Tuesday, 30 April 2013

End of April Update

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Today is the last day of April, and it's been a very successful month. I've had a grand total of four stitching finishes, which has made a marginal dent in my massive pile of WIPs. Here's a reminder...

Unnamed flowers by Janlynn

Swan card (magazine kit)

Peter Rabbit by Anchor
Nobody Loves You by nichestitch
I managed to get three of the four finished properly, as you can see below:

Peter Rabbit mounted on card
Janlynn flowers mounted on card
Swan card finished into card
I'm quite pleased with those! I may well mount them into my scrapbook, which has been neglected for far too long, but that can be a project for the summer.

In order to ensure I actually get somewhere with my stitching, I've set myself some goals for the next month, with the intention of continuing this throughout the year and getting quite a few things finished off by the end of the year. These are my goals for this month:

1. Complete the top three rows of Day Trip:

2. Finish the left half of North and South:

3. Finish all the lime green in Tigger:

4. Finish the dark purple in Mae Govannen's border:

5. Finish Tatty Teddy:

6. Complete the top two rows in Passenger Train:

7. Finish Tartan Thistle Needlecase:
8. Finish Always Time for Tea (x2):

9. Start and finish Madeira smalls:

So yeah, that shouldn't be anything too strenuous... I hope. I'll be putting the 2013 goals in the sidebar shortly. The Madeira smalls came with the latest issue of The World Of Cross Stitch, if anyone's interested, and I've selected a few patterns I'd like to do over the course of the month.

I've bought a few things, too! A lot of them have been sent home, but this arrived on Saturday and I have another one on the way:

It's been started a bit, but I don't mind that - what's been done so far is shown below, and I quite like the idea of picking up a kit started by someone else. I always find that kits that have already been started are full of hope, and are better in a stash than simply discarded. Here it is:

I also bought a couple of things using the Amazon gift card from Ruth at my spare moments, which came last Wednesday: a Dara O'Briain DVD (he is, in my opinion, the most hysterical stand-up comedian in the world) and a book called Never Push When It Says Pull by Guy Browning. I've read one of his previous books and it was so funny I cried with laughter while reading it.

I look forward to updating soon with more stitching news - I may well go down to weekly stitching updates or so. Apologies if I don't reply to all your comments - I do read them, I promise! - but I've been fairly busy recently, and that won't get better before the end of exams. Ah well. I hope I can keep stitching, in any case.

Happy stitching! :)

Heather x


  1. Great update! You have been busy :)
    Well done on your finishes!

  2. Darling finishes. I love the Beatrix Potter finish - not sure I could put that sweet piece away in a book.
    Lofty goals for 2013 and I'll enjoy watching all your projects come to life.