Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Smalls SAL


Wow, July is almost over, which means Christmas is right around the corner.  Thanks Heavens Heather at Stitching Lotus encouraged us to stitch Christmasy this month.  I had fun with a few things.

The above is the Winterbird  Wreath Cross Stitch Kit by Mill Hill.  I bought a couple of these kits last year and decided to give one a try.  It was quick to stitch and I love how the beads add such detail.

Despite the fact that this looks like a Christmas card, it's actually a birthday card for a friend that looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooves penguins.  I had to include it in the Christmas Smalls, cause her birthday is July 30.
And yes, this actually is a Christmas card.  I love the image of Santa on the moon.  Don't know who the card will go to, but since I need to stitch over 30 cards this year, I really need to get started.

I also stitched the Winter Woods kit by Mill Hill, but haven't taken a picture of it yet.

 I also stitched a few non-Christmas items. I may have posted the elephant previously, but this card is for a co-worker to give his brother and wife.  The original colors for the elephant are shades of pastel blue, but since the baby's nursery is gray and yellow, I modified the pattern appropriately.
And another Mill Hill kit, the Haunted Library. I am slowly but surely getting the "haunted building collection" completed and hope to turn the wall adjacent to our stairwell into a "village".  I love Mill Hill kits.

And last but not least, I stitched a sea lion card for a co-worker that loves sea lions. This is the first time I have given her a birthday card and I think she will be very surprised.  She turns 30 at the end of August and is going through a divorce and is having a tough time of it.

Happy Stitching everyone!



  1. Did you stitch all of that in July? That's progress! So beautiful/cute.

    1. Thanks, and yes, I stitched them sll this month.

  2. A lot of pretty stitching Michele, you have been busy. I especially like the haunted library, the collection sounds interesting.

  3. Love the Mill Hill wreath. I have stitched it a couple of times and it is one of the nicest Christmas designs in this series. Lovely work. You have been very busy.