Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Happy New Year - 2018 Stitching Plans!!

Hello and Happy New Year!! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I have had a lovely time and am lucky enough to still be enjoying the company of family members.  It is always lovely to be among family to celebrate the different holidays.



However, it has been a bit wet and windy here today, so apart from doing some food shopping to keep us all well fed, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to write a post wishing you all the very best for 2018 and to share with you some of the monthly projects that I am intending to participate in this year.



The first will be a little familiar if you are a regular reader of my blog as, I am going to be participating in the 'Beyond TAST' challenge run by the wonderful Sharon Boggon of Pintangle. The last couple of years I participated in the TAST Challenge run by Sharon and above and below, you can see a couple of the samplers which I completed by working the different TAST (Take-a-Stitch-Tuesday) stitches. This year I will be joining in 'Beyond TAST'  which I am anticipating will be a lot of fun. The idea is that you take one stitch family per month and work a project using that one stitch family..... taking it to a more in depth level.  The first monthly stitch is running stitch and I can already see that this is going to be a really fun stitch to work with.



The other new stitching group I am joining in with is the 'i stitch club' run by one of my favourite designers, the lovely Gail Pan.  Again, regular readers here will know that I love Gail's designs, so I just couldn't resist signing up for this BOM club which is due to start shortly.  If you would like to join in too why not click on the button below or on the right hand sidebar which will take you to Gail's information page about the club.

Gail Pan's 'i stitch club'

I am sure that I will be joining in many other stitching challenges as well as working on a few projects of my own design this year and I will share them with you as and when I get them started.  In the meantime, I can't wait to get stitching!! 

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  1. It will be fun to see your creations Christine - I, too, am looking forward to Gail's stitching club!

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    1. Thank you Lynda! I think it is going to be a lot of fun and I can't wait to get started! Hope 2018 is a great year for you! Christine xx

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  2. Nice to see you blogging again, I hope you enjoy your new challenges for the year ahead! xx

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    1. Thanks Janet! I have missed writing my blog and I'm looking forward to starting some new projects too! Happy 2018!! Chrissie xx

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  3. Always love to see what you’ve been doing ❣️

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    1. Thank you Darlene! Looking forward to getting started on some new projects! |Hope 2018 is a great year for you! Christine xx

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  4. Happy New Year Christine. Looks like you'll be keeping yourelf busy. x

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  5. Dir auch ein frohes und vor allem kreatives neues Jahr. Ich bin schon jetzt gespannt, was du uns im laufe dieses Jahres so alles zeigen wirst.
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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  6. Happy New Year Christine. I’ve missed your posts. I am doing TAST for the first time and setting aside a couple of hours a week. I’m not sure whether to do each stitch as a small stand alone piece or a sampler of a group of stitches as yet. I’m looking forward to seeing your Beyond TAST posts.

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    1. Hello Catherine! I am hoping to post a little more frequently again now! I have seen your first TAST stitches on the FB page and they look great! I can't wait to get started again too! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  7. Happy 2018! I'm sure the 'Beyond TAST' will be so much fun and learning more about stitching is always a good thing. So far I have resisted signing on for anything but that's not to say I won't!

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