Thursday, December 31, 2015

Smalls SAL


Happy end of December!  2015 has gone by so fast and I'm incredibly thankful for my friends and family and their continued health.

And a BIG thanks to Heather at Stitching Lotus and her 2015 Smalls Challenge. It ensured I posted at least once a month and it's been enjoyable looking at some of the posts and projects by the talented participants.

I was busy stitching last minute Christmas cards for various friends and family.


Sorry that some of these are sideways, but I'm a little short on time and want to get this posted.  The "Merry and Bright" was a design I made combining a couple of different alphabets and is for a co-worker that loves purple.  "Joy" was adapted from a pattern by Gazette 94, as mentioned in a previous post.  And the minions were adapted from patterns by Brooke Nolan.  She has both freebies and patterns you can purchase and I'm a big fan.  The card is for a co-worker that loooooooooooooooooooves minions.

I did a few non-Christmas finishes this month as well.

A card from a sale on my Etsy shop, a card for my niece from Daily Cross Stitch and dragon of fire from Dragon Dreams Needlework.

And a Christmas present for a co-worker from a Secret Santa gift exchange.

I still have a few months to finish, but these are from Happiness is Cross Stitching.  I love her cats and have combined patterns from 2014 and 2015.

And that's a wrap for 2015 stitching.  I look forward to continuing the smalls challenge in 2016 and want to finish some of my larger WIP's as I did not stitch much on them.

I will also participate in Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January/February Challenge 2016 (DUCJFC2016).  This is a Facebook group and the premise is to start a new project every day for 31 or 60 days ( January or January and February).  A few of us actually did 90 starts this year, Jan-March.  I'm not sure how many of those I finished, but I know I started and finished many more when I count all the Christmas cards I did.

Celebrate your hearts out tonight, for tomorrow we stitch!



  1. WOW!! You have been busy! Well done. Beautiful stitching!

  2. Congrats on all of the awesome finishes Michele.


  3. Beautiful stitching!
    You have been very busy:))
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  4. Your cards are so very special. I love stitched cards.
    Good luck with your Crazy Challenge this year.

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