My previous post showed my finishes for the year - 27 - the lowest total since I started this blog. But I did spend quite a lot of time on 2 BAPs which will be my focus for 2019. The Discworld Mappe and my Chatelaine Gardens of London.
First of all, here is the Pie for December:
Far too much time on the 12 Days of Christmas for such a small project but I was working several of those days and there are a load of colour changes. This is the reason why it took 44 days in total to complete on top of the 4 days I spent on it last year.
The Rosewood Manor Festive Quaker Tree is this year's 12 Days of Stitchmas project. Each day I start a new ornament from the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Specials 2001 to 2010. I put one length in the new start and then spend the rest of the day on my Festive Quaker Tree.
On Day Five I stitched Dragon Dreams' Peace on Earth from 2001 and Rosewood Manor's Festive Quaker Tree:
On Day Six I stitched Just Nan's A Little Joy from 2002 and Rosewood Manor's Festive Quaker Tree:
On Day Seven I stitched The Sweetheart Tree's Christmas Joy Bellpull from 2006 and Rosewood Manor's Festive Quaker Tree:
I also tallied up the spend for the whole year:
That figure is £50 down on last year and is pretty much saving on magazines. I cancelled two subscriptions last year. I spent more on charts and less on fabric and threads. Hopefully next year will be even lower. I have everything I need for my two BAPs except the beads for the Chatelaine and it's going to be a long while before I need them!