Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Ornament SAL January update
This is the Ornament SAL hosted by Stitching Lotus.
I have three different ornament challenges running this year, the JBW Alphabet Cat stitched in a different colour scheme each month and the Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas, a FB exclusive.
I stitched an ornie for a dear friend of mine for her Birthday. Last Christmas I saw this ornie chart on Leftsox blog and wanted to stitch it but didn't have any green evenweave. Luckily Mouse had a piece and sent it to me. I literally needed less than 3 inches square! In return I promised to make her one. Fast forward to a year later, "I really must make that ornie for Mouse" I thought. "Good job it's her Birthday in January because it won't be done by Christmas."
This is not really an ornament, not at all in fact but it is part of my monthly challenges so I'll include it on this post. My progress on Joan Elliott's January design from the 2013 Diary.
All I've got left is the pale grey and white of the snow and the backstitch and she's finished. These designs take a while to stitch as there's alot of detail so I've rethought my plans. Originally I intended to stitch all 12 but I think I'll skip the three pixie themed ones as they're not really my taste. That leaves 9 designs of approximately 3 weeks stitching time so 27 weeks, about half of each month's daytime stitching will be spent on these. That leaves the rest of the month for the cats, the dragonlets, the NH challenge and any cards. hmmmm. we'll see!!
Finally, I've received a few pictures for my Valentine Blog Hop already. You have until the 10th to email me your photo to confirm your sign-up. Giovanna has been helping me find some lovely freebie Heart designs so I'll do a little round-up of those soon. To read about how to join in, click on the Heart at the top of my right hand side-bar. Blog Hop is open to all, old and new followers alike.