Smalls SAL 2017 Announcement

Hello, Smalls Stitchers! Due to popular demand (and my mercurial whims), the Smalls Stitch Along is returning for a fourth year. This is a very low pressure SAL. The goal is to finish one little design every month. That’s it. And if you can’t post your finish one month (or two, or three…), it is no big deal. Participate when you can, as much as you can.

(As an aside, I am sorry that this announcement did not go up on Monday as promised.. I have been sick with an awful cold for the past several days…)


  1. Stitch a small every month. You get to decide what a small is for you. 50×50 stitches? 100×100 stitches? It’s up to you. You just need to be able to get it done by the check-in day. (WIP smalls that you complete in time for the check-in are great too!) You pick your design, I do not provide designs.
  2. Post a picture of your completed small (stitching done, but the actual finishing is optional) on the last Friday 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.
  4. You do not need to post a finish every month! Stitch what you can when you can, and check-in whenever you have a qualifying finish.
  5. The SAL is open to new participants all year. You can join in whenever you’d like. The more the merrier!

Also, please consider using the above graphic to link back to this page so other people can find out about the SAL and join in the fun.


The check-in dates for 2016 are as follows:

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

Social Media

Do you have a Twitter or Instagram account? Please share your monthly finish using the tag #smallsal2017.

Need a Reminder?

Want to make sure you never forget a check-in post? Sign up for my mailing list using the form below and I will send out an email every month after I post up the check-in post. I will be using TinyLetter again this year to help manage the mailing list.

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16 Responses to Smalls SAL 2017 Announcement

  1. Nelza says:

    It is my favoirite SAL! Thank you, Heather, a lot!

  2. Bea. Lapp says:

    Sounds very relaxed and stress free.

  3. Karyn says:

    Woohoo! Thanks Heather!

  4. Tracy says:

    *squee!* Loved participating this year. Excited to do so again in 2017.

  5. kaisievic says:

    This is such a wonderful SAL, Heather, thank you so much for hosting it this year and woo hoo! next year, too. You were asking after other SAL blogs, well, as I am sure you know, I run several: and of course, I belong to, as well.

    Always happy to have new stitching members, hugs, Kaye

  6. Michele Stravato says:

    So glad you are doing this again. Thanks!

  7. Hello Heather! Thanks again for this opportunity! I Hope this year can be better & show my “smalls” This is the sal that i most love! Merry Crhirstmas to you & family.

  8. dragonsluver says:

    Thanks so much for hosting again! First time I’ve followed through with a year long SAL. Thanks for the motivation!

  9. Julie N says:

    haha, just read the “rules” and realised I didn’t have to actually finish my stitching, LOL, thinking that made me finish a LOT of smalls!! They usually languish somewhere after stitching and don’t get finished!!

    thanks Heather and for helping me many times when my linkups didnt work

    Julie in Australia

  10. Joanne P says:

    I’m in for next year but some of my “smalls” will be smaller portions of larger designs like the Hallowe’en sampler this year.

  11. Heather says:

    That’s perfect okay, Jo! That is what I intended to do for part of this year, but I changed my plans,

  12. Heather says:

    Sorry for the confusion! All you need to do is finish the stitching. If actual finishing was required, I’d never get anything done!.

  13. Amy says:

    Hi! This is so cool. I don’t have a blog. Can I post a photo on Instagram instead?

    thank you!
    Amy (aetr11)

  14. Heather says:

    Yes, you can use a direct link to your Instagram post as your check-in link.

  15. Sign me up. I can’t remember if I’ve signed up before now. I have been traveling and now trying to clear out some emails! I’m SOOOO LOOKING forward to another year of Smalls!!! Thank you for hosting this again!