Sunday, January 3, 2010

A New Year, A New Start

I just cannot resist a new start. I saw this design being stitched in blogland and fell in love with it. Here is my progress so far.

I am stitching this sampler over 2 on 40ct Newcastle linen using Valdani threads as charted. So far, I am enjoying stitching on 40ct.

Here are my stitching resolutions for this year:

1) to complete my three big wips started last year, namely, Christmas Quaker, Beatrix and LK monthly blocks

2) to stitch LHN monthly ornaments,

3) to be timely on Joei's Her Flower Garden SAL, which started in Dec 2009

Joei's SAL consists of six designs, one each month starting from December 2009. I have chosen to stitch the designs individually instead of a sampler. They will be finished later into stitching accessories. Here is a picture of my first instalment - Rose.

Please visit Joei's blog to see the same design stitched on different fabrics. They are all beautifully stitched.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I love and appreciate all the comments in 2009. Looking forward to more visitors in 2010.

Hope everyone had a Happy New Year and all the best in 2010!



Brigitte said...

Your new project for 2010 is really great. And you made some nice progress on it. And what a lovely SAL you started.
I wish you all the best of luck with your goal. And a happy and healthy New Year to you and your family.

Mylene said...

I love the sampler you are working on Ellen. The Rose finished looks lovely. Goodluck with your goals.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Quite a lovely start! I have it, but no stitches yet!

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I just love your Blog....

I love your stitching too. I have that pattern as well but I am only going to do part of that pattern and not the whole thing. Just the top half of it.

Take care & Happy Stitching
Hugs :)

Carol R said...

Great start on Quakers and Quilts Ellen!

BeckySC said...

You have made a beautiful start, Ellen :)
((hugs to you))

Linda K's Stitching Corner said...

I started Quakers and Quilts...I am doing mine on 25 Count Lugana - Ivory...1 over 1. I have a picture of my new Start on my Blog which is this one.

CindyMae said...

Ellen, Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I recieved my holiday exchange package today. I LOVE IT!! I love every single thing in it and the Biscornu is just simply gorgeous. Thank you so much!! I will be posting pics soon!