Smalls SAL – December 2016 Check-In

Hello, Smalls Stitchers! You’ve done it! You’ve successfully made it to the end of 2016, and you have anywhere from one to 12 (or more!!) finished stitched pieces to show for it. See, 2016 wasn’t all bad. 😉

I absolutely love all the finishes I’ve seen from all of the participants this year. There were Christmas and Halloween ornaments, cards and other interesting finishes, flowers, hardanger, pulled work, and so much more. It was wonderful.

I stuck mainly to cross stitch, completing all six of Teresa Wentzler’s Byzantium Ornaments (also known as Christmas Ornaments or Stain Glass Ornaments). Once they were done, I chose little kits and other designs that I had hanging around in my stash. I’m pretty happy with what I got accomplished, and I can’t wait to stitch more smalls in 2017. But first, let me share this month’s finish.

Drum, from Mill Hill

This is Drum, a kit from Mill Hill’s Holiday Harmony series. I’ve only got one instrument left to go, and it is on my list to get done at some point during the Smalls SAL 2017. I stitched the drum as charted, using the included perforated paper, DMC thread, and Mill Hill beads. I know that a lot of stitchers don’t care for perforated paper, but I love it! I think it gives the stitching a Victorian feel.

What’s Next?

This is the last check-in for the year. But don’t worry, the Smalls SAL will be back in 2017! You can find all the details and sign-up information right here. The check-in dates will be on the last Friday of every month. With all the holidays and other stitch-alongs, etc. that seemed like the best day. I really hope that you will consider joining in. Remember: you don’t need to take part every month, just whenever you have a small design stitched up and ready to share.

The first check-in for 2017 will take place on Friday, January 27th.

Final 2016 Check-In

And with that it is time to share your final small of the year. Please fill in the form below, being sure to use the perma-link for your post and a picture of your completed small. If you have any problems, please don’t hesitate to contact me. The link list will remain open to new entries until about midnight Eastern time on January 5th, 2017. Also, please consider sharing your finish on Twitter or Instagram with the tag #smallssal2016.

The draw for the end of the year prize will happen on or about January 7th, and I will notify the winner shortly thereafter and also post about it on my blog around the same time. Best of luck to everyone who finished a small this year!

Thank you again, very much, for stitching along with me this year. I hope you will join me again for the Smalls SAL 2017.

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16 Responses to Smalls SAL – December 2016 Check-In

  1. Irmeli says:

    During the year all of your smalls have been so beautiful. Thank you for hosting the SAL. I wish you all the best for the coming new year 2017.

  2. What lovely projects, you do such wonderful hand work.

  3. Katie says:

    I am working hard on mine to post. So I will be back. But I just wanted to let you know your set looks fantastic!! I love your new one and I agree working on the perforated paper is something I enjoy too. Plus it’s so easy to cut out and it’s finished! Thanks for hosting next year.

  4. Your smalls are so pretty. Thank you for hosting the Smalls SAL. I have enjoyed participating, and will be back next year.

  5. Pamela says:

    Lovely finishes this year! Thank you for hosting again in 2017.

  6. Justine says:

    Thank you for hosting this SAL. I fell by the wayside a bit this year but will try again in 2017! I love your drum and agree it looks very Victorian. Happy new year to you.

  7. Paula King says:

    Hey Heather! This has been a fantastic SAL in 2016 and I’m so happy that you are continuing to host. Happy New Year! Paula x

  8. Rhonda Polk says:

    I am always stitching a small while tackling my big WIP ! Look forward to checking in each month!

  9. Sheryl says:

    The Drum is perfect, looks wonderful hanging on your tree. Happy New Year.

  10. Melinda Forbes says:

    Special thanks for all you do to keep this SAL moving. Your work is so beautiful too

  11. Joanne P says:

    Gorgeous Smalls. I love the Byzantine Ornaments the most, you inspired me to stitch them too.
    Thanks for being a great host again this year.

  12. What a lovely lot of smalls to see as I catch up on the end of the year!

  13. ele says:

    Just discovered this SAL and joined in for 2017. Great idea!! Thanks a lot
    Happy new year

  14. Heather says:

    I love all of the stitching pictured together. I especially like the Byzantine ornaments 🙂

  15. Amy says:

    I have loved all of your smalls! A couple have been added to my wish list too. 😀

    Thanks so much for running this SAL. I am looking forward to participating again next year!

  16. So many beautiful smalls!!!!! They are all amazing!!!!