I didn’t participate last year in this yearly cross stitch event. This year I have decided to participate.
Seeing as I am starting a bit late, this will be my intro and my first update.
I don’t actually have very many goals for this year. I started the year with 3 main stitchy goals, one of which I’ve already completed (I just have to mail it out). I can’t share that until the recipient receives it. For the fun of it, I’ll add a few more goals.
My main goal is to finish first HAED, Mistress of Wolves. I started this years ago, then lost interest with all the dark colors. When they started to have challenges on the HAED Facebook group, I pulled this back out. It’s had my attention since.
Here is where I started the year on this- This is Mistress of Wolves, HAED-Galbreth (retired) 28 ct 1×1 full cross.
I started the year with 7 partial pages to Stitch. My main goal this year is to finish this.
Here is where I am as of today-
In order to finish this piece I have been neglecting my current Chatelaine- French Country Kitchen. I would love to have the center done by the end of the year. Here is where I am currently-
Here is what it will look like in a few years-
Just for the fun of it I’ll add this. I actually love this and it would be great if I could get this done.
Onto the January Questions-
I am not participating in any SALs this year. I’m dedicated to getting Mistress finished.
For the olympics I will be stitching just on Mistress. I’d love to have another entire page done.
I can’t recall the last update on Mistress I shared here. I’ve made great progress on it this year. 2018 will be the year i finish my first HAED. Here is where I currently am and a photo of the entire piece.
Mistress of Wolves, HAED, Galbreth (retired), 28ct, 1×1 full cross
I’ve not shared any cross stitch in awhile. I’m working on a gift for a friend who happens to read this blog. About 6 months I was wandering around hobby lobby. The moment I saw this, I knew who it was for. I’m just about half done with it. How about a peak? I’m working solely on this piece until it is finished. I think a month or 6 weeks and it will be finished.
I also cross stitch. I actually have a separate cross stitch blog, but I don't want to bother with 2 anymore. I will be combining the 2. In the meantime here is something I finished last week.
Tree of Stitches, Abi Gruden, stitched on 32 count hand dyed jobelyn.
I loved stitching this. I plan to stitch this in all the different seasons. I'm unsure if I'll do whites for winter or greens for summer next.
I love the olympics. I spent the last 2 weeks watching them. I didn’t get any art journal entries done in that time.
As they are over now, I got back to some creativity. I start to get very grumpy when I neglect my creative side.
This was just a quick piece using some photos of my cross-stitch pieces that I found while working on a vacation smash/photo book
I have another cross stitch update for all to see. I’m pleased with how this one is going. I’d like to have it done by march. This will be difficult as it has lots of beading to add in. This is nearly 3/4 pages finished, minus the beads and backstitching.
Here are the cross stitch pieces I have finished this year. I finished them all myself. All of them were for me, except cowboy dreams which was a gift for me mom/stepdad.
Crabby All year-February