Saturday, January 31, 2009

January summary! (Pic heavy)

Hi all

Well "guilt free January" is over now so I thought you might like to see what I got up to! I managed to start 13 new projects and finished 2!!

Here's my progress pics on all the new starts, in order:
Jeanette Douglas Designs - Winter Stitches
Fabric - 36 ct sand Edinburgh linen
Threads - recommended (thread pack)
The Trilogy - Family
Fabric - 28 ct jobelan (not sure of colour)
Threads - recommended WDW & DMC
The Drawn Thread - Acorn Sampler
Fabric - 32ct Cream Belfast linen
Threads - recommended NPI silks
Little House Needleworks - Reading
Fabric - 28ct Antique White jobelan
Threads - recommended Crescent Colours
scan is not so good on this one, it's really brighter than this.
The Sweetheart Tree - By The Sea Sampler
Fabric - from kit - 32ct Confederate Grey belfast linen
Threads - from kit - DMC & WDW
Shepherds Bush - Spooky Spots Sampler
Fabric - from kit - 32ct Autumn Blush hand-dyed linen
Threads - from kit - AVAS, Gloriana & Silk n Colors silks
Just Nan - Joyous Ark
Fabric - 32ct opalescent natural Belfast
Threads - recommended DMC & Kreinik
Elizabeth's Designs - Four Seasons Stitching club - Summer
Fabric - 28ct antique ivory cashel linen
Threads - recommended DMC & Needle Necessities
Homespun Elegance - Ho Ho Tired
Fabric - 28 English Rose jobelan
Threads - recommended Gentle Arts Sampler threads
Passione Riccamo - Winter ornament (freebie)
Fabric - 32ct hand-dyed Powder Blue Reflections Belfast linen (Silkweavers)
Threads - recommended DMC
Here's my completed ornament for this month too. The finishing on this is not great, I would not reccomend doing a star like this again unless it was bigger! It's only for me though so am not too bothered!

Homespun Elegance - Starry Santa

from 1997 JCS Ornament Issue

fabric & threads changed!

I also put some time into one of my existing wip's. I managed the name at the top and the first set of clothes down the bottom!

Bucilla - Paper Doll Teddy progress as at 31 January 2009

Well I think this ismy longest post yet so you are probably all bored and falling asleep by now!! Anyway, February is "Finish It" month. Not sure that too much of that will be happening but we will see! My long term goal for this year is to finish up all my wip's including these new ones!! First up is my oldest project, Black Swan's - Dragon Heart which is at about the 50% mark!

I won't be starting any more new projects for a while now and will have to survive with just a new start on an ornament a month!

Happy Stitching all




Anonymous said...

My goodness Amanda...I hadn't realised you'd started all those in January! They will certainly keep you busy LOL.

Anonymous said...

What a lot of beautiful new starts! They are all lovely!

Amanda said...

LOL Yep all new starts! Was loads of fun too! There are a couple of new ones since your visit too Alison!

Thanks loads Cathy! Now to get some of them finished, lol!

DonnaTN said...

My gosh, you have been a busy girl! I would be happy with the progress from just one of your new starts. Did you sleep any in January? I look forward to seeing the continuing progress.

Kathy said...

Love all your new starts. I am going to remember your "guilt-free" January next year for sure. I only started 2 of my own and 2 for the LNS.

Meari said...

Wow, that's alotta WIPs. They all look great, though! Congrats on your ornie finish.

Kath said...

Goodness, Lots of starts there Amanda. Hope you manage to get them all finished as you planned. Will be nice following their progress

Marianne said...

Amanda you have a beautiful rotation going! Can't wait to see your progress!!

Brigitte said...

Your new starts are great. I just love the "guiltfree January" but have postponed my own starts a little bit, just kitted up my new projects. Have fun with your new WIPs.

Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.