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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year's!

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very Happy New Year's!

Thank you all for taking the time during this past year to encourage me with my stitching and for taking the time to come by and see what I am up to by reading my blog. I truly appreciate each and every one of you.

2015 turned out to be a pretty good stitching year for me.  Lots of finishes, 22 of them!  Most of them are smalls but that is ok with me because I love each and every piece I stitched. You can see them all listed here. The Wizard of Oz almost got finished but I still have to back stitch the Scarecrow.  It should be finished by the weekend at the latest and it can be my first finish of 2016!

For 2016 I am starting two new pieces on New Years Day as part of 2016 Stitching Challenge in a Yahoo group I belong to. The two pieces are
It is a perpetual calendar and I have had it in my stash for a couple of years. I still need to buy the Calendar Holder so I will start looking around for that after I am off to a good start. 

My second piece will be 
Northern Expressions Needlework
Twisted Rainbow Sampler CROSS STITCH version PDF Chart by Northern Expressions Needlework
My daughter and grandson bought me some charts from Northern Expressions along with DMC required for them for my birthday last year. I ordered the black aida and I am so ready to go!! 

I will also concentrate on finishing off at least six of my twelve UFOs; my very own UFO Challenge of sorts! Most of them just need small sections finished up and I don't know that I will totally finish each and every one of them but I am going to try! :)  

Here is the list I HOPE to get out of the UFO basket...

Wizard of Oz
Cross Stitch Gold Mag / July 2012
Designer - Lesley Teare
Hope to finish up on this QUICKLY!

From My Heart To Yours
Designer - Carla Rizzie
This is a small chart, not sure if it is
supposed to be a biscourn or not?? 
I will check that out when I get to this piece. 
Full Bloom
Designer - Cross-Stitch-Art
LOVE this piece!

Twirl aka Smoosh
Amy Bruecken Designs
This one just needs some words added 
as requested by Jacob. Original chart is
a penguin on a box instead of a cupcake. 

Shades of Blue
Designer - Northern Expressions Needlework
Have more than this stitched but couldn't find a good picture.

Design by Stephen Michael Gardner
Flumpkins X Stitchers
I would REALLY like to finish this one...
before Jacob goes off to college would be nice :)

So... what are your 2016 plans??

Thanks for taking a peek,
See ya next time!


Mrs. GraceWorks said...

You have some wonderful goals for the year!! I only have one goal this new year... to get as far on my HAED Nativity as is possible. :) Can't wait to see how you do! ~ Tricia

Linda said...

Love the pieces your working on Faith.

Happy New Year,

Deb said...

Lovely stitching! Soooooo close on you OZ.
Great update!
Happy new year

Justine said...

You must like a challenge Faith! You chose some beautiful pieces to work on. Happy New Year!

Robin said...

Your two new pieces are fabulous. I've toyed with the SamSarah perpetual calendar since it first came out. The one of black is stunning and black is so hard to work on! Good luck on crossing off some of your WIPs in 2016. That's my goal this year as well. Happy New Year!

Mii Stitch said...

Great choices. Happy New Year!

Heather said...

Beautiful stitching and great choices to finish. Good luck! I love the band sampler I hope that makes quite a few appearances ;). Good luck on finishing wizard of oz and happy new year!

Emma/Itzy said...

Happy New Year!

Bea said...

Those are all terrific pieces to be working on - good luck with them all. And I'm sure we will all crack the whip if needed! LOL

Rachel Tomkins said...

I like your idea of having "hopes" for 2016 rather than plans or targets as they give the feeling of a much more relaxed approach to stitching. I hope you achieve your hopes! I would love to see more progress on Dinosaurs but know it is a big piece. I'll be encouraging you along whatever you stitch. :)

Melinda Forbes said...

I love the Calendar - Some day I just know I will get the courage to start that - will love watching your progress. Your finishes are great. Reading your blog has helped me to define my 2016 goals - which I am not totally comfortable with yet Happy New Year too

Meari said...

Happy New Year, Faith!

Good luck with your 2016 goals. I counted up my 2015 finishes... I have 24. I was so surprised.