Monday, 30 January 2012

First Finishes for 2012

I finally got myself into gear and pulled out the finishing supplies this last week. I spent a good few hours cutting and preparing and put them all into a basket to complete. Slowly over the week I got them all finished, including the following which I finished stitching early last year for Amelie's Christmas ornament.


The following I finished stitching early this year and have only now finished them. I am try this year to stitch my smalls and then finish them into something straight away, so I am not adding to my enormous pile of stitching that needs finishing.


Design: Starry Night Ornament
Designer: Helga Mandl (Gift Of Stitching Magazine Issue 47 - December 2009)
Fabric: 32ct Belfast linen - Putty
Thread: DMC
Finish: Christmas ornament


Design: Cranberry Christmas
Designer: The Prairie Schooler (JCS Ornament Issue 2007)
Fabric: 32ct Wichelt linen - Lambswool
Thread: DMC
Finish: Christmas ornament


Design: Noel
Designer: 123Citrouille (freebie)
Fabric: 32ct Belfast linen - Ecru
Thread: DMC 816
Finish: Pillow


Design: Heaven & Nature
Designer: Elizabeth's Designs
Fabric: 32ct R&R Reproductions- Autumn Leaves
Thread: Gentle Art Sampler Thread & DMC
Finish: Pillow


Design: Herbs
Designer: Elizabeth's Designs
Fabric: 32ct R&R Reproductions- Autumn Leaves
Thread: DMC
Finish: Pinkeep


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Sunday, 1 January 2012

2011 Stitching In Review

Once again we have reached a new year and I would like to review what I have achieved with my stitching:
 
I feel like I have accomplished quite a bit this year, especially since Felix was born and we have had quite a bit of illness in the house. My most satisfying accomplishments have been to finish some long standing WIPs. However, I now have more WIPs than I started the year with and some are quite large. I learnt quite a few new techniques and completed a good number of crochet projects as well.

This new year will be concentrating on completing a good number of WIPs, reducing my stash purchases to only what thread is required to complete designs which I have already kitted up, a small number of exchanges and the Casket Course through Thistle Threads. I am never too good at keeping my new resolutions when it comes to stitching, but we will see how I go.



Wishing you all a very happy new year!



Detailed list of finishes:
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - Ocean Voyage
  • Heart In Hand - Little Angel In The Clouds
  • Carriage House Samplings - Folk Art Pincushion
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - County Fair
  • Casey Buonaugurio - Frog Biscornu
  • Over The Moon Designs - Reindeer (HoE Reindeer Ornament Exchange)
  • Teresa Wentzler - English Cottage Sampler Ornament (PIF)
  • Barrick Samplers - My Love I Give Thee
  • Country Cottage Needleworks - Visions Of Sugar Plums
  • The Goode Huswife - Eliza Sloan
  • With My Needle - Christmas Swan Needlebook (HoE Quaker Ornament Exchange)
  • Blackbird Designs - Tulip Pincushion
  • Blackbird Designs - Summer Sachet
  • The Goode Huswife - Margaret Pence
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - Wreath
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - Thankful
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - Connected
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - Border
  • The Prairie Schooler - Carnations
  • Meg Shinall - Beginner's Hardanger Course (HC201, HC202, HC203)
  • Carriage House Samplings - Emma Blackwood Sampler
  • MTV Designs & Mingiustitch - Collaboration Spring Box - Scissor Fob
  • Lizzie*Kate - Flip-It - Song
  • Blackbird Designs - Summer Stars Pincushion
  • Blackbird Designs - Sarah's ABC Pincushion
  • Lizzie*Kate - Flip-It - Caring
  • Lizzie*Kate - Flip-It - Giving