Hi everyone! First of all, thank you for all the lovely comments that were left on my last post. I really appreciate how many of you took the time to write, it really did my heart good (as they say here!!). Throughout the year, even though I wasn’t blogging all that regularly, so many of you stuck with me encouraging me to keep going. There were a number of new folk who left comments so thank you for that also! I still haven’t made it to the framer yet this month but hope to before too long.
I don’t know about you but, I find that there’s something lovely about starting a new year of stitching. It’s like the slate is wiped clean and there’s a whole world of possibilities for what I might stitch in the coming year. While I will talk about resolutions I probably prefer to say that I ‘hope’ or ‘would like’ to stitch this, that or the other. I’m usually pretty good that if I set myself a target I will stay with it. So, what are some of my plans for this year?
Well, first up is The Scarlet Letter’s Mary Gail. I have loved this since watching Deb of Threadgatherer work on it last year. A number of us are stitching this on Instagram and our start date was January 1st. I haven’t really got very far on her yet but I have made a start.
I’m looking on this one as my 2014 project, if I finish it before the end of the year, that would be great, but if not, the end of December will do just fine. I’m stitching this on 36ct Lakeside Autumn Gold and I’m using the DMC conversion.
Next up is another SAL on Instagram. You may remember that BrightNeedle’s Lo How a Rose was a SAL in the months leading up to Christmas. We had so much fun with it that we’re continuing on with a seasonal theme. Wednesday is the day we stitch and our choice was BBD’s Hannah Lovina Joslin from their Honeysuckle Manor booklet. Here’s my progress so far……
I’m stitching this on 32ct fabric from my stash (it might be antique ivory) and a mix of the suggested overdyeds and DMC.
I’ve picked up a WIP that seemed to get pushed to one side in the last few months of 2013. I’m back working on Sheepish Designs Simple Guidance…..
and, aside from the border, really don’t have too much left to stitch. Having uploaded this picture my eye has been drawn to how the poor sheep on the right in the grass looks like she has a broken leg!!! I think I might re-do that leg so that it doesn’t look as though part of it is hanging off! Now that my eye has been drawn to it it always will be!!!!!
Other stitching plans for the year? I would hope to continue with regular Christmas stitching. I’d love to stitch some stockings in the mix of ornaments and pillows. We’ll see what happens.
And that’s about it from me for this time! Whatever your stitching plans for 2014 are enjoy what you decide on!!!!
Until next time……