How many finishes since the start of 2020?

Here is a list of the finishes I stitched in 2020:

  1. Luggage Tag from Cross Stitch Crazy – Issue #258 (July 2019) by Stitchrovia
  2. Christmas Tree decoration from Cross Stitcher – Issue #??? (date year) by Susan Penny
  3. Friendship Chinese Character from CyberStitchers
  4. Winter SAL from Stitchonomy
  5. Blackwork Decoration for an exchange
  6. Homely Houseplants SAL from Stitchonomy
  7. Welcome – BOOVille Series #1 by Sugar Stitches Designs
  8. Candy Shop – BOOVille Series #2 by Sugar Stitches Designs
  9. Pi Shamrock from Claddagh Cross Stitch
  10. Magic Shop – BOOVille Series #3 by Sugar Stitches Designs
  11. Butterfiles Card from Cross Stitcher – Issue #??? (date year)
  12. Tulip Time by Hands On Design
  13. To The Beach by Hands On Design
  14. Pumpkin Farm – BOOVille Series #4 by Sugar Stitches Designs
  15. Chart from the Freebie book from World of Cross Stitching – Issue #255 by Rhona Norrie
  16. A Ghostly Mandala by Ink Circles
  17. Rose Cottage – Keyring card kit from Cross Stitcher – May 2019
  18. Butterflies & Blooms Box from Cross Stitcher – April 2020
  19. Sew Delightful – stitched purse kit from Cross Stitcher – date year
  20. May the Force Be With You sampler – internet website
  21. Stitcher’s Heart – scissor keep from Cross Stitcher #345
  22. Forever Yours – needlecase kit from Cross Stitcher #353
  23. Necklace from Cross Stitcher #??
  24. There is never a wrong time to say Thank You – Hands on Design??
  25. Choose Happy – Hands on Design
  26. #bewellandstitch – ??
  27. Catcus –
  28. Be Well and Stitch – Linkismyhomeboy via Instagram
  29. Christmas Jumper brooch – Cross Stitcher #??
  30. Be Well – Heart in Hand
  31. Be Well and Stitch – Bendy Stitchy Designs
  32. Star Wars Sampler – Bart Park Hopper
  33. Mini Steotchalone Challenge
  34. Shelter and Be Well – Petal Pusher
  35. All Hallows Eve – Lizzie*Kate
  36. Road to Emmaus – charted by me
  37. Onward Noble Steed – Lindy Stitches
  38. Black Hat Society – The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery
  39. Garden SAL – Durene Jones
  40. Colourful Critters – Stitchonomy
  41. Word Cross Stitch Day 2020 freebie
  42. Class Schedule SAL – Armada Designs
  43. Wash Cycle – Ink Circles
  44. Bee Well – Ink Circles
  45. The Britsh Isles – blackwork sampler – ??
  46. April SAL – NerdFelt
  47. Halloween SAL – Stitchonomy
  48. Peppermint Purple Blackwork SAL 2020
  49. Christmas Card for Grandparents – from gazette94’s blog

I swear that I had more finishes than this, I wonder what this year will bring?! Some of the finishes I cannot remember where they were from; but I *think* that I posted of the information on my Instagram account.

Until the next row…


Whoops! I did it again!

Yes! I did it again! I am so sorry everyone!

It has been two months and I have re-filmed my “Year in Review” FlossTube TWICE – hopefully with the current situation of the world, I will be able to upload more videos. So, you will have all noticed (if you are subscribed to my YouTube channel) that a new video went up today. It is a mixture of my “Year in Review” and a “Finishes Parade”, with a little hint of what I have been doing during this time. I know that some of the finishes everyone may have seen; but I had some items that I had fully finished over the last few weeks!

Here is the link to said FlossTube – FlossTube #31

If you have seen on my Instagram; I have been working on a few things recently.

Until the next row…

First Retreat of 2020…

I am writing this on my way home after my first Cross Stitch Retreat of 2020. It was organised by Donna of Purple Stitcher Retreats and it happened in Crewe, Cheshire.

It was lovely to see everyone that I met last year during the Retreats I attended. I took many projects with me – some I was going to start, however I did not. I focused on my “Homely Houseplants SAL” by Alyssa of Stitchonomy. If you didn’t already know, the SAL is part of the “Year of SALs” also organised by Alyssa.

End point of the weekend…

I also worked on the 52 Weeks Blackwork SAL – called “A Year of Blackwork” by Clare at Peppermint Purple. I am a member of Clare’s Facebook group, where she has been sharing the weekly releases. I have decided to do the first 52 colours from DMC Threads. I am very excited about this SAL…

Just starting “Week 2” in DMC 002

The last project I worked on was my ‘gift’ piece for my workplace. I charted it myself using Pic-Stitch. The original painting was done by He Qi.

I took some stash to unload, sadly I didn’t sell anything but a few of the things I put on the “Freebie Table” went. I will be putting the rest of the items onto my Destashing Instagram account – @dreaminginaidadest – this evening when I arrive home.

Don’t worry! I will be filming my “Year in Review” – I promise! As I did not upload my first attempt last month. This will give me time to organise the extra information needed for my finishes. I have been using the “Homely Houseplants SAL” and “Road to Emmaus” pieces for this month’s challenges at The Ultimate Cross Stitch Group.

Until the next row…

A simple first finish of 2020…

Woot woot! My first finish for 2020 has just been completed!

It is the Luggage Tag from Cross Stitch Crazy – Issue 258 (July 2019). I picked this little kit up at a Retreat from the “Freebie Table” last year.

Designer: Emma Congdon

Stitch Count: 16 (h) x 33 (w)

Fabric: 14 Count White Aida (came in the kit)

Started: January 4th 2019

Finished: January 4th 2019

I used this piece as a part of the 24 Hours of Cross Stitch challenges for January:

  • January Acrostic – I used it for the “!” section (one of eleven sections)
  • January Holidays – I used it for the “Make Your Dreams Come True Day” (one of twelve sections)

Until the next row…