Thank you for the lovely comments and warm welcome back to blogging. I wanted to post again before the end of 2017 with a round-up of the different pieces I stitched through 2017. Overall this has not been one of my better years for stitching and finishing but, I do have a couple of pieces to share so….here goes…..
I think this has been my favourite stitch in 2017, The Drawn Thread’s Welcome Winter. I started this in October and finished it at the beginning of this month…..my final finish for 2017.
I loved this one and plan to have it framed rather than left in the finished pile. I used fabric that was in my stash (it’s Wichelt/Permin and I think it’s 32ct light sandstone) and most of the suggested overdyed threads. I did sub the green for the tree, changed that to a stronger green and used Crescent Colours Broccoli.
Another Winter/Christmas one was With Thy Needle & Threads Snow for Christmas…
I stitched this as a SAL on IG which was a lot of fun. There’s no doubt, having others stitching along with you is a great motivator to keep stitching. I did sub the fabric, went with a blue that was in my stash and used a mix of the suggested colours, the couple of colours I didn’t have I changed to DMC. The little jingle bell was another sub, again it was in my stash.
Earlier in the year I stitched BBD’s Spring Song from their booklet Mary Ann Blackburn (Loose Feathers Spring 2012).
This is one I’d on my ‘must stitch’ list ever since the booklet was released. Again, I used fabric from my stash (are you noticing a theme here……trying to make a dent in my fabric stash……I’ve a long way to go on that though!) but used the suggested overdyeds.
Another one that I stitched was Winter Heart from La-D-Da’s Three Sweet Hearts booklet.
This one was stitched on the suggested WDW Parchment fabric (30ct), which was in my stash, with the suggested Gloriana Rosewood silk.
Finally, I had hoped to be able to report Blackbird Designs Garden Club series as a finish in 2017 but…no. I’ve been working on this series for almost 2 years now (started January 2016!) and have been very hit and miss with it.
Here we are at the end of December 2017 and I can tell you that I’m almost there. I’m currently working on the12th square. I haven’t stitched these in order which maybe wasn’t the wisest move. The inevitable happened, as I gradually added the charts to my stash I stitched the ones I liked best of all leaving my least favourites to the end. This last square (which will remain nameless for now!) is taking me forever. Yes, I could call it a day at eleven squares but there’s that part of me that can’t do that. Even though I’m not fond of this one I feel the need to stitch it so I know the series is complete.
So, there we are, finishes in 2017, 2018 right around the corner. I do have a project in mind to start on January 1st , I’ll reveal that next time round. I’m not making a definite list of charts to stitch in 2018 but I do have a couple that I’m keen to work on. They’ve been in my stash for a while and it’s about time they were stitched.
Happy New Year!
Until next time……