Monday, 30 December 2013

Ornament SAL December Update and 2013 Round-up

Stitching Lotus Ornament SAL

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, the Dragon Dreams 12 Dragonlets of Christmas, a FB exclusive and the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL blog.

I have successfully stitched 12 months for the JBW Alphabet Kitties but have only finish-finished 9 of them.  Job for the New Year!  Here is the full calendar:

DSC03528.jpg JBW Cat January

JBW Cat February

JBW Cat March photo DSC03605JBWCatMarch_zps5672c18a.jpg

JB Cat April photo DSC03606JBWCatApril_zps8c0b050e.jpg

JBW Cat May photo DSC03713JBWMayCat_zps59f9a13b.jpg

JBW Cat July photo DSC03897JBWJulyCat_zps06314bc5.jpg

JBW Cat August photo DSC03899JBWAugustCat_zpsf3228c6b.jpg

JBW Cat September photo DSC04067_zpscbeff62d.jpg

The 12 Dragonlets of Christmas were equally successful.  Here they all are ready to be finished as little box lids for my son's 12 Days of Christmas countdown to Epiphany:

DragonDreams1.jpg Dragon Dreams 1

Dragon Dreams 2

Dragon Dreams photo 4CollieBirds_zpsfadce972.jpg

Dragon Dreams 5 Gold Rings photo DragonDreams5_zps2ac618a8.jpg

Dragon Dreams 6 photo DragonDreams6_zps1a1500e3.jpg

Dragon Dreams 8 photo DragonDreams8_zps763df071.jpg

And the Hallowe'en Ornie SAL?  One ornie a month?  It started off well:

DSC03529.jpg Silver Cute Dwarf Pumpkin Kitty
January - a freebie from Silver Cute Dwarf's blog

Jaunty Fox Fence Cat
February - a freebie from Jaunty Fox Designs found here

La Contesse Haunted Castle photo DSC03617LaContesseCastle_zpsdd91794f.jpg
March - a freebie from La Contesse's blog

Val's Stuff Boo photo DSC03656ValsStuffBoo_zps2a66e7fe.jpg
May - Val's Stuff as featured in the 2012 Hallowe'en Ornie Special of JCS.

June - my own design based on those designed by Carand88

Julia Lucas Trick or Treat photo DSC03915Skeletons_zps3da3384d.jpg
August - Julia Lucas' Trick or Treat from Just Cross Stitch Hallowe'en Special 2013

And that was it!  I did stitch the Drac-in-the-box for most of October but it didn't fit into the themes for the SAL.  Lainey has said she is not able to run the SAL next year for personal reasons so I have volunteered to do so.  I am just waiting to hear back from her as to whether I can be an Admin on the current blog, if not then I will set up a new one and we'll go from there.  Any suggestions as to themes?

Finally, Silver Lotus has confirmed that there will be a SAL next year, a Smalls SAL, all details found here.  I have decided on four different categories this time (will I be able to keep them all going?  Who knows!). They are:

Dragon Dreams - 12 different Dragon designs

Hallowe'en Ornie SAL - 12 different themes
Little Stitcher Fairy Tale 12 Days of Christmas - one per month
Primitive Hare Spooky Countdown - one per week starting 31st January


Palkó said...

Very nice works!
Happy New Year! :)

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

A lovely year down and a new one to come! Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

I loved reading your blog post - Happy New Year to you x

Justine said...

What a lot you have stitched this year! I look forward to following your stitching in 2014.

Susan said...

You did a great job on all the ornaments/smalls. Really like the different cats.

The Crafty Princess said...

Wow they all look so good when posted together. I especially love the Halloweenie projects and the cute lil Dragonlets!!!

Have a fantastic New Year stunner!

I'll see you in 2014.

Alicia xox

Linda said...

Congrats on all the great finishes Jo.


SoCal Debbie said...

Good for you on getting so many monthly challenges completed! The kitties and dragonlets are adorable. You stitched some great Hallowe'en designs too! Thanks for the links.

Stitching Noni said...

Wow, impressive total of finishes for 2013! Well done!
Looking forward to seeing what you stitch next year :o)
Happy New Year!

Annette-California said...

You had a great stitching year for 2013. Congrats on so many darling finishes. Happy New Year to you -
love Annette

Christine said...

Wonderful! Patriotic cat is still my favourite

Kerryp77 said...

Gorgeous Jo, well done on a year of lovely finishes

EvalinaMaria said...

Holly Molly dear Jo! All of them look great and there is so many! Have a wonderful New Year filled with health, happiness, prosperity and plenty of stitching time!

Lili said...

Beautiful stitching!!

Nice projects!! :)

Happy New Year!!

Zeb said...

That's a lot of ornies! Looking forward to seeing what you decide to do next year :D

Mouse said...

ooooo well done that girl :)
wishing you a wonderful stitchy new year and looking forward to seeing what you get up to stitching wise in the new year :) love mouse xxxxx

Julie said...

Good job you dont have to pay vet fees for all those cats! They are fabulous.

Faith... said...

All of your ornaments look wonderful - I always find it interesting to see one design in different colors; it looks so different each time.