Friday, January 21, 2022

My 2021 review

First of all I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year, may it be a better year for us all (we are still in January so better late than never!)

It's about time I got my act together this month and do my review of 2021 before it gets to the end of the month and I decide it's to late!

I started the year with 29 PHDs

I started 30 new projects and finished 30 projects, 3 of them were ones I started the year with but I ended the year with 31 PHDs due to taking on a model that came to me half done for me finish

In total I did 136,867 stitches over the year with the best month being January with 13,973 stitches.  If you take out August because for some reason I didn't record them that month it works out to an average of 12,442 a month.

My stitching life was pretty good for the year but life in general was shit!

In January my home came within a couple of inches of being flooded thanks to storm Christophe

In February my Dad died from COVID, my Mum spent 3 weeks in hospital with it and I tested positive as well all in the space of 3 days.

The rest of the year included finding a lump(nothing to worry about), starting my menopause, having my car die on the motorway, fighting with the car dealer the new one was bought from, hurting my arm and being unable to lift simple things some days and I'm still having issues with it now and a few other things as well as the normal everyday crap life throws at you!

But we did have a wonderful event take place in the family in March with the arrival of Spencer who is thriving and such a happy little boy with a cheeky smile and adorable giggle

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Merry Christmas

 Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 

Friday, December 24, 2021

December 23 & 24 and a finish

The last 2 gifts of the exchange  

Some fab scissors and fabric

I’ve doing a SAL with a friend and this last weekend we both finished Slightly Dotty Christmas Puddings from Bothy Threads.
I changed the fabric to 30 count murano so it’s slightly smaller than the original 

December 18 - 22

 I had a busy couple of days and didn’t get them opened daily

A lovely little kit that will go fishing with me one day next year and some mini bulldog clips that will be very useful, I had to hide them from fella or they would of vanished

Few more busy days but it means I get to open 3 at once

A couple of kits, love the cottage and will hopefully get it done next year and a bead nabber which is handy when you can’t find the one you have

December 15, 16 & 17

 December 15 had this drawing

And bobbins for the gift, can’t have enough of these

December 16 had a little reindeer

And some highlighters, the kind I love

December 17 drawing

A fabulous smelling candle

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

December 14

Todays drawing

And the contents, it smells divine.
I have to admit that the shop it’s from starting with L is not one I go in so this will be a first for me

And lastly my latest Love Quilts square.
The boy requested reptiles and by the time I got to sign up this was the only chart I had that hadn’t already been claimed!
It’s tribal salamander from White Willow Stitching and I used DMC 115


Monday, December 13, 2021

December 10,11,12 & 13

Another catch up post

I was busy all day on the 10th so didn’t open a gift that day so I had 2 on the 11th 

Some lovely Madeira threads and fabulous little snowman that will be part of my Christmas stitching

Day 12

A great chart from a designer I’ve never heard of

And todays gift

These will be planted as soon as the time is right

Sunday, December 12, 2021

December 7, 8 & 9

 I’m a little behind in posting so it’s a bit of a catch up day today 

Dec 7 drawing

I have to admit I was a little blown away with this one.   I have a velvetiser and was running a bit low on mint for it, I didn’t even realise I’d mentioned having one!

Dec 8 drawing

I let fella pick my gift and he felt left out so asked if he could open it as well!   I let him but had to hide these pdq or he would of scoffed the lot

Dec 9 drawing

A fantastic book.   I’ve actually been thinking about having a go at some embroidery next year so this was perfectly timed and means I don’t have an excuse not to try it

Monday, December 06, 2021

December 6

 Today’s gift was opened late in the day with it being Monday and my baby wrangling day.

I thought I’d ask Fella to pick one for me as he was here so he had a root round and pulled out this one

Being the big kid he is he asked if he could open it as well so I let, he was impressed with the gift as was I 

And a few more Love Quilts squares which I think will bring me up to date on them

This one was bought from Etsy 

These cars are in the  LQ files and are an ideal stash buster but the little boy they were done for loved teal 

This one is from the Disney magazine, for someone not really into Disney it was an enjoyable stitch

Sunday, December 05, 2021

December 4 & 5

 I went baby wrangling yesterday so forgot to post these

Love this drawing

And the gift, I’m going to make this my Christmas Day stitch

Before I left the house I did manage to get the last stitches in on this for a finish.
It’s the subscription box 3 design from Caterpillar Cross Stitch the only thing I changed was the fabric

Today’s drawing 

And the gift, I was running low on these and have been meaning to pick some up because as you know if I  bead a Christmas ornament it has to have a jingle bell (or 3 ) on it