15 days later...
Happy New Year everybody ! I wish you time, health, love et 50% reduction on thread and patterns for 2015 !
2014 was a great year for me. After more than 10 years without cross stitching, i found my old sewing box covered in dust. Since I had quit my part time job in 2013, it was the first time I had nothing to do during Christmas time. (I had always been working fulltime during the 3 weeks vacations to have more money). And this is where everything started.
One year later, I am very pleased to have a blog and show you my projects and progressions.
Everything was listed as new project in 2014, so I don't have picture of before/after to show you.
So, let's go with the progression of my work so far, separated by resolutions.
#1 Elegance of the Orient, Dimensions/Gold Collection
I didn't make progression this month, here is just a picture to show you where I am for now. I hope to finish it in 2015
#2 Jazz Cafe, Anchor/Maia Collection
This is the one I've been working the most on during Christmas Vacation. I completed the Elbow, the hairs, a little bit of the flower and almost finished the face (She looks more like a human now ! ) I love working on this project. The thread and the Aida are high quality ( Thanks Anchor kit! ) this is a pleasure to work with thread that's not knotting every 10 minutes ! I hope to give it to my parents this year !
To make progress
#1 The Mad Hatter, HAED/Hanna Lynn
No work has been done on this one on December. I do it very slowly, I hope to make a little bit of progression this year but i'm not sure to finish it, since I have more enjoying projects than this one. ( Hope it will not become a UFO ... It would be my first one :/ )
#2 Pagoda View, Anchor/Maia Collection
New start here !! Because I can't bring Jazz Cafe home when my parents are there, I was stitching this one. Here is a picture of the work so far.
And the finished product will look like this :
You can see there is a major difference in the colours (grey and purple) It is because the image of the package I received was this. With purple. Such disagrement to see the grey thread instead of the beautiful purple expected.
I was sooooo disapointed. I decided to look in my stash where i own more than 200 skeins. I found the 3 purples matching so I began to stitch. But then, I-don't-know-how-many-hours-later, I saw the picture of the two other cross stitch pictures associated with this one :
Well.... the two are made with grey thread. The package lied to me. I will remove the purple thread when I will have more courage. Until then.... I hope to make progress on it.
#3 WOXS Mini's
My little sister paid me a one year subscription of the Magazine The World of Cross Stitching for Christmas, and I will work on the little minis they're sending each month. This is the January project, a little card ^__^
#1 Kimono Sunset, Anchor/Maia Collection
I bought this kit on September, and I hope to start it this year. But I will wait to have one of me project finished before! I don't want to have 10 projects in the same time... I don't like the rotation concept ( But I do not judge people doing it ! It's their thing and way to do, not mine !! )
The last time I went to cross stitch boutique, it was to buy needles ( Only had one left) and new box and bobins because I missed place for all my skeins the last time.
The problem is, I can go there and buy only the things I have to !!!! I fell in the Mirabilia Collection and absolutely had to return home with her :
The owner didn't had the fabric in stock so she ordered it for me. I will receive it in one or two weeks. I can't wait to do the first stitch !
(Surprisingly, It costed me around 85$ CAN for everything (including taxes) and would have cost me 88,37$ CAN (At today's rate) if i had bought the exact same thing on 123Stitch with shipping fees ... )
So, this is it, I hope to be here on January 2016 to see the progress made through the year, and that you'll be still following me !
Now is time to get out of the internet's and stitch ! Have a nice week end !
(So sorry if there are mistakes, I try to improve my English everyday !! )