This is the second kind-of-finish for 2012. I never know whether RRs should count as a finish but I think they do! This one belongs to is Karen (AKA Stitchy Woman) and is all bands from The Sweetheart Tree. She provided all the threads so I changed to colour scheme on my bands to match the colours provided. They are all lovely fresh Springlike colours so it was a little strange to be stitching it after all the red and green of Christmas.
I've been working hard on compiling my WIPocalypse list and my 12 in '12. Regular followers may remember the "11 in '11" list. Hah! That was an interesting idea and a steep learning curve. Do not choose so many BAPs next time. I started so well with Frosty Morning and Heather Holland-Daly's Heart stitching up quickly, then I started Bluebeard's Mermaid and the Art Nouveau Brunette Head. Fine so far. Then I stitched some Wedding Samplers and Nimue's Baby Swing for friends. Then I started some SALs and went off at a tangent! Even inserting Joan's Green Goddess (instead of her 12 Days of Christmas) into the list didn't mean another finish!
So here is my much-amended "12 in '12" list which forms the basis of my WIPocalypse:
1. Dark Alphabet SAL
2. Joan Elliott's Green Goddess
3. Gift of Stitching My Lovely Sewing Tools SAL
4. Home of a Needleworker (PIF from Nicola)
5. Blackbird Designs (came with Madame Muriel from Margaret)
6. Ed Hardy - Skull & Roses (for a friend)
7. Wedding Sampler (for a friend)
8. Baby Sampler (for a friend)
9. Baby Sampler (for my cousin)
10. Nimue Fairy (for a friend's daughter)
11. Mary Wigham sampler (FB SAL)
12. Nora Corbett Trick or Treat Fairy
I also have the following vying for that 12th place:
Dragon Head freebie from Deviant Art
Drawn Thread Sanctuary
Firewing Dragons x 4
Ink Circles Masquerade
Ink Circles from Gift of Stitching
Lesa Steele Dragon Samplers
Nora Corbett Sunflower Fairy
Passione Ricamo Autumn Faerie
Prairie Moon Thine is the Trick or Treat
Yiotas Coffee Fairy
Then there is a Birthday Exchange going on at The Needlecraft Haven so there will be several cards to stitch. I am not going to resolve to stitch all the magazine cover kits this year due to the extremely poor quality of last year's supplies so instead I am resolving to stitch every monthly freebie challenge on two of the forums I belong to. Christine chooses the Needlecraft Haven one and has great taste, very similar to mine so no worries there! The X-Stitch Rules' one is chosen by a great lady, excellent taste, oh yes it's me! So I'm sure I'll be able to keep up with that one!
I also have my Just Nanathon, I'd love to stitch one a month. Then there's the Joan Elliott Round Robin (with seven of us taking part) and the Band Sampler Round Robin (six-eight depending on who commits).
Then there is the Themelicious from Heather of It's Geek to Me. This month we have:
The holidays were a little stressful...let's relax in a nice garden. Work on any piece with flowers or gardens.