A few days into the new year, I have finally caught up enough to write my checkin for this year. The goal of this first post is to introduce myself and my goals, so let me start with a short self introduction:
Hi, I'm Leonore, I'm 27 years old and from Germany. I've been doing several kinds of crafts for nearly all my life and tried cross stitch first when I was about 6 or 7, but it has only re-emerged as one of my main hobbies a few years ago. I also crochet and knit, try to sew and love trying out new things (and revisiting old ones). I'm living in Freiburg in the South of Germany with my boyfriend, Felix. We both work at Freiburg university, trying to get out PhDs in computer science. My hobbies besides crafting include reading, video games, and watching movies and shows (mostly on the side during my crafting time). Pleased to meet any new follower, and even more pleased for everyone who followed along last year and decides to do so again!
Stitchingwise, I love working on many different projects. One day I will enjoy huge blocks of single colours, the next I will dive deep into the confetti - sometimes I prefer plain cross stitch, sometimes I just need those beads and speciality stitches. I love the look of a fresh white fabric, and also the glorious colours of hand-dyed...I have a colourful mix of projects, both on the go and in my stash. And I'm a sucker for gift stitching...when I have a good idea on what to make for someone, I will through all my other plans over board to make it happen. Apart from that, I tried to not make any plans last year, and I kind of enjoyed it - being able to just go with the flow. I have a few SALs I want to keep up with, but that's it - no list, no plans, apart from having a lot of fun, trying new stuff, and hopefully finishing a few things for myself this year as well. Plans never work for me anyway because life just tends to happen and get busy.
That being said, I do hoe to work on a few of my WIPs/UFOs this year. There are some beautiful projects in there that I'd really like to get back to, although right now I'm already caught up in a few more gift projects...so, yeah. To give you a bit of a taste what might or might not lie in stock this year, here are my two latest starts: The first is a new knitting project, a nice, on-the-go project with little counting involved and multicoloured yarn to keep it fun. I'm really in love with the colours and super exciting as I'm making that scarf for myself!
The other one was my new year stitching start, although I cheated a little and started early - but I was done with all the WIPs I had taken along on my Christmas vacation, and I had a little time that evening I didn't want to go to waste! I'm a little further ahead now in fact, but here's what I did that first evening. I won't be telling what it is just yet, just for fun, but I'm sure it will be visible soon. In the meantime, feel free to guess if you want :)