Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Progress report and a happy dance!

I honestly hadn't realised just how much stitching I had done in January, but here it all is!  My second Christmas ornie, it's stitched on 28C evenweave coloured pale green, with the recommeded DMC threads. A funny little candy eating snowman design from 2009 JC Christmas edition.

And here is my Bothy Threads 'Buzzy Days' completely finished, beads as well. They are not the beads that came with the kit as Nell ate those when she was still a puppy and was eating everything she could!!
I am pleased I have completed it, as it lost its charm for me half way through!LOL
And I have stitched a whole lot more of my  'Summer Celtic Lady' and stitched the beads on the blue part of her gown. This section I completely frogged and redid last December because it had gone horribly gone. I intend getting this finished before the end of the year.
And it may not look as though I haven't stitched much on my Chatelaine, Convent's Herbal Garden but I have... 'onest!
This was my new start.. it's Rosewood Manor 'Quakers and Quilts.'  I have worked out how much I have to stitch each month to get this completed this year. This is my BAP!
Of course I also stitched 'The Arbour' in January which was my 'small' This month  I am starting
Down Sunshine Lane 'Pastel Hearts' Needle Roll as my small. I have stitched another Christmas ornie but still have to make that up.. busy, busy, busy because I am also making a patchwork quilt. I don't like to waste a minute of my days..
Happy Stitching and Happy Days all.

Chris xx

20 comments:

Sue said...

Gosh Chris, you have been busy, you put me to shame. Lots of lovely progress with your cross stitch and making your quilt too.....x

Giovanna said...

That's a lot of lovely WIPs, great going!

Sarah said...

Wow lots of progress! Celtic lady is simply stunning

Lesleyanne said...

All of your stitching is gorgeous. I especially love your celtic lady.

Julie said...

Two lovely finishes and great Quaker new start. Celtic as grown a lot since I last saw it.

Diane (di) said...

Chris, everything is just beautiful. Love Summer Celtic and your fabric for Convent's is gorgeous!

Linda said...

Congrats on the finishes and new start. Celtic lady is gorgeous.

Linda

geeky Heather said...

Lovely progress all around...the mouse is too cute. =)

Leslie: said...

They're all just beautiful, Chris! The Celtic lady is so lovely and serene looking, but I still have a soft spot for the buzzy one. :D

stitcheranon said...

Wow, loads of stitching! I think it was def best to use new beads rofl..even if Nell re-packaged the others rofl. Great work.

Solstitches said...

Lots of lovely stitching here.
Your Celtic Lady is gorgeous and that is a very cute Christmas ornament.
Margaret

Kate said...

Wow you've been really busy - lots of lovely progress.

Bette said...

love the little mouse. It's so cute!

Elisa said...

what beauties to behold in your post, they are all fab! I have tried to email you but it keeps bouncing back as I wondered where you got your Buzzy Days chart from as I just adore it...could you email me if possible please, email in my profile xx Hugs Elisa x

robindefender said...

All of your stitching looks lovely! That little snowman ornament is too funny.

Ziggyeor said...

oh no the puppy ate the beads! It looks good though. Good job on all the progress.

Joyus said...

Gorgeous WIPs and great progress!

Beth Pearce said...

Wowsers - you have gotten a ton done! And so many pretty things, each one prettier than the next. I am really impressed that you finished the one even though you aren't loving it anymore.

MoonBeam said...

You've got some terrific projects in the works. I love the Celtic Lady. I can't imagine stitching her, but she is beautiful

Bobbi

Carol said...

Hi Chris, you did get a lot of beautiful stitching done in January. Your Celtic Lady is just lovely. I think your Buzzy Days is very cute!
Carol xx