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Sunday, 22 December 2013

My Stitching Plan for 2014

Hi Blogger Friends,

I am not sure if I have been brave or stupid but I have decided that 2014 on the whole will be a year concentrating on reducing my 100+ UFO's

Here is the link of projects I will be working on Stitching Plan 2014 .

It will start on Monday 6th January 2014 

I am starting each 4 week period  Mon - Fri with a smallish UFO, I then have two weeks on a larger UFO and complete the month with a card making week.

Saturdays are for my New starts for the year of which I have chosen 5 and Sundays are for the bigger UFO's. Both the new starts and the larger projects I will work on each for 4 consecutive Saturdays or Sundays. (In January there are only 3 Saturdays and Sundays from my start date).

Having had a good look through these projects I think I can complete 24 of the 42 with a possibility of a couple more if I have a good stitchy week when working on them.

Let's see if I can stick to this plan. There will be other bits of stitching on top of this like the card exchange I am involved in but this is my main focus. My biggest concern is not getting sidetracked by a new project which is why I have so many UFO's.

Bye for now

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014

Lisa :-)

Sunday, 1 December 2013

A couple of finishes etc....


Hi Blogger Friends,

This post will include my stitching completions since my last post.

This first completion was a UFO which I probably started about 3 years ago and had half done. I now need to  make it up into hanging ornament. The design is from an old issue of Cross Stitcher magazine.
Lizzie Kate Halloween Mystery Sampler I used the recommended threads and stitched this on Crafty Kitten Spring Crocus 28ct Linen. It was a joy to stitch.

Number 7 in the Framecraft series of the Twelve Days of Christmas - it needs putting in its frame and I need to get 8 - 12 done so that I have the complete set.

I completed the Seba Designs SAL from Facebook. I stitched this using Threadworx Morning Glories on Polstitches 28ct Snowstorm Jobelan and used Mill Hill Beads in 02026.

I also finally completed Bothy Threads Gorjuss Puddles of Love. Such a sweet design and an excellent kit. It is the first time I have used Bothy Threads and all I can say is the charting is excellent and you are provided with ample thread for the project.

My Main project over the last week has been Just a Moment Welsh Garden Blackwork. Below are before and after photos



Finally in the time period since my last post I have done some work on the ornaments below
The first in the picture is a Joan Elliott design from the giveaway diary in last years WOXS magazine and the robin is part of a Cross Stitcher cover kit, supposed to be made into card but I will make up as ornament.

Last night I made a start on a Little House Needleworks chart using the last piece of the September Ltd fabric from The Crafty Kitten - the rest was used on the Lizzie Kate stockings
Below are photos of what it should look like and where I got to last night. I have changed some of the threads to ones I had in my stash.
Over the next week my main focus is to make up the ornaments I have stitched over the last year or so
The photo above shows the majority of them, but not all of them. Should be  fun.


Thanks for reading my blog I hope you like my Stitchy efforts

Bye for  now
Take care

Lisa