Saturday, November 19, 2011

~~~~My Baby Blog turns 1 ~~~~

Hello Stunners!

Welcome to 3 new followers Rachel, Elisa and Titti. Thanx for joining in the journey!

Happy First Birthday Crafty Princess!!

Well stunners, I can't believe it but it's been a year since I started this blog. November 15th 2010 was my first post. This blog was started as a way of keeping me in stitches and also to have a visual journal of my craft.

So here it is! My year in STITCHES!  Of course all New starts will only have one pic but charts I had started prior but worked on during the year will have a before and after progress pic. Enjoy!

Crimson Glomour - HAED - Ching Chou Kuik
Originally on 28ct creme evenweave 1 over 1 full cross
Restart on Autumn Fire 28ct 2 over 1 tent stitch.

 Where is my Valentine? - HAED - Jasmine Becket-Griffith
28 ct white Lugana 1 over 1 full crosses
Page 1 & 2 completed

Lost in You - HAED- Rachel Marks
22ct white Hardanger 2 over 1 full crosses
Page 1 completed

Release - HAED - Jessica Galbreth
28ct White Lugana 2 over 1 tent stitch

Emerald Forest - Kustom Krafts - Colin Bogle
14ct Khaki Aida 3 over 1 full crosses

Guardian Angel - HAED - L.A Williams
28ct Antique White Opalescence Hardanger 1 over 1 full crosses
1 and a half pages completed

Fractal 45 - Cross stitch Collectibles
14ct Aida Black 3 over 1 full crosses

Faces of Faery 88 - HAED - Jasmine Becket-Griffith
14ct Purple Haze Aida 3 over 1 full crosses
My first HAED finish!

QS Fragile Heart - HAED - Hannah Lynn
Originally 22ct White Hardanger 2 over 1 full crosses
Restart (due to making a hole in fabby after frogging debacle)
22ct Black Hardanger 2 over 1 full crosses
42 rows completed out of  176

QS Spring to life - HAED - Hannah Lynn
25ct Fairy Forest Lugana 1 over 1 full crosses
4 and 3/4 pages completed.

Faces of Faery 164 - HAED - Jasmine Becket-Griffith
25ct White Opalescence Lugana 2 over 1 full crosses

L sampler letter - Selina Fenech - HAED
3 over 1 full crosses 14ct White Opalescence Aida

Jungle Baby Animals Birth record
2 over 1 full crosses 14ct White Aida

Froth and Bubble Sampler - Long Dog Samplers
32 ct Summer Khaki Linen 2 over 2 full crosses

Golden Wood - HAED - Ruth Sanderson
22 ct White Hardanger 2 over 1 full crosses

Ok so that's me in a year. I least I got one finish in there with 12 new starts LOL!! I'm now off to sort out my craft room and stash.  I will be working hard on Fragile Heart till the end of the year as I have signed up for HAED's freebie SAL 2012 and I really want to have 2011's finished first. Plus will be making a start on Faery 2 by Strelkina (HAED) as she will be my focus piece on 2012 WIPocalypse SAL which I also signed up for with Measi's musings.

Other than that I have promised myself no more new starts and I will be returning to my rotation in the New Year. I won't be participating in any more goal challenges on the HAED BB for 2012 at least, as when I try to keep to them so many of my charts don't see the light of day.

On top of the work as previously shown I also have a Mystic Stitch BAP, Golden Kite BBBAP and a Scarlet Quince BAP that I never picked up once in the year. So back to the weekly rotation for me in the new year!

Thank you everyone that has followed me during the year. I appreciate all your support, comments, advice and suggestions. It's purely due to you and this blog that I have kept up with all my stitching. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Please stay tuned for 2012 as I endeavour to make a massive effort when it comes to my stitching. I have devised a plan that will enable me to complete a BAP in 8 months.....YAY!!

Take care beautiful stunners
Be happy in everything that you do!

xoxo Alicia


  1. I'd love to hear your plan about finishing a BAP in 8 months, but I probably have to wait and see what's in your mind. You've made some really great progresses and a stunning finish in one year, congratulations! :)

    I decided to join the 2012 SAL (how could I say no? ;D), I chose the SK, Blue Moon. But like you, I want to finish Fragile Heart first (and SK Ice Wind, as I participated in two SAL's this year) before I concentrate on next year's SAL. I'm afraid otherwise they will be abandoned and forgotten.

    Keep up the great work and please keep us posted! :)

  2. Just joined you.You have some great wip's.

  3. I'm anxious to hear your 8 month BAP plan too!!!!

  4. :D Those are lots and lots of big HAED projects in that list! Quite a lot of work.

  5. Happy Blogoversary!

    You've had a wonderful year in stitches ... that's a LOT of HAED charts in progress.

    Thanks for joining the WIPocalypse. I hope it works as a great motivator to make amazing progress next year. :)

  6. Happy Blogoversary!
    You have done a lot this year. So many amazing pieces you are working on. Can´t wait to see more from you in 2012 :)

  7. What a fantastic idea putting your before and after pictures up so you can see your progress for the year - I think I may have to pinch that idea for next year. Love all the pieces you are stitching on Faces of Faery 88 is one of my favourite pieces as I love purple and dragons. Looking forward to following your progress over the next 12 months xx

  8. Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary lovie. You can rave on lunatic style at times but thats what we all love about you. xxxxx

  9. Happy Blog-birthday!!! :D

    Love seeing all your WIPs laid out nice and pretty.

  10. Happy Blog Birthday! That's so cool to see your WIPs :) Great progress on them all!

  11. Aww thanx everyone! Yes I do have alot of Big projects on the go at once. But they are only the ones I worked on the past 12 months. I actually have 21 wip's. That's why I have to go back to rotations as I never got a chance to stitch on quite a few of them. Thank you for the anniversary wishes. You all rock my world! xoxo

  12. Such great projects on the go. Can't wait to follow their progress in 2012. I'm doing HAED freebie also SK Forbidden Doorway.


Hello Stunner! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. I hope it made sense as I can rave on lunatic style when left unchecked. Any comment is appreciated and thank you for taking the time and brightening my day! xoxo