Sunday, 9 January 2011

Fancied a change...

I know, I know, there was a happy dance sooooo close, but I just couldn't resist. I didn't have much time for stitching in the week. On Friday the fairy definitely WASN'T calling to me... I fancied some hand dyed fabric and fibres... so I looked at what supplies I'd bought in for ornament stitching and started Christmas Joy Needlebook by Cherished Stitches from the 2009 JCS ornament issue. I finished it earlier today - what a beauty:

Christmas Joy Needlebook, by Cherished Stitches
Stitched ob Sparklies 32ct Parchment in Weeks and GAST.

Hmm, the finishing into a needlebook looks a bit more advanced than anything I've ever done before, but hey, time to learn somehting new :) But not just yet ;)

Anyway, I also realised that I never reviewed my December goals... so here we go:

In December I wanted to:

1) work on my lace project hmmm, maybe for 1/2 hour
2) finish another WIP yes, Pooh and Eeyore
3) start something new started and finished stitching Holiday Peacock
4) do the finishing for some ornaments erm, no, didn't find the time :( - the only ones I did this year were for the TWCOE
5) do some quilting did the first square of Amish Star

Not bad, all in all.

So what for January:

1) stitch an ornament (yes, I've done that, but I'd planned to do one this month)
2) finish Wild Thyme Fairy
3) start Hedgerow Birds
4) work on another WIP
5) lace, hopefully...

Finally, Avivah asked what an ORT is - it's an old ratty thread. I had to ask that a couple of years ago, but it's a great phrase.


Anonymous said...

What a lovely finish! Are you going to stitch the 2010 ornament by the same designer? I like the fabric too - might have to check that out further...

Giovanna said...

That's just lovely, well done!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great start and finish!!!

Karen said...

Great the fabric!

Jennifer (Avivah) said...

That one is so pretty! I love the colors (but I love cross stitch with muted colors - sorry, colours)

Anonymous said...

Lovely finish. I'm not sure why but I seem to have overlooked this design in JSC, will definitely have to search out my copy and have another look.

Babs said...

Nice goals. I try not to work with goals, cause I hardly have time to finish them.

Yes, bodyshop makeup bag. I use them to keep my scissors and so in. Very handy since I don't have a lot of makeup, hihi

Anonymous said...

Lovely finish, it will make a great ornament

Sara said...

I hate it when you get so close and just lose interest in a project, happens to me often:) Lovely needlebook though, good luck finishing it off!

Karoline said...

Great ornie, congratulations