I was very pleased to finish the band with the norwich stitches in as I really struggled with those. For some reason I just couldn't find the right holes to stitch in for them. But I got there in the end although they are far from perfect.
Stitching Plans for 2015
As this is going to be my last post for 2014 I thought I'd put down some plans for 2015, to share with you and also to be able to look back on myself and see if I managed to stick with them.
In 2015 I am going to be participating in three SALs. The first is Stained Glass by Love Thy Thread which carries over from 2014 as I am sure most of you are aware Bev has unfortunately had to close down Love Thy Thread and she has sent out all the pages of the SAL to the members. However I am hoping to carry on stitching one page per month until I have completed this.
The second SAL is the Alessandra Adelaide Christmas Mystery SAL for which we get the first page on 5th January (I think). Again hoping to keep up with this one but I will only be able to stitch on it for one week a month so it depends on how big the sections are whether or not I can keep up. However as long as I finish it by Christmas 2016 I will be pleased.
The third SAL is just between myself and Mrs Milkybar Kid. We are both going to stitch Plum Pudding by Glendon Place. I don't yet have the materials for this so I may not be able to start it in January but when I do start again I will spend one week a month stitching on it.
So those three stitch a longs take three weeks out of my stitching month. To start with I will spend the fourth week stitching the Twisted Band Sampler as I would love to finish that and get it framed as soon as possible. If there is a fifth week in the month I will stitch on Seaside Mystery by Chatelaine and once I finish Twisted Band Sampler I may put Seaside Mystery into the four week rotation.
I am also participating in Stitch from Stash again this year and am really hoping I can stick with it for the whole year this time. The rules have changed slightly from last year but I can't see any reason why I shouldn't be able to stick with it.
I have an order with Crafty Kitten which I paid off with my Christmas money which contains all the materials I need for Plum Pudding and I also caved in and got everything for the Lizzie Kate Mystery Things Unseen so I will probably want to start that when I see it too. This will be my last (hopefully) big stash splurge for a while.
Anyway those are the plans for now no doubt they will change rapidly over the coming days/weeks/months.
I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and I wish you all a happy and healthy New Year.
Keep stitching and smiling