January Stitching Update:
As I mentioned in my last couple of posts I have been doing lots of little stitching starts for various January challenges. So how did I go in January do you ask....
**Cross Stitch Crazy 2016 (FB group) - 15 starts in 15 days: ü
**Debbie's Ultimate Crazy January Challenge 2016 (DUCJC2016) - 31 starts for January (will inc WIP's): well... I managed a total of 21 starts and then decided to concentrate on finishing a couple of those starts... so this challenge will carry over now to Feb - maybe! :o)
**Stitch Maynia (FB group) January SAL update listed below:
- 2016 Chatelaine Shenanigans SAL (Start a new Chatelaine or stitch on a Chatelaine WIP): didn't stitch on my Chatelaine but that's ok as this is a year long SAL!
- New Year, New Start! (Jan 2016 - start something new!): ü
- Year of Starts! (12 monthly starts): ü "Snow Mates" was my Jan start/finish
- Brooke's Books Year Long SAL! (Stitch one of Brooke's ornaments/characters/designs each month): no stitching on my Brooke's Books WIP's in January.
JCS SAL (FB Group) - January: "Snow Mates" - Blue Ribbon Designs ü
Christmas Ornie SAL Blog Theme: Music - Durene Jones' Christmas Chorus ü
Halloween Ornie SAL Blog Theme: Winged Creatures, Crows etc - stitching Joyful World SAL - January design as it features a crow (not Halloween... but shoe-horned in!) - almost finished
So... onto stitching pics! In my last post I showed you starts 1-14 for January - below we now have starts 15-21...
|Gift from a fellow stitcher|
|Freebie Cross Stitch Crazy - finished!!|
This start is also a small finish..... :o)
stitched in one afternoon/evening and becomes Finish #1 for 2016!!
|Another small freebie - Cross Stitch Crazy|
|Freebie from Cross Stitcher magazine|
|Freebie from Cross Stitch Collection|
this has been in my freebie box for years.......
|Freebie from Cross Stitch Crazy or Cross Stitch Card Shop??|
|Freebie from Cross Stitch Crazy|
So that's all the new starts so far for 2016....
You saw Finish #1 earlier in this post (Cherries Notebook) but wait, there is more....
Here are Finishes #2 and #3 for 2016!
|"Snow Mates" - Blue Ribbon Designs|
Just Cross Stitch 2015 Ornaments Magazine
"Snow Mates" is the January ornie for the JCS SAL FB group and was my start #9 for the January challenges and is Finish #2 for 2016.
(I don't think that I have mentioned the JCS SAL in a post yet... so in a nutshell it is a Facebook group where we are all stitching ornies from the Just Cross Stitch 2015 Christmas Ornaments magazine. We took a vote on what 12 ornies we would like to stitch for 2016 and the top 12 won! Each month during 2016 we will all stitch the same ornie that month. If you don't like a month's ornie you can take a wildcard and stitch another ornie from the magazine for the month. Great plan, hey!)
|"Christmas Chorus" designer: Durene Jones|
Cross Stitch Card Shop #93
"Christmas Chorus" designed by Durene Jones is my Finish #3 for 2016. This little cutie is my January entry for the Christmas Ornie SAL 2016 - theme was Music.
February Stitching Plans:
Stitch Maynia's February SAL is "We Love Stitching" (Valentine's theme/or stitching anything we love - can be designer/design/fabric/etc - as long as we love it!)
JCS SAL (FB Group): "Winter's Eve" designer The Prairie Schooler
Christmas Ornie SAL Blog Theme: Snow - "Snow Mates" is my February entry and that is already done! ♥- ü
Halloween Ornie SAL Blog Theme: Mummies and Monsters
So that's it for this marathon post..... hope I didn't bore you too much with my rambling! See you all again real soon for the next round of TUSAL, Alphabet Club and GG posts that are all due in the very near future!