Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Christmas Pals Bear - DUCJC 2016 Finish 28/31

Morning all!

So, here we have another finish from last year's January new starts. This is the final Christmas Pals Ornament - yippee! I stitched a fair bit during the final two days of 2016 so only had the background and backstitching left to do. I should have taken a photo at that point but didn't. Nevermind.

I left him looking like this last January:

And now he's all happily finished:

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
(estimated 13 hours)

Looking back, it did get a little monotonous finishing all six more or less in a row, but at least there were enough variations to keep them interesting. If I ever did a set like that again I think I'd space them apart a bit more.

Now to work out how to finish them off instead of letting them collect dust in my Box of Shame.

I've only got three projects from last year's January Challenge to complete now - Spring, Summer and Winter from the LK Seasonal Alphabets - but they are going to be put on hold while I work on a few WIPs from 2015. Back in 2015 I started 59 projects during January and February and still have 42 left to complete! I have prioritized 12 which I would like to finish this year, all I have to do is choose one from that list. Decisions, decisions.

Oh, and there's a medium-sized (about 180 hours) unplanned new start which has naughtily snuck its way onto my frames too. I just couldn't help it!! To be honest, it's the colours that caught my eye as it's not normally a palette or design I would work with. And it's one of a pair. No more information until after the first 10 hours though!

Take care,
Rachel x


Kerryp77 said...

Wow that is a fair few WIP's! The little finish is really cute. The new project sounds intriguing...

Katie said...

Beautiful! Congrats on finishing them up. I finished mine into no sew cubes. I love sitting them on a shelf together. Good luck deciding how you want to finish them. I wish you lots of luck with your 12 pieces from 2015. I gotta admit you have me very curious about your new start though!!

Manuela said...

Lovely little finish.

Linda said...

Congrats on another adorable finish Rachel. Yeah for only having 3 left from last years starts. Not nice to tease about your new start though. lol


Tiffstitch said...

Great new finish and huge congrats on finishing so many! I still have some languishing from my first CJC of 2011? And that was only 15 projects.

Pull the other thread said...

Another wonderful finish, well done on getting all 6 done! Can't wait to see your mystery project & also what WIP you decide on.

Faith... said...

YAY they are all finished! Looking forward to seeing what your new project is :)

Bea said...

Hooray for finishing them all! Good luck choosing from the 12 - I'm impressed you whittled 42 down to 12. Wanna see the new start!

Mary said...

Your finish is so cute.

Heather said...

Yay adorable finish!