Tuesday 29 December 2015

December Gifted Gorgeousness & WIPocalypse

After all these holiday posts in the last few weeks, I finally have an actual crafty post to share with you - I know I didn't update my regular stuff for a while now. This was partly due to stress and bussiness - getting stuff done in time for christmas, but also life happening with other oblogations, some good stuff, some less good stuff, the usual, but everything put together I'm fairly happy with the place I am in now :) The other half was because just about everything I worked on was a present for someone that might or might not cheak this blog from time to time, so there wasn't much I could show anyway - but now I can, and that also makes this post perfect fo my December checkin with Gifted Gorgeousness, since everything shown here was a gift for someone!

So the first thing I want to show you is My Day Off - a gift for Felix' mum. Last time I showed her, I was done with the cross stitch and went on to the backstitching. In the mean time, I got her done, washed and framed, and we gave her to his mother just a month late for her birthday ;) Of course I found a small region I forgot to backstitch right after giving her away, but I'm confident noone else will notice :D

Next thing I got to send of was my newest baby suprise jacket - for Steph, a friend from the Stitching Pirates dA group, or rather her little son. She received the package soon after christmas, and already shared pictures of her little boy wearing it, which made me really happy!

And my latest finish is a wedding sampler for two coworkers of mine - Karina sits in the same room as I do and always admires what ever crafty project I bring along, so I just had to do something for her; and Ralf was my direct supervisor on my master thesis and we're still working together now. It's a kit by Bothy Threads called Wedding Celebrations - I really like their kits, the material is great and they stitch up so fast as well! I still was in quite a rush to get this finished and just got it done in the last minute; Felix did the framing for me, and I think he did a really great job!

There is still one more finish that I need to get washed and framed and sent off, so I won't be sharing it now - so look forward to one more suprise really soon!

Now, this is also the last WIPocalypse checkin of the year, and the subject was: Recap your accomplishments for the year! (Your finishes, your final before/after photos, etc). I just updated my Finished tab if you are curious, and I won't be spamming you with a lot more pictures now, so let me just talk for a bit here.
When I started of this year, I actually made a nice big list of all the things I want to do, have to do, and that would be nice to do. I did fairly well keeping to this list for a few month, but eventually I realized that I'm not good working with lists. I love making them, I love crossing things off of them, but I don't enjoy being bound by them. In my world of crafting, stuff keeps popping up, freebies I want to try, gifts I want to make, SALs I wanted to join...I just wanted to stay flexible. So I threw my lists over board and enjoyed myself...until I decided to start way to many deadlined presents. So this is something I really need to work on - not doing ALL the deadlined things at once. And while I'm pretty content with a total of 18 finished today, I hope to do way better next year - shortterm goals is the keyword!

I'm still finalizing my plans on SALs and blogging for next year; I'll let you all know soonish. I don't want to join too many, since all the scheduled posts can get pretty tiresome as well, but there will be some, I'm pretty sure :)


Heather said...

Congrats on your accomplishments! I don't think I finished a single thing this year lol. Great finishes as well!

Linda said...

Congrats on the lovely finishes Leonore.


katjakay said...

So much done this year, it's wonderful. I love Felix's framing job

Carla - Alaska Wolf Pack said...

The sweater looks so adorable on Steph's baby! And FELIX is AMAZING WITH FRAMING! Once I have some stitched pieces done next year, you can send him to my house in YOUR suitcase so he can frame while you and I stitch and cook and bake and knit and giggle :D If he does really good (which he will) he can eat a little bit too! haha!

Tiffstitch said...

Congrats on your beautiful finishes!!

Pam said...

Lovely finishes

Anonymous said...

You did so much this year with stitching things. Congrats to your finishes and can't wait to see what's in store in 2016!

Susan said...

Congratulations on a very productive year. Felix did a wonderful framing job - that is my least favorite part of stitching.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Thanks for taking part in GG this year. You have made some lovely gifts this year and I'm sure the recipients loved them.
I hope you will join in as many months as possible next year too. But no pressure!