Back in December I signed up for a Joan Elliott Calendar SAL hosted by Mii Stitch, and am pleased to say I have completed the first chart!
It's not finish finished yet but I intend to do that next week so I can display it. I'm aiming to complete the cross stitch for each of these before the start of each month (as the charts are on the back of each calendar page and I won't be able to use the calendar if I'm still stitching!)
Do you like the fabric, ribbon etc? My elder son, aged 6, chose them for me. He was meticulous about it and I had to laugh to myself when I saw him very seriously laying the ribbon against the robin's ice skates to see if it matched! I love his choices and will definitely use his design services again!
I was a late entrant for the Crazy January Challenge in memory of SoCal Debbie who passed on suddenly in 2014, but have made great progress all the same.
Here's what I stitched yesterday, as you can see I was too busy stitching to blog!
The Wizard of Oz by The Little Stitcher
The cowardly lion just needs a red ribbon to tie that bit of his mane that is sticking up. At the moment I think he looks puzzled!
This project was inspired by Debbie as I remember her buying it for stash, and she encouraged me to buy it. I was thinking of her yesterday, as I'm sure many others were. It was a comforting thought that many stitchers were coming together in her memory.
Today's project was also inspired by Debbie, as it's a Bothy Threads Cut Thru. Debbie used to host Cut Thru Mondays with Linda, which is where I first saw these lovely kits and decided to have a try myself. I've almost finished that first piece now, have another one on the go, and thought I would try this one for elder son..
And here's my progress for today...
In case you can't tell, it's the cone on the top of the rocket, surrounded by some flames/rays/whatever (can you tell engineering is not my strong point!) which are stitched in Supertwist metallic thread. It hasn't really come out well in the photo as the light is very poor but the colours in this are very bright. I will take a better picture next time this one comes out!
I've seen many stitchers setting out their stitchy goals for 2015, well here are mine:
1. 15 new starts for DCJC - aim to finish all of them by the end of 2015
2. JEC SAL - stitch one a month
3. YOTA - one piece at a time, aim to finish my CJC2014 pieces first (no deadline for any of them)
4. Make some progress in reducing my pile of finished cross stitches which are not framed/finished and get them out on display or gift them
5. Comment on blogs as I read them rather than just reading and intending to come back later and comment because I never do! We all love comments and it's so motivating to receive them.
I think these are achievable but one thing is for sure, I'm going to have fun trying!
Until next time