Happy New Year to all my followers old and new, I hope that 2013 is a good year for everyone and all your wishes come true. First a finish. I bought Sue Hillis's Christmas Biscornu, Limited Edition Kit, when I visited Myrtle Beach in October. It was a pleasure to stitch and I think it turned out lovely. I have still to attach the lace to the wooden bobbin to display it the same as the photograph on the chart, but not sure if I ever will.
While in Myrtle Beach I had the chance to see some finished HAED. Seeing these designs and Sally's wonderful WIPs. I took the plunge and decided to try one. I searched the online catalogue and eventually settled on a Quick Stitch called Footprints. I spent a day gathering together all the threads, a day gridding the fabric and then got started. I have probably completed about 1/3 of the first page. I am really enjoying it and looking forward to working on it over the coming year.
Waiting in the wings is Scarlett Letter's Janet Burnet sampler. SL's samplers are all stunning and I took a leaf out of Nicola's book and decided to join in her celebration year, as it is a significant year for me too. I would love to stitch this using the silks, but unfortunately, at this time of year, ££ are in short supply. So I will be stitching it using the DMC threads and probably on 40ct fabric as I already have some. I plan on starting it at the start of February. I am planning alternating month about with my large projects. I am in no hurry to get them done, this year is all about the stitching experience.
I am also taking part in the Stitched with Love Exchange, SAL Christmas Ornaments and Angela's RAK blog. I will add links to these, once I figure out how. Thanks for reading.