Saturday, 5 January 2013

The First Post...

First of all, a Happy New Year to everyone.  I hope that 2013 turns out to be happy, healthy and full of stitches for us all.  Judging by the amount of patterns I seem to have ordered over the holiday period, I think the last one is a given!

I wanted to finished 2012 on a high note, in that I felt the need to have finished the second band on SDW.  The final stitch of that band went in at 6.30pm (yes I am that sad really!) on December 31st 2012.  It was a great sense of achievement.  I am really enjoying how this sampler is appearing with each stitch, and totally love the support that I am getting from my "stitching sisters".  SDW is a big stitch, even for people like me that tend to go for big works, and the girls are keeping me going and on track.

SDW Week 9

I am also using my new Millenium Frame for SDW.   It is taking a bit of getting used to, as I am not a frame girl, but I think in the long run we are going to be great friends.

Joanna Warren
Tidying up a little bit the other day..look what I found!   Joanna Warren, well not her, but her sampler, which I obviously bought years ago, from Scarlet Letter.  It was bought as a kit, which at some stage I have plundered for other projects, but no matter, I will replace the DMC threads with AVS.  When SDW is over, Nicola has suggested her as our next SAL.  I think you will need to do her as a SAL...mega support needed as there are a lot of stitches.  Such beautiful colours.

Victoria Sampler is also coming along.  I am loving doing the variety of stitches in this sampler, but have to confess to be wanting it to be over.  I have so many lovely things waiting their start, but am being disciplined in not starting them until VS is done.  I just know what I am like and, the UFO's would just pile up.

I have just a smidge of Letter O to finish and then I will catalogue my progress.

Much love to all.

M xxxx


  1. Looking good Michele! I am off to check out Joanna!

  2. Well done on achieving your end-of-year goal - not sad at all, that was more than 5 hours left :-) Your stitching is beautiful. Happy new year!

  3. Happy New Year Michele!
    SDW is looking great!

  4. Congrats on your year end accomplishment! It looks wonderful. Happy stitching.

  5. Joanna Warren looks like an amazing sampler - I need to check it out:-)

  6. Great work on SDW. Good for you finishing band 2 by year end. I was hoping for this weekend but there seems to be so much. Joanna Warren looks like a WOW sampler! I also love your header pic with your quilts. They are all so gorgeous! Do you do quilting by hand? I think it would be fun to learn someday. Enjoy your weekend!

  7. I love following your progress on SDW. Joanna Warren looks like a challenging sampler.

  8. I have my Joanna ordered for our next SAL after SDW.

    Well done on nearly finishing "O". Alphabets is a HUGE project but just think how good it is going to feel when finished and hung in your home.

  9. Happy New Year, your sampler is just fantastic!

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