A year in finishes

Another year… gone. It may not have been the greatest year ever, but it saw 30 finishes. Yes, 30! I finished one more just two days ago. In honor of all these finishes, I thought I’d share a picture of almost every item, in order.

Let’s start with January:

I’m still not all that fond of Elsa, but I love how Pirate’s Creed turned out!

February:

The Jedi piece was for a couple of friends who were having a baby, and they loved it.

March:

April:

May:

It was Stitch Maynia. So many starts, a few finishes. The next one shall be far more awesome!

June:

My little sister got her Ravenclaw banner this Christmas and she was beyond happy.

July:

August and September: No finishes.

October:
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By far my favorite finish so far.

November:

And finally, December:

Next year is going to be epic. I’m going for a minimum of 50 finishes! Cross your fingers, and prepare for lots of pictures.

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An FFO, a new start, and the never ending fairy.

Firstly, I FFO’d Garfield as a little pillow! (and it’s freaking adorable)

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Second, I started a new project. Poison from Just Cross Stitch Halloween. I started it yesterday, actually, so there isn’t much here:

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Third, and last, I did a decent amount on Merryweather. I feel like progress on her is so slow because all I have left on her is her dress (no hands or feet or face) and I’ve already done two other dresses, so it feels like it’s just more of the same. At any rate, here she is:

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If you’re interested in buying patterns, I will soon be adding many more listings to my etsy shop over the next few weeks. They will range in subject from Christmasy, to supernatural creatures, to various random things.

That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

And now for another round of backstitching

That’s right! I’ve finished all the cross stitching on Garfield, and only the top layer of backstitching is left!

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I’m thinking of turning this one into a pillow. What do you guys think? Would it make a good small pillow?

 

In other stitchy progress, I worked on Merryweather a bit more. Progress is picking up speed a little bit, but it still seems so slow compared to others I’ve worked on. Heck, it feels slow compared to other parts of it that I’ve worked on. Oh well. Here’s what I have right now:

 

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I’ve also made a list of the patterns I want to work on next year, and I have most of the fabric set aside. I thought I was crazy to want to do 25 projects this year but after blowing past that, I got it in my head to do 56 full finishes next year! Crazy, I know, but 33 of them are small, so I have that going for me lol.

 

That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

 

Fight the Fairies!

I mean. . . Return of the Fairies! I finished last week’s project:

 

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You know I’m glad to finished with that.

 

So I started to work on Firefly Fairies again:

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And because I could, I started a new project!

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It’s Garfield! The patterns suggests to backstitch everything before you cross stitch, and then back stitch again when you’re done, so I did that. It’s a bit easier to know where the stitches go without constantly consulting the pattern, but I know those of us who dislike backstitching will NOT go for this method lol

 

That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

There can be only one

One update today. The same as last week. Thankfully, it should only take me until tonight to finally finish it.

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I added two ‘broken’ bulbs to look like the one Santa stuck his hand in during the opening animated sequence of the movie. After this, I have an idea of what I want to work on, and I hope they all work up fast.

 

Now for a question: Have you finished all your Christmas shopping/stitching? Have you yet to start? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Until next time, Happy Stitching!

Just one update today

Man, this project is taking way longer than I thought it would. I’ve only just gotten up to the top portion, where the first half of the quote will be, last night. I have that, and the top of the border left to stitch, and then I’m done. Here’s the picture proof:

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I do, however, have an adorable picture of Crookshanks, who somehow got into a trick-or-treating bucket:

 

 

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That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

With finishes galore!

I have a few finishes this week! First is Jack:

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Second is the Supernatural piece:

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Third (and the last finish of the week) is a Christmas Vacation piece (pattern from etsy)

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For the past couple of days, I’ve been working on the second Christmas Vacation piece. I’ve messed up a few times, but it still looks okay:

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Lastly, don’t forget that I’m having a sale for the remainder of the month in my etsy store. 30% off everything but custom patterns! 

That’s all for now. Until next time, Happy Stitching!