Saturday, 31 December 2011

Bloggy Review of the Year 2011!!!

I thought before the new year started I would review what I have achieved in 2011 stitchy-wise!  At the beginning of the year I counted up all the charts I had saved on my computer and decided I would not buy or download anymore charts until I had completed the majority of them.  When I added them up at the beginning of the year I had 85 charts to complete.  At last count I have completed 28 of them plus a few designs that were charts I had.  I feel pretty pleased with this as I have also worked on projects for other people.  This year I am going to continue to narrow down the charts on my computer.  As part of this I went through each of the designs and deleted several that I no longer wanted to do and added a couple to replace them.  I have therefore reduced the list to 52 charts left of which five are part of my current rotation and four of these are near completion (Fractal bookmark, HAED Christmas Tree and Animals, Waterlilies and Cross Stitch Wizard).  I will write a list of my new 2012 list as a separate page.

To celebrate all my finishes I thought I would put pictures of them below as it is sometimes easy to forget just how much you have done!!

I have also finished the Oakhaven Owl 2011 SAL but my sister has borrowed my camera lead so I can't upload it yet.  In total that is 32 complete finishes not including the progress I have made on the five main pieces in my rotation!!! I'm really pleased with that but I hope to beat it next year!!! 

Happy Stitching Everybody and Happy 2012 !!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


I have just entered a cool giveaway on Randi's blog to aid her attempt to reach 100 followers.  The link is here.

Sorry it has been so long since my last post but I am spending all my time on my Christmas projects in order to get them finished on time.  I have one more present left to stitch and if I spend all my time sewing I might just get it finished!! I have been taking lots of pictures however so my next update will contain all the finished items.  I had better get back to it !!!!!

Happy Stitching Everybody!!!!