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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 26.
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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 25.
And number three of six in this set.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 24.
 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 for the Smalls SAL 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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 23.
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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 22.
This is the first finish of the four Lizzie Kate Seasonal Alphabets. I'm hoping to finish the other three during 2017/2018.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 21.
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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 20.

Just a small magazine freebie chart suitable for a card but so darn cute!





OLLIE OWL - 2016/40


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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 19.
And a companion for Molly Mouse, Toby Fox, Bert Badger, Sally Squirrel and Frankie Hedgehog. 




MOLLY MOUSE - 2016/39


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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 18.
And a companion for Toby Fox, Bert Badger, Sally Squirrel and Frankie Hedgehog. Only Ollie Owl to go.




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 it to pieces and can't wait to stitch the others, although when that will be is anybody's guess!
The orange frame was a fantastic find and really compliments the whole piece.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 17.
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.All it needed was a simple plain black frame to finish it off.




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

The third cute and silly dolphin design stitched for the Smalls SAL.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 16.
I have already stitched one in this Cattitude series and have plans to stitch more in the not-too-distant future.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 15.
So that's all the Playful Puss designs finished and framed.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 14.
Numbers 1 and 2 in this set of four were framed last year, with this one and number 4 being added this year.




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

Another cute and silly project for the Smalls SAL.




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

A cute and silly little project for the Smalls SAL.




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 for the Smalls SAL and 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


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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 13.
And a companion for Bert Badger, Sally Squirrel and Frankie Hedgehog.




FRANKIE HEDGEHOG - 2016/24


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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 12.
And a companion for the already-completed Bert Badger and Sally Squirrel.




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 Halloween above.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 11.
And the fifth of the six Lizzie Kate Greens Series of charts.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 10.
And the fourth of the six Lizzie Kate Greens Series of charts.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 9.
And the third of the six Lizzie Kate Greens Series of charts.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 8.
And the second of the six Lizzie Kate Greens Series of charts.





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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 7.
He is 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


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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 6.
Bert is a companion for Sally below.




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


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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 5.
Sally had to be my first of the Woodland Folk finishes because she was the easiest! It was always my intention to frame all six in the set together.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 4.
It was ironic that I should finish this piece on a day when I was feeling in that exact mood! I loved stitching this piece, especially the big block of white and am looking forward to stitching 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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 3.
I spent quite a bit on a simple custom frame for this little fella, but as he's one of my very favourite stitches I think he deserved it.




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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 2.

I need to stitch something Halloween-related on the back - probably a graveyard scene or such like - before making it into a little cushion. But 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

DUCJC 2016 finish number 1.
This was started and finished in one day, having stitched for a long time. So naughty, yet so needed for once!




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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