Cross stitch. I'm addicted. That's all I wanted to do last year and it's all I want to do this year. I've already featured some projects I got completed this year, with the baby announcement being the largest. I do, however, take solace in the fact that I'm not as addicted as some of the people in the Stitch Maynia Facebook group I belong to. They amaze me with the Heaven And Earth Designs that they tackle. They are beautiful but sooooo detailed and using hundreds of colours. I'm very intimidated by HAEDs so I don't see myself ordering one. They have a beautiful Ravenclaw-themed one but it has 88 colours, all in blue, bronze & grey. I'll just have to admire that on the internet cause I'm not ordering it.
This is my longest work in progress (WIP). It's so old that my dad was still alive when my parents bought it for me for Christmas in 2002. I worked on it all that following spring but the frustration level with all the colour changes forced me to put it down by May 2003. I picked it up again in 2005 and stitched the whole sky, then I did the bottom border so that at least I could see how much left I had to do. I'd really like to finish it though. Now that I don't live in Washington anymore, I'd like to have a reminder of the mountain I so desperately miss.
I just started this one for my friend Fernanda. I made the other Hummel design for her last summer and she asked me if I would do this one for her.
I haven't made much progress on the dragon because I've messed up the count so bad that I got frustrated and put it away about 3 years ago. I'm not even sure where I messed up anymore.
Just started this one too and I've messed this one up somehow, where the thread is trailing from. I put it away to start the baby announcement before I figured out where I miscounted.
Four beaded cross stitch kits to do. One Halloween themed and 2 winter themed. These shouldn't take too long to do.
The hippie pattern won't take long either. I want to make one for me and one for my friend Miki. I am also eager to start the orcas. I have all the floss for it but I need a larger piece of Aida cloth than any I have in my stash.
I can't remember where or how I scored the Butchart Gardens pattern but there is more than just that inside that little booklet. There are at least 3 Victoria designs and I want to do them all. I also couldn't resist that nature pattern on the right.
Two more Victoria BC pattern books with 3-4 inside each one.
And of course I had to buy patterns of all the states I've lived in (Maine was for my first two years of college).
I want to do all four pretty much as they are laid out in the two pictures, but it's going to require some math calculations that I'm not sure I can do without a lot of mulling, a calculator, pencil and paper.
Here's another one I bought about 10 years ago and forgot about. I was surprised to see it surface in my needlework box as I dug for Mt. Rainier.
These are embroidery patterns. I got the small one in a thrift shop. It was started and has all the yarn in it but I'd like to finish it. Marsha found the bottom runner (it's longer than shown) in her mom's stuff and asked if I wanted it. I'd need to get all the yarn but I bet it will be pretty.
So many kits, so little time!