How did it get to be January again so quickly? Here's a little January stitch for you...
A Bit of January by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 16 count Stormy Sea aida from Sew it All
with DMC threads
Started and finished on 28 December 2016
Julie very kindly offered me the whole set of these twelve charts and I plan to stitch them throughout 2017. I have plans to turn them into a perpetual calendar but as regular readers will know I am not very good at motivating myself to finish things so don't hold your breath!
I stitched a few Christmas ornaments in December but haven't yet finished them so I am going to save them until they are actually finished and ready to go on next year's tree before I show them here.
This year marked a first in my ten-year marriage - my husband bought me something stitching-related for Christmas! Well it was actually from our sons but the idea and money came from hubby so I'm counting it as his first. I must encourage him so you will be seeing a lot of this one this year...
Santa's Midnight Ride by Dimensions
Luckily I love it as there is a lot of stitching involved!
As for 2017, I haven't made any definite stitching plans. I reduced my WIP list from 11 at the start of the year to 7 by the end though one of these (Sheltered) was a new start so I actually finished 5 WIPs. These are the two I am most proud of...
Cut Thru Rocket by Bothy Threads
Started 2 January 2015, finished 5 June 2016
Cut Thru Pirate Ship by Bothy Threads
Started 6 January 2014, finished 14 July 2016
I would like to finish another two of my WIPs at least, to work on my new Santa stitch, and I am hoping to stitch some smaller things from my ever-increasing stash. I am also planning to join in with Jo's Gifted Gorgeousness SAL again this year. This really is my favourite SAL as it means I use all the beautiful things I have been lucky to be gifted with.
I wish you all a very happy stitching year!