I had planned to do this post the day before New Years Day, however life and just being with the family got in the way, then really busy with work, and then there were just days that after work all I wanted to do when I got home was to come home and stitch.
So what I’m going to do, or at least my plan is: that I’m going to have this post to show off all the finishes that I had in the year of 2017, then my next posts will be what I’m working on right now and my plans for the year of 2018.
My first finish of the year of 2017 was: Monochrome Cushion by Anchor, that I got the pattern from The World of Cross Stitching magazine. I did not change the colours, however, I added more of the dark blue throughout the piece, as over half of it was only in little blue, I also had the flower turned to a red rose. I finished this piece on April 22nd, 2017
This card is called Roses Card that was charted by Raby Reilly Designs, which I believe I found in a Cross Stitch Gold magazine. I was able to get this finished in time for mothers day. I finished the stitching part on May 13th, 2017.
This is your first time seeing this piece framed. I had to get it professionally framed as I was really disliking my canvas plans for it. So I just went to Micheals and paid to have it framed. The best idea ever, they did an amazing job. I gave this to my best friend for Christmas and she now has it hanging on her wall in her bedroom above the piece that I gave her for her birthday the year before. This is called Goonies that is by Clouds Factory. I finished stitching this piece on July 10th, 2017.
This is a card that I stitched for my mom for her birthday. It’s titled Cutest Ever Kitten and as it was a free pattern that came with the magazine the designer of this piece is The World of Cross Stitching magazine. I had to fix some of the patterns as I ran out of one or two colours so I just substituted with using the other shades of brown for the cat. I finished this piece on August 14th, 2017.
I also had decided on getting this piece professionally framed, because just like the Goonies piece I just didn’t like it. Once again I love what Micheals did and whenever I don’t want to frame something I am paying them to frame it. This piece is called Star Trek and it is also by Clouds Factory. I had two finishes on the same day because I was able to finish this on August 14th, 2017.
This was a free pattern that I got from Plum Street Samplers, I did this for someone on FlossTube’s birthday SAL(just won’t say there name here). I finished this in time for her birthday, however, bad me I have still not sent it to her. I thought I had a post office close by but I was wrong and where there is one I just don’t go there. So if you are reading this and you are the person that’s supposed to be getting this then I’m sorry I still haven’t sent it. I finished this on October 25th, 2017.
This piece I framed myself, which was a pain but it would have been too late to go get it professionally framed and also since it was to my mom I really wanted to do it all myself. So my mom got this for Christmas and she loved it, and since I also told her there is one going to be made for my dad she got even more happy so that not just her has one since she isn’t the only parent that raised me. This piece is called Love From Mom by Sue Hillis. And I finished it on October 26th, 2017.
This Sapphire Crystal and it is my first Mill Hill Kit that I have ever done. Loved stitching it and I’m so happy how it turned out. I finished this on November 8th, 2017.
I had hoped to get this Mill Hill kit finished before Christmas day, however, best next thing I finished this on the day after Christmas. This is called Frosty Mug.
So that’s it for me for today. Next week or so I’m going to show you my WIP’s and my finish for 2018.
As always everyone,