Thursday, 28 April 2016

April Small SAL

This month has been a productive one as far as small stitches are concerned. I managed to finish my granddaughter's gift into a pinkeep, finish stitching a second piece and then start another before the month was over.
 You saw my granddaughter's finish on last month's post but I had yet to do the final finishing. We had originally hoped for a pillow finish but because of its size I decided to do a pinkeep. I thought that it would be much easier for her to display it this way. I also have to admit that I detest using the sewing machine and I was much happier doing it this way. Once again, this is a finish by Blackbird Designs called Bird in Hand. I've also posted some pics of her opening her gift. 

Océanne has just turned 11 and she was so pleased that I had remembered to stitch the piece she had picked out. She was afraid that I might forget! I added a little charm to the bottom of the piece which says Stitched With Love. She loved it!

After finishing this I started another Blackbird Design, Pins and Tulips Pincushion which I shared the start of last month. Stitching is finished on this and it will be turned into a small pillow for displaying in my dough bowl.

I changed this up a little. I added a small sun charm in place of my initial. I then stitched my initials in a different colour within the small partial alphabet. 

I've started another new small by E Sub-Rosa called Such a Perfect Day. I love the little spool of thread in this one. It should be finished up within the next couple of days and then on to the next one! See you next month.



  1. I love that pattern, and I love that it was a gift for your granddaughter! Beautiful job on it.

  2. Your granddaughter looks so happy with the piece you stitched for her.

    Lovely work on the small sampler too, the cotton reel is so cute!

  3. Bird in hand looks great. Happy birthday to your sweet granddaughter.
    Congrats on your other BBD finish. I like the added charm.
    Such A Perfect Day is looking good!

  4. Love your stitching. What a great gift - love the pictures of your grand daughter opening it. It's so wonderful she wanted you to stitch something just for her...

  5. Lovely smalls, Lynn! Glad your granddaughter enjoyed her gift! I like the addition of the sun charm to the tulip piece.

  6. Bird In Hand turned out so pretty.
    Looks like your Grand-daughter loves it.
    Your other finish and WIP are pretty too.

  7. pretty piece and finish. Looks like it was well received.

  8. Your grand-daughter looks very pleased with her present. It looks lovely as a pinkeep. The Pins and Tulips piece looks very pretty as does the Sub-Rosa design.

  9. What an excellent way to finish the project for your granddaughter. I'm sure she'll always treasure it!!! Great job on the BBD!!! Love it!

  10. What a lovely gift for your granddaughter. I know she will treasure it always. Your projects are beautiful.