That's how I feel this week! Like a cross stitching rock star all I need now are some leather pants! I buckled down and finished 11 projects last week! Or 20% of my WIP basket. My goal was to finish 25% of my stitching basket by the end of the year, which means only 3 more projects to get done and I will have met my goal. I'm not going to update my goal just yet, as a lot of the projects still in my basket are larger and will take me a little longer to finish. Above is Fall Fields by Prairie Schooler, all he needed were some branches and the grass finished but he had been in my stitching basket for 2 years now!
Country Poppies by Cedar Hill. I had to finish a few letters and the flower stems. This one I purchased as a WIP off of ebay, such a pretty design I just had to finish it!
Haunted a Tingles chart by Lizzie Kate. I didn't fully finish this one, I left out the chimney and smoke on top of the house. Also I changed just about every color except black on the chart. I LOVE stitching Lizzie Kate, but for some reason this one was more of a chore to finish.
Another Tingles chart by Lizzie Kate, and this one I did love stitching. It took me 2 or 3 days to do all of the stitching, all I needed to do to finish it was attach the silly spider buttons, and you know how long it took me to do that? About 6 months cause I didn't want to dig out a beading needle!
Cardinal Pincushion, by Just Another Button Co.
All I had left to finish this was two little stitches on his wing, and all of the back stitching. I left off all of the buttons, as I like him better plain.
Little Brown Dog, by Bent Creek. Not thrilled with the thread I used as it looks very stripey on his face. But this is a small project, and I am not going to lose sleep over it.
Blackbird Trellis by Plum Street Samplers. I loved the unique roses on this one, and am so glad I changed the thread the trellis was supposed to be stitched with. I used WDW Baby's Breath, and it turned out with some nice variegation on the trellis but still soft.
Lizzie Kate Halloween Sampler. Another project I love, that has sat in my stitching basket for too long! All I needed to do was attach those beads and buttons, but I was too lazy to dig out my needles. I hand dyed this linen, and it turned out a very pretty grey-ish lavender.
Snowman by The Trilogy. Love the checkerboard effect, and the the little snow-globe he is holding. Excited to have this one up on my tree this year.
This one I didn't count in my original tally of all of my WIPS as it was already done, but I never posted it here, and it was a long timer in my stitching basket. Prairie Schooler "Autumn Leaves". I have the original chart for this, and have heard not good things about the reprints they are releasing. I always make a working copy of my charts, but still enjoy having the nicer original in my stash.
Another Lizzie Kate small ornament, all I had left to do on this one was the tree to the left of the words. I left off the red buttons on the tree cause they seemed too big, I thought about doing french knots instead but kind of like my tree naked instead!