Friday, December 29, 2017

2018 Plans

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Can you believe we are in the final few days of 2017!
2017 has gone by incredibly fast... especially the past few months

January 1st start
On January 1st most years I do a new start with at least a few friends.  Some years there are more of us, and some years just a few.
This year I am starting Dragons of Sumatra from Ink Circles with at least 4 of them (I honestly can't
remember who all is starting)
Dragons of Sumatra - Ink Circles

I plan to stitch it on 32ct white with a Silks4U that I got custom dyed.
Hank of Silk from Silks4U

Year In Chalk
Something else I am doing is one of the Year in Chalk per month.  I had started January in the hopes that I can be a month ahead, get it stitched and finished to display in the month.  I think I have talked my good friend Becca to do this with me throughout the year.
I am doing these on 32ct  slate from Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie with the called for chalk thread from Sampler Threads.  I will be using other over dyes for the highlight colours, but I am trying to pull from my stash where possible since they don't use a whole skein.
A Year in Chalk - Hands on Design

Another friend, Kathy,  has been "bugging" me about my Just Nan critters.  I have a TON of them, and they are just sitting in the packages waiting for some love.  I have only stitched 2 of them and neither are assembled.  I have decided to TRY and do a month as well.
Just Nan - Little Princess Snow

Death By Cross Stitch
Something else I have been DYING to start is Death by Cross Stitch from Long Dog Samplers.  Dani and I have decided once we both got our BAP's done we are starting.  I have finished my Leaves, and now Dani just has to finish her Big Red.  If you want to watch her poppy grow, check our her Instagram account.  I'm bbrown426 on Instagram by the way :)
Death By Cross Stitch - Long Dog Samplers
I plan to do mine on 32ct white lugana with DMC 154, which I was lucky enough to get entire cone of.
DMC - 154
I also have the following WIP's left over to carry into 2018
Cirque des Coeurs - Ink Circles
Canada Sampler - Stitchrovia
Tapestry - Ink Circles
Fairy Alighting - X's and O's
Coffee Quaker - Heartstring Samplery

What are your plans for 2018!


Nicole M said...

wow Bonnie, i love how you are organized and have a plan with your stitching year ahead. I seem to bumble along and like a squirrel get distracted along the way! Maybe i will try to lay out some plans for 2018 for myself to help keep me on track :-)

Happy New Year!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great plans. You have some awesome BAPs there and some gorgeous colours.
Bit of a coincidence that you have chosen 154 for your monochrome as that's the same shade I have chosen for a new start too.

Justine said...

Wow you have big plans for 2018! There are some gorgeous projects I can see which I'll enjoy cheering you on with in 2018.
I am having a mix of new starts and hopefully a few finishes in 2018 - we'll See!