I have finally completed a project. I did not think it would be so far into 2013.
It is the Forget me Not design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery that was featured in an issue of The Gift of Stitching Magazine. This I was stitching as part of my 2013 January Challenge on Facebook. I used a piece of jobelan from a Polstitches grab bag and used Carrie's Creations threads my own selection that I believed to be closest to the original.
I also have made a few more starts that are not linked to challenges.
The first is for a Valentines exchange in the Hearts and Stitches FB group and the only photo that I will show of this until the recipient has received it is the floss and fabric. I am not going to show the design as I want it to be a surprise for Stephanie Slack.
The second is a small cushion from a book called Mini Cushions in Cross Stitch by Sheena Rogers. I have had this book for sometime and have wanted to make one for quite a while. So I thought why not. I had everything to hand for the design I chose apart from the dark green beads. I chose to stitch Orchid Delight, I am using DMC threads and stitching it on 14ct white aida.
This is the progress I made on Sunday afternoon
Yesterday I received my fabric and creative grab bag from Polstitches. The fabric is from the New Year Custom Sale and is called Past Times, whether it becomes a main range fabric, we will have to see. I chose for a change to have a piece of Jobelan and not the Opal Linen that I usually go for. I also got a Creative Grab bag just to see what it contained. I am pleased with it contents.
This is my piece of 28 ct Past Times Jobelan from Polstitches
This is the Creative Grab Bag I received 4 different types of threads ribbon, braid, buttons and trimmings - Lovely :-)
Finally I have joined the 2013 Ornament SAL and have put the link on my blog. I have not yet decided what I am going to do for January but I do have until the end of the month to get it completed, it should not be too difficult as I have lots of ornament charts etc.