|Monarch Butterfly - Dec 13th|
The first project that did get some attention was the Monarch Butterfly as it was just about finished. Well, at least the actual stitching was just about finished. I finished up the stitching on the 23rd of December and am now working on getting some of the back stitching done. It is going to take a bit of time to get the back stitching done as I need to figure out where it is going to go and how much I really want to do on the design.
|Monarch Butterfly - Dec 23rd|
Besides working on this cross-stitch I was able to find some time to work on the Cecilia Shawl and it is now off the needles and ready to be worn. The pattern is very easy as it is just instead every second row by two stitches at on end. I got to the 200 stitches that the pattern called for and did the cast off and the shawl was done. One of the reasons this shawl got done as quickly as it did was because I also had a bit of incentive to finish this one up.
|Cecilia Shawl - Dec 23rd|
|Cecilia Shawl - Dec 25th|
|Stitch A Long - Joyful World - January - Dec 24th|
The final design size is around 26" x 26" so yes it is going to take some time to work on. What I like about this design is each month is a separate some pattern so that is how I am going to be stitching this design. I am going to work on only one month at a time and not work on getting all the borders done first and then try to work on all the different patterns at the same time. I figure working on a month at a time will also show me some progress through this design.
Besides starting this design I got out the pattern that I am going to be starting on January 1st, 2017. As it is Canadian's 150th birthday I am going to start a Canadian design so that is what will go onto a q-snap on the 1st of January. I guess before then I am going to have to try and get a bit more stitch in on the Stitch a Long.
This week there is still some work that will need my attention as it is getting close to year end. I also hope to be able to find some quality time to craft. Next week I hope to have some more progress on Joyful World and a bit of work done on the Canadian design to show off.
Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and I want to wish everyone Happy New Year and all the best in 2017.