Tuesday, May 31, 2016

May Smalls SAL

May 31, 2016

Happy Belated Memorial Day! I meant to log on over the weekend, but my youngest son played in a soccer tournament and it seems we spent most of our weekend there. Especially since his team made it to the championship round.  They lost in the finals, but it was a great soccer weekend.  Between soccer, laundry( which really should be a 4-letter word) and a barbeque with the neighbors, I didn't have time to get online.

As always, thanks to Heather at Stitching Lotus for sponsoring the monthly SAL.  I would never write anything on my blog if it wasn't for her.

And here's this month's finishes


Friends are like bras; I love that saying.  And while it isn't really a "small", it was a finish for the month.  This Lizzie Kate pattern was a gift for a close friend and the Friday's Child card was for her since she was born on a Friday.  The Happy Birthday card is for a co-worker.


More graduation cards.


The green and purple card was a commission by a neighbor for her nephew who is getting married in June.  The purple cardstock is from their wedding invitation.  The sympathy card was for a class mate of my youngest son.  Her older brother died from colon cancer.  He played lacrosse in high school.


Thanks you for my youngest son's soccer coach for a great season.  The airplane card went to a co-worker. They are doing a travel theme in their nursery.  His baby was born 8 weeks early, at only 2 lbs 5 oz and while doing well, has  along way to go.

This windmill is for WOCS as they are making a travel based quilt.

A few more pieces that are stitched but not turned into cards.


Darling daffodils, which is a freebie  from World of Cross Stitching Magazine and another blackwork "Happy Birthday".    The "maze" is for a co-worker that is moving on to another company.  I wish her the very best of luck. I'll be busy making these designs into cards tonight as they need to be done tomorrow!

And finally, this scrabble board has been a work in progress for 3 years! There's a lot of color #822 and frankly, I just got tired of stitching it, a couple of times.  It's for my mother-in-law, who is a Scrabble fan.  I was determined to finish it and stayed up until 1am Saturday night(technically Sunday morning) to finish it. Her birthday isn't until August, so I have time to put it on a card.  But no more DMC #822!!!!!!!!

Happy Stitching everyone!



  1. So many fantastic stitches!! They're so much better than conventional cards!

  2. Michele, I have been off the internet for over a year and it is good to be back. I so look forward to seeing your work; and I get so many ideas from you! Looking forward to settling back in with ya' Keeping you and your family in my prayers! hugs, queeny

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  4. Wow! What a wonderful selection of smalls for May - well done :o)
    Hugs xx

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