Monday, 2 January 2012

Last Finish of 2011 and First of 2012

Happy New Year Everyone!
Just a quick post today to show my last finish of 2011 and my first of 2012.
I finished up the December SAL piece on Friday with a wee bit of time to spare for 2011! I loved stitching this so much. I don't know if Chris started hers as she has tennis elbow and had to have an injection so hasn't been stitching much. Lesleyanne was stitching L*K Snowman 2010. 

Tra La La Snowman
32 count Cobblestone linen

GAST, Crescent Colours & Carrie's Creations
Started 1st December 2011

Finished 30th December 2011
Lisa and I had a new start on New Years Day. We did this last year and decided to do it again. We decided on Kelmscott Designs Miniature Monogram Hornbook and here's my finished stitching. I have to mount it yet but will wait for a few days and do it. This is the first finish I can mark off my list:)

Kelmscott Designs Miniature Monogram Hornbook
32 count fabby ( unknown)
Dragon Floss Lasting Friendships
Started and Finished 1st January 2012

Yesterday saw the start of my stitch from chart stash challenge of 2012. As you will know I'm hoping to keep this up for at least the first 6 months of this year but I am allowed the last BBD LF chart as I'm on auto for those plus any fabric and threads I may need for charts I'm stitching. This is just to get my chart stash down :) I have a few friends joining me including my surrogate sis Lisa, Lisa B, Claire, Colleen and Lesleyanne that I know of:) So good luck my fellow stitch from stashers lol!
I received my birthday GC order from Wasatch Needlecraft on Saturday. Thank you so much Colleen {{{{hugs}}}} I look forward to stitching what I chose:) I haven't taken a photo as yet so will have to show what I chose in another post but I will tell you! I chose Carriage House Samplings Wash Day with the fabric and Little House Needleworks Snow White.

I've stitched some more on Plum Street Samplers Christmas Tea and have the verse stitched and a bit of the vines. I'd like to try and finish it this week if I can. Tonight I'm back to the SB SAL with Barb and Colleen. I've really missed our SAL night. I haven't decided what I'm stitching yet but I think I'll pick a kit for ease lol! I'm feeling too lazy to sort fabric and threads!

Finally it's time to reflect on 2011's stitching and what I achieved. I did have a lot of finishes and I'm rather proud of some of the finishes I had particularly my BBD pin keep and the LHN Travelling Stitcher pouches. I have lots of things that I would love to stitch in 2012 including some RAKs if I get myself sorted out.
I must apologise again as I've just marked all the new posts in my reader as read as there were over 200. I'll start over tomorrow and see what you're all stitching in this New Year:)

Until next time......
Much love



Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Your snowman is so cute. Sounds as if you have lots of nice projects for 2012. I am looking forward to seeing them.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on ending the year and starting the new year with a finish! I have a couple of the Kelmscott smalls and they're all just darling. I'm looking forward to seeing yours finished!

Vonna said...

I love the Tra-La-La snowman...cute as a button! I have the Hornbook by Kelmscott and I love mine! It's a margin marker too! Have it right in my display basket beside my chair :)
Happy New year Sally!

Margaret said...

The snowman -- love it! So cute! The monogram piece is going to be so nice when mounted on the little hornbook. Happy 2012!

~*Shar*~ said...

Beautiful stitching; I haven't started anything new "yet" I'll do it today..LOVE the snowman hun.

Hugs, Shar

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Count me in as a fellow "Stitch from Stasher"!! If I weren't I'd be asking about your TraLaLa snowman chart. : ) I started my big project yesterday - a leftover from last year's crazies - and I have SO many others that I would love to stitch this year!

Can't wait to watch your progress!!


Mary Ann said...

I love the snowman and the monogram piece--beautiful finishes!!

I am looking forward to another year of watching your stitching progress seeing your lovely finishes!

Colleen said...

Tra-La-La Snowman is adorable! Kelmscott project start is lovely. Looking forward to seeing your progress. I will see you tonight Sally, for our SB SAL. I'm so excited to see you and Barb! {Hugs}

Lei said...

I have never seen the Tra La La Snowman design before. It is adorable. Good luck with your chart stash challenge. Sounds like it will be lots of fun. Happy New Year!

Mindi said...

The Tra-La-La snowman is adorable, and the floss you used for the miniature hornbook is lovely.

Stitching from stash is a great thing! I've sort of been forced into it, but its making me go back and work on all of my poor neglected WIPs. Good luck!

Michele said...

Happy New Year Sally! Love your finish! so cute :)

Lesleyanne said...

Happy New Year Sally. Your Tralala finish is gorgeous. I have stitched a little on my SAL and hope to do more in the near future.

Michelle said...

Lovely stitching Sally really nice. The snowman is lovely. Looking forward to seeing your Christmas Tea finished xx

Christine said...

Two beautiful finishes Sally, it always amazes me how much you manage to get stitched

BeckySC said...

Oh, I ADORE the snowman :) PERFECT :)
hugs to you :)

Ranae said...

Have lots of fun with the stitching in 2012

cucki said...

snowman is so sweet..well done for the lovely finish..and lovely great start..
sending you hugs cucki xx

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

this is great. Good start to the year
x catherinr

sammyjo said...

loving the finish sally, sadly i never got my stocking finished this year maybe next lol

Kate said...

Gorgeous finishes Sally - congratulations.
Look forward to following your progress of stitching from stash - I am going to give this a go too.

Tracy said...

Some beautiful pieces congrat's on the finish and the first. I'm currently on the hunt for the Kelmscott Design hornbook kit and Christmas Tea chart I love them. Happy New Year Sally xx

Ellen said...

Love that snowman! Love that hornbook finish too!

Happy stitching from your stash in 2012!


Gabi said...

Gorgeous finishes. Love that snowman especially.
Wishing you a fantastic 2012

Catherine said...

Cute finish!

Lois said...

What a cute finish to end off 2011, Sally. I'm looking forward to seeing all that you'll be stitching in 2012!

Lisa said...

Congratulations on your last finish of 2011 and first of 2012, both look lovely! I'm happy to say I started and finished our New Year start on the day, but Erin and I seem to have the lurgy now so think it will be a few days before I get to make it up.
Can't believe it but I'm really excited about our stitching from stash, am so loving my stitching at the moment.

Julie said...

Cutie snowman. Nice monogram too, pretty colour.
Really need to sort my SB out, too many things I want to do all at once lol.

Patty C. said...

I think it is well understood why I love this pattern - What a cute snowman !!

Penny said...

Cute snowman! Your stitching from chart stash sounds like a great idea, if only I could discipline myself. :)

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish, Sally! Your snowman is too cute. I love the Kelmscott designs--I'm just afraid of the finishing!

Enjoy your stitching from stash. I plan to do a lot of that this year, too, hopefully! I just need to put blinders on when it comes time for Market.

Happy new year!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sally, that's a very admirable sentiment to stitch from your stash!!!

What lovely last and first finishes!

It'll be interesting to see what you're going to stitch this year!

Misborda2 said...

Happy New Year 2012!!
May all your wishes, hopes and dreams are fulfilled;
the joy and hope, are your faithful companions along this year.
Hugs, Laura.

Anonymous said...


I love your snowman he is so cute.

I wish I had the will power to only stitch from stash. I'm going to enjoy following your finishes this year.

Wishing you a happy 2012.

Tatkis said...

Beautiful finishes - and the snowman is sooo cute!
Happy New year!


♥marylin♥ said...

Oh c'est beau !!
beautiful stitching !!
bisous de France

Nicola said...

Lovely finishes Sally, love the monogram. Good luck with the stitching from chart stash challenge. I don't think I ever need to buy a new chart again, but then they will keep bringing new ones out so what's a girl to do? lol

Carol said...

Isn't that the cutest snowman finish--I love it, Sally! Wishing you and your family a most happy new year :)

Pumpkin said...

I JUST LOVE this snowman!!!! You enabler you! Now I'll have to track down this pattern ;o)

Congrats on your first completed project of 2012. Can't wait to see it finished.

Sounds like you have a busy year ahead of you. I like having goals to look forward to :o)

Happy New Year!

Brigitte said...

Sally, this little snowman is a real cutie. I had never seen him before, I think I have to have a closer look at Tournicoton charts ... although I do not want to buy too much new stash, lol.
Congratualtions on the first finish of this year. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished piece.
Happy New Year!

Suzanne said...

Love you snowman finish, he looks great!

Anne said...

Another lovely snowman finish to add to your collection Sally! I'm sure you had a good time picking out stash to buy from your gift card!! Lovely Kelmscott design too!!