Smalls SAL – April, May, and June 2018 Check-Ins

Hello, Stitchy Friends! Thank you for sticking with me through my unexpected (and far too long) break. I needed some time away from blogging, social media, and all that other stuff and when I got away from it I found I wasn’t to eager to return. But, ultimately I missed all my stitch friends and the inspiration I get from seeing your projects.

I’m back in business again. I’m crafting and soon I’ll be back to posting here, on Twitter (@StitchingLotus), and on Instagram (@stitchinglotus). If you don’t already follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram, please consider doing so. And, please leave your Twitter and Instagram names in the comments below so I can follow you.

On to the finishes! I’m share my April, May, and June projects in one post.

Dove’s Eye and Weaving, designed by Victoria Sampler

For April I stitched an old Victoria Sampler from their Beyond Cross Stitch Learning Series. The piece is BSC #5-3 Dove’s Eye and Weaving. I’ve done both of these techniques before on several occasions, so I stitched the design because I really loved it not because it was a teaching piece. (If you want to learn dove’s eyes, this would be a good piece to stitch.) It is stitched on evenweave using DMC and Kreinik threads along with a few Mill Hill beads.

Pizza Slice, designed by Mill Hill

For May I stitched Pizza Slice, one of the new kits from Mill Hill’s 2018 Autumn Harvest series. It is stitched as per the chart using the fibres, paper, and beads included in the kit. I finished the back with a piece of tan felt and attached the magnet that comes in the kit.

Moonlit Night, designed by Mill Hill

And finally, for June I stitched Moonlit Night, another new kit from Mill Hill’s 2018 Autumn Harvest collection. And, again, it is stitched as per the chart with the materials in the kit. I finished the back with black felt and added a hanging cord using leftover floss from the kit.

So, what have you been stitching? I’ve really missed seeing everyone’s finished pieces. Below you will find three different check-in forms, one for each month I missed. Please feel free to enter your finishes in the correct month, or just enter all three of them in June (or two, or one depending on how many you completed). Each list will stay open to new entries until about midnight Eastern time on July 18th. So, you’ve got lots of time to dig up your old posts and share them. Also, please spread the word on your blog, Instagram, and Twitter that I am back in business. I really, really appreciate your support.

Like always, you will get one entry into the end of the year draw for each month you share a finish.

April 2018 Check-In

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May 2018 Check-In

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June 2018 Check-In

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Next Check-In

The next check-in will take place on Friday, July 27th. And I promise I won’t miss it.

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16 Responses to Smalls SAL – April, May, and June 2018 Check-Ins

  1. Meari says:

    Welcome back! We’ve missed you. 🙂 Kudos on your finishes. Adorable.

  2. Pamela says:

    Glad to see you are back! The hardanger piece is absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Amanda says:

    Glad to see you back and that nothing was really wrong.

  4. Rachel says:

    So glad you’re back and everything’s OK. I hope the break did you some good and you’re returning refreshed and with renewed enthusiasm.
    Your smalls are lovely, especially the Halloween one. Good to know you’ve been crafting during your absence. 🙂

  5. Everyone needs a break at times, especially getting off so much social media! Just let us know that you are taking a break, and that you are not ill. Welcome back.

  6. Good to have you back. I hope your blogging “detox” has you bright eyed and bushy tailed again!

  7. Joanne P says:

    Great to see you back blogging again! Love the pizza slice, what a unique design to stitch LOL

  8. Lovely smalls you have stitched in the last months. Good to see you back.

  9. Wonderful little finishes!

    And breaks are totally understandable and sometimes necessary. Welcome back!

  10. dragonsluver says:

    Wohoo so glad to see you back. Glad to hear you just needed a break. I would miss everyone too much too. I’m all checked in.

  11. Sheryl says:

    Beautiful hardanger piece. Very pleased to find you back Heather and to know that you are well, although I think you could have let us know that you were just having a well deserved and understandable blogging break.

  12. rosey175 says:

    Yay, welcome back! I find it necessary to take breaks from social media sometimes too. It gets overwhelming! Love the Mill Hills in this! The pizza slice makes a perfect magnet.

  13. Michele L Stravato says:

    So glad you are back! I understand about needing a break sometimes and am glad you are ok. And I love the Mill Hill kits. I have both of them on my wish list.

  14. Anna says:

    Pretty hardanger and cute mill hill ornies! I guess I should get on the stick if I want to finish a small or two!

  15. Astrid says:

    Sometimes it’s nice to take a break, welcome back!
    I use Instragam, astro.astrid, although it’s not just stitching. I’ll look for you after this.
    The sampler is beautiful, such a sweet piece. Yummy pizza and I love the Moonlit Night.

  16. Mary says:

    So very happy you are back after a well deserved rest!! You are an important part of our community! I love visiting all the blogs that participate in this SAL 🙂 I love your Victoria Sampler heart! That’s in my to-do list!