Wednesday, 29 January 2014

My first posting for the Smalls SAL

What was last year's Ornament SAL has become this year's Smalls SAL and I'm so glad to be a part of it once more. I gave you an early peek at one of my small finishes on a previous post but I have since completed the final finishing on it.


The Primitive Apple Spicy Winter Tea is a freebie pattern which can be found here. I finished this one up as a small pillow using crushed walnut shells for the filling along with a healthy dose of some Pumpkin Spice potpourri. It smells wonderful!

The Little Stitcher Give Love is also a freebie pattern which is found here. Another quick stitch but so effective when finished.



I also complete one of Threadwork Primitives Valentine freebies, found here



I stitched my own and my husband's initials.The original date on the design is 1856 and I know that makes the finished product look more primitive but I chose to change this to the year of our wedding.
I haven't decided how to finish this stitch yet but hopefully by next month's post I'll have the final finishing completed in addition to some new smalls.
Speaking of Threadwork Primitives, I took one of my completed stitches of Nan's from last year and finished it up as another small for my Valentine decor. I could have used a little more fill in this one but I ran short so it will have to do.



Here are my bowls of Valentine pillows.




I seem to have plenty for now but there are so many wonderful Valentine freebies out there! 
I've already decided on a small for next month's post so now I'm off to pull fabric and floss.

23 comments:

Angela P said...

I love them all Lynn! Wonderful smalls finishes :)

Mii Stitch said...

Wow, this is a great collection of Valentine's finishes!! They all look fabulous, well done!!

Gabi said...

Hi, your small finishes are wonderful! Well done!

Anne said...

Wonderful smalls Lynn! I really like the Spicy winter tea and how clever to add some pumpkin spice to it! Your Valentine finishes are so sweet and look great in your bowls! Hugs

MaƂgorzata Zoltek said...

Beautiful Valentine projects.

Robin said...

What a wonderful collection of Valentine smalls you have created! Congratulations on your spicy winter tea finish!

Robin in Virginia

Rhona said...

What beautiful finishes! Thanks for the links to the freebies....my to-do list has just gotten a bit longer! :)

Vickie said...

Great finishes and displays Lynn.

CalamityJr said...

What wonderful finishes! With all the SALs and challenges to spend less, I have often wondered what would happen if a stitcher were to try stitching just freebies for awhile. This post shows that it could be done without sacrificing even a tiny bit of beauty. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration.

Friendship Crossing said...

Hi! I just found your blog through blog hopping and have to say I LOVE all of your Valentine pillows ~ they are just darling!
Valentine's Day has special meaning for me as it's our anniversary and I love to decorate for it too!
Stop over for a visit sometime!

Tanya

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great smalls Lynn! Your bowl looks awesome!

Julie said...

Hubby and I have the threadwork freebie hanging on our bedpost. I gave it him for valentines last year.bit has our initials on and the year we met.
Your smalls all look so beautiful, what a nice bowl full.

Carol said...

Such pretty finishes, Lynn! And I love your bowl of Valentine's smalls. I guess it's about time to get mine out, too--they always bring a smile :)

Chris said...

Such lovely finishes. Your Valentine Bowl of smalls is FABULOUS!!!

P.J. said...

Beautiful bowlful of love!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Just so pretty!
Donna

Judy S. said...

Love them all, Lynn. I am crazy about anything with hearts!

Andrea said...

A wonderful display of smalls in your basket. Lovely finishes.

Emma/Itzy said...

Gorgeous finishes!

Brigitte said...

Love, love, love your two bowls with the Valentine smalls. All of them are so nicely finished and it's so great to see them all together.Since I saw such a wooden bowl like yours on sveral blogs I have been looking for one myself but now luck so far. I think they look wonderful with stitched pieces in them.

Bekca said...

I love how you decorate your home with seasonal bowls Lynn, they look wonderful!

Tatkis said...

So many lovely Valentine finishes! Well done!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a lovely themed basket of seasonal goodies!

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