Thursday, December 31, 2015

Looking Back

Continuing a fine tradition of looking back at the year! 2010, 2011, 2012 (on hiatus), 2013, 2014

This year's finishes:

And a look at numbers:
Total finishes: 19
New starts: 21
Pieces started and finished in 2015: 18
WIPs at the start of the year: 7
WIPs at the end of the year: 9
WIPs that didn't see a single stitch this year: 4
Oldest WIPs: From 2009

Fastest finish: 2.75 hours (Mill Hill Mandolin)
Most time consuming piece: 91.5 (Celtic Autumn)
Pieces that took 10 hours or less: 16
Pieces that took between 10 & 50 hours: 1
Pieces that took between 51 & 100 hours: 1
Total hours stitched in 2015(approximately): 499.5

Previous years
2010: 825
2011: 635.5
2012: 687
2013: 731.5
2014: 646
2015: 499.5

I had some general goals for 2015 and succeeded 50% so I'll call it a day.
General Goals for 2015:
1. Finish Celtic Autumn. Done.
2. Finish at least one page of Autumn Winds. Yes.
3. Start and finish one of the following: Cirque des Cadeaux, Cinderella or Tradewinds. No. I've done a huge chunk of Cinderella but no finish yet.
4. Finish-finish at least 6 smalls. No. I never even took things out of the finish drawer.

All in all, not a very good year (both stitching and in other matters). I finished a lot of smalls (yay Smalls SAL), but I didn't finish anything big. I put a lot of it down to reading and playing video games. I also had multiple days where I didn't put in a single stitch. I just don't have any time to all the things I want to do. When will my prince come and take me away to my life of idle luxury?

General Goals for 2016:
1. Finish Cinderella
2. Finish Mediterranean Mermaid
3. Start and finish either Cirque des Cadeux or Cirque des Coeurs
4. Finish the rest of the Hearts of Canada

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The State of The Dress

There really isn't much to post in the way of interesting pictures, since all I'm doing is plodding on with Cinderella's skirt.

Here's a truly terrible picture on the current situation.

32 ct Charcoal Lugana

I'm trying to pick next year's new start and right now it's a toss up between Joan Elliot's Fire Goddess and Teresa Wentzler's Peacock Tapestry. On one hand Fire Goddess is a lot less complicated and I'm likely to actually finish it. On the other hand Peacock Tapestry is something like a white whale for me, so it would be nice to stitch it...

Or maybe I'll wake up January 1st and start something completely different lol

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Skirt Skirt Skirt

I'm on the quarter of the skirt. And then it's the bodice and Cindy herself. Cross my fingers my recent streak of plenty of time to stitch continues XD

32 ct Charcoal Lugana