Hi Blogger Friends,
Well the 6th January saw me start on my 52 Weeks of Stitching Madness a.k.a My Stitching Plan for 2014.
The first project to be embarked upon was Country Cottage Needleworks Cottage of the Month - February.
Below was my starting point. I gave myself Mon - Fri to work on it and I was very pleased to complete it on Thursday.
I used 28ct Lambswool linen and the recommended threads.
On Saturday I started on my first new start of 2014. It is a Peacock by Lesley Teare from an old issue of Cross Stitch Gold magazine. I am using Anchor threads, and I changed the DMC metallics to Rainbow Gallery as I find it easier to work with. I am stitching it on a piece of 28ct white Jobelan.
On Sunday I started on one of my BAP's (Big-Ass Projects) that has been a UFO for awhile. The first one chosen was Winter Sunset by Maia. Again I wanted to do at least 3 hrs work and this was achieved. Also like my Saturday New Start , this will be worked on for the remaining Sundays of January and then again in May and September.
I have been a member of the FWC (Friends Who Count) cross stitch club for many years but have not been that active of late. So I decided I would do a round robin this year. Well the other day I got the confirmation email that it was good to go and it will start on the 25th January. So I had to find something to stitch for it. As I had a nice piece of Primrose 14ct Aida I decided to stitch Ink Circles RYO Reloaded in one of the Sunflower options and DMC threads. I am stitching all the black outline and will let the other members fill in the colours.
Below is the colour palette and where I have got to so far.
And as if I did not have enough to be doing I also crocheted 6 Granny Squares for my blanket which will be completed one day.
Bye for now
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