Stitching and Life in the Company of Pets

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Exciting new start planned :)

Hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season, can't believe Christmas is almost here.  I just finished the last of my shopping, now to try and get the rest of the related stuff finished up.  Last night had a lovely time watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase, that is such a funny movie, love watching it every year.  I've also managed to catch Grinch (the original cartoon version), so 2 of my annual movies are seen.  Ones to go are Scrooged with Bill Murry, Muppets Christmas Carol, Christmas in Connecticut, and Rudolf, and, if time, The Ref.  So, what are the annual movies you all try to watch each year?

Stitching wise I decided to start a small pine mountain pillow, October, it's an older one with a cute little witch (surprise, surprise, I'm back to Halloween, LOL).  I've done this one before but gave it as a present, so this one will be for me.  I figure it will go quick and I'll have done well before Jan. 4th when I'll be starting the most complicated piece I've ever attempted.  Or maybe it just seems more complicated as it will have a ton more confetti stitching than I've dealt with before, but at least all the stitching is regular full cross stitch.  I joined the 2013 SAL on the HAED bulletin board and the one I picked to stitch is Literate Dragon.
Isn't he great?  I'm planning on doing him on 18ct, so he'll be about 9x9 when he's done and just over 20,000 stitches.  We get the pattern in installments, already have the floss requirements so have picked those up (there are almost 90 different colors), and the first part of the design will be emailed to us on Jan. 4th to start.  There were several designs to pick from and over 300 people participating, with about 130 of them signed up to do Literate Dragon so I should have plenty of help and motivation during the year (not to mention gorgeous WIP's to look at).  How many of you have a new start planned for the new year?


  • At 10:42 AM , Blogger Dee said...

    Literate Dragon is cute.

    No new starts for me. I have plenty of old starts I hope to finish in 2013.

    Merry Christmas.

  • At 4:54 PM , OpenID mainelystitching said...

    That is so cute!!

  • At 6:50 AM , Blogger Hazel said...

    Merry Christmas sue. Looks like a nice new start for you. I need to get the scrooged film as can't remember seeing it but love bill Murray so should get it. Xx

  • At 1:30 AM , Blogger Lynn said...

    O.M.G. I cannot believe that is a stitching project!!!! Wow. Is there a blog to follow or is it just a board??

  • At 11:34 PM , Blogger Dani - tkdchick said...

    Wow he's going to be fantastic! The big pieces aren't that scary once you figure out how you're going to tackle it!

  • At 4:08 AM , Blogger Felicity said...

    I love your Randal Spangler!!!
    No new stitchy projects as I'm so far behind on current WIPs.

    Happy New Year to you & yours. xoxo


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