Friday 2 January 2015

A New Year, a new rotation and a first finish !!

Happy New Year everyone - I hope 2015 has started well for you and continues to be a happy & healthy one.

I have reassessed my stitching and my goals for 2015, there are a few special things to be done, exchanges and SALs, never mind things I see and fancy doing for me. The later part of 2014 saw my rotation plans slide away; I have set up a new rotation for 2015 - here's hoping I can do better this year.

Saturday and Sunday - gifts if time is short or UFO which is not my Drawn Thread October, November and December

Monday - finishing day or stitching as the weekend

Tuesday - ornament for church tree

Wednesday - Santa's village in the Parlour with Miss Barb

Thursday - monthly challenge or ornament for church

Friday - whatever is urgent or takes my fancy 

I'll be stitching with Julie and Mr Stick at Needlecraft Haven to do my UFO. My church theme for next year is 'Joy to the World', last Christmas Mary gave me the Lizzie Kate chart - the ornament I stitched will be be top of my tree and I'll be doing lots of other ornaments one the 'Joy' theme. The ornament is actually filled with my 2013 orts, but more about orts later.

Christine is doing the Monthly Christmas Ornament again on Needlecraft Haven so my Thursday night will be keeping up with this SAL. There is a lot happening on NH - it's such a lovely forum to host as everyone is so friendly. I'm organising a Four Season's SAL this year (instead of the exchanges we did the last two years)

Back to orts for a moment - I collect my orts firstly in my little pot in my stitch box but then in my beautiful bonbon jar. At the end of the year I stitch and ornament and fill it with the orts, as I said Joy to the World was stuffed with my 2013 orts. This year I have stitched LHN Baked Goods and used my 2014 orts - so I now have another ornament for our tree and an empty bonbon jar ready to be filled with 2015 orts.

Baked goods is also the start of my Stitch from Stash 2015 - the chart was a gift last year from Barb the fabric and threads from my stash, and the backing fabric and cord is also from my stash. All told a great start and because the chart was a gift I think I can also include it in Gifted Gorgeousness.

So a great start for my stitching year - and I have picked up one of my old hobbies but I can't share yet as it's a gift. Just my reading to catch up with.

Wishing you and your families a very happy & healthy 2015


Stitchabilities said...

Lovely finishes Clare, Have a wonderful 2015

Maggie said...

Lovely finishes :-)
Baked Goods is one of my favourites, I stitched it a few years ago and still love it!

Good luck with your rotation plans, I'm going to be going with the flow again this year, lol and will probably fail again :-)

Wishing you and your family a very
Happy 2015. xxx

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Happy New Year, Clare. The 'Joy' theme is a lovely one for your tree next year. Looking forward to spending more time with you at Needlecraft Haven in 2015

Bev C said...

Hello Clare,

Best wishes for your stitching plan. I do like the way you have used up your orts.

All the best for 2015.

Happy days.

Kate said...

Brilliant stitchy start to 2015 Clare.
Love both of your finishes.

Brigitte said...

What a lovely first finish this year. I love the theme for your future ornaments.
You have some great goals and SALs going this year. Good luck with each of them.
I try a rotation every year and it works for a while, then it falls apart. But I don't mind, I just etsablish a new one after a while, lol.

Kay said...

Absolutely beautiful. x

SheilasEmbroidery said...

Happy New Year to you Clare. I hope 2015 is a good one for you

Christine said...

They are both lovely Clare.
Happy New Year!

Carol said...

So glad 2015 is off to such a nice start, Clare--both of your finishes are so darling!! Happy New Year to you!

Kerryp77 said...

Happy New Year, Joy to the world is a fabulous piece. Happy stitching

Hazel said...

Happy new year Clare. Love your rotation. Look forward to seeing lots of progress. x

Julie said...

Two lovely ornaments.
Wondering what your old hobby is?