Sunday, 30 December 2012

Year in Review and Plans for 2013 (WARNING Pic Heavy !!!

Well since the world didn't end on December 21st I guess I should make some plans for 2013.  I will start first with summing up my stitching for 2012.  I won't put all the details of each project here, (you can click on my 2012 finishes page for  more info),  I will just post the pictures:

 So there are my personal finishes for the year, a total of twenty (I am also close to having two more before the end of the year), I am pretty pleased with that.  It is not as many as last year but I have been working on larger projects.  I also made progress on my WIPS, two pages of Fractal Bookmark 292, one page of Dolphins and one section of Linen Butterflies:

I also started two SAL's, one from Oakhaven Designs and one from Papillon Creations.  Here are my latest progress pics:
And finally I did these projects for other people:
Phew.... I did loads !!!!!!!!! And there is no stopping me for next year.  I have seen other people do this the last couple of years and I thought this would be the year I would join in.  I am going to do the Crazy January Challenge 2013.  I am really looking forward to it.  I have picked out all my projects and have them lined up, they are not all new as I am going to make a couple of the starts, page finishes of my current projects.  I have read everyones comments on their experiences on taking part and I still think it will suit me as I am someone who likes to have challenges and goals.  Here is my list:

1.  Fractal Bookmark 332 (page one finish)
2.  No Fishing (from Cross Stitcher Magazine)
3.  Hummingbird (from Teresa Wentzler)
4.  Fractal Bookmark 292 (page 3 finish)
5.  Victorian Dressmaker (from Cross Stitcher Magazine)
6.  Sweet Spring (from Oakhaven Designs)
7.  HAED Trick or Treat (page one finish)
8.  Keep Calm and Cross Stitch (from Cross Stitcher Magazine)
9.  AristoKat (Mouseloft kit)
10.  Heart of My Heart (from The Stitch Specialists)
11.  Funky Fox (free kit from Cross Stitcher Magazine)
12.  Cheeky Dolphin (Vintage kit from Charity shop)
13.  Dolphins (page four finish)
14.  Linen Butterflies (section two)
15.  HAED Literate Dragon
I will also continue to keep up with the Papillon SAL and finish off the Oakhaven SAL for 2012.  I can't wait for 2013 to start !!!

Happy Stitching Everyone !! Blog with you next year !!!

P.S.  I also want to increase my blogging this year, in 2011 I blogged 55 times, in 2012 68 times.  In 2013 I want to post at least 80 times !!!


  1. Wow, you've had a stitchy year to be proud of!

    I participated in the 2012 Crazy January Challenge and loved every stitch! Those first 15 days of the year were a blast. The hardest thing was putting down the piece at the end of each day and not knowing when I'd get back to it.

    I managed to finish 10 of my 15 and only three didn't see any love during the year.

    I have my 15 lined up for this year but have decided I'm going to make the first 15 days of January all about the last five from last year. The second half of the month, I'll start the new 15.

    Have fun, it's a fabulous way to get those "one day" projects out into the light of day :)

  2. Happy New Year! Looking forward to see all your progress on your plans!!

  3. What a wonderful blog post, Donna! It's great to see all your finishes together. I'm looking forward to watching all your stitching in 2013!