Thursday, January 5, 2017

2016 Finishes

Hello beautiful readers,

I am wrapt with my stitching productivity this year. Cross stitching has given me a buzz and made my working life and mundane areas of life easier to deal with. 

At the start of 2016 I had 17 WIPs. I finish 2016 with 12 WIPs. I have had 8 finishes.

Today I will share with you my Finishes.  

2016 Finishes
1. Prairie Schooler Alphabet- I love wrapping myself in this beautiful finish as I haven't framed it. It's just like a lovely large piece of cloth. I keep it draped  it over my sewing machine. I started this in January 2014 and finished it May 2016. 


2. 2011 Autumn Freebie called Fly Agaric by Chatelaine- started in 2014 and finished in 2016 stitched on 32ct Belfast linen in Antique  Gold.

 

3. 50th Wedding Anniversary Cross Stitch- I stitched this for my parents. It features a wedding photo and a current photo of the happy couple. The design is from Just CrossStitch June 2015. It is stitched 32ct Belfast linen in Antique Gold. 
 

4. Chateau by Annet Eriksen - this was started in 2013 and finally finished in December 2017. It is fully stranded black cotton thread stitched on hessian. I will see it into a cushion cover. 

 

5. Holiday Express by Mill Hill - started in September 2015 and finished in Dec 2016 for my son as a tree ornament 



6. Scottie Dog by Mill Hill- I started this in Oct 2015 and finished it December 2016. I gifted it to my mother for her Christmas tree.

 
 

7. Secret block I cannot discuss-ssshhh. All will be revealed later in 2016.

8. Christmas Fox by Vervaco- started in late 2015 and finished in December 2016. This is a cross stitch on printed canvas - 11ct. I fully finished it into a cushion. 

 

I will be back with a WIP update. Happy stitching. ....Jan xxx

8 comments:

Linda said...

I'm so happy to see a blog post from you Jan. Hope everything is okay. Congrats on all of the gorgeous finishes. Looking forward to seeing more posts from you this year. Are you still working on any cut-thru's?

Linda

Minnie said...

All of your finishes are gorgeous. Stitching is so relaxing and exciting at the same time I love it too.

Stitching Noni said...

I know what your secret block is... well I think I know - If I'm right I am doing one of them too (but I am woefully behind in mine!!)
Well done on your gorgeous finishes - scottie dog is one of my current WIPs!
All the best for 2017
hugs x

Christina said...

Beautiful stitching, Jan!

Julie said...

The PS finish is stunning, I love that one.
Congrats to the happy couple on their 50th anniversary, a lovely keepsake you made for them

Justine said...

What a successful year you had Jan - eight finishes and all but one from your WIP list! Gorgeous stitching, but you must get the PS alphabet framed and stop using it as a dust cover fir your sewing machine!
Looking forward to seeing your WIP list.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Hi Jan! We've missed you in the blogosphere. Beautiful finishes in 2016! Can't wait to see what you're up to in 2017 :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

You have enabled so many people with your awesome alphabet! PS owe you some commission LOL
You've stitched some other lovely projects this year but that one is your Magnus Opus!