Friday, July 29, 2016

July Smalls SAL


Payday, yay, it's payday!  I love it when payday falls on Friday, there's just something about  starting the weekend with a pocketful of money!  Although with one son in college and another starting his senior year of high school, I never really have a pocketful of money, more like a bottle cap full :)

July was a productive stitching month for me and while it isn't quite over yet, I wanted to get my post in for Heather's monthly SAL Challenge.  As always, thanks for hosting this Heather; it's great fun to check in with everyone and see what they have been stitching.

Where to start...

 Finished the last two Lizzie Kate Flip Its. Now I have to figure out how I will turn them into a page a month calendar as  a Christmas present for my sister-in-law.


Lots of Christmas stitching, most of which will be turned into cards.  Patterns from a variety of places.


Anniversary card for my husband. Pattern from Cross Stitch Crazy Oct. 2014
Wedding card for a friend's daughter.  Pattern from Happinest

Some card orders through my Etsy shop

A special request birthday card for  friend's granddaughter.  Pattern by Artecy

This three just because I wanted to make them. Patterns from Bewitching Cross Stitch, Cyberstitcher's and I'm not sure where I got the balloons from.

Birthday card for my husband ( he does most of the cooking). Pattern from Cross Stitch Crazy April 2016

Wedding card for a cousin's daughter.  Pattern from Daily Cross Stitch

And finally a small handmade notebook/ journal for a co-worker's birthday.  Pattern from Cross Stitch Crazy Aug. 2014.

I'm hoping August is as productive because I've got a lot of stitching planned.  However, high school starts mid-month and since my youngest plays both soccer and football, I will have considerably less free time.

Stay cool!



  1. A lot of pretty stitching. The calendar will make a great book

  2. Oh my goodness -- So many wonderful finishes!!! You had a grand stitching month. Two sports in one season is a terrific commitment. Hats Off to your son!

  3. You certainly had a very productive month, my dear - your needles must have been smokin'!