I. A finish
You read the title and you demand a picture. Yes, of course. I am so happy to present you my first finish on Love Thy Thread's chart: "Harvest Moon" by Lisa O' Malley.
This is the speediest stitching piece I ever stitched and I hope I made Bev proud.
|'Harvest Moon' by Lisa O' Malley|
Designed by Love Thy Thread
Stitching period: November 2013 - January 2014
Tented 2 over 1 on 26 count hard danger
On the other note, similar to HAED, Love Thy Thread also offers a loyalty program where you can receive a free chart of equal or lesser value by submitting a finish. I love Sabine Rich sketch painting and I was lucky enough to receive 'Owl' from Bev as a reward. Here it is:
|I can't find a copyright mark image so please excuse me for my bad skill. You can find this pattern available for purchase here|
How adorable this owl is! And it requires only 1 color (20 pages in total though)! Ehehe. Should I dig in this one immediately? Yes, cause I really want to!
II. Stitching Summary of 2013 and goal for 2014
I think it's worthwhile to give a brief summary of my stitching in the past year to encourage myself go further this year. So here is my stitching summary and goal that follows.
1. Dandelion Clock Dance by Joanna Bromley (HAED)
|Started on November 2012|
|As of November 2013|
My goal is to finish this pattern within the first quarter of 2014
2. Autumn by Jacek Yerka (HAED)
|Started on May 15, 2013|
|As of December 15, 2013|
My goal is to finish 2 bottom rows of this pattern this year :D
3. Ryo by Haruyo Morita (HAED)
|Started on October 2013|
|As of October 2013|
After finished a page, I did not have chance to touch it again. I feel very guilty leaving it aside as it is a beautiful pattern. My goal this year is to finish the first row of this chart :D
4. Harvest Moon by Love Thy Thread: Started on November 2013, finished by January 2014.
5. Cow Parsley from Cross Stitcher: Started and finished within September 2013
As you might know, I also started other HAED patterns but for some reasons, I lost interest in them so they probably out of my stitching rotation this year as well.
III. Stash enhancement
Santa Claus visited me last Christmas and spoiled me:
From Paine Free Craft:
|The Scribe by Suzi Dragonlady|
From Heaven and Earth Designs:
|Dragon Pleasure by Jacek Yerka|
|Ripples by Stephani-Mun Law|
|The Owl Maiden by Annie Stegg (new artist)|
and last but not least
|The Plagiarists by Jonathan Wolstenholme (new artist to HAED)|
New stash means New start? I'm not sure yet. Probably no BAP (Big Ass Project) for this year but small and medium project cause I want to have something hang in my house with proud Lol
What is your year in preview and what are your resolutions?