So, I’ve decided to join in this SAL this year, to try and get more stitching done!
This month, you have to introduce yourself and talk about the goals for the year.
So I’m a PhD student in York (studying maths, but don’t worry, it doesn’t make an appearance here!). I’m a multi-crafter, so as well as cross stitching, I knit and crochet, and want to start a whole bunch of other things!
But, for my cross stitching this year I want to work on:
‘the butterfly one’
‘the cat alphabet’
Yeah…this was started and then immediately put down again so I could work on the butterfly. I’ve done some more on it than this photo, but haven’t yet finished this square, so there’s lots more to do! I’m going to start working on this again properly when the butterfly is finished.
I don’t have a photo of everything I’ve done on this, but it’s more than 1 page (maybe enough bits to make a second). Regular readers of this blog will remember that I’ve been a bit up-and-down about this one- it’s for a friend, and I’ve been questioning if I want to spend this much time (it’s a 30 page chart) on something for this friend.
This started out as a SAL, but unfortunately the cross stitch company (Love thy thread) had to close, so we’ve been given the rest of the chart to finish in our own time. I’m toying with the idea of ‘colouring it in’ when I’ve finished the outside, with some sparkly thread.
I’ve got a couple of new starts, but I’m certainly not going to beat myself up if I don’t start them!
-Fred the literate cat. I’ve stitched this once, I want to do it again with some modifications for a friend, and I think it’s going to look epic when done (so let’s start it already!)
-a HAED. I can’t remember the name of it, but it was released in a magazine over 2 months, ad I’d love to stitch it.
-I’d also like to stitch a few cards. I love giving hand stitched cards, but I’ve had enough of actually having to stitch it at the time. By having some ready, I won’t need to stitch a card just to send it.
So that’s all from me I think! See you next month 🙂