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:
I spent most of this month working on the 7th shop for my CCN Main Street Halloween conversion. Here is A la Robe where the fashionable witch will be getting her dresses and robes for the Old Year's Night celebrations:
You saw Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow in my WIPocalypse post so here is my Bothy Threads 12 Days of Christmas. I didn't quite manage to finish Day 4, all those leaves need the couched backstitch in green added.
stitched on 32 count grey linen
I did finish my 3D Haunted Mansion by attaching all the roof pieces to the walls. Which was time consuming and fiddly. I still need to stuff it and attach a base to finally FFO it. But I have until 10th January for that!
Ignore the hanging threads, they will be sewn in to secure them.
Here's the Evening Pie:
The Stitchonomy Christmas Banner is growing nicely, you saw that on my Smalls post, along with the Amanda Butler Edinburgh House.
In my WIPocalypse post I showed you my 12 finishes from my "22 in '22" list and now here are the rest of my finishes for the year:
Look at that - six 3D finishes!
Let's have a look at the Annual Pie Chart now:
The top three individual projects were:
Halloween at Hawk Run Hollow - 133 days, more than a third of the year
CCN Main Street - 34 days for 3 shops
Nora Corbett Virgo - 27 days
and various Just Nan projects - 30 days
Everything else got 1-3 weeks on it.
I came into the year with 18 WIPs and started 18 projects over the course of the year of which only 3 are still WIPs. I also completed 6 projects started prior to 2022. My current WIPs are:
How did the spending go last month? My magazine subscription came out and I spent my Christmas money on a blackwork series from Circle Cross which I am very excited about. You'll see more of that in 2023.
I also tallied up the spend for the whole year:
Magazines are up because I got the digital subscription to JCS and the sub for Cross Stitcher leapt from £8.72 a quarter to £12.99 a quarter! I had a legacy price from when I subscribed to Cross Stitch Collection which hasn't increased for years. They finally noticed LOL. It's still only £4 per issue.
Charts are way up, among others I bought the rest of the Nora Corbett Zodiac Girls, Shannon Christine's 12 Days of Christmas and 11 of the CGS Year in the Woods, some Ukrainian designers to support them and the blackwork from Circle Cross which was half price off but still expensive. Wait until you see what you get though. A lot of my chart spend was Christmas or Birthday money.
Fortunately, fabric, threads and "other" were down on last year. I bought one single piece of fabric the whole year!
Have a very Happy Old Year's Night
and a very Peaceful New Year's Day