Friday, 3 February 2017

Overview - January 2017

Well firstly I cannot believe that it is already February - wasn't it only yesterday I posted about my stitching in 2016!

I've worked on a few projects in January, three of them new starts and one a project that I hadn't touched for a while.

On 31st December 2016 I started At the Met by Mirabilia.  I have coveted this project for so long and last year I came into a little extra money and kitted it up.  I stitched on this project every day for the first 22 days of January.  I am stitching her on 32 count Permin Linen in Milk Chocolate 2 over 2 with all the charted threads.  This is the first big project I have worked on with linen and I'm surprised to say I'm not hating it.  I can't say I'll be converting totally to linen but I won't avoid it like I have in the past.  So here's what it will look like.

This is what it looked like before I moved the frame.
And this is what it looks like now.

I then heard about the Quotes to Live by from Stitchrovia which is a charity SAL for Mind.  I am stitching this 1 over 1 on 20 count aida in Smokey Rose which was the June 2016 Limited Edition from KLT Charting.  I am leaning heavily on Kim to add this to her regular line because it is an absolutely stunning colour and would work well with so many designs.  Here's the picture of part 1.

And here's where I got to so far.

My next new start was Hardcore Gamer from Charting Creations.  I am stitching this on 25 count easy guide evenweave 2 over 1 tent stitch.  The colour I am using at the moment is DMC Coloris 4507.  Here's a picture of what it will look like.
And here's where I got to.

The final project I worked on was the Perpetual Calendar from Samsarah Designs.  I looked back and the last time I worked on this was in 2013!!  I am really enjoying working on it again.  A couple of days a week I have to wait an hour for a lift home from work so I am taking this along and getting some extra time in on it.  This is stitched on 14 count perforated paper.

Yesterday I was feeling the need to work on a different project but I couldn't decide which one so I used random number generator to pick a project and it landed on Mini Bookworm Fairy by Hannah Lynn.  I am going to do at least 500 stitches on this project and then decide whether to carry on or switch.

I hope 2017 is treating you all well.

Keep stitching and smiling


Mii Stitch said...

Great progress Nic!

Rachel said...

Lovely progress on both new and old projects. Sometimes it's nice to brush the cobwebs off long-neglected pieces! :)

Justine said...

I love At the Met and have been really tempted by the Stitchrovia SAL. You are off to a flying start with your stitching this year!

blue star stitcher said...

At the Met is such a beautiful project, I love the design of her dress.

Heather said...

Ooo great progress! I love the gamer one the colors are pretty!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Love At The Met, she really is elegant. I bought Part 1 of the Quotes but I know I won't stitch it for ages. Got to do your bit for charity though.
Funnily enough I was thinking about the Sam Sarah calender yesterday, don't know why!

Vickie said...

Love your stitching!!! I have At The Met and can't wait to stitch her!