New Year, New Start

In keeping with a tradition some stitchers have, I started a new design to mark the new year.  I decided on a design by The Drawn Thread,  one of my all time favourite designers.

Morning Glory - Drawn Thread

Morning Glory, Drawn Thread
Fabric – 32 count Pewter Belfast linen
Threads – Weeks Dye Works/DMC as stipulated

I’ve also spent a couple of days sorting out patterns that I’d like to stitch in 2011:

Thread Gathering - Little House Needleworks

ABC Lessons - Lizzie Kate

Pear Orchard Farm - Carriage House Samplings

Hornbook Sampler, Barrick Samplers

Old Fruit Tree - Carriage House Samplings

Bitter Flower Sampler - Birds of a Feather

Sally Spencer - Birds of a Feather

I’d also like to stitch a few designs from the Goode Huswife Book of Designs Vol III

Book of Designs Vol III - The Goode Huswife

A little ambitious, don’t you think? especially given the state of my eyesight. I remain full of optimism, however 🙂  I’m booked in to St John of God Hospital for my eye surgery on 24 January, which is only two weeks away now. Do you think I’ll be able to stitch f aster when it’s all over? I sincerely hope so ❗

In the meantime, I continue to enjoy the last few days of my holidays – back to work next Monday 17 Jan.

Happy Stitching 😉


Certified X-stitch addict and lover of tea, fabrics and beads. I work in the vocational education and training sector and in my spare time potter around in the garden growing roses. I'm mum to two adult children of whom I'm very proud.

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7 comments on “New Year, New Start
  1. letrecivette says:

    Good and beautiful! Happy new year!

  2. Myra says:

    Great new start! Wow! Those are some impressive stitching goals and such pretty pieces too. Isn’t it fun to plan stitchy things?

  3. Valerie says:

    Beautiful start on Morning Glory! It looks so dainty. Best of luck to you on your eye surgery. Wonderful projects you picked out for 2011…fun, fun, fun.

  4. Anne S says:

    Great start – you have some lovely stitchy plans too, going by the charts you’ve chosen. In case I don’t remember closer to the time, fingers crossed for your surgery – hope everything goes well, and that the recovery time is minimal 🙂

  5. Barbara says:

    I want to stitch everything that you’re stitching! You have GREAT taste – I know, because pretty much everything is in my stash, LOL!

  6. Barbara says:

    PS: Fingers and toes crossed that your eye surgery goes well and that you’ll be back at your stitching in record time!

  7. Karen says:

    YOu and I have some of the same projects planned! Hope our eye surgery goes well and your stitching does get faster!!!

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2012 Stitching Plans

1. WIPs - finish 4:
- DT Sampler Game Board
- Workbasket's Trellis (done)
- DT Morning Glory
- LK ABC Lessons

2. New Stitching Projects
Plymouth Sampler - TSC (started)
Wonderful Village 1 - MaggiCo (done)
Wonderful Village 2 - MaggiCo (done)
Pear Orchard Farm - CHS (done)
Mermaid's Song - CHS
Dutch Strawberries - TGH
Birds in the Bower - TGH
Persian Proverb - MB
Peaceful Garden - MB
Sampler 1663 - PoC

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