Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone, hope everyone gets plenty of stitchy time. I think 2007 was a year when I stitched more than ever before, and this time I kept a diary of how much time I spent stitching and on what. I can't believe I stitched 43 things, although I haven't blogged about everyone, and I haven't uploaded pictures for all of them. I think I must do better on that front this year. There are also plenty of things that need making up, so I'm going to try harder with that too.
This month I have to get my SBEBB Valentines exchange finished and in the post. This will be the last SBEBB exchange, as the sadly the board is closing. All the best Becky.
I also have my Quaker RR to start.

I've joined a monthly challenge, and will be stitching Elizas Pyn Pillow. The challenge is to make it up into anything you like, and then we all post our finishes at the end of the month.
And then my new start for this year is:









I've joined the group at Just A Thought and we will be stitching this over 6 months. Here's my first progress pic. I started on New Years Eve, and this was taken on New Years Day, I've done a lot more since then. First I chose my colours to match my lining fabric, but then decided the colour I'd chosen for the birds and animals didn't show on my fabric, so I've now gone for a blue colour.

And the good news is that Mylene received my Stitched Gift Christmas ornament I sent her. And the bad news is that my Christmas Tuffet hasn't arrived, but I've not given up hope on that yet. It is absolutely stunning, as I've seen a photo, and I'll post it on here soon. It was designed and stitched by Judy Odell, and it's wow, so please everyone cross your fingers for me.

12 comments:

Carol said...

Happy New Year Chris! Yes, you can be in the PIF! You make #5, so now I am full. I have your address already, so I will get something out to you this year :-) Don't forget to post in your blog to collect your five people too. Stay warm!!

Sally said...

Love your new start Chris. Looking forward to seeing this grow. Also looking forward to seeing what you do with Eliza's Pyn Pillow. I'm joining in too but not made a start yet.

I hope your tuffet turns up.

Andrea said...

Looking forward to seeing your box progress. Looks wonderful already.

Carla said...

what a beautiful project you have started!!!

Lisa said...

Love your new start Chris, can't wait to see more. I got started with my RR and am really enjoying it.

Stitchingranny said...

Wow what a challenge but they look as though they will be well worth the effort Chris.

PS will be in contact about parcel soon. not forgotten you but been ill.

Sandra said...

I love your 2008 JAT project Chris. I have as a WIP the Attic Collection Accessory Book designed by Judy and also have the chart for the Attic Collection bookends. They are great to stitch and the finishing instructions are very well explained. I will look forward to seeing your progress.

Lina said...

Wow! You have been busy in 2007! And your plans for this year sound nice. The Just A Thought pattern in really beautiful!

Julie said...

Your new start looks wonderful, i'll be watching this one grow with interest

Leena said...

Happy New Year! Your new start looks so beautiful, it will be great to see your progress. All your finishes and exchanges in the previous post are so beautiful too, I especially love the Just Nan biscornu!

Stephanie said...

Oh what a great project for 2008! Well done getting it started on New Year's day! I've been admiring all your gorgeous exchanges!!

Karan said...

Best wishes for 2008 Chris. Wow, great new starts - look forward to seeing these develop. :0)