Stitching has been a bit slow lately for me, but I’m just popping in with a couple of small finishes. They are both from the Cross Stitcher calendar that I’m doing for Lucy. They can hang from the bottom of her big calendar that I made this time last year, not that she leaves them there. March has also been stitched but I haven’t managed to fully finish it yet - I’d better get on with it before the end of the month!
Saturday, 16 January 2021
The 10th of each month is when are supposed to show off our fully finished pieces rescued from the drawer of shame. I am late as usual, and these are all December pieces that didn’t make the cut off but it all counts!
First of all, I have two more Christmas pictures framed. Both of these were stitched years ago. The first is a kit, which I think was part of a series that was sort of a course and if you did them all you could send off for a certificate. I only ever had that one though, and I can’t remember who it was from. The second one was also a kit, I think I was given it, but I don’t remember who gave it to me. I don’t seem to remember very much! I really like the simple frame on that one as it makes Santa look like he really is peeking in the window.
Monday, 4 January 2021
So we enter another year, and back to lockdown again *sigh*. I have no idea what the year will throw at us, so I’m going to keep my plans very simple. My goals for 2021 stitching are:
1. Finish Canadian Beauty. She deserves it.
2. Stitch all the months of the ‘Milly’ calendar from Cross Stitcher. I’ve started these and pretty much finished January already but I neglected to take a picture. The plan is to finish them in similar way to Rachel’s Birthstones (Tutorial here: https://tenhourstitcher.blogspot.com/2019/12/link-up-for-fully-finished-gallery-sal.html) so Lucy can hang them at the bottom of her calendar.
3. Finish at least 5 other small projects. And fully finish 5, plus the Milly Calendar ones.
4. Do some work on my Chatelaine (Tuscany Town Mandala) which hasn’t been touched since 2016!
5. Design at least one piece for myself and start stitching it.
6. Work on whatever else I fancy...
That’s it for now, I will be back for fully finished gallery next week as I have Christmas finishes I didn’t get to share in time.
Monday, 28 December 2020
Well here we are at the end of a surreal year! Stitching is the one thing that has been pretty much as normal for me this year, I haven’t had any more or less time to stitch and I’m pretty happy with the progress that I’ve made.
I started out the year with 33 WIPs/UFOs. In 2020 I finished 12 of these, and made some good progress on Canadian Beauty, which is really the only larger WIP I’ve worked on during the year.
I’ve also made a few new starts. Most of these were smaller projects such as cards that I’ve also finished but I do have 3 to add to my WIP list:
- Winter Animals SAL by four boys and a NL girl
The bear and owl from this were completed and fully finished and will be in my Fully Finished Gallery post next month. The moose is currently being fully finished:
and I’m stitching the bonus pattern with the fox.
- Jannlynn Vintage Toys Christmas Ornaments (I completed 2 of these but there are another 6 to be done)
- Biscuit coasters cover kit, which currently looks like this:
So I end the year with 24 WIPs, and that finish rate makes me pretty happy.
Canadian beauty went from here
Saturday, 12 December 2020
I’ve been looking forward to this post as I have a few finishes to share!
The majority are Christmas cards. The first seven come from a set that was in Cross Stitcher (issue 231). I started stitching them years ago, so I’m very happy to check one old project off both the WIPocalypse and fully finished lists! They’ve now all been sent to family. There was an 8th one, and another card I did with a very old piece of stitching that I think I probably did as a teenager, but I forgot to take photos before sending them. I may be able to get photos from the recipients to share later I guess.
Monday, 7 December 2020
Another couple of months skipped 😕
Since the last post I have mostly been working on Christmas stitching. I completed the two ornaments (and Lucy’s birthday card) which I put in the last fully finished gallery post, so I won’t show them again here. I have also been working on some Christmas cards.
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
It’s been a while since I’ve finished anything so I’ve been away from this SAL for months, but I have a few finishes finally!
The first two are Christmas ornaments from an old dimensions kit. They will be Christmas presents for Lucy, but she doesn’t read my blog so here they are: