2016 Finishes

These are the projects I have completed so far this year. The oldest is at the bottom, the newest at the top. Enjoy!



MR HAPPY - 2016/52




Mr Happy
Freebie from my-cross-stitch-patterns.com
Stitched on 16ct Sundrop from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Started - 26th December 2016
Finished - 30th December 2016
Total stitching time - 5 hours 15 minutes

And yet another silly little project for the December Smalls SAL.




MR JELLY - 2016/51


Mr Jelly

Freebie from my-cross-stitch-patterns.com

Stitched on 16ct Cloud Pink from Sewitall.com 2 over 1

Started - 24th December 2016
Finished - 25th December 2016
Total stitching time - 4 hours 30 minutes

Another silly little project for the December Smalls SAL.




SANTA - 2016/50
(awaiting finishing)

Dimensions
Stitched on 16ct Ice Blue aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 44 wide by 44 high
Started - 23rd January 2016
Finished - 23rd December 2016
Total stitching time - 13 hours 35 minutes

This is my twenty-sixth DUCJC 2016 finish and number four of six in this set.




BLACK-HATTED SNOWMAN - 2016/49
(awaiting finishing)


Dimensions
Stitched on 16ct Ice Blue aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 44 wide by 44 high
Started - 19th January 2016
Finished - 14th December 2016
Total stitching time - 14 hours 5 minutes
(estimated 14 hours)

This is my twenty-fifth DUCJC 2016 finish and number three out of six




MR DAYDREAM - 2016/48


Mr Daydream
Freebie from my-cross-stitch-patterns.com
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Spring Sky from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Started - 9th December 2016
Finished - 10th December 2016
Total stitching time - 4 hours 10 minutes

A silly little project for the December Smalls SAL.




WOOLLY-HATTED SNOWMAN - 2016/47
(awaiting finishing)


Dimensions
Stitched on 16ct Ice Blue aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 44 wide by 44 high
Started - 11th January 2016
Finished - 26th November 2016
Total stitching time - 15 hours

This is my twenty-fourth DUCJC 2016 finish and number two of six in this set.




SNOWMAN - 2016/46
(awaiting finishing)

Durene Jones Facebook freebie
Stitched on 32ct Snowfall evenweave by Sewitall.com 2 over 2
Stitch count 48 wide by 48 high
Started - 5th November 2016
Finished - 9th November 2016
Total stitching time - 8 hours 25 minutes

A lovely little freebie to try and get me in the Christmas spirit!




PENGUIN - 2016/45
(awaiting finishing)

Dimensions
Stitched on 16ct Ice Blue aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 44 wide by 44 high
Started - 17th January 2016
Finished - 5th November 2016
Total stitching time - 12 hours 30 minutes

This is my twenty-third DUCJC 2016 finish and the first of 6 Christmas Ornament pals in this series. Hopefully it won't be too long before the other 5 appear.




AUTUMN ALPHABET - 2016/44

(awaiting framing)


Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Brown over-dyed aida by Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 111 wide by 159 high
Started - 7th January 2016
Finished - 30th October 2016
Total stitching time - 34 hours 35 minutes

This is my twenty-second DUCJC 2016 finish and the first finish of the four Lizzie Kate Seasonal Alphabets. I'm hoping to finish the other three towards the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.




LET'S EAT DESSERT - 2016/43


Artecy (via crosstitch.com) Designed by Ursula Michael
Stitched on 16ct Crocus hand-dyed aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Stitch count 97 wide by 125 high
Started - 5th January 2016
Finished - 19th October 2016
Total stitching time - 19 hours 55 minutes


This is my twenty-first DUCJC 2016 finish and I loved it, loved it, loved it! This was my first Ursula Michael piece but definitely won't be my last. So much fun to stitch and so quick to see a difference.




OCTOBER SMALLS SAL - 2016/42
(awaiting finishing)

Witches Hat magazine chart
Stitched on 16ct Lime over-dyed aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 48 wide by 48 high
Started - 1st October 2016
Finished - 10th October 2016
Total stitching time - 10 hours 20 minutes

The second Halloween stitch out of the four in the series. Hopefully the other two will appear quite soon!





BLUEBERRY - 2016/41


Blueberry (magazine chart)
Stitched on 16ct Gold Lurex Aida by Zweigart 2 over 1
Stitch count 43 wide by 41 high
Started - 18th January 2016
Finished - 1st October 2016
Total stitching time - 7 hours 45 minutes


This is my twentieth DUCJC 2016 finish - just a small magazine freebie chart suitable for a card.





OLLIE OWL - 2016/40
(awaiting framing)


DMC Woodland Folk
Stitched on 16ct Kelp over-dyed aida by Fabric Flair 2 over 1
Stitch count 75 wide by 49 high
Started - 20th January 2016
Finished - 21st September 2016
Total stitching time - 15 hours 55 minutes


This is my nineteenth DUCJC 2016 finish and a companion for Molly Mouse, Toby Fox, Bert Badger, Sally Squirrel and Frankie Hedgehog. All I need to do now is design and buy the frame for the six of them. 




MOLLY MOUSE - 2016/39
(awaiting framing)

DMC Woodland Folk
Stitched on 16ct Kelp over-dyed aida by Fabric Flair 2 over 1
Stitch count 55 wide by 54 high
Started - 10th January 2016
Finished - 14th September 2016
Total stitching time - 10 hours 55 minutes

This is my eighteenth DUCJC 2016 finish and a companion for Toby Fox, Bert Badger, Sally Squirrel and Frankie Hedgehog. Once completed, all six in this series will be framed together.




HALLOWEEN CAULDRON - 2016/38
(awaiting finishing)

Halloween Cauldron magazine chart
Stitched on 16ct Azelea over-dyed aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 48 wide by 48 high
Started - 8th September 2016
Finished - 12th September 2016
Total stitching time - 9 hours 35 minutes

A small but very enjoyable Halloween stitch and the first of four in the series. I don't know when I'll set around to stitching the others!




OCTOBER FAIRY - 2016/37


Lili of the Valley
Stitched on 16ct Peach Cobbler over-dyed aida by Sewitall.com 2 over 2
Started - 4th September 2016
Finished - 9th September 2016
Total stitching time - 15 hours 10 minutes

This is the first of twelve monthly fairies I am planning to stitch. I love t to pieces and can't wait to stitch the others!




EAT LOCALLY - 2016/36


Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Muted Garden hand-dyed aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Stitch count 40 wide by 63 high
Started - 28th January 2016
Finished - 3rd September March 2016
Total stitching time 8 hours 45 minutes

This is my seventeenth DUCJC 2016 finish and the last of the six Lizzie Kate Greens Series of charts.





MINI MIDNIGHT MANOR - 2016/35


Waxing Moon Designs
Stitched on 16ct Lime over-dyed aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 80 wide by 80 high
Started - 22nd July 2016
Finished - 31st August 2016
Total stitching time - 16 hours 50 minutes

I loved stitching this piece and have the big sister in my stash waiting impatiently to be stitched. It will be framed as soon as I feel in the mood!




DOLPHINS WITH BALL - 2016/34


 Dureen Jones from Cross Stitch Crazy issue 218
Stitched on 16ct Eastern Sky over-dyed aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 38 wide by 38 high
Started - 16th August 2016
Finished - 24th August 2016
Total stitching time - 8 hours 10 minutes




CONTENTIOUS - 2016/33


Featured in Cattitudes Calendar 2003 by Margaret Sherry
Stitched on 32ct Lime Murano evenweave 2 over 2
Stitch count 79 wide by 71 high
Started - 3rd January 2016
Finished - 20th August 2016
Total stitching time - 22 hours 45 minutes

This is my sixteenth DUCJC 2016 finish. I have already stitched one in this Cattitude series and have plans to stitch more. I just need to decide how I wish to frame them all.




PLAYFUL PUSS 4 - 2016/32


Featured in ???
Designed by Lucie Heaton
Stitched on 16ct White aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 57 wide by 59 high
Started - 6th January 2016
Finished - 4th August 2016
Total stitching time - 16 hours 35 minutes

This is my fifteenth DUCJC 2016 finish. That's all the Playful Puss designs finished.




PLAYFUL PUSS 3 - 2016/31



Featured in ???
Designed by Lucie Heaton
Stitched on 16ct White aida 2 over 1
Stitch count 57 wide by 59 high
Started - 30th January 2016
Finished - 22nd July 2016
Total stitching time - 15 hours

This is my fourteenth DUCJC 2016 finish. Numbers 1 and 2 in this set of four have already been framed. Number 3 (and hopefully number 4)  will be joining them shortly.




DOLPHIN IN HAMMOCK - 2016/30


Designed by Dureen Jones from Cross Stitch Crazy issue 218
Stitched on 16ct Eastern Sky over-dyed aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 38 wide by 38 high
Started - 17th July 2016
Finished - 20th July 2016
Total stitching time - 8 hours 5 minutes




HEART DOLPHINS - 2016/29


Designed by Dureen Jones from Cross Stitch Crazy issue 218
Stitched on 16ct Eastern Sky over-dyed aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 38 wide by 38 high
Started - 15th June 2016
Finished - 16th July 2016
Total stitching time - 5 hours 55 minutes




DOLPHIN - 2016/28


Ocean Critters - Dolphin by Janet Morningstar for Moonlight Inspirations
Stitched on 16ct Sea Glass over-dyed aida by sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 92 wide by 114 high
Started - 14th June 2016
Finished - 16th July 2016
Total stitching time - 22 hours 25 minutes

This design was another absolute joy to stitch. I don't know why, but I really enjoyed the seaweed! I think the way it looks as if it's moving in the water is perfect! This is, of course, the companion for the Seahorse below.




MISTLETOE - 2016/27


Lizzie Kate Tiny Tiding XIV
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Brown aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 50 wide by 50 high
Started - 6th June 2016
Finished -  21st June 2016
Total stitching time - 7 hours 5 minutes
plus a couple of hours to finish

Another Lizzie Kate ornament all ready for Christmas!




SEAHORSE - 2016/26


Ocean Critters - Seahorse by Janet Morningstar for Moonlight Inspirations
Stitched on 16ct Ocean over-dyed aida by sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 98 wide by 122 high
Started - 15th May 2016
Finished - 13th June 2016
Total stitching time - 25 hours

I cannot emphasise enough how much I enjoyed stitching this design both because of the colours and the fabric. I have the matching Dolphin which will hopefully appear on this page very soon.




TOBY FOX - 2016/25
(awaiting framing)

DMC Woodland Folk
Stitched on 16ct Kelp over-dyed aida by Fabric Flair 2 over 1
Stitch count 56 wide by 54 high
Started - 14th January 2016
Finished - 8th June 2016
Total stitching time - 14 hours 50 minutes
(estimated 15 hours)

This is my thirteenth DUCJC 2016 finish and a companion for Bert Badger and Sally Squirrel and Frankie Hedgehog. Once completed, all six in this series will be framed together.




FRANKIE HEDGEHOG - 2016/24
(awaiting framing)

DMC Woodland Folk
Stitched on 16ct Kelp over-dyed aida by Fabric Flair 2 over 1
Stitch count 52 wide by 52 high
Started - 1st January 2016
Finished - 2nd June 2016
Total stitching time - 13 hours
(estimated 14 hours)

This is my twelfth DUCJC 2016 finish and a companion for Bert Badger and Sally Squirrel. Once completed, all six in this series will be framed together.




HALLOWEEN - 2016/23
(awaiting finishing)


Lizzie Kate
Boo Club - Halloween
Stitched on 16ct Lime over-dyed aida by sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 78 wide by 38 high 
Started - 23rd May 2016
Finished - 31st May 2016
Total stitching time - 7 hours 15 minutes

This finish will be made into a double-sided hanging ornament with the design below, hopefully with some green and orange ribbon.




GHOST - 2016/22
(awaiting finishing)


Lizzie Kate
Boo Club - Ghost
Stitched on 16ct Tangerine over-dyed aida by sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 78 wide by 38 high 
Started - 13th May 2016
Finished - 22nd May 2016
Total stitching time - 9 hours 10 minutes

The first of the 12 Boo Club designs I would like to stitch for Halloween, alternating between this Tangerine fabric and the Lime shown on the bird below.




SUMMER BIRD - 2016/21
(awaiting finishing)

Bird by Hobikolik (etsy)
Stitched on 16ct Lime over-dyed aida by sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitched in Threadworx 11511 Jam Rock
Stitch count 80 wide by 80 high
Started - 14th May 2016
Finished - 17th May 2016
Total stitching time - 7 hours 15 minutes

This is the first of the four times I am going to stitch this design, having made plans to also stitch it in spring (pinks/purples), autumn (browns/yellows) and winter (blues/purples).




NOEL - 2016/20



Lizzie Kate Tiny Tiding XIV
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Brown aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count xx wide by xx high
Started -  12th May 2016
Finished -  16th May 2016
Total stitching time - 4 hours 45 minutes
plus a couple of hours to finish

Yet another LK Tiny Tidings ornament for the Smalls SAL, stitched up and finished in the usual way.




SOLEMNLY/MISCHIEF - 2016/19
(no photos of completed cushion taken)




Information as below except:
Started - 30th April 2016
Finished - 11th May 2016
Total stitching time - 19 hours 35 minutes
Plus 4 hours 15 minutes to finish up

This double sided cushion/hanging ornament was made as a gift for Justine for our May stitching retreat. My second attempt at stitching and finishing took less time and produced a far neater and more satisfactory result. Justine was happy with this gift.




SOLEMNLY/MISCHIEF - 2016/18
(no photos of completed cushion taken)

I Solemnly Swear and Mischief Managed by stitchedupbyleona (etsy)
Stitched on 16ct Tumbleweed over-dyed aida by sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitched with Threadworx 1033 Ice Tea
Stitch count 133 wide by 107 high
Started - 20th March 2016
Finished - 3rd May 2016
Total stitching time - 20 hours 45 minutes
Plus 7 hours 30 minutes to finish off

This double sided cushion/hanging ornament was made as a gift for Ingrid for our May stitching retreat. Even though it is not finished off quite as thoroughly as I would have liked Ingrid was still pleased with it!




BERRY CHRISTMAS - 2016/17

Lizzie Kate Tiny Tiding VIII
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Brown aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 50 wide by 50 high
Started -  19th April 2016
Finished -  22nd April 2016
Total stitching time - 5 hours
plus a couple of hours to finish

This is the fourth Christmas ornament completed for the Smalls SAL. It was an easy stitch, which was handy as I had a lot of other commitments in April.




HUMEROUS ALPHABET - 2016/16
(awaiting finishing)

Magazine Chart
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Lilac aida from sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 240 wide by 120 high
Started - 18th February 2016
Finished - 18th April 2016
Total stitching time 29 hours 55 minutes

This was stitched for the A-Z Challenge 2016 with each letter being released daily throughout the month. It's a project I'd been wanting to stitch for over 20 years! So glad I finally achieved it!




FRIESIAN COW - 2016/15
(finished by Mii Stitch)




Magazine Chart
Stitched on 16ct Cloud green aida from sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 55 wide by 37 high
Started - 2nd April 2016
Finished - 8th April 2016
Total stitching time 8 hours 20 minutes

This is a special piece stitched as a gift for The Dairy Cottage, the place Ingrid, Justine and I stay on our stitching retreat. Everything is cow themed so we thought we would all add to the collection.




BE KIND TO ANIMALS - 2016/14


Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Muted Garden hand-dyed aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Stitch count 40 wide by 63 high
Started - 25th January 2016
Finished - 24th March 2016
Total stitching time 6 hours 55 minutes

This is my eleventh DUCJC 2016 finish and the fifth of the six Lizzie Kate Greens Series of charts. Only one more to do - but that will be later in the year.




PLANT A TREE - 2016/13


Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Muted Garden hand-dyed aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Stitch count 40 wide by 63 high
Started - 8th January 2016
Finished - 14th March 2016
Total stitching time - 7 hours

This is my tenth DUCJC 2016 finish and the fourth of the six Lizzie Kate Greens Series of charts. Only two more to do.




SAVE WATER - 2016/12


Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Muted Garden hand-dyed aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Stitch count 40 wide by 63 high
Started - 13th January 2016
Finished - 12th March 2106
Total stitching time - 7 hours 45 minutes

This is my ninth DUCJC 2016 finish and the third of the six Lizzie Kate Greens Series of charts. The other three should follow soon.




JOY - 2016/11

  Lizzie Kate 12 Blessings (adapted)
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Brown aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 32 wide by 32 high
Started - 6th March 2016
Finished - 6th March 2016
Total stitching time - 3 hours 5 minutes
plus a couple of hours to finish

This is the third Christmas ornament completed for the Smalls SAL.
I adapted the original design quite a lot to include beads and my own charm.




KEEP OUR AIR CLEAN - 2016/10


Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Muted Garden hand-dyed aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Stitch count 40 wide by 63 high
Started - 21st January 2016
Finished - 2nd March 2016
Total stitching time - 7 hours 5 minutes

This is my eighth DUCJC 2016 finish and the second of the six Lizzie Kate Greens Series of charts. The other four should follow soon.





ODD DOG - BALLOON - 2016/09


Odd Dog by Lily of the Valley
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Blue aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 45 wide by 85 high
Started - 15th January 2016
Finished - 27th February 2016
Total stitching time - 8 hours 20 minutes

This is my seventh DUCJC 2016 finish and a companion for Sleepy below. I don't know why this little dog appealed to me, he just did! I'm really glad I found this company and really hope they release more Odd Dog charts soon.




BERT BADGER - 2016/08
(awaiting framing)

DMC Woodland Folk
Stitched on 16ct Kelp over-dyed aida by Fabric Flair 2 over 1
Stitch count 57 wide by 57 high
Started - 4th January 2016
Finished - 23rd February 2016
Total stitching time - 15 hours

This is my sixth DUCJC 2016 finish and a companion for Sally below. Now to finish the other four in the series!




JOYEUX NOEL - 2016/07


Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Brown aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 49 wide by 49 high
Started - 15th February 2016
Finished - 17th February 2016
Total stitching time - 4 hours 55 minutes

This is the second Christmas ornament completed for the Smalls SAL.
I love the simplicity of this design and am much happier with this month's finish.




SALLY SQUIRREL - 2016/06
(awaiting framing)


DMC Woodland Folk
Stitched on 16ct Kelp over-dyed aida by Fabric Flair 2 over 1
Stitch count 55 wide by 54 high
Started - 2nd January 2016
Finished - 15th February 2016
Total stitching time - 11 hours 15 minutes

This is my fifth DUCJC 2016 finish. Boy, am I steaming through these! Sally had to be my first of the Woodland Folk finishes because she was the easiest! Something tells me the others will be far behind though! All 6 Woodland Folk will be framed together once finished.




CANTANKEROUS - 2016/05


Featured in Cattitudes Calendar 2003 by Margaret Sherry
Stitched on 32ct Tangerine Murano evenweave 2 over 2
Stitch count 79 wide by 65 high
Started - 9th January 2016
Finished - 13th February 2016
Total stitching time - 19 hours 35 minutes

This is my fourth DUCJC 2016 finish. It was ironic that I should finish this piece today as this was exactly how I felt! I loved stitching this piece, especially the big block of white and am looking forward to stitching the other one I have started and then more in this series.




ODD DOG - SLEEPY BOOK - 2016/04


Lili of the Valley
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Blue aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 64 wide by 43 high
Started - 16th January 2016
Finished 5th February 2016
Total stitching time - 12 hours 45 minutes

This is my third DUCJC 2016 finish. I need to think of a way of finishing this little fella as he doesn't deserve to be in my Box of Shame for too long.




FRENCH COUNTRY WITCH - 2016/03
(need to stitch something on the reverse)

JBW Designs
Stitched on 32ct Halloween Mist Murano evenweave from The Crafty Kitten 2 over 2
Using Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe thread Halloween Purple
Stitch count 87 wide by 47 high
Started - 27th January 2016
Finished - 2nd February 2016
Total stitching time - 7 hours 50 minutes

My second DUCJC 2016 finish and one that means a lot to me as the chart, fabric and thread were all gifted to me by the lovely Justine. I need to stitch something Halloween-related on the back - probably a graveyard scene or such like - before making it into a little cushion. Don't hold your breath!




RIDE A BIKE - 2016/02


Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Muted Garden hand-dyed aida by The Crafty Kitten 2 over 1
Stitch count 40 wide by 63 high
Started - 24th January 2016
Finished - 24th January 2016
Total stitching time - 7 hours 40 minutes

This was my 24th start for DUCJC 2016 but my first finish, having stitched for almost half the day! So naughty, yet so needed for once! I am just waiting to finish the other five in this seies before I decide what to do with them.




NICE LIST - 2016/01

 Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 16ct Cloud Brown aida from Sewitall.com 2 over 1
Stitch count 49 wide by 49 high
Started - 7th January 2016
Finished - 17th January 2016
Total stitching time - 7 hours 15 minutes

I wanted to stitch a little Christmas ornament each month during 2016 so joined the Smalls SAL to encourage me. This is January's piece and although I am not completely satisfied with the finish it'll do as a first attempt. Hopefully my finishing technique will improve as the months go on.


Thanks for looking!
Rachel x

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