She sure is a beauty! And so many beads!! I didn’t think I would ever get done the beading. I am happy to finish her and before the new year. In case you haven’t been following this one, it is called Journey Into the Deep, by Passione Ricamo. I stitched her on 28ct Lugana Pixie Dust from Silkweaver. If I were to do her again, ( I never will ) I would switch the size 8 clear beads to the same size seed beads as the white ones. There was no way I could fit the number of beads called for in the pattern. I have 2 packages of clear beads left and 1 package of white beads. But I am pleased at how she turned out and so happy to have stuck with her to the finish.
I would love to look back and show you a slide show of my 2016 finishes, but sadly, I am not that good with the computer. And since I am creating this post on my Surface, I really have no clue ;).
So as I look back on 2016, I am pretty happy with what I have accomplished. I already have a list of things I want to accomplish this year. Not only stitching and crafting, but other things in my life. I have been trying to think of my word for 2017 (Thank you Fawn for the reminder) and the one word that keeps coming to mind is DECLUTTER. There are still several rooms and the garage, and many nooks and crannies that I need to go through and get rid of things I no longer need or have a use for. But also to use the things that I have, especially when it comes to my crafting. So that is my one big goal for 2017 as well as the usual lose weight, make good choices, be a better person… Time for me to get things ready for my next cross stitch project. I am planning on starting it at midnight tonight. I will share it with you soon.
So as we get close to the end of 2016, I want to wish all of you a wonderful, happy, healthy and productive 2017.