Wednesday, 28 January 2015

January Smalls

 Welcome to the 2015 Smalls SAL! Follow the link and check it out. The SAL is open to new participants all year. I hope you'll join us!

 I decided to start 2015 Smalls SAL with some sweet Valentine stitches. I really need some new winter smalls too but I was a little slow on moving to get these done in time. In fact I only got as far as picking out some patterns. I kept getting sidetracked by all the wonderful Valentine designs being released.
I'm picturing three designs but only two have been stitched this year. The larger pillow is a free design by Nan Lewis of Threadwork Primitives and can be found here. I stitched it last year but just finished the pillow this week.


These other two smalls were stitched specifically for this month's commitment. They're both designed by Jenny Hoffman of Country Rustic Primitives and are from a chart called Trio of Hearts Reproduction Motifs. They are numbers 2 and 3 of the trio.




Now I'd like to take a few minutes to share a cause which is near and dear to me. I'm talking about Bell Canada's Let's Talk Initiative for Mental Health. Please take a minute to visit the Facebook site indicated by the link and share Howie Mandel's photo to your Facebook site. For every time this pic is shared, Bell Canada will donate 5 cents to mental health initiatives in Canada. Anyone can share the pic. For Canadians, the same applies if Bell is your service provider and you text the message to all your friends and family. Already over 14 million texts and tweets have been sent today. That's over $700,000 for mental health! Last year over $5 million was raised. 
This is a very important initiative for me because several of my family members suffer from mental health disorders including one of my sons who suffers from OCD and generalized anxiety disorder. It's time we all shared and we all talked. Please help pass on the message!

19 comments:

Barbi said...

I'm thinking that I have to pull out some of my Valentine smalls and stitch a couple. Yours are so pretty, you've inspired me to do some as well.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Lovely Valentine designs :-)

Elunia said...

Very nice hearts :)

Pamela said...

Nice finishes. Thanks for the links.

Ruth said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful :)

SueFitz said...

Lovely stitching - look forward to see what you stitch in the future (new follower)

Irene said...

che belli!

Marilyn said...

Cute Valentine finishes.
Marilyn

Małgorzata Zoltek said...

Piękne projekty!

Mii Stitch said...

All absolutely adorable! Well done :)

Hazel D said...

Love all of your Valentine smalls

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Beautiful finishes Lynn :)
I love Howie and I just shared the post to my FB page!
Hugs to you my dear! Stay Warm!

Angela P said...

Lovely smalls finishes :)

Julie said...

Pretty collection of finishes.

Annette-California said...

Such beautiful Valentine smalls.
Wow I just went to the link you provided for Bell's FB page and they raised over $6 million. I hope they do find cures. Hugs to you, love Annette

Justine said...

Lovely Valentines stitching! Very pretty. Let's Talk is so important, not only in raising money, but raising awareness and removing the stigma of mental illness.

Karen said...

Lovely Valentine stitching!

Andrea said...

A wonderful trio of stitching finishes.

Brigitte said...

Such lovely Valentine hearts that you stitched and finished for your February bowl.

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