A blog trying to focus on all the nice things in life, those moments when everything turns out right. Finding the perfect fabric for that chart you love, the ideal sampler quote, just the right picture in all the 1000s of magazines you own. Meeting people who share your interests and obsessions and totally understand why you NEED that chart when you already have enough to last until you're 104
This SAL is designed to motivate us all to do something with that box of Finished pieces instead of just storing them under the bed. We will all be linking up on Rachel's blog on or after the 10th of each month (10 Hour Stitcher - 10th of the month).
First up are two small designs I forgot to include in my Smalls post for November:
On the left we have Just Nan's Mitten Men:
And on the right, Just Nan's Snow Faces:
This is from the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Special 2019 and was the September choice for the JCS FB group. Silvery Lace Snowflake from Works by ABC. Or Golden Lace Ornament as it now is:
The backing fabric is from a sample book from a fabric shop. Several years back I acquired some old sample books to use as backing fabrics. I intend to use more of them, rather than just keep them in a cupboard.
Here it is fully finished into an ornament. The colours are more accurate in the first photo.
Next, a very large finish and rather delayed as the stitching was completed in 2018!
Here's a little video to see it in more detail:
Finally, a recap of the year of FFO'ing:
January - 2 scrapbook pages
February - 2 framed pieces
March - 1 pillow ornament and 2 framed pieces
April - 1 Birthday card
May - 3 scrapbook pages and 1 framed piece
June - 1 scrapbook page and 1 framed piece
July - 1 softbook
August - 3 scrapbook pages
September - 5 scrapbook pages, 1 folding book and a framed piece
October - 1 large framed piece and 2 scrapbook pages
November - 5 scrapbook pages, a sign, a mouse, a scissor roll and a multi-frame
December - 1 scrapbook page, 1 pillow ornament and 1 large framed piece
With 22 pages, scrapbooking was definitely the top finishing choice this year!