So, I have two SAL check-ins. is a bit late, but is right on time.
is hosted by Sharon at It's Daffycat. If you have had trouble keeping up with other SALs, this is one for you. Collect all those bits and pieces that you normally throw away in a pretty jar and once a month post a picture. Why? Because everyone needs a low stress SAL.
The top of my jar is filled with mostly sewing thread from the baby quilt top, but there is some embroidery floss there on top of it. I hope to add more embroidery floss soon.
Today is check-in day for . Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by Jo at Serendipitous Stitching. You can add this one to the low stress SAL list too. If you've ever been given a stitching gift, are working on one, or have a way to it a project into those categories, this is the SAL for you. I have one gift piece that I started and two that I finished-finished.
A red bird and a bit of giraffe. This is done on 28-count Platinum Cashel with the threads from the kit. The fold will iron out when the piece is washed and ironed.
The two that I finished are the Mom and Dad for my Niece-in-law and Nephew. I finished the stitching a while back but couldn't settle on a finished form. I went easy and did pillows.
Here's the front of Mom:
And the back:
I love the backing fabric and wish I'd bought more for other projects.
And here's Dad:
The backing fabric reminded me of a tie.
I also did some stitching on my Smalls piece, but didn't finish it for August. If you're interested in a SAL that focuses on Smalls check out over at Stitching Lotus' page. She's already said she's going to continue this in 2019, so I have my first SAL for next year lined up.
This is my version of Just Nan's Seasonal Gems I: Autumn. There's still a bit to go on it, but I think I can finish it this month.
Other than stitching and finishing, I've been doing some paper crafting and crocheting. I've started and ripped out three different baby blanket patterns but I think I've finally settled one that I like and will work with the yarn I have. I now have a month to finish it.