Friday, March 7, 2014

March YOTA

Hi stunners

Welcome to all my new followers and thank you for joining me on my cross stitch adventure.

Our third YOTA for the year! Seriously what is going on with father time? March already!

My YOTA wip is Guardian Angel and thanks to Pull the other Thread for organising this SAL, he is getting quite a lot of attention. My angel is really starting to fill out. I'm hoping to have this page finished by next YOTA or at least all of the angel. I've just got the top of his second wing to go plus a lot of background.

February YOTA

March YOTA
My latest purchase "Lady Hatter" from Gecko Rouge arrived and I had to get started on her straight away.

Check out the kit:

I love how they set this out. Normally when I buy kits I end up bobbinating the threads and store them in a organiser box. However Kimberley from Gecko Rouge sets out the kits in such a way that it would be redundant to remove them from their boards. The threads are organized on cards according to how they appear on the symbol legend (not in numerical order) and are marked by their representing symbol. It's so easy to find threads and to re-store unused bits that are left over.
I've started her from the middle point which is something I don't normally do, but I just wanted to start stitching on the lady straightaway. So I have stitched the left side of the hat band, her left eyebrow and hair. I haven't decided whether I'm going to stitch upwards, down or sideways but once I finish this page I guess I will see how I feel. Pics to come next post.
Ok kids I'm off to the Stitcher's and Craft show at Rose Hill and will get to meet up with the lovely boys from Sew it All. I have a few fabric purchases I need to make as my wips have ballooned to 52, where I'm going to stop.
52 is a nice number as it is the number of the house where I grew up and has lots and lots of brilliant memories. But that's it no more additions to the rotation. I have about 15 more kitted up and once I start those I will settle down and just work on these 52. I would love to get some finishes in and I have had some requests from a couple of my beautiful blog followers to work on Faery 2 and Fragile heart. And as I aim to please I will be trying to focus on these. And Jo (Serendipitous Stitching) I actually have a plan to complete Fragile Heart this year so never fear my dear!
Thank you stunners for visiting and have an awesome, laughter filled weekend.
Lots of love and hugs
Alicia xo


  1. I can just imagine how dangerous you would be at a craft show lol. Can't wait to see how your gecko rouge chart stitches up:)

  2. I LOVE how well your Guardian Angel is coming along! Someday mine will grow up to look like yours but not for years, knowing me!
    I adore your new kit - can't wait to see progress pics!!!

  3. Lovely progress. Gorgeous new kit. I like how it is set up.

  4. 52 WIPS!! You're my hero! How do you store them all?

  5. Great work on Angel, he looks fab. Looking forward to see your progress on Hatter.

  6. Wonderful progress Alicia and I love your new kit.


  7. Great progress and can't wait to see pics of the new kit stitched.

  8. Guardian Angel is looking great! I can't wait to see your start on Lady Hatter.

  9. Your angel looks great!
    How nice that the threads come pre-sorted. It looks really good.Can't wait to see the picture.
    Looking forward to Fairy 2 and Fragile heart too. :)

  10. gorgeous stitching :D I love the guys from sew it all! They won't be up here though until October again :( But I always buy at least one grab bag of mixed fabrics and usually the fabric for my latest HAED that I am starting. Though I don't NEED to start anymore. But need and want are different beasts.


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