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


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

  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

  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.

  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!

  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!

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


  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.

  15. Great finishes for the year Jo.

    Happy New Year,

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

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

    Happy New Year to you and your family!!

  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

  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.

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

  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.

  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

  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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