Monday, 2 January 2012


I always feel quite virtuous when I see some stitchers have more than 10 WIPs as I really only have these three! Celtic Lady Summer... still to finish stitching and loads of beads!

  Chatelaine Convent's Herbal Garden.. only just started and I made a mistake and cast it to one side..
Fortunately having enlarged this photo I can see the mistake and it is easily rectafied so this will be back in my rota.

This Bothy Threads was an impluse buy and why?? I don't know.. I only need to do the back stitching and some beads so this is going to be my January finish!
However I think this year will put me in the ranks of more than 10 wips.. hey ho.. what else is life about except to do the things you love..
And these are the charts I really want to stitch.
This first one was a swap with Gaynor.
I so love it so must do this one this year!
A little one in between bigger designs. Shepherd Bush's 'The Arbour'

And as I stitched Rosewood Manor's Spring Quaker last year.. this is a must for 2012.
Its called 'Quakers and Quilts'
And I love it. I have it all kitted up ready to go.
With 32C Cream Belfast linen and the recommended Valdani floss.
Ohhh can't wait to start this!
This is so pretty gifted to me by Elisa.
I hope I can stitch it as well as she did..It's Down Sunshine Lane
'Pastel Hearts' Needle Roll

And these are so cute. I have wanted to stitch these so an age..
Valarie Pfeiffer's 'Sitting Pretty'
These would perfect as a birthday present for someone I know who is a 'twitcher!!'

And I thought each one of these motifs could be stitched between bigger designs. It's
Just Nan's Floral Fifteen biscornu.
Gifted to me by Julie.
Hers was wonderful

As well as these I have kitted up and which costed a lot more than I am willing to admit to,
BB's Anniversaries Of The Heart.
This is just the first one, there are 12!!

I think all these are going to keep me busy right up till 2015!!
Happy Stitching all in 2012..

                                                  Chris xx
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Unknown said...

Great selection, good luck!!

Diane (di) said...

Chris, they are all beautiful. I can't wait to see your finish of the Just Nan biscornu... it's simply stunning. :) Happy 2012!

Anonymous said...

Well done on having only 3 WIPs - I had 28 so don't feel quite as virtuous as you LOL. You have a good variety of designs planned for this year, I particularly like Quakers and Quilts. Happy New Year!

Lesleyanne said...

Happy New Year. Great projects - look forward to seeing your stitching in 2012.

Elisa said...

Some great choices Chris, I look forward to your progress on them xx

Carol said...

Some really lovely patterns, look foward to seeing them develop.
It is one of my resolutions - do more stitching! (the others are more crocheting, more gardening and lots of smiling)
Carol xx

Kathy A. said...

Lovely lovely choices! I look forward to watching your stitches.

Katya said...

Ah, Chris, all these are beautiful! Especially the biscornu one. Yet, I can't wait to see your Celtic Summer finished. :) Happy stitches!

Leslie: said...

They are all so lovely and I especially like the little mouse. Happy New Year, Chris. :D

Kiwiflowa said...

Lovely projects - You have a good year planned :)

Giovanna said...

Great plans - it will be fun to follow you in these projects :-)

Julie said...

Going to be an exciting stitch liked year for ou, great choice of projects Chris.

Carolyn NC said...

The fact that you have only three is commendable! And they're all great projects...but I do see the new ones calling! LOL if I were to list mine the WIPocalypse would be WIPlosion..... :)

Belinda said...

Beautiful work! I especially look forward to seeing your progress on Convent Herbal Garden :)

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