Here's my blog competition, and I hope you will all join in. This maybe a little different to other blog competitions, and it will be a long time before you receive you prize, but it is just for fun, and I really do hope you will all join in. So, what do you have to do, well all you have to do is guess - How many things I will finish this year? That is right up to midnight on 31.12.09.
I have no idea, but I hope your guesses will give me some encouragement. A finish will be something I stitched in previous years, and make into something (just framing it won't count-unless I make the frame myself), it could be something I complete the stitching on this year, and may have started this year or previously. Or something else I make and complete (not stitched). I hope that makes it clear. All you have to do is leave a comment on this posting. Entry closes on 31 January 2009. I will list entries on the side of this blog. The prize will be - something I stitch just for you. Any questions - just shout. (Carol, Pam, Jackie - you can all join in too - you know who you are!)
Now, here's some stitching to show, my New Years Eve start - as I don't go out on New Years Eve, I like to have a new stitchy start, although it nearly didn't happen this time, as I'd been at work in the day, and had a headache, but I forced myself to get some material out and cut it, and that was after 9pm, so a bit of a late start, but I'm loving it. It's called Sealed with a Kiss, and is by Blue Ribbon Designs, I bought the pattern in 2006, and have been wanting to start it for a while. I'm using 40ct white linen, and loving stitching on this fabric, and I'm using the recommended threads. When I started I was thinking I'd do 10 squares a week, but I couldn't put it down. There's 100 squares altogether.
Next up, is Shepherds Bush Garden Roll. Sally and I have decided to do a needle roll a month, so this is my first one. I was going to do the Millenium Roll this month, but when I went to get it out the stash, this one shouted the loudest. I suppose I'm dreaming of Summer. As the temperature soared upwards to -2 yesterday! Although today we now have 9 degrees, and expect some rain, which will be a change. Anyway, I started this one last night.
Friday night was Becky's SAT, I joined the Let's Stitch blog when Becky set it up, with the idea of digging out some old UFO's. I don't think I've blogged my progress on them on my blog, but I will try from now on. I did give the last few Fridays a miss though. So this UFO is Teresa Wentzler's Noah's Ark, and was started many years ago, but I have made good progress by joining in the SAT. As you can see, I completed another square, although I need to back stitch it yet. If you're not familiar with this, there are 22 squares surrounding the ark, and they all contain pairs of animal's stitched over 1.