First Finish of the Year

Yesterday I put the final stitches in my first project of the year. I began it on January 1st, and finished January 3rd.

I Love Canada, designed by unknown

I Love Canada, designed by unknown

The design is called I Love Canada, but I have no idea who the designer is or any other information about it. I was only given the chart and was told that it was a freebie design at some point. I think I remember being told that the designer has retired, but I really don’t know.

Canada-shaped map close-up; I Love Canada, designed by unknown

Canada-shaped map close-up; I Love Canada, designed by unknown

I used DMC 3865 and GAST Buckeye Scarlet. The fabric is 32 count Belfast in colour Heritage from Enchanting Lair.

Hopefully all the rest of my stitching this year will go just as well and just as quickly! 😉


Smalls SAL – The check-in for December 2015 closes on January 6th at about midnight Eastern time. So, you still have a little bit of time left to add your link.


The check-in post for the new 2016 Smalls SAL will go up on January 28th. Don’t forget: the check-in day has switched to Thursday this year.

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9 Responses to First Finish of the Year

  1. Karyn says:

    Congrats on your first finish for 2016! I love it <3

  2. Blu says:

    It’s so cute! My immediate reaction on seeing the first picture was “I MUST have it!” Sad to hear that there’s no way to get it.

  3. Rachel says:

    Congratulations on your first lovely finish of the year! I honeymooned in Canada and as I have sworn never to fly again it will likely be the only far-off country I ever visit! 🙂

  4. Heather says:

    Great finish! I love the contrast of the red and white

  5. Sarah says:

    Cute little design.

  6. YAY for your first finish of the year!!

  7. Anna says:

    First finish! I’m not behind already am I? 😉

  8. Joanne P says:

    Great start to the year, very patriotic too!

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