Friday, 31 December 2021

December Stitch from Stash and Pie

 It's Old Year's Night and time for a look back at the past 365 days of stitching.

First of all, here is the Pie for December:

Definitely a 12 Days month!  You've seen the Stoney Creek in previous posts and the Bothy Threads almost finished.  Here's my French Hen all couched:

stitched on 32 count grey-blue linen

There is a small gap in the metallic border but that will be filled when I stitch Day 6!

Here are the first three days all completed:

For this year's 12 Days of Stitchmas I am stitching the Jardin Prive designs.  Here are Days 1 to 6, all stitched on 32 count Millenium Blue linen:

I'm using Anchor threads for this, nice bright colours, and I've added white to the top of each roof to look like snow!  You can see which days I was busiest doing other things.  There are large margins because I am going to finish these individually once they are stitched.

My final finish for the year was the Bubbles of Happiness from Lin Pulsion.  This was originally free but you can purchase it now.  I chose a rainbow theme for my piece:

stitched over 1 on 25 count white evenweave

In my WIPocalypse post I showed you my 12 finishes from my "21 in '21" list and now here are the rest of my finishes for the year:

Let's have a look at the Annual Pie Chart now:

The top three individual projects were:

Bothy Threads 12 Days - 54 days
Stoney Creek 12 Days - 44 days
Just Nan Scream House - 32 days

Then another seven projects with between 21 and 29 days on them.  This was very much The Year of the Rotation. 

I also stitched on a number of Just Nan projects, totalling 64 days when I only stitched those projects. 

Here's my current progress on my Christmas Elegance sampler:

stitched on 28 count white evenweave

I am a couple of weeks behind schedule but I might catch up in January.  Or I might just extend my stitching time on this one. 

I came into the year with 18 WIPs and started 35 projects over the course of the year of which 7 are still WIPs.  I also completed 3 projects started prior to 2018.  My current WIPs are:

Prior 20197

How did the spending go last month?  My magazine subscription came out and I bought another three of the Nora Corbett Zodiac Girls charts.

I also tallied up the spend for the whole year:

That figure is about £40 up on last year.  Once again, I spent more on charts and less on fabric and threads.  Those Zodiac Girls were my downfall!  I bought 9 of them for £9 each plus the fabric to stitch 1 on them in 2022.  I also bought more DMC than the previous year but still only 34 skeins which isn't a lot when you consider how much stitching I did!


Have a very Happy Old Year's Night

and a very Peaceful New Year's Day


Rachel said...

Congratulations on another very successful and very productive year, and good luck with all of your 2022 plans, especially keeping your WIPs under 22. I shall look forward to seeing what you have to offer during the course of the year. :)

Barb said...

Jo, I am so impressed with your record keeping!(Your stitching too) I plan to keep track and every year I just forget along the way. Maybe a good resolution for me, but then I am not good at keeping those either. Have a great 2022!

Sheryl said...

Amazing work done during the year Jo, I do like that pretty Christmas Elegance piece and all the metalic stitching included in the Stoney Creek chart, looking lovely. Happy New Year.

Mary said...

I just love the Bothy 12 day stitching. You certainly accomplished alot and you are the queen of keeping track of your work! I hope you have a wonderful New Year filled with lots of stitching time!

Carol said...

Absolutely love your Bothy stitching, Jo--can't wait to see the next one!

OhSewCrafty said...

Congratulations on all your beautiful finishes and that rotation is something else. A lot of things up in the air and you juggled them all. The bothy threads one is simply amazing! It will be quite a masterpiece in the end.

Katie said...

Great recap post! Thanks for sharing.

Tiffstitch said...

Well done keeping up with everything! And keeping your WIP count down with so many starts too. Happy New Year!

Leonore Winterer said...

There's so much going on in this post, I don't even know where to start! Lots of 12 days stitching, as is appropriate for December - I think the Bothy version are my favourites. Great job keeping your number of WIPs constant and finishing a LOT last year! Very productive.

Astrids dragon said...

That is one big pie and you've got plenty of pieces to show for it!