Wednesday, 31 December 2008

2008 Finishes

2008 was a dead loss for finishes once the first flush of UFO stitching was done, that's for sure! I think that I had a confidence knock that was so hard at the beginning of the year that I wallowed a bit too much for my own good.
Silly me!
Still, it's nice to look back and see what I did achieve.

January 2008

'Frederick the Literate'
adapted from a painting by Charles Wysocki

Date originally started: 16th December 2004 (about 150 stitches)
Date restarted: 2nd January 2006
Date finished: 1st January 2008 (13.50hr Australian Eastern Time)

By Joan Elliott for Design Works Crafts, Inc.
(Design Works Kit #9294 & Leisure Arts Leaflet #2871)

Date originally started: September 2002
Found as a UFO: 26th October 2006 (a two days' stitching added)
Colour chart purchased on EBAY in 2007
Hauled out yet again: 2nd January 2008
Completed: 9th January 2008

Sand Castles
Number 2 in the collector's series: By the Sea
featured in Cross Stitch & Country Craft, June 1989.

Date Started: 25th May 2007
Date Completed: 21st January 2008
Stitched on white 14ct Aida using 3 strands of DMC cotton floss.

February 2008

For Genevieve, my sister - her Christmas 2007 gift finally finished!

For Danielle, my niece - a gift for her 20th birthday on Saturday, 2nd February

July 2008

Living with Charm

Deigned by Lizzie Kate
Stitched with Sampler Threads & Weeks Dye Works
on 32 count Lambswool by Wichelt.

Date started: 24th June 2008
Date finished: 16th July 2008
Date framed and on the wall: 19th September


Heather said...

You had a great year I say! I love all of your finishes you were able to do :) Very awesome! You work on BIG projects, which explains why you don't get so many done, I do that too :) I understand.

Anonymous said...

I too think you've had a great year for finishes. Certainly beats my big fat zero lol.

Chiloe said...

Congrats on your 2008 finishes !!! Can't wait to see your 2009 goals ;-)

Happy New year !!!

Dawn B. said...

Awsume finishes and the progress on Queen of the seas is great. Happy New Year

Alberta said...

Bliss, you have had a wonderfully productive year in many gorgeous finishes from one very talented woman! Can't wait to see what 2009 brings you!