Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Year of Smalls

If you watched my recent FlossTube video with my best friend, Tracy, you probably heard us discuss the plan we came up with for 2020. Our goal is to stitch 20 smalls/ornaments and finish six of our medium/larger WIPs as well. Since posting that video, several people have messaged me asking for more information on the smalls portion of our challenge. Since there was interest, Tracy and I thought it would be fun to open it up for other people to join us for The Year of Smalls!


What is The Year of Smalls?
  • Start and finish at least 20 smalls during 2020. If you don't want to commit to the full 20, set a goal that works well for you. We want anyone who wants to participate to play along!
  • The smalls can be any combination of regular smalls such as a pinkeep, pincushion, needle book, biscornu, etc. or any type of ornament such as Easter, Christmas, Halloween, etc.
  • Each participant can determine what a small means to them. For us, we decided a small was anything under 4000 square stitches. For example, a 60x60 piece would be 3600 square stitches, so that would work. A 50x70 piece would be 3500 square stitches, so it would also work. However, a 70x70 piece would be 4900 square stitches, so that wouldn't qualify. To determine the number of square stitches of a piece, simply multiple the width stitches by the height stitches. 
How Do I Join?
If you would like to join us, we would love to have you do so! If you do plan to participant, please leave a comment below with your Instagram name if you have one so we can follow your progress throughout the year.

Happy stitching! 🙂

11 comments:

  1. Would love to join in. Have just finished sorting out my smalls for this year. This is a lovely opportunity to keep me focused.

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  2. Oh, this sounds like fun! I did myself drawn to smalls patterns so I have a lot of them!!!

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    1. Welcome, Donna! We would love to have you join us.🙂

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  3. Would love to join the year of smalls. Excited! ��

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  4. This definitely sounds like fun and up my alley. Count me in!

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    1. Yay!! Welcome to the fun, Robin! 🙂

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    2. I want to join your ‘the Year of Smalls’ Sal. Does the Mill Hill bead kits work for this Sal?

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    3. Absolutely! Any type of small needlework item works. 🙂

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