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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?

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Teaching Hubby to cross stitch

Good morning on this last day of 2012.  Hubby and I went to Joanne’s yesterday so that I could pick up some floss for some new project starts.  Here is what I bought:

My new stuffLots of floss for Emerald Mermaid and my Pixie afghan.  A new scroll frame because all of mine are so stripped they won’t get tight for me anymore.  And I did not expect to see the new issue of Cross Stitch Collection in but was so excited to see it I grabbed it right up.  Now I have all 6 of Joan Elliott’s Flower fairies.  Can’t wait to see what she comes up with next. So hubby bought me lots of nice stitchy stuff.  And…get this….He decided that he wants to learn to cross stitch.  Yep!  All of a sudden, out of the blue.  So here is his new stash:

Banders stashHe decided to start with a bookmark and he found a cute little dragon that he wanted to stitch.  I promised him a Heaven and Earth designed bookmark a few months ago.  I wanted to try a HAED and a good stitching friend suggested I try a bookmark to see if I like stitching over one.  So Hubby picked out a pattern and I have started it.  About 12 stitches.  Hehe.  It is on my list of things to finish for 2013.  Anyway, I think he is tired of waiting and decided to do one himself.  So, he wound all of his floss, I set him up with a box, needle, highlighter, pattern and got him started.  So here he is working on his second cross stitch-I say second because I did teach him years ago and he didn’t like it.

Bander cross stitching

He is doing really good.  He says he can’t watch tv and stitch.  I’m sure he will get the hang of that if he continues on.  Here is his progress so far:

Bandes progress

I think he is doing great.  I can see us…sitting in our side by side recliners, stitching the nights away.  Ahhhh, peaceful.

Since this is my last post of 2012, I want to thank you for visiting me this year to see what I have been up to.  May the New Year bring you Health, Happiness and Love.

Ginny

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