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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Serendipitous Jo's January Partridge in a Pear Tree

This year I am going to be stitching Joan Elliott's 12 Days of Christmas each month.  I started it on 12th December 2016 and completed one of the Herald Angels for December's theme.

I also stitched on it every day for the 12 Days of Christmas as part of a Challenge on the Stitch Maynia FB page.  Since then I have been focused on finishing the Partridge for this month.  I did have a little break to fit in my Hallowe'en stitching though.

Here is the Partridge in his Pear Tree, minus his beads which will be added at the end:

And here is the whole piece so far:

The plan is to stitch the borders each evening when my son is in the bath and return to Block 2 in February.  You can see where I stitched each block for a decreasing number of days for the challenge!  Block 12 only got stitched on the final 12th Day whereas Block 2 got stitched on every day from the 2nd onwards.


  1. That's a terrific looking partridge. You've given us a 'tease' for the rest of the days, so it will be fun to see them finished.

  2. This is so gorgeous, Jo, I love the partridge.

  3. It is so pretty!! I love the swirly words. And I bet that was a fun challenge :)

  4. Fab finish on Day 1. Looking forward to seeing you stitch on this design over the coming year :o)

  5. Good plan, Jo, and it works. Great first Day finish.