Sunday, 10 January 2021

Finally Fully Finishing Fun for January


Hosted by Rachel the Ten Hour Stitcher

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).

This is what I typed on my January post in 2020:

Let's start the year off as we don't mean to go on - doing nothing all month and realising on the 9th that you have one day to FFO something, anything to show on the 10th.

Guess what?  Same thing this year!

Luckily I have plenty of things just calling out to be scrapbooked.  Here are two recent finishes:

Two Rosewood Manor designs from the Gift of Stitching magazine.

Red Berries from December 2006

Sugar Plum Tree from December 2007

And three from earlier in 2020:

Just Nan's Holly Berry Snowflakes:

I thought you might enjoy a flip-through of my Christmas Scrapbook:

Finally, I will be running the Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop on Valentine's Day.

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop

It's really very simple, all you have to do is email me a picture of something you have stitched which is suitable for a stitching friend on Valentine's Day.  It could be a heart, or a pair of cute creatures, or the word "love" or anything which warms your heart.  Really anything you think a fellow stitcher would like to receive in her email Inbox.  It can be something you've stitched in the past or something you've made especially for this year.  It could also be quilted or sewn this year as I know some of my followers do other crafts too.

Send me the email by 10th February.

When I have all the emails I will randomise them and send one to each participant on 13th February. Then on 14th February you must post the picture you receive onto your blog under the heading

Secret Stitching Sweetheart Blog Hop

There will be a list on my blog of everyone joining in, so check out all the blogs and find out who got your picture and identify yourself in their comments as their

Secret Stitching Sweetheart

Does that make sense to everyone? I hope so!

If you'd like to be involved then leave a comment on this post or send me an email if you are "no-reply". I'll be putting little reminders up from time to time and will email on 9th February to make sure you send the pic in time.


Irene RESA said...

I love the Just Nan Snowflakes, they are so cute......

I note the Blog Hop on my agenda, I don't want to miss it.

Suzanne H said...

Congrats on your 55 finishes last year and your finishes already in 2021! I don't have one thing finished yet. I better get moving!!!

Cathy said...

Thank you for showing us your Christmas scrapbook. There are some amazing finishes in there.

Katie said...

Gorgeous pieces. I did the same thing. Time just flew by. Please sign me up for the blog hop.

Clare-Aimetu said...

Lovely stitching, I especially like the snowflakes. Yes please I'd love to join in the Blog Hop

Barb said...

Your Christmas scrapbook pages are beautiful!

Rachel said...

Your failed Resolution made me giggle, but at least you had something quick and easy in the wings. They all look lovely on their scrapbook pages, and thanks for the tour of your scrapbook; a trip down memory lane is always welcome. Thanks for taking part! :)

butterfly said...

Wonderful stitching Jo .
I wish I could stitch faster like you ,
I seem to be get slower ha.
Enjoy your week .

Carol said...

Always so amazed to see all you have stitched and finished, Jo! Everything looks wonderful... Like June, I am definitely slowing down as I get older. Oh, well, it's the joy in the journey, not a race, right? Hope you have a great week ahead ♥

Sheryl said...

Pretty stitched pieces Jo, love those Holly Berry Snowflakes.

diamondc said...

Jo that is a load of stitching and finishing, I wish I could do half as much, but life got in the way.
You are one busy stitcher, I am a bit jealous.
Have a lovely week.


Kaisievic said...

Jo, thank you so much for sharing your Christmas scrapbook with us - I know that I am going to come back to this post and look again and again. Such gorgeous patterns. Please count me in for the Stitching Secret Sweetheart - I will start looking out for a pattern right now!

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

I enjoyed your Christmas scrapbook, Jo. The JN snowflake designs are lovely. I hadn't seen them before.
Please include me in the Secret Valentine Bloghop.

Ann C. said...

WOW, 55 FFG's in 2020! Congratulations! I enjoyed watching your Christmas Scrapbook video.

Bethan said...

Gorgeous Just Nan snowflakes! I love your scrapbook - such a good way to show small pieces and not have to work out what to make from them when they are done x

Leonore Winterer said...

Lovely finishing - your scrapbooking always makes for some quick pretties!

I already have my Valentine's project lined up, so I hope to get that mail out well in time this year :)

Astrids dragon said...

Great finishes in the scrapbook, I like seeing them shown in a video.
Count me in for the hop!