As the last few hours of 2009 tick away, I’ve managed to find a bit of time to finish up a final two projects.
The first is a freebie from Prairie Schooler, Snowman. You may remember me mentioning that it was a little kit given away by my LNS during their holiday open house. They changed the design to be stitched with DMC Colour Variations and Anchor floss and a few beads. It is stitched on 20ct. white opalescent fabric with two threads over one. I’ll finish it up into a pillow ornament the next time I get the sewing machine out, using the backing fabric in the kit.
And, I just put the final stitches in Lost Dragon Sampler by Dragon Dreams. It is stitched with DMC and Waterlilies on a 28ct. Silkweaver Solo. I made a few changes: 1 became A in the first line of the verse, I used different beads (maybe 03004?), and I left off the blackwork row below the dragon. I’m very pleased with how it turned out, and how quick it was to stitch up: 3 days!
I’m pretty sure that puts me at 40 finished cross stitch projects for 2009. Here’s a slide show of them all:
I also figure I finished 14 crochet projects (including those five Christmas puddings), and somewhere around 46 knitting projects (about half of those were dish cloths). I think that is a pretty productive year for someone who has an active toddler to deal with. I may not have met all my goals, but I don’t think I have anything to be disappointed about.