Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Smalls SAL 2015 January update

I am taking part in the 2015 Smalls SAL hosted by Stitching Lotus and this is the first check in of the year.

My Smalls finish for January is a little scissor fob stitched on mint green Cashel linen using DMC for the cross stitch and silk ribbon for the flowers.

The pattern is from an old magazine (no longer published) called Jane Greenoff's Cross Stitch.  There were some other designs using simple ribbon embroidery stitches which are now on my list of possibles for future Smalls stitches.

I have a collection of scissors and one of the reason for stitching this design was that I didn't have a fob that matched this pair.  So this is for me although the scissors were a gift so I may include this in my update on the Gifted Gorgeousness SAL and the Stitch from Stash SAL as nothing new was purchased for this project.

And as I am participating in a number of different SALs there is quite a degree of overlap.  I will endeavour to include something new in each update but there will be some repetition.

I stitched a little card for a friend's birthday so I am also claiming this as part of my Smalls update for this month.

It was a free kit from the Jane Greenoff's Cross Stitch magazine mentioned above - can you tell that I was looking through old magazines during the Christmas break?    I have hundreds of stitching magazines and they are a wonderful resource of inspiration and while I have space for them I will continue to store them.

I'm looking forward to reading and seeing what everyone else has stitched this month.


  1. What a gorgeous scissor fob, so delicate :-)

  2. Excellent choice of fob! Congrats on a fab finish.

  3. What a great scissors fob! Nice finishes.

  4. Love the scissors fob- I did one to! ~Jaime

  5. Beautiful stitching - new follower - looking forward to see what comes in future months.

  6. Your little scissors fob is gorgeous! And I love the card.

  7. Hello, Hazel--you have been leaving such sweet comments on my blog and I finally managed to track yours down! I love that little fob so much! And what a sweet card--your friend will treasure it :)

  8. Your little fob is so beautiful. Isn't it just wonderful what we can find in these older and really old magazines? I often choose a design from an old magazine and I'm always happy with it.