Happy Monday. Well January is coming to an end and I feel like I’ve had a very good stitchy month. This month included one SAL finish, one small finish, a small new start, and a returning WIP.
This was the 2020 year long stitch along from The Frosted Pumpkin Sitchery. For some 2020 will be known as the year of the pandemic, for me 2020 & 2021 will always be the year of my cancer/infertility diagnosis and treatment. Thus, Animal Almanac will always mark this stage of my life. Although I did work on other projects, this one pretty much stayed on the frame all the time. When I finally finished it I was so happy because I am also coming to the end of my cancer/infertility journey. I still don’t know how I am going to fully finish this piece, but I know I’d like to do something interesting and unique.
I recently discovered The Stitch Patterns on Etsy.com and fell in love with the mini art patterns. The first one I kitted up and started was Spring Flowers. Typically, I like to have a steady rotation of smalls that I work on over a weekend or at night sitting up in bed. So many of their patterns fit my criteria for great smalls, that I immediately grabbed the lifetime membership. There definitely will be a steady rotation of smalls for the foreseeable future. This piece took 13 days of bedtime stitching to finish up, my plan is to make my own mini art gallery, I just don’t know where I’ll put it yet.
This weekend I started on a small kit my husband had put in my Christmas stocking, a cute Happy Camper Flag. I managed to get pretty far along, I’ll finish this one up during my bedtime stitching this week.
Next up on my focus list for the first quarter of 2022 is Morning Dog. This piece is challenging because there are a lot of fractional stitches on Aida fabric which can be tough, however I think the backstitching on this piece is going to be both the best and worst part of it.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!
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