Hello everyone, it's been a while since I updated my blog but here I am finally with an end of year round up for December's WIPocalypse.
I've just checked back and I haven't updated since September! No real excuse except work has been crazy, I have not been in my usual routine and I'd rather be stitching than blogging when I have some free time. I had a week's holiday last week so managed to catch up a bit at home.
So, where was I last time? I'd been working on Bamboo Fan and Treasure Hunt Bookshelf. Here's when you last saw them.
And here's where I am now.
I haven't done much on Bamboo Fan lately. One of my goals for this year was to get it finished but it hasn't happened. Maybe next year! I did meet my goal for Treasure Hunt Bookshelf though! I wanted to be halfway through by the end of the year and I've done more than that. I finished row 3 last Friday and I've started on the 4th row now. I wanted to average 500 stitches a day so if I can get 3000 stitches done on this page by next Tuesday (which will be a year from when I started) then I will have achieved that. I'm so pleased with how this is turning out, I love it, every page is like a new start. If any of you watch Stitcherista on Flosstube you may have seen her mention my progress in her latest video - what a surprise that was!!
My other goals for 2016 were to get some FFOs. I've failed here too! I wanted to get Forest Walk and Pretty Little Hong Kong framed but I've not done them. I did get my reindeer finished last week though. I've turned him into a cushion.
Here's the FFO
I'm so pleased with this! I bought some material at the NEC in November and followed Carolyn Mazzeo's tutorial on Flosstube to make the cushion. It's not perfect but for a first attempt I'm happy. It's currently on the top of my sofa, no-one is allowed to sit on it!
I have another small finish, I made another jute bag last week. This is the 3rd one of these I've made this year.
It's not a great photo but it's a rooster. I made the sheep and the dog earlier in the year.
I'm giving the sheep to my Mum for Christmas and the Rooster to my Mother-in-Law.
Briefly, my plans for 2017 are to finish Treasure Hunt Bookshelf and Bamboo Fan. I'm going to start Evil Queen Storykeep by HAED on 1st January for their challenge to finish a page by March. I will also try to get them fully finished along with PLHK and Forest Walk. I want to stitch every day again, so far this year I have stitched every single day even if some days it was only a couple of stitches.
Well, that was quite long - sorry! I look forward to seeing everyone else's 2016 round ups.
Merry Christmas to you all and a very happy 2017 x