"If you can count the number of projects you have going , you need to begin another, so you have a varied range of complexity from the very simple 'mind-less' ones to those that demand undivided attention." (Laura Early).


Copyright: The Stitchin' Chicken

Please do not copy/reproduce any content of this blog without permission. Thank you.

Friends who read

Monday, 4 January 2016

Shock , Horror !!!

I forgot to post my projects for last year ,lol.

 Never mind we are still only very early in the New Year.
So in 2015 , I finished 42 cross stitch projects , 25 of those were Love Quilts squares and 4 were for another quilt that is to be made for a music cradle at a respite centre. I also spent most of November working on my current HAED , so not too shabby.

 Books wise, I only read 70 last year . This is lower than the year before and way down on previous years. I kind of lost my way with reading towards the end of the year and couldn't decide what I wanted to read so ended up with nothing. Anyway , hoping to at least equal that this year , but it would be nice to improve.
 Already made a start with my first book finish .
 My lovely nephew bought me this and two other books for Christmas . Have to say , it is quite bizarre , but still an enjoyable read .

  Also had a couple of stitching finishes.
Started this New Years Eve , it's a cover kit from World of Cross Stitching mag. Hubby will be receiving this tomorrow as we will have been together twenty years (makes me feel old).
 We have had some pretty tough times over those twenty years , but got through it together, and I wouldn't change what we've got. We have two amazing kids and are very happy together .

 And I finished my Daughters' tiger . Love it now it's done , but it did get me down a bit at times.
 Have to say I was spurred on a little by the arrival of this:

Now I can kit up my next two HAED starts. Very excited , but still determined to finish those UFOs first. I think I will be eagerly stitching on them very soon so I can get to the next ones ,lol.
 Thanks for dropping by ,


Vickie said...

Good for you!It feels so good to get UFOs completed.

Linda said...

Congrats on the lovely finishes Cath.


stitchersanon said...

Loads of stitching done, and for worthy causes too. Happy anniversary to you and your hubby xx

Barb said...

The lion is just beautiful. I would say you did great on the stitching! I didn't keep track of my reading but I do have a book going all the time.I would feel lost without one.

cucki said...

Cognates on the lovely finishes dear
Your new start HAED looking great.the threads are yummy.enjoy x

Julie said...

A lovely keepsake for DH. Lots of new threads to keep you busy.

Chris said...

Wow! So much stitching and reading! A little jealous :)

Sara said...

42 finishes for the year is amazing! Can't wait to see which HAEDs you start!

Mylene said...

Wow! so many lovely finishes! Well done.

Happy New Year!!

♥ Nia said...

Oh! You have done so much for Love Quilts! Well done :)
I miss stitching for LQ, will have to find a chance along this year!
Happy aniversary :D sweet sweet card =)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Happy New Year!

You've had two fantastic finishes so far! Can't wait to see your HEADS in progress!

Stitcher said...

Congrats on your finishes! And your stash! So inspiring! Can't wait to see what HAED designs you'll be working on.