2017 Finishes

I doubt this year I will get anywhere close to the 52 projects I finished last year! I'm aiming for about 30 (12 WIPs, 12 Smalls SAL and 6 new starts) so let's see how I do!



DREAMING OF DOLPHINS - 2017/12

Designed by Karen Couchman and featured in Cross Stitch Collection March 2001
Stitched on 32ct Atlantic Depths hand-dyed Opalescent Murano Evenweave
by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 2
Stitch count 211 wide by 122 high
Started - 7th January 2015
Finished - 21st May 2017
Total stitching time - 59 hours 30 minutes

The 20th finish of the 59 starts for DSDUCJFC 2015 and a thoroughly enjoyable stitch. Shame that the fabric faded a little but it's still gorgeous!




MAY DOG - 2017/11

May Calendar by Durene Jones
Stitched on 16ct Nantucket from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 43 wide by 56 high
Started - 1st May 2017
Finished - 15th May 2017
Total stitching time - 10 hours 50 minutes

The fifth month of the calendar for this year's Smalls SAL.




APRIL MOUSE - 2017/10

April Calendar by Durene Jones
Stitched on 16ct Nantucket from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 43 wide by 56 high
Started - 1st April 2017
Finished - 13th April 2017
Total stitching time - 7 hours 45 minutes

The fourth month of the calendar for this year's Smalls SAL.




THE MILK TRAIN - 2017/09
(awaiting framing)

Heritage Crafts Silhouette
Stitched on 16ct Cream Aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 68 wide by 68 high
Started - 24th February 2015
Finished - 8th April 2017
Total stitching time - 29 hours

The 19th finish of the 59 starts for DSDUCJFC 2015 and the first of three pieces from the Silhouettes range. I have plans to finish one more during 2017 and the other during 2018.




MARCH CAT - 2017/08

March Calendar by Durene Jones
Stitched on 16ct Nantucket from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 43 wide by 56 high
Started - 1st March 2017
Finished - 17th March 2017
Total stitching time - 8 hours 5 minutes

The third month of the calendar for this year's Smalls SAL.




LITTLE BLACK CAT - COFFEE - 2017/07
(awaiting finishing)

Little Black Cat - Coffee
Heritage Crafts designed by Toni Goffe
Stitched on 32ct Light Blue Murano evenweave 2 over 2
Stitch count 68 wide by 68 high
Started - 2nd February 2015
Finished - 3rd March 2017
Total stitching time - 29 hours 20 minutes

This year I am returning to my Challenge pieces from 2015 and this was he first o be completed. As well as Coffee there are Cream, Sugar and Tea in this series. I hope to complete one more this year and the other two in 2017. He was great to stitch and I enjoyed the added variety of half width- or depth crosses. 




SPRING BIRD - 2017/06
(awaiting finishing)

Stitched on 16ct Dried Petal over-dyed aida by sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitched in Threadworx 1006 Berry Nice
Stitch count 80 wide by 80 high
Started - 23rd February 2017
Finished - 26th February 2017
Total stitching time - 6 hours

This bird accompanies Summer which I stitched last year in bold greens, reds and yellows.
Matching Autumn and Winter are on my very long to-do list!




FEBRUARY PANDA - 2017/05

Stitched on 16ct Nantucket from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 43 wide by 56 high
Started - 1st February 2017
Finished - 7th February 2017
Total stitching time - 8 hours 10 minutes

The second month of the calendar for this year's Smalls SAL.




CATS IN LOVE - 2017/04


FluffyFuzzypatterns (etsy)
Stiched on 16ct Lavender aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 100 wide by 137 high
Started - 1st January 2017
Finished - 22nd January 2017
Total stitching time - 26 hours 25 minutes

I really really enjoyed stitching this piece, despite it being all black! The fabric colour was lovely to work on and the whole thing stitched up quickly with little effort. I doubt this will be my last silhouette.




BEAR - 2017/03
(awaiting finishing)

Dimensions
Stitched on 16ct Ice Blue aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 44 wide by 44 high
Started - 31st January 2016
Finished - 16th January 2017
Total stitching time - 11 hours 55 minutes

My twenty-eighth finish from DUCJC 2016 and and number six of six in this set.




POLAR BEAR - 2017/02
(awaiting finishing)

Dimensions
Stitched on 16ct Ice Blue aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 44 wide by 44 high
Started - 29th January 2016
Finished - 12th January 2017
Total stitching time - 13 hours 45 minutes

My twenty-seventh finish from DUCJC 2016 and and number five of six in this set.




JANUARY SQUIRREL - 2017/01

Stitched on 16ct Nantucket from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 43 wide by 56 high
Started - 1st January 2017
Finished - 6th January 2017
Total stitching time - 7 hours 10 minutes

The first month of the calendar for this year's Smalls SAL. All months will be stitched on one piece of fabric.



Rachel x

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