I hope all my wonderful stitching friends and followers had a great Christmas. Mine was lovely. We had a quiet get together with my parents and they bought me a bottle of my favourite perfume "Angel" and from my husband and son I received some CD's this year, my favourite being Ed Sheeran.
The weather has been sweltering hot here with temperatures reaching 40 degrees and it will be like this for another couple of days yet. (In Australia we measure our temperatures a bit different to other areas of the world, so 40 degrees is extreme heat to us, anything under 10 degrees is very cold, we dont get snow here in Western Australia and very rarely if ever temperatures would reach under 2 degrees). That being said I have put away my big stitching projects "Sarah Spurr" and the CHS Alphabet as it is just too uncomfortable to be sat in my chair moving around all that fabric on these hot days. Even though I have air conditioning it still gets sticky when you are sat in a confined chair with fabric all over your lap. I will work instead on some smaller stitching pieces for upcoming exchanges or ornie finishes.
Here is a picture of my last ornie finish for the year. I stitched this for a dear friend of mine as a thank you gift. I only met her a few months ago but its like we have known each other for ages, she was also wonderful enough to get me a job where she is currently temping (I am also a temp worker and had been out of work for going on 5 weeks), so she helped me out big time just before Christmas.
Lizzie Kate's "Friends"
Here is a picture of the gift I sent to my good friend Lisa S for Christmas. Its similar to what I sent to Angela in that I included the Santa wine bottle cover, felt ornies, stickers and labels and I gave Lisa the Glory Bee ornie I finished off in a previous post.
Well now for my 2012 tally!!
39 finishes this year.
11 - Exchanges
8 - Gifts
15 - ME finishes
5 - Work on Round Robin pieces
I'm soo pleased with the ME stitches this year, I really wanted to make more things for myself and I definately achieved that.
Next year I am still planning on getting stuck into some more ME stitching with some larger projects I have been thinking about. I will definately be carrying on with exchanges as I do thoroughly enjoy them.
I also have a SAL piece that Angela and I have decided to work on starting late January aswell. I will also send out some RAK's during the year which could be a mixture of stitched items, charts or other stitchy goodies.
And last but not least, I plan on doing a giveaway in the New Year for my followers. I have reached over the 200 mark and as a huge thank you for your friendship and following I would like to put something together. It will be a mix of stitching necessities and something stitched and finished by me so please make sure you come back and sign up when I have got everything together.
Thank you all for your visits and comments and I hope you all have a safe and Happy New Year!!
Until next time, happy stitchingLisa