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Welcome 2013!

I welcomed in 2013 by starting Emerald Mermaid at the stroke of midnight (after kissing hubby).  Unfortunately I haven’t added very many stitches since.  Here is my start:

Emerald Mermaid start

Not much of a start, but she is on my list to finish this year.  More about my list in a bit. My hubby did have a finish already this year!  He finished his 1st cross stitch project the other night and it turned out awesome!

Banders finished bookmark

He has already picked out the pattern for his next one.  I think he may be liking this??  He wants to make more bookmarks and give them to the elementary school. What a sweetie.

I have put my January pillow in my rocking chair.  Cute little snowmen  on this one:

January pillowI never did get to the December pillow.  I should add that to my list of things to stitch. But I think I am good for the next few months!  I know that I have February and March completed.

Now on to my list.  Here is a list of cross stitch projects that I would like to do this year.  I know that it may be a little outrageous and unobtainable.  But that’s ok.  These are the things that I “would like to stitch” this year.   Her is my list:

1.  Autumn Seasonal Snowman (need to finish)

2.  Angel of Grace (need to finish)

3.  Butterfly Table Topper (need to finish)

4. Mirabilia’s  Emerald Mermaid

5. Mirabilia’s  Roses of Provence

6.  Nora Corbett’s  letters J O Y

7.  Stoney Creek Seasons Banner:  Summer

8.  Heaven and Earth’s Gossamer Princess bookmark (need to finish)

9.  Pixie afghan

10.  Reindeer afghan

11.  Nora Corbett’s Winter Fairy

12.  Joan Elliott Round Robin

13.  Marbek Nativity

14.  A Joan Elliott Flower Fairy

15.  Pillows of the month (April, May, June, July, August, September and December)

So that is my list.  I hope to do some smaller projects in between these larger ones.  And if I see any new patterns during the year that I just have to have, I may add them to the list also.  Because you know that designers are always coming out with new things that I just can’t live without.  So, I will keep you posted on my progress during the year.  What is on your stitching list this year?

6 thoughts on “Welcome 2013!

  1. Love your new start and hubby’s finish! Hope he keeps up the interest. We need more men in our hobby. I will do my best to put together a list of my 15 projects to start/complete this year. You have inspired me.


    1. Thanks, Johanna. I think it will be fun to see how much of this I can get done in a year. It took me a while to think about this list and decide on my 15 projects. And now I keep coming up with “oh, I should have added that to my list, or that to my list”. I look forward to seeing your list.


  2. Well done to hubby! Mine has had a Joan Elliott Oriental Lady on the go for about 6 years (but hasn’t touched it in the last 4). I’m sure she will be finished at some point … Love the list and looking forward to seeing what you choose to do. Happy New Year!


    1. I will pass on the comment to hubby. Funny you said that about the oriental he started. I just sent hubby an email with a picture of the new JE Medieval Lady and told him he should just get me a subscription to the magazine and he says he thinks he will do her next. Not sure if he was joking or not. I hope that your hubby will pick up the stitching again and finish the Oriental Lady.


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