I must admit, there were not many finishes in 2010. I worked on several WIP’s and did a couple small projects, but not many finished. This year I want it all. To start new projects, finish WIP’s, and do some stitch-a-longs. One of the most positive things I did was switch online stitching stores. My last one was so slow and at the end took several weeks to get products. That slowed down the pace a lot. I now use 1-2-3 Stitch and am very happy with their service. I order something on Monday and get it on Thursday!
My husband got me a chart and kit for Christmas, bless him. I had been looking for a nice 12 Days of Christmas chart for quite a while and couldn’t find one that suited me. Until I saw this gorgeous one from Jim Shore.
I love all the colors. Doesn’t it look like it’s all been stitched on one piece of fabric? But no. Each day is a full-sized pattern.
I must admit I was a little disappointed but I still love it. Maybe I can do a wall quilt or something. He also gave me this sweet little Needlework Shop kit from Mill Hill. It’s one in a Christmas town series and my first. I love it!
Ok so here is my list.
Baby Garden by Just Nan
Valentine Folio by Shepherd’s Bush
Home by Shepherd’s Bush
Apron Strings by Cricket Collection
Autumn in the Square by Just Nan
12 Days of Christmas by Jim Shore (probably start with Partridge in a Pear Tree)
Needlework Shop by Mill Hill
Fruit of the Spirit by Plum Street Samplers
Queen of the Needle by Just Nan
Old McMary’s by The Workbasket
Ice Angel by Lavender and Lace
Grandmother’s House by Told in a Garden
I’m feeling ambitious obviously. I’ve also joined a fun little stitch-a-long by Daffycat. It’s called a Totally Useless Stitch-a-Long. You save all your ORT’s (old ratty threads) in a glass and take a picture of them once a month. It sounds weird but if you have ever saved your threads like this, after a while it looks very pretty, like a unique work of art.
I also do stitch-a-longs on Facebook with the Cross Stitch Club. We post what we have worked on over the weekend. It’s very low-key and fun. I love seeing what everyone else is working on.