This fun little SAL dealing with a different, democratically chosen topic every month is a brainchild of our wonderfully creative Jo, and this month the topic is 'The designer you enjoyed stitching the most in 2020'. For me, this is a wonderful opportunity to stitch to stitches with one needle, because I haven't shown you the project I'm going to talk about yet!
Actually, I stitched a lot of wonderful projects this year. For a moment I considered putting Mirabilia, since I really enjoyed working on Lady Justice, or Faby Reilly Design, because isn't the Zoe Box the most precious thing ever?! But actually, the thing I enjoyed stitching the absolut most this year, and maybe ever, was the Snowfire Christmas Sampler I've been SALing with Jo in November and December. I'm not sure what it was, but I think the mixture of gorgeous colours and all these precious specialty stitches, and then aaaaall those hundreds of beads, it's just so pretty. I'm considering having this one professionally framed, which would be a first for me (but I'm not sure as I don't have a ton of fabric margin, so not a lot of room to play with fancy mats!). Here it is in all it's (as of yet unframed, but a little ironed) glory:
Total Time: 38h25m
So by proxy, the designer I enjoyed stitching the most this year is JustNan! Surprisingly, as I had a lot of her patterns in my stash (also not as many as some...) and just never got around to stitching them. Jo and I also SALed another band sampler last summer, the Morning Meadow one:
I enjoyed this one a lot as well. Now I'll have to decided which of her patterns to stitch next this year, I'm sure I'll be able to fit one or two in there! There are going to be a couple more SALs on the JN facebook group, so maybe I can join in one of those, we'll see.