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Saturday, 1 January 2011


Hope everyone has a wonderful year filled with love , fun and stitches .
First , I'd like to thank everyone for the lovely comments on my Dads' sampler . I am looking forward to stitching it , but have decided not to rush into it . I want to get Dandy Dreams finished first , I think . I don't like having too many things on the go at once , and already have WIPs ,but I'll go into that later.
I am not doing the Crazy challenge or anything like that , it would totally do my head in to have new starts every day for 15 days , even if they were small . To all those who are doing it though , I really admire you .
A quick re-cap on 2010 .
I finished 97 stitched pieces , 65 of which were squares for charity and 32 my own . Of my own projects , there was one big (Chicken Run) , 7 small-medium (the main one being Moon Struck) and the rest were all smalls.
I also stitched and stuffed a few teddies and had a go at crochet .
And , I read 89 books .
My last three stitches of the year are :

My last three Digimon characters . I have really enjoyed stitching these , but glad to have a break for a while. Thanks again Dawn for the charts .

Actually ,the last one was finished this morning , but I'm counting it as a 2010 finish so I can start with a clean slate.

I don't do resolutions , but I have a few aims and wishes for this year .

My aims are to stitch my Dads' sampler and complete my WIPs ,

Dandy Dreams

Christmas Recipe , started 2009 but I stopped stitching when my cousin was killed and didn't get back into it . I think I may fit his initials in somewhere discreet . And Three Little Maids , never been shown on this blog before . Started either early 2009 or late 2008 . Will be finished 2011 . Also, just realised I never showed my other stitch from the JCS mag

I made it into a little cushion, but I'm not totally happy with it , so may stitch it again , we'll see .

My wishes are to stitch

Bent Creeks' Hen and at least one of the Rows ,

LK ABC lessons

McDonald's Maple Leaf


And to at least start one of my L&L charts. There are lots more , but I'm trying not to be too optimistic , lol , and of course , some of these may not happen .

I'm also hoping to do more stitched cards and ornies and maybe some more individual exchanges with different people , so if anyone is interested in exchanging with me , please let me know .

Thanks for dropping by ,



Blu said...

Cute finishes and lovely WIPs.
Good luck with the goals for the new year~

Gill - That British Woman said...

Happy New Year to you too Cath. I can't wait to see the Dad sampler completed, I love the verse.....

Gill in Canada

Lesleyanne said...

Look forward to seeing your stitching in 2011. Happy New Year

Dawn said...

Thanks so much for stitching these guys!! :)

Happy New Years too!!

♥ Nia said...

Happy New Year!!! ƪ(ˆ◡ˆ)ʃ*

Daffycat said...

Best wishes in the New Year, Cath!

Meadows08 said...

Wow!!! Great job on all the finishes! Happy New Year!

Marlene said...

Please finish your ingredients for a good christmas, I have one on my wall each year, and everyone comments on it, mine is here http://poppypatchwork.blogspot.com/2010/11/getting-ready.html#comments.
I love your other projects.

Dawn said...

What a lot of stitchings Cath ! I don't keep a list of what I have done in a year. I don't think I could top yours anyway lol.

They are all lovely, especially the little owls.....

Take care

Tracey said...

What fun stitching! Love Dandy Dreams... it's in my "to do" list :^)

Marcy said...

I love the dandylion pattern -- I need to get it so I can stitch it someday.

Rhona said...

Love the little owls, they are adorable. Can't wait to see them stitched up.
As for the Christmas Ingredients sampler....check out who the designer is...... lol!