Good Bye 2018, Hello 2019

Wow, it has been a long time.

Sorry everyone for being gone so long. Between the time I have been gone I have decided to get rid of my laptop and get a Google Tablet. So I have to clean out my laptop so I could sell it and then use the money from that to buy the tablet. Sadly though, I have not been able to sell it yet. So no new tablet and I am typing this up on my phone, which I don’t really like, however, I have been wanting to make a new post for so long and I just don’t think I’m going to be getting the tablet for a few months.

So a lot has happened. New Year’s start, finishes, and amazing Christmas gifts.

First up I’m just going to put up my finishes.

This you saw finished up last year but I finally got it framed and it is up by our stairway.

Last year I was able to finish two ornaments, but this year I was only able to finish one. This is a Mill Hill kit in case anyone wanted to know.

So before the year was over I was able to get this piece finished and framed. I love how this turned out. If anyone wants to know the changes that I made my blog post before has a list of the colour changes.

I have to say one of my biggest finished that I finished this year has to be my Specialty Stitches pieces. It isn’t the biggest in size but it was big as in important as I started it back in the late year of 2017 worked on it for two months and then only worked on it for the last month of 2018 and few days of the new year and I finished it.

Now to the new start that I started on January 9th (which was when the fabric arrived)

After buying this a year ago I am finally starting this:

This is how far I am now:I have so far worked 28.75 hours on this. It might not look like a lot of progress but I’m a very slow stitcher and there are so many colour changes in this. You would think there would be just by looking at it, but don’t be fooled there is. But a very good thing about lots of colour changes is that there is very little backstitching.

Now let’s talk about some of the Christmas gifts that I got. My parents got me a floor stand and a lap stand for my stitching. One of the gifts that my partner(no we haven’t got married yet, still engaged. I just find it easier to write partner and I find Fiance is just not as meaningful of a word as saying, partner. People think that Fiance isn’t as meaningful as being married and I get told all the time when I call him my partner that ”oh you aren’t really married.” Sorry for the side note.) not as got me was the three-layered trolling cart that everyone has been getting for the last two years.

Pictures below:

The one thing that I found was very interesting where my mom got the floor-stand and the lap-stand from was that the person selling it her mother used to stitch but is going blind now so will not be able to use it anymore, which is so sad but she was happy that it was going to a Stitcher, however, before it was hers it was her mother’s that her father had made for her. So it is over 100 years old. I just love that it is in such good condition and that it is being passed along through Stitchers.

So I’m going to say bye for now and I will be back February 1st for an announcement. But I’m not giving any hints you’ll have to wait and see when I post.

Happy stitching everyone!

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