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Saturday, 31 December 2016

New Year's Eve Pie

I have been doing really well keeping up with the 12 Days of Christmas SAL during my time off work.  Here is the work for the 6th Day of Christmas:


and the lovely Angel:


And here is the 7th Day:


I had a full day at work today and only managed 30 minutes stitching during my break.  I stitched a little bit of dark green on Day 7 and those little green corner stitches on each of the other days!  So I did technically stitch on every block today, even if it was just 1 stitch in the corner.



It is customary at this time of year to look back at achievements and make plans for the coming year.  I have already done my WIPocalypse Review and my Smalls Review so now it's time for an overview.  I completed 45 different projects this year, from the small to the large.  Elizabeth Shephard was probably the largest individual design I finished this year and the Stitch for Syria the smallest.



Just in case you missed any finishes, here's a full run-down:





I have prepared some pie for you all.  Firstly, here is December's pie, not many ingredients this month!



And here is the annual pie divided by designer:


You can see that Nora Corbett is way out in front with five different designs (4 letters and a cottage).  The Sugar Skulls and the monthly Stitcher's Alphabet have earned Brooke Nolan her second place and Just Nan comes third with various Hallowe'en designs plus Spring Typography.

I have tracked my spending this year, even though I wasn't Stitching From Stash.  December was another good month:

CSC Subs £8.72
Sparklies Fabric £22.50
Total £31.22

My total for the entire year was just under £500 divided as follows:

Charts £151.10
Fabric £146.38
Magazines £87.77
Threads £86.31
Beads £24.45
Storage £4.05

But I did spend £156 on just two projects for next year!  My Discworld Map was £70 for the chart, fabric and multiple skeins of DMC.  The Chatelaine was £86 for chart, fabric and speciality threads (excluding the ones that were gifted to me for my Birthday).

Finally, after a terrible year of news and world events we got 3 pieces of good news today.  My cousin's new baby arrived today, she has been named after me (well, technically after my middle name which is a family name) and it's a new initial so I have an excuse to buy Nora Corbett's M Fairy now to match her cousin's fairies from this year!



Have a very Happy Old Year's Night 


and a very Peaceful New Year's Day

26 comments:

  1. Interesting balance!
    I wish you a successful 2017!

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  2. Congratulations on the safe arrival of the new little person in your family.
    A very interesting annual pie, such pretty collages of this years achievements
    Happy new year to you and the family

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  3. Wow what an update! I think I was here for all your finishes but I loved seeing each one again. They are all so beautiful. Just love your pie charts. So yummy. Happy New Year! Congrats to your new family baby.

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  4. Wow! I am totally impressed. Not just with your stitching but with your record keeping. Congrats on the new baby. That's a wonderful way to bring in a new year. I wish you good health and much happiness and lots of stitching in 2017!

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  5. It's good to see all your finishes together and be reminded of the variety you stitch. I am so looking forward to following your blog for another year.

    Wishing you a peaceful, joyful 2017!

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  6. Wow, you had a whole lot of finishes. They are all very pretty. Happy New Year!

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  7. Happy New Year. You've had an interesting year. Hope 2017 is even better and more productive:-)

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  8. Best wishes in the new year and good luck working on all your different stitching projects.

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  9. Happy new year. Have a stitchy year ahead.

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  10. Oh so many finishes! Congratulations! Happy New Year! AriadnefromGreece!

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  11. Happy new year !! Congrats on the new baby :)
    You did very well in your stitching. This year you completed 45 and also 50:)

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  12. Happy new year! Congratulations to your family on the new addition and a good excuse for a new start.
    I'm in awe of your record keeping too!
    Hope 2017 is just successful a stitching year as 2016 obviously was!

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  13. Jo: Happy New Year, you have so many finished projects in 2016, wonderful.
    Love the pie chart.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  14. Happy New Year! A great recap of your stitching year. I like the diversity of projects you had. Best wishes to your cousin and your newest family member - a wonderful way to begin the new year.

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  15. Great finishes for the year Jo.

    Happy New Year,
    Linda

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  16. Congratulations to your cousin!
    That's an impressive tally of finishes

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  17. How pretty stitching, Jo! Thanks for the lovely review!
    Your quaker piece is so darling!

    Happy New Year to you and your family!!

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  18. Wow! 2016 was a busy year for you.... It's great to go back and review the year and see just how busy it really was!
    Here's to a great 2017!
    Hugs xx

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  19. You have had a great year with 45 finishes with a wonderful mix of designers and themes. Thanks for inspiring us with all the SALs and blog hops. Congrats on a new baby.

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  20. Happy New Year, Jo! It seems like you were very successful in your stitching - 45 finishes is a lot, even if some of them were smalls. You've also been quite good with your spending - maybe I should try and track that again this year as well, if only to make myself feel bad and restrain myself a bit!

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  21. I always love to see these mosaics with someone's finishes throughout the year. And wow, last year was a very successful stitching year for you, Jo. And I have no doubt that this year will also be a great stitching year for you with lots of beautiful projects. I'm looking forward to seeing them.
    Happy New Year!

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  22. Wow, 2016 sure kept you busy! I'm sure you'll make sure 2017 keeps you just as productive. Happy New Year to you, dear Jo!

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  23. Happy new year! Congrats on the good news :) And a huge congrats on all of the amazing finishes!!

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  24. Congrats to your cousin. Love seeing your finishes all over again. Book of Spells, Nora Corbett's and the Reindeer finishes, aaahh, so beautiful.

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  25. Holy Pie chart Batgirl! When you put them all together like that, you realise how much you've accomplished. Well done. I think you can declare 2016 a Great Success!
    Good luck with the journey in 2017.
    xo Alicia

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  26. Happy New Year! You had an amazing amount of finishes in 2016 - can't wait to see what 2017 will bring! :D

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