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Monday, 10 August 2015

A slow start to August

It's surprising how different one month can be to the next. Last month I was stitching away like crazy on my first HAED and making steady progress, had began my nieces Frozen piece for her birthday AND...yes there is more...stitched a Christmas Ornament to test out how long each would take me once the SAL began and also to see how I felt about working on plastic canvas.

This month...I am behind on the Frozen piece, will probably not get a chance to do anymore to the HAED and will need to make a concerted effort to finish the ornament. All I can say is how grateful I am for IHSW!

From now until Christmas I will be stitching a set of six (five left to do) Joan Elliott designs...


which were taken from this book of hers...


I checked out all the suggested themes and there is one for each except maybe Mrs Christmas and so she was the test stitch...I think she came out pretty well and I only made a few tweaks.


My plan is to stitch the ornament during IHSW every month in order to ensure it gets done, as that is something I rarely miss when my mojo is about, well I better leave you all to your stitchy duties and get on with mine!  :)

I can't wait to see your finishes.

22 comments:

  1. Oh, I love her; she's so cute! Well done!It's impossible to go wrong with a JE design! I'm hoping to stitch at least one ornament this autumn using her charts:)

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    1. I shall keep an eye out to see what you choose. I have always loved her designs but its rare that I stitch them, crazy right? I thought this was the perfect opportunity to change that.

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  2. Wow! How cool is that? That they all fit the themes for the rest of the year? I love Mrs Santa. I have that book somewhere - off to look for it right now.

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  3. This is so darned CUTE!!!
    Love it -
    xxx

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    1. It so is...I am looking forward to stitching the rest.

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  4. Very sweet ornie! It's hard to pick a favourite of the 6, they're all so charming.

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    1. That's why i have to stitch them all! lol

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  5. Ah, yes, life takes over, doesn't it? You made some terrific choices! I love your finished piece. Have fun stitching them!

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  6. Lovely designs. Mrs Santa is ideal for August and you've still got time to stitch Mr Santa too!

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  7. How wonderful that all 5 themes are covered - plus the extra! She's a cutie!

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  8. Good luck with Santa this month!

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  9. Good luck with Santa this month!

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  10. Good luck with Santa this month!

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  11. Test stitch came out great!
    I look forward to continuing!
    I wish you the joy of cross stitch!

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  12. Perfect picks for the sal. Mrs. Claus is adorable.

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  13. She is so sweet, your Mrs Santa. And all the others that you are going to stitch are just as adorable. I just love Joan Elliott's designs.

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  14. What a fantastic idea! JE designs are always so gorgeous :o)
    Looking forward to seeing your finishes each month!
    Hugs xx

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