2008 was a dead loss for finishes once the first flush of UFO stitching was done, that's for sure! I think that I had a confidence knock that was so hard at the beginning of the year that I wallowed a bit too much for my own good.
Still, it's nice to look back and see what I did achieve.
'Frederick the Literate'
adapted from a painting by Charles Wysocki
Date originally started: 16th December 2004 (about 150 stitches)
Date restarted: 2nd January 2006
Date finished: 1st January 2008 (13.50hr Australian Eastern Time)
By Joan Elliott for Design Works Crafts, Inc.
(Design Works Kit #9294 & Leisure Arts Leaflet #2871)
Date originally started: September 2002
Found as a UFO: 26th October 2006 (a two days' stitching added)
Colour chart purchased on EBAY in 2007
Hauled out yet again: 2nd January 2008
Completed: 9th January 2008
Number 2 in the collector's series: By the Sea
featured in Cross Stitch & Country Craft, June 1989.
Date Started: 25th May 2007
Date Completed: 21st January 2008
Stitched on white 14ct Aida using 3 strands of DMC cotton floss.
For Genevieve, my sister - her Christmas 2007 gift finally finished!
For Danielle, my niece - a gift for her 20th birthday on Saturday, 2nd February
Living with Charm
Deigned by Lizzie Kate
Stitched with Sampler Threads & Weeks Dye Works
on 32 count Lambswool by Wichelt.
Date started: 24th June 2008
Date finished: 16th July 2008
Date framed and on the wall: 19th September