Yes would you believe that in the last week I've hardly touched my stitching. It's been absolute chaos here with the end of school christmas parties, normal swimming and karate lessons.
I did manage to finish DS2s Christmas biscornu. I used the ASAW SAL alternative design by Val from Friendly Stitchers DS2 loved the little reindeer so much he wanted him made into Rudolph for him...so here he is and now hangs on our tree.
The only other stitching I finished this week was a square for Quilts for Breast Cancer This time the chosen design was butterflies so instead of just 1 butterfly I decided to adapt a design from the New Stitches magazine and do 4 the same but slightly different...if you get my meaning LOL! I'm pleased with how it's turned out so hopefully the recipiant will be as well. I've charted another 2 squares for QFBC and will start stitching those after Boxing Day so I can post all 3 together.
Although I've not done much stitching I have done a bit of stash building :-) I've bought some more cottons, plain and hand dyed. Bought the chart Angel of Freedom by Lavender & Lace. Picked up a hardback copy of All Our Yesterdays book from a local bookstore who were having a clearout, some of the designs inside will be great for gifts for people I know. Also got a new scroll frame to go into my Lowery (only 3 days to go!) so I can start on my Darcy Photostitch. My dad has bought me a cross stitch book I've been wanting for a while after I borrowed it from our local library...they made me give it back; spoilsports!!
I've decided that I'm going to be more organised in 2010 with my stitching and make a list of all the projects I definitely want to do or finish. I'll list them all on the side of my blog and tell you which ones I'm hoping to do. As you can see from the WIP SAL I've changed the picture to my ASAW now the Christmas SAL is finished. I've printed the charts off for week 51 and hope to do that this week then can you believe it...a year is gone and the last one will be due out.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY STITCHING FRIENDS, BOTH KNOWN AND TO KNOW. HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS WITH LOTS OF LOVELY STASH PRESENTS AND LAUGHS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. XXXX