Smalls SAL – July 2016 Check-In

Hello, Smalls Stitchers! Welcome to the July check-in for the Smalls Stitch Along. If you are new, you can check out all the details right here. And, please feel free to join in. If you are a regular Smalls Stitcher, than congratulations on finishing up yet another small. You are doing great!

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The summer here has been very hot and dry this year, and although I have been spending most of my time indoors, I haven’t been doing as much stitching as I had planned. To help keep me cool though, I dug out a little Christmas ornament to stitch.

Merry Christmas Reindeer, designed by Kathrin Ellison

Merry Christmas Reindeer, designed by Kathrin Ellison

This is Merry Christmas Reindeer, designed by Kathrin Ellison of Gitta’s (my sort of LNS). This was a little free kit handed out at Gitta’s annual Christmas open house last December. They distribute a little package for free charts, a small ornament kit, and usually a chocolate treat every year to all the shoppers on the first Saturday of December. It is such a nice way to say thank you for a year of patronage.

The design is stitched with one thread over one on 22 ct hardanger fabric in colour Delft Blue. The threads are a mixture of Anchor, DMC and PTB, and it has a lovely little star charm. Kathrin says she uses Anchor and DMC threads together to get a more complete colour palette.

What did you stitch this month? Did you go with a Christmas in July theme? Or maybe you are getting ready for Halloween. Were flowers your topic of choice, or maybe animals? I can’t wait to find out! Head to the bottom of this post to add your link to the list. Please note that I’ve made some changes this month, and the form will only accept permalinks. If you are having problems, please feel free to email me. Please include a link to your blog in the email.

The link list will remain open to new entries until about midnight Eastern time on August 4th, so you still have lots of time to stitch something up. Don’t forget, for each month that you share a finished small you get one entry into the end of the year draw.

Next Month: The Smalls SAL check-in for August will take place on the 25th. It is a little bit earlier than some months, so make sure you mark it on your calendar.

Update – Unfortunately, Julie of Julie’s Crafts and Hobbies wasn’t able to get her link to post properly. (InLinkz doesn’t always work correctly…) So, I’m posting her beautiful Smalls finish right here.

Julie's Pansy Ornament

Julie’s Pansy Ornament

Thank you again, very much, for taking part in my little stitch along. I love looking at all the finished designs and I’m always so excited when check-in day rolls around.

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