Saturday, November 18, 2023

Focus on a Finish? 2023

Hello everyone and thank you for your lovely comments on my Halloween blog hop post. The stitchy bug is biting again, possibly because I just had to relocate my yarn stash and it all feels a little overwhelming. Or maybe because I'd like to get a few Christmas projects completed? Anyway, let's see where it takes me. I tried to update my WIPs and finishes here to get a handle on things and see what I can work towards finishing before the end of the year. So far this year 2/3 cross stitch projects I've started I've also finished. We won't talk about knitting projects right now...

2023 Starts
1. Chicks! by the Steady Thread
2. Eyeball Martini by Mill Hill
3. Tiger by Paine Free Crafts

2022 Starts
1. Triumphant Ride by Charting Creations 
2. The Robin's Gift by The Little Stitcher
3. Peacock Infinity Feather by Cross Stitch for Everyone
4. Spooky SAL 2021 by The Steady Thread
5. Mill Hill Autumn Harvest: Enchanted Moon
6. The Raven by La-D-Da
7. Mill Hill Santa Globe

2021 Wrap - Up post - from the projects I started in 2021, I can add 3 finishes, which leaves me with 46 WIPs from 2021

Simply Christmas by WBTW
stitched 2 over 2 on 28ct Lazurite by Chromatic Alchemy
with Soie Cristal green, WDW Turkish Red and Caron Snow Canary Yellow

Soccer Player by Handblessings
stitched 1 over 1 on 22ct Sky by BeStitchMe
with WDW Lavender and Ultraviolet

Stocking ornament by Jane Henderson
stitched 2 over 2 DMC 600, 602 and 603
on 28ct scrap evenweave

Exciting Finish:
Fleur de Lys
by Brodeuse Bressane
stitched 1 over 1 on 28ct linen with Caron Wildflowers in Vanilla (I think)

This one was a little difficult for me as I really am not in love with stitching on linen, especially blackwork. Having to be so careful of the threads was a bit of a pain. But I do love the finish. I left off some of the outside framework because it was tending more to Louis XIVth kind of style and I wanted it to have more of a Quebec feel. I haven't fully finished it yet, but so excited to finish this one. I started it way back in 2015.

I have a pile of the smaller projects ready to go through and see what I might be able to finish before the end of the year. I think I'm still around 90 WIPs, although I'll try and get through them and update as much as I'm able. 

I hope you all have a good holiday if you're in the US and celebrate Thanksgiving, and have a good week if you don't. :)

Happy Stitching,


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