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Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Another Year .
Wow , time really does pass quickly as you get older ,lol .
Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas time . We certainly did . After all the rushing around prior to
Christmas, the event itself was very relaxed and enjoyable . Apart from the lack of sleep that is . My daughter finally settled off to sleep at around 4.00 am , and was up again around 7 .That said , it was a lovely day visiting family , eating a lovely dinner and chilling the afternoon away.
I got absolutely No stitching gifts .But I did get lots of cash , so you know where a lot of it will be going . Already ordered some threads, and will be searching for other goodies no doubt .
So , another year pretty much done and dusted. Guess it's time for a quick catch-up and review , then some info about next year.
A couple of projects not yet shown . I was thrilled to be asked to stitch a square for Sallys' special birthday quilt .
Sally loves it , and Mouse did such a great job with the quilting .
My last two squares for LQUK this year .
The butterfly is my own design , but it changed drastically from the original chart. Still quite pleased with how it turned out though .
A cute little owl .
My squares have gone down to the post office today , but it seems I missed the (early) last collection , so they will start their journey on Thursday .
So , 2013 , well a reasonable year stitching wise .
I started 42 projects and completed 37. Out of the 37 , 15 were charity squares for LQUK. My main finish of course was HAED Butterflies Galore . Still love it , and still need to get it framed ,lol .
I also read 114 books, I am down from last year , as my total was 120 for 2012 , but some of the books read this year were biggies ,with one being almost 1000 pages . Quite happy with the total anyway.
I am sure I have missed things from the end of this year , but if I remember I will add them at a later point .
On to 2014 .
I don't make resolutions as such, just have hopes and plans .
Stitching wise , I am going to try something different next year. Something I have never done before and never wanted to do . I am going to try a rotation !
I started HAED QS Rosita in July, stitched like mad on her for three weeks and have not picked her up since. I really want to get her finished in 2014 and at least start another one , so to try and do this and keep up with other things , I am going to give rotation a whirl .
The plan so far is for the first week of the month , work on HAED . second week will be charity squares as I still want to contribute to LQUK as much as I can . Third week will be for other charts/kits that I have , with the fourth week/ end of the month being UFO/ free choice. I have a couple of UFOs , some carry over WIPs and lots of stash so that will hopefully keep me occupied.
It may not quite work out like this for January as I have a couple of things I need to get stitched up asap.
My last start of 2013 will be my first finish of 2014. I am stitching the ABCD by La-D-Da which has been a travelling pattern , and I need to get it done so it can go back. Don't want to show a pic yet,for two reasons , one , I haven't taken one ,lol, but also , it is stitching up pretty quickly so hopefully it will be a finish pretty soon.
Also , 2014 , I am hoping to organise a Christmas in July exchange/secret Santa ,so if anyone is interested ,please bear in mind as I will be posting April ish .
And now ,all that remains is to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year , I hope 2014 brings all that you wish for and all that I wish for you , health , happiness and plenty of stitching .
Hi , I am a happily married stay at home Mum of two kids . I've been cross stitching for over 20 years , and love it . I also like reading and occasionally knitting .. Welcome to my stitchy /crafty / chatty blog