Thursday, 30 January 2014

Small SAL and TUSAL - January Report

Good evening!

I hope you are all ok? I am super happy today as it was my first weigh in while on my health kick and I lost 6 1/2 lbs!! I was so suprised! :D

Now, I am a day late posting my Small SAL report hosted by Heather at Stitching Lotus, but with good reason, as I was at a charity fashion show yesterday.

Here is my first small of the year :)

Just a simple ornament for the tree finished with some red polka dot fabric at the back and a cream ribbon. The pattern is by Nancy at Victorian Motto, if memory serves this was a prize in one of her giveaways for Christmas 2012 where everyone who entered won! She is a very sweet lady :)

It was stitched on cream 14ct Aida with some red floss I had in my stash, got to save those pennies!

While I was writing this I happened to glance at my diary on my's TUSAL today too!

A quick snap of my jar...

It looks like a lot, but most of those are from the free kits I was doing for the Crazy Jan Challenge, it appears the length they cut threads to always end up too short to use again for any other stitches! All the black on the top is from Mini The Black.

I think that's all folks, I will be back on Saturday with my YOTA report - I have made some progress, yippee!

Emma xo


  1. Congratulations with your weight loss - a lovely surprise.

    Sweet ornament too.

  2. Hello

    This is my first visit to your lovely blog.
    I love your finish, it's great.
    A very busy TUSAL too.

    1. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog :)

  3. Congratulations with your weight loss!!

    1. Thank you, still a long way to go yet :)

  4. Beautiful small finish, Emma, I love your ornie.
    Congrats on your loss, I'm so proud of you!
    Your jar is just lovely, all those colors…love.

  5. Love the ornament and your TUSAL looks great.

  6. A lovely finish. Your orts look great.

  7. Congrats on your weight loss too.

  8. Such a cute little finish! And congrats on the weigh-in too :D

  9. 6 1/2 lbs is great Emma! Good for you. =)

  10. Bravo for you Emma!!!
    Your stitching is very cute.:)

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  12. Sorry why don't they make an edit button. I posted something that was worded wrong haha oh well.

    Congrats on the adorable finished finish. Congrats on the weight loss too!!

  13. congrats on your weight loss, I really admire your determination...
    your first little piece of the year is really cute =)
    a very nice finish
    have a great weekend

  14. Hello Emma
    Nice Small and nice blog!!

  15. What a cute little ornament! -The Year of the Smalls sounds like fun !

  16. Very cute ornament Emma! Big congrats on the weight loss.

  17. Way behind on blog reading .... well done on the weight loss, fabulous.
    Love the redwork ornie.