New Year Catchup Part 2

January 10, 2015 admin 2 min read 1 Comment
Santa Owl 29th December

New Year Catchup Part 2

January 10, 2015 Nikki 2 min read 1 Comment

At the end of the year I finished four pages in as many days thanks to being most of the way through them.  I’ve already shared two of them so now I’m bringing you the other two.

First my Christmas present.  This year I was given a new start as my present, I had put a selection of charts in a folder and my husband picked from those charts and bought all the threads for it.  Then over several days he put the colours onto bobbins and arranged them in a bobbin box for me so I had no idea what I would be starting.  Then the day before Christmas Eve I got to prep the fabric so he told me that he had chosen Santa Owl by Annya Kai to be my new start.  Lots and lots of green background on this one so I decided to start at the bottom and work my way up, because the pages are gridded I could do some of the five pages of green at  the top of the design when I’ve had enough of the confetti on the owl.

Santa Owl 29th December
Santa Owl 29th December

So my first page doesn’t have much to show but it stitched up in three or four days thanks to it being a partial page.  I’m stitching full crosses on 28 count Monaco, I’ve broken up the edge of the page as an experiment in breaking up page lines even though I’ve been lucky enough to avoid them so far.

The other page is a project that I haven’t shared yet.  Again I decided to start at the bottom and I’m stitching it in tent stitch.  This on is QS Queen of Hearts by Hannah Lynn and I started it at Halloween, it’s just a small piece and I only stitch on it now and again.  I’ve finished the bottom row of pages on this one now, just three pages and again partial pages so they don’t take so long to stitch.

QS Queen of Hearts 30th December
QS Queen of Hearts 30th December

With this one I’ve been stitching the black outline on each page and then colouring in with the other colours.

This year I’m going to focus on Whispers.  I have 19 pages left to stitch so it would be nice to get 9 or 10 of those done.  In between those pages I plan to spend most of my time on Santa Owl and QS Queen of Hearts.  I’d like to finish the bottom row of Santa Owl which is four more pages of green and another row of Queen of Hearts which is three pages.  I’d also like to get six pages of Into The Sea done during my stitching lunch breaks.  It’s quite ambitious and I’m easily side tracked so my main goal is to continue to enjoy my stitching.

1 Comment

  • Johanna January 11, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Your new start looks awesome, the green colors are so lively and beautiful and the idea of making this a gift to you is fantastic 😉

    Queen of hearts looks great, I recently bought my first Hannah Lynn design because it always looks like it is so much fun to stitch 😉
    As you know, i just love Whispers and you make such good progress on it! I could never manage to stitch 10 pages on one project, I fear I am just a slow stitcher 😉

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