Hi everyone! New Year, new start? Not quite…… I had plans, January 1st I was going to put the first stitches in BBD’s
(the chart and threads arrived with perfect timing on December 31st) but I got a little sidetracked and only started this one yesterday. Christmas Garden
I’m going with the suggested CC (loving Calico Kitty, first time I’ve used this colour) but have changed the fabric. In an attempt to start to work through my fabric stash I’ve gone with some 32ct
Lakeside Linen. Not sure of the colour (note to self, start pining the name to fabrics!!!!) I’d err on the side of Examplar, maybe Light Examplar.
Something else that arrived with perfect timing. On December 24th I received a lovely surprise in the mail from Carol at Stitching Dreams. Inside was the most gorgeous PS Santa stitched over one and some pretty fabric which will soon be put to good use! Others have talked about Carol’s over one stitching and how exquisite it is and I can certainly agree with them. It is just perfect and I was thrilled to be able to hang this ornament on our tree in time for Christmas. Thank you Carol! If any of you aren’t yet familiar with Carol’s blog do click here or you’ll find her in my sidebar, and go meet Carol and read her wonderful blog.
After Christmas I did go back to this one, my poor, neglected BBD LF Autumn.
I don’t think I’d put a stitch in it for almost a month and, given that the final part is now released, I reckoned I needed to get going on it again. Not much progress (can you tell there wasn’t much stitching going on in my house over Christmas and New Year?!) but having picked it up again I plan on trying to keep working on it and Christmas Garden (maybe 2012 is going to be the year I finally conquer rotation!).
As for New Year resolutions. I tend not to make them in my day-to-date life but I do like to set some stitchy ones. Only one monthly stitching commitment, and while it’s not going to be exclusively Christmas ornaments it will be on a Christmas theme. I’m thinking PS Santas and a couple of ornaments in the mix. I do want to try and show a little restraint as regards stash enhancement. Using more of the fabric from my stash is top of that list, resisting the ‘must have straightaway’ (online shopping is way too easy!!) urge and, if I don’t have a thread colour, check if there is an alternative I can use that I already have. Hmmmmm, lets see how I get with those ideas!
And so here we are into another year. I do want to say thank you to everyone for their continued visits to my blog, to those who take the time to leave a comment and for the encouragement and friendship that have been part and parcel of being a blogger. When I started I never imagined that anyone, other than a few people, would take time to drop by and it still amazes me that so many people pop in to see what I’ve been up too!
Hope all is well with you and yours. May 2012 be a year of health, happiness and lots of stitching!
Until next time ……