2011 Stitching Diary

Every year I attempt ( but fail ) to keep a record of projects stitched throughout the year. I try very hard not to make New Year Resolutions - why lay yourself open to failure? - but this is something I really want to do, so, I resolve to at least try.

(I have decided today to add projects so that the latest finish is first. This may seem logical to the majority of people - but it has only just occurred to me!

Nov 16th (finish 32 and 33)
Daffycat freebie 'Spring' adapted to say Daisy.
Larger one stitched over two on 28 count, smaller version over one on 28 count.

Nov 16th (finish 31)
LHN Ornament of the month no. 9 (?) Peace and Joy. Stitched over one on 32 count.

Nov 16th (finish 30)

LHN ornament from JCS 2011 Ornament issue. Stiched over one on 32 count.

Nov 16th (finish 29)
LHN Waiting for the Harvest. Stiched over one on 32 count with Dark Chocolate

Nov 16th (finish 28)

Brite Birds freebie by Barrick Samplers. DMC cottone over one. Hanger is bugle beads.

Nov 16th (finish 27)
Pineberry lane Freebie, on linen aged with walnut crystals, filled with sawdust.

Nov 16th (finish 26)

Stacy Nash 'Two Old Crows' Stiched with single thread over two. Linen aged with walnut crystals. Filled with sawdust.

Nov 16th (finish 25)
LHN 'Summer' from monochramtic seasons series finished as a small box.

Oct 24th (finish 24)

Dandy Dreams by Silver Creek in recommended DMC colours

Oct 7th (finish 23)
La D Dah's Alphabet and hare completed for Marly from Samplers and Santas as a thank you for linen gift

Sept 15th (finish 22)
Small alphabet sampler from a book by Brenda Keyes.

Sept 13th (finish 21)
From JCS 2002 to be finished as a Christmas hanging ornament.

Aug 9th (finish 20)
Mary Garry Milk paint sampler.
The original was one of a series called 'Remember the Ladies' and should have been stitched in Kreinik silk Mori milkpaint colours - but  this is a mixture of GAST, WDW and HDF

Aug 3rd (finish 19)

It is, I think, a shop freebie, from Margaret and Margaret Inc.
I changed the verse to 'reap' and 'sow'
rather than 'rend' and 'sew'
June 22nd (finish 18)

La-D-Da (?) Leaves and Letters ornament. Brown thread (?) over one on 28ct.

June 22nd (finish 17)

La-D-Da's Alphabet with Hare, over 1 on 28count using Crescent colours 'Smoke'.

June 16th 2011 (finish 16)

Blackbird Design 'Summer House' pin cushion stitched for Michelle's small BBD  exchange and sent to April Knap in America.

Stitched on 28 count linen with 2 HDF colours + pale yellow for window light. Finished with perle cotton and 2 vintage buttons.

June 11th 2011 (finish 15)

Spring by Sadie Stuart of SamSarah Designs. I substituted Daisy's name for the word Spring and added her birth date.

I used a selection of threads - mostly Vikki Clayton's Hand Dyed Fibres on a larger (25 I think) count rustic-type linen.

May 21st (finish 14)

Two scissor fobs, stitched over one with variegated thread. Quaker design. Finished with teal silk dupion and beaded edge. For Clare and Judith.

May 11th 2011(finish 13)
Au fils des Reves needle case and scissor holder. Worked from a complete kit, including lining fabric, ribbon and scissors. Stitched and finished as recommended.

May 6th 2011 (finish 12)

Summer Stars from BBD Stitcher's Journey. Stitched over 1 using HDF colours, finished as a hanger with beads. Backed with batik print cotton.

Blue - Magpie Twitters
Yellow - Gold Rush 4223
Pink - Ultra Violet 2119
Cream - Orchid Smoke 5109
Green - Moon Beams
 Kaalund thread 'Meadow' used for border.

May 6th 2011 (finish 11)

Danybrod's 'Spring Rabbits' finished as a pillow. Stitched over 1 using recommended threads except brown for rabbit which was HDF variegated.

Backing fabric behind.

April 28th 2011 (finish10)

Blackbird Design Exchange number 7

Summer Stars from A Stitcher's Journey by BBD. Stitched with my choice of HDF threads over 2 on 28 count cream linen. With a matching scissor fob. Lined with a batik cotton and edged with beads. Sent to Laura R in Mexico on April 28th arrived May 20th.

April 26th 2011 (finish 9)
This first of the Betsy Morgan Tiny Treasures Etui pieces, from Inspirations magazine.
Stitched one thread over 2 using mostly HDF.

April 25th 2011 (finish 8)

Patriotic Heart - freebie by Aury.

March 29th 2011 (finish 7)

This a tiny piece stitched over one on 30 count by Mary Garry. This photo shows the piece finished with my choice of opaque blue beads - and a small check cotton backing

Feb 28th 2011 (finish 6)

Blackbird design 'Their Song'
Stitched on a cream 28 count linen, over one with a whole mixture of threads -including WDW, Gentle Arts, Gloriana, HDF and DMC.

Jan 26th 2011 (finish 5)

Quaker hexagon needle case. Light khaki linen, over one using Kaalund thread Taipan.Sent to Margaret in Canada

Jan 22nd 2011 (finish 4)
- Snow Garden  completed - only slight variation was using a more yellow thread for one window - so that a light is on in the house!!
BBD Snow Garden using 28 count evenweave linen, colour mushroom, and the suggested threads.

Jan 18th 2011 (finish 3)

The design is called Amore Amour by the Italian designer Renato Parolin.
Stitched with the recommended DMC colours over one on 30 count linen. It is backed with red silk and finished with beads and a little ribbon bow hanger.

Jan 18th 2011 (finish 2)

'Noel' Christmas ornament finished. This was stitched before Christmas, but has only just been finished as an ornament. A freebie from 123 Citrouille

Jan 10th 2011 (finish 1)
Red bird ornament finished. Stitched before Christmas and finished with a beaded tassel and hanger. Source unknown.