Saturday, 5 January 2013

A New Stitching Year

Ahhhh - It is 2013 and the world didn't end. To me that means another year to share my love of stitching.
I have looked over my list from last year and made some additions and removed the pieces that were completed. The list looks small  for 2013 but there are some definite BAP's on that list.

On my list this year

My Chatelaine - Desert Mandala  - I would like to see significant progress but am realistic enough to know it won't get finished. Here is my progress to date. This is next in my rotation - starting today. Wish me luck - I'm working with Black Marlitt - my favorite - NOT!

My Etui
I have completed Page 1 and made a start on Page 2.  I would like to have this one done by year's end. The challenge with this piece is my eyesight. It is 36 count and I have to use a magnifier lamp which is not always readily available or my eyes are tired and it's not easy to see.

 My Sampler Gameboard by Drawn Thread - SAL with Facebook group

Here is my progress at the end of my first four day rotation.

 And lesson learned - pay attention to where you are starting. I am tight on the left side - about 1 1/2 inches and have 3 inches or more on the right - Whoops!

Alessandra Adelaide's Maple Leaf - SAL with my stitching friends from home.

Here is my slight progress on January 1st.

CCN's Santa's Village
Here is my start on House 1 - Santa's House

The fabric is 32 count Lugana - Ice Princess - from Under the Sea Fabrics

Also on my list

Simply Christmas - Waxing Moon - a gift from Marlene

Sweetheart Tree -  Red Pepper Scissor Fob - from my stack of Sweetheart Tree I bought on Ebay.

The rest of the list is on my sidebar.

I have several other things to show you but will make them a seperate post.

And as you can see, I really could do without frogs if I'm to stand any chance at all of getting some serious stitching done lol.

Take care one and all. I hope the beginning of this new year has been happy for you. My DH and I have been spending some quality time with our grandchildren and that makes our new year very happy.


Myra said...

Looks like you have a sound plan for 2013. You have chosen some gorgeous pieces and I look forward to following your progress.

Miss LindaLee said...

You certainly have some pretty things in the works Kathy. Your stitching is always beautiful.

I should make a list also of what I do want to complete this year. I have some nice charts all kitted up and ready to go, but have a hard time working on more than one at a time. I feel guilty about not working on the others while working on one!

Happy New Year to you girlfriend.

LindaLee from
My Stitches

Cole said...

Looks like a fun stitching list to me! I love the Sampler Gameboard!

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely projects for 2013.

Linda said...

Wow Kathy. I love all your new starts and the ones ready start. Good luck with your list.


Kathy A. said...

Nice stitching Kathy! Your RR is really beautiful, can't wait to see it finished. And also I can't wait to see the Santa's Village cottages, I'm planning to stitch them too!
Wishing you a happy 2013!!

From Valentina -
Oops deleted this one lol.

Kathy A. said...

Those are all fantastic BABs Kathy and I look forward to seeing them in progress this year!

and this one from my friend Dani - gotta watch when I push those buttons

Ranae said...

Wonderful, fabulous stuff for the new year
Happy stitching!!!!

Kaisievic said...

Lovely WIPS - may all your frogs stay on your blog background!

hugs, Kaye

Bonnie Brown said...

Great progress on your new starts!

Annette-California said...

Great goals for 2013 and great starts. I absolutely love Ice Princess fabric you selected for stitching Santa's Village. Its a fantastic color. I'm stitching the series as well. Happy New Year.
love Annette

Emma/Itzy said...

You've got some great projects in there for the coming year - good luck! :)

Brigitte said...

What is it that makes all the planning of a new stitching year so exciting? I don't know but I'm always excited when I plan my stitching. And I'm even excited when I read other stitchers' list for the year, lol.
Your list is great, with a couple of real BAPs. I love stitching BAPs and will start some of them too, this year. I'm just compiling the list.

Brigitte said...

And I forgot: A happy and healthy New Year to you and your family!

Carol said...

Wow! You've got a great line-up for 2013, Kathy!! I am so impressed with that Desert Mandala--it is going to be breathtaking...

Wishing you and your family a warm and wonderful 2013--enjoy all that AZ sunshine :)

Mary said...

Great WIPs and good choices for the coming year! Desert Mandala is stunning! Looking forward to seeing your progress!
Happy New Year!

Karen said...

What a great list of projects for this year! You certainly have some BAPs! Good luck with your rotation!

Terri said...

Best of luck with your 2013 Revenge. I love the center portion of the desert mandala.

Rachel S-H said...

Good luck with the Marlitt. That stuff is TORTURE.

sandra said...

Great list! Wish you and your family a good year!

Stitching Princess said...

I hope you get all your projects done. Looking foward to seeing your progress.

Judy S. said...

Love that Mandala; it will be worth the wait! You have some interesting projects ahead. Happy 2013!! When do you head back to the warm?

Anonymous said...

Kathy, all of your WIP's are looking great. I especially love the Desert Mandala. I have yet to try a Chatelaine design. They look pretty involved and I can see why you are not torturing yourself with a date to finish. It will be gorgeous when finished. Take your time and enjoy the stitching on this as well as all the projects that you have dedicated to 2013.

Margaret said...

So happy to hear you got to spend quality time with your grandchildren. What could be better!

Your Mandala is so pretty as of course are your other 2013 projects.

Have a wonderful stitchy year.

Anonymous said...

Desert Mandala is going to be gorgeous. Your doing a wonderful stitching job.

Great start on the Euti. The Gameboard looks like a fun stitch. Is that thread going to be a hassle for the leaf? I do love that color your using. Wonderful start to Santa's House. What an awesome gift from Marlene and purchase from Ebay.

Wishing you lots of stitching time in 2013 and spending time with those grandchildren.


Suzanne said...

You have some great projects you are working on this year.

I have some big projects this year and I don't want to set deadlines and goals to get things finished. I just want to concentrate on the the stitching and see where I end up at the end of the year.

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

Great project list and some good starts. I can't see any round robins in the list though...

Lynn said...

You've got a great list of projects lined up for the new year! I hope you're able to accomplish your goals again.