Finishes 2016

33. My fifth of the Twelve Blessings, should have stitched 10 by now!

Charity (Twelve Blessings) by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 16 count Cloud Brown aida by Sew it All
with DMC threads
Started 19 October 2016, finished 20 October 2016


32. A gift for my cocktail-loving friend Katy.

Let's Party by Imaginatings
Stitched on 16 count Margarita aida by Sew It All
with DMC threads
Started 19 March 2016, finished 20 October 2016


31. The first Crazy January start of 2014, finally finished!

Family Band Sampler by Riverdrift House
Stitched on 14 count white aida with included threads
Started 1 January 2014, finished 19 October 2016


30. A gift from Judith via Mii Stitch.

Snowman '10 by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 16 count Tin aida with sparkles
from Sew it All
with DMC threads


Started 10 October 2016, finished 15 October 2016


29. For our Christmas tree if I ever get round to finishing it into an ornament!

Is It Too Late to be Good? by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 16 count Cafe au Lait aida from Sew it All
with DMC threads
Started 9 October 2016, finished 10 October 2016


28. A retreat start that was finished at home the following day...

Halloween Owl by Durene Jones
(from WOCS magazine)
Stitched on 16 count antique white aida
with DMC threads
Started 7 October 2016, finished 10 October 2016


27. Stitched on retreat with Mii Stitch

Do Not Disturb by Durene Jones
(from Cross Stitcher magazine)
Stitched on 16 count Stormy Sea aida from Sew It All
with DMC threads
Started 8 October 2016, finished 9 October 2016



26. A little holiday finish...


By the Chimney by Country Cottage Needleworks
Stitched on 32 count Lentil linen by Lakeside Linens
Using recommended DMC and WDW threads
Started 15 August 2016, finished 27 August 2016



25. One of my Crazy January Challenge 2014 new starts, at last a finish thanks to Just One July!

Cut Thru Pirate Ship by Bothy Threads
Stitched on 16 count ice blue aida with included threads
Started 6 January 2014, finished 14 July 2016


24. Another gift from Mii Stitch, never a truer word!

Life is Better by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 16 count Tea Rose aida by Sew it All
using recommended DMC threads
Started 25 June 2016, finished 26 June 2016



23. I'm planning to make this into a cube for my bedside table.

Happy Moood by Barbara Ana
Stitched on 16 count Cloud Pink aida by Sew it All
using DMC threads
Started 5 May 2016, finished 24 June 2016



22. Another of the CCN Seasonal Celebrations.

Summer by CCN
Stitched on 16 count Sunshine aida by Sew it All
using recommended DMC threads
Started 7 June 2016, finished 23 June 2016



21. Another gift from Mii Stitch, this is such a cutie!

Odd Dog with Butterfly by Lili of the Valley
Stitched on 16 count Cloud Blue/Pink aida by Sew it All
with included threads
Started 20 May 2016, finished 17 June 2016


20. A gift for elder son, I made great progress on this one by stitching on it exclusively for one month (dubbed Faithful April).


Cut Thru Rocket by Bothy Threads
Stitched on 16 count navy blue aida with included threads
Started 2 January 2015, finished 5 June 2016


19. The first in the Seasonal Celebrations series by Country Cottage Needleworks.  I shamelessly pinched the idea from Judith of just stitching the top half of the design.

Spring by CCN
Stitched on 16 count Cloud Blue aida by Sew it All
with recommended DMC and GAST threads
Started 15 May 2016, finished 19 May 2016



18. This was a bonus chart included with Life is Better by Lizzie*Kate.  I stitched this on my annual stitching retreat.  It was a gift from Mii Stitch.

Stitch Now Worry Later by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 16 count Tea Rose aida by Sew it All
with recommended DMC threads
Started 14 May 2016, finished 15 May 2016


17. Cow cubes for Ingrid and Rachel

16. My April finish for the Smalls SAL.  I stitched this one ahead of time so I could dedicate myself to just one project for the whole of April.


Joy by Lizzie*Kate (Twelve Blessings)
Stitched on Cloud Brown 16 count aida by Sew it All
using recommended DMC threads
Started 26 March 2016, finished 27 March 2016


15. A cute little Easter stitch.  The original design had an alphabet below the bunny, but I decided not to stitch it as elder son thought it would look better without it, and I ran out of the GAST Dried Thyme I was using for the borders.


Happy Bunny Bunny Day by The Trilogy
Stitched on Cloud Brown 28 count evenweave by Sew it All
using recommended WDW and GAST threads
Started 23 March 2016, finished 26 March 2016



14. My Smalls SAL finish for March 2016, from Lizzie*Kate's Twelve Blessings series.

Hope by Lizzie*Kate (Twelve Blessings)
Stitched on Cloud Brown 16 count aida by Sew it All
using recommended DMC threads
Started 14 March 2016, finished 23 March 2016


13. This chart and the threads to complete it were gifted to me by Sally.

Comfort by Little House Needleworks
Stitched on Cloud Brown 28 count evenweave by Sew it All
using recommended Crescent Colors threads
Started 7 March 2016, finished 14 March 2016


12. This was a free chart designed by Mr X Stitch in aid of Concern Worldwide, my contribution to a wall hanging to be donated to Syrian stitchers.

Syrian Square by Mr X Stitch
Stitched on 14 count antique white aida
with Fiberlicious Rittles variegated silk
Started 1 March 2016, finished 3 March 2016


11. This was a freebie I was given by the designer when I placed an order with her.  Stitched for Jo's Easter Blog Hop 2016.

Easter Bunny by Tralala
Stitched on 28 count Brittney Pink evenweave
using DMC threads
Started 28 February 2016, finished 3 March 2016


10. The chart for this was a gift from Mii Stitch - we took part in a private exchange and gave each other the same chart!  As always with Soda Stitch, this was so pretty and fun to stitch.

Lovers of Spring Light by Soda Stitch
Stitched on 16 count Provence aida by Sew it All,
with recommended DMC threads
Started 7 February 2016, finished 27 February 2016



9. My Smalls SAL finish for February 2016, from Lizzie*Kate Twelve Blessings

Love by Lizzie*Kate (Twelve Blessings)
Stitched on Cloud Brown 16 count from Sew it All
using DMC threads
Started 1 February 2016, finished 14 February 2016


8. A gift for my musical friend, Mary!

Love Notes by Mill Hill (kit)
Started 5 February 2016, finished 6 February 2016

7. Jen M very kindly offered this chart as a giveaway and I was the lucky winner! She also included the leftover threads. I changed the colour scheme slightly to purple and I'm really pleased with the finish.

Sampling Easter by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 32 count Cloud Lilac evenweave
by Sew it All 
using WDW and GAST threads
Started 27 January 2016, finished 31 January 2016



6. This chart was very kindly chosen for me from my wish list by Shebafudge, and stayed in my stash until the day elder son got his first wobbly tooth.  Then it was a race against time to finish it, which I did and stitched it into a pouch on the very day his first tooth fell out!  I will be making this one again in the near future as younger son now has 3 wobbly teeth! (*wink*)

Welcome Tooth Fairy by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 16 count Cloud Lemon aida by Sew it All
using DMC threads
Started 30 January 2016, finished 31 January 2016


5. This one was started as part of the Crazy January Challenge 2014 - it only took me two years to finish it!  I have no idea why I put it down as once I picked it back up again in January 2016 I couldn't put it down, despite the metallic threads.

Morning Glory by Nora Corbett
Stitched on Lorchen 28 count evenweave from Sparklies
using DMC threads and Kreinik braid
Started 9 January 2016, finished 26 January 2016


4. A quick stitch for my sons to commemorate the date we finished reading the Harry Potter series together - 18 January 2016

Harry Potter Glasses by Natali Needlework (etsy shop)
Stitched on 16 count antique white aida from Sew it All
with DMC threads
Started 12 January 2016, finished 17 January 2016




3. The first of the Twelve Blessings series I will be stitching for the Smalls SAL 2016

Friends by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 16 count Fabric Flair Cloud Brown aida
with DMC threads
Started and finished 14 January 2016



2. A secret gift for my birthday twin, Maggee!

Collect moments not things by Lizzie*Kate
Stitched on 32 count Fabric Flair Tumbleweed evenweave, 
with DMC threads
Started 7 January 2016, finished 11 January 2016



1. This was started in September 2013 just after I started blogging, and was pushed to one side once I started blogging and stashing!  My goal for 2016 is to reduce my WIP/UFO list from 11 to 5, so I'm pleased to be off to such a good start.  This one will be framed as soon as possible so my sons who are primary school age can use it as a reference.


History Timeline by Bothy Threads
Stitched on 14 count white aida
with threads included in kit
Started 13 September 2013, finished 10 January 2016







1 comments:

  1. Wow you've got some beautiful projects to mark such fantastic occasions. Love the tooth fairy idea and of course the HP commemoration. The history timeline will certainly come in handy and what a brilliant way for your boys to learn and remember history. Nice job stunner. Morning glory is perfect on your chosen fabric. It's funny how we drop a project and then when we re-visit it takes on a whole new breath of life. It's stunning. Congrats on all your achievements. 2016 is certainly going to be your stitching year stunner!
    xo Alicia

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