the pink and grey combo. It’s always been a favorite.

  12. Susan says:

    Very sweet finish. Glad you were able to take a little time for you during the craziness that is moving.

  13. Joanne P says:

    I love your Love, the heart beads are perfect for this design too.