Friday, January 6, 2017

2016 My Year In Stitches!

Hi Stunners!!!

Happy 2017! So glad to see this new year. I love this period. It's like a clean slate. I have my new plans, rotations and big ideas to get some finishes. Not to mention the NEW STARTS  WooHoooooo!

*Heavy pic post*

New Starts

These wips were started in 2016 and I managed a few page finishes, not many, but a few. *blush*

The Butterfly Ball SS MC - HAED
Pages 1 and 18 completed

Bookshelf - Gecko Rouge
Page 1 completed

Our House - Gecko Rouge
Page 1 and a bit of page 2 completed

Arwen - Paine Free Crafts 
Page 1 and 2 completed 

The Addams Family - The Little Stitcher

Doggie Prayer - The Craft Collection

Fuschia - Tilton Crafts 

Alisha - HAED

Farewell to Lothlorien - Paine Free Crafts
2 partial pages completed

Faces of Faery 81 - HAED

David Bowie - Gecko Rouge


Girls at the Piano - Golden Kite - Before


Carnival Moon - HAED - Before



Toy Shelf - Birth Sampler
Started August 2015 - Finished 4th March 2016

Elf Wine Apron
Started 1st December 2016 - Finished 20th December 2016

Well as you can see I'm great on those New starts, not so great on working on current wips and totally suck at finishes!

So this year I am more organised - I have narrowed my wips down to 60. (Don't laugh - it was really hard) 

18 are Supersize charts
42 are from smalls to BAP's.

I am hoping for at least 3 - 5 finishes.

I've been asked by some stitcher's to reveal my rotation. So if you're interested here is my schedule, rotation and wip list.


1 Crimson Glomour Ching-Chou Kuik
2 Faces of Faery 81 Jasmine Becket-Griffith
3 QS Theatre of the Absurd Ciro Marchetti
4 A Coign of Vantage Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
5 Alisha Myka Jelinka
6 Paradaisal Bird Alena Lazareva
7 Steampunk iThing Chris Down
8 Carnival Moon Aimee Stewart
9 Darkness Falls Maxine Gadd
10 Lost in You Rachel Marks
11 Litte Dreamers Tree MC Aimee Stewart
12 Robber Bride Groom Rachel Marks
13 Vanity Marta Dahlig
14 Where is My Valentine? Jasmine Becket-Griffith
15 Bicycle Afternoon Gold Collection Petites
16 Into the Deep Passione Ricamo
17 Emerald Forest  Colin Bogle
18 Afterglow Sangrde
19 Ghosts in the Forest Dusan Markovic
20 Unicorn Shutterstock
21 King Tut Anita Inverarity
22 David Bowie Sara Bowersock
23 It's Only Forever Medusa Dollmaker
24 Bookshelf Colin Thompson
25 Snow White Omri Koresh
26 Nancy Goodaim: Space Ranger Aly Fell
27 Room with a View Paul Richmond
28 Snow White Alessandro Della Pietra
29 Twisted Rainbow Sampler Northern Expressions
30 Froth and Bubble Long Dog Samplers
31 Medea Evelyn De Morgan
32 I have been waiting So Long Iris Kuima
33 Rush Iris Kuima
34 A Coign of Vantage Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema
35 October - Rose Zircon Maxine Gadd
36 Cosmic Love Jessica Allain
37 In her Room Yuu
38 Prince The Legend Shelley Lee
39 Fuschia A. Ignatieva
40 Arwen Esmira
41 Farewell to Lothlorien Alexander V Bach
42 Harlequin Clown Tapestry

As I stitch through the rotation I will be adding these to my wip tab seen at the top of the post. 

18 SUPERSIZE BABIES - the list can be seen in the tab at the top of the post 

My Stitching Schedule is as follows:

1) ๐Ÿ’— Main Rotation - Using a random number generator app to choose one of the wips from the list to work on or the one that screams the most

2) ๐Ÿ’— Supersized Baby - Same deal as with the Main rotation

3) ๐Ÿ’— XXL Guykou  - Chosen focus piece for SS Babies for the year

4) ๐Ÿ’— HAED Bap - Same deal as with the Main rotation

5) ๐Ÿ’— Carnival Moon - Chosen focus piece for HAED BAPs

6) ๐Ÿ’— SS Guardian Angel - Overall focus piece as I really really really want to finish this one

7) ๐Ÿ’— Ghosts in the Forest - SAL with Sharine

8) ๐Ÿ’— Rose Zircon - Gift for my sis

9) ๐Ÿ’— Fuschia  - SAL with Kelly

10) ๐Ÿ’— David Bowie Tribute chart - Alternate between my 2 Gecko Rouge Bowie charts. David Bowie by Sarah Bowerstock and, It's only forever by Medusa Dollmaker 

11) ๐Ÿ’— Prince - Tilton Crafts - Gift for my BFF.

This schedule will be put into place in February or late January. As I'm participating in a new start thingy for January so going off schedule just for this month. 

I have set the rule that I will have to stitch each category before the schedule starts again. I'm hoping this will keep me in line and also it's kind of loose so I won't get bored. As anyone that knows me, knows I have the attention spam of small amoeba. LOL! No offence to Amoeba.

Fingers crossed the 2017 year in stitches post will be alot better than this one.

Have a great year stunners, in stitches and in everything you do. 

Wishing you all the very best for the year, may it be magical!!

And now for my other resolution. To keep up with blogs, I'm off to check out all of yours.

Love ya muchly

Take care
xoxo Alicia


  1. Wow great progress! I love all of your pieces! Good luck in the new year!

  2. Love all of your projects Alicia. You have made great progress on them. Looking forward to seeing your progress this year.


  3. You may not have many finishes but you sure have some of the most interesting projects . Good progress on all new starts. Good luck with the rotation plans.

  4. You have such a good variety of projects. Looking forward to seeing your progress on them over 2017. Nx

  5. You have some great designs and the fact that you managed so much on your new starts and WIPS combined and had finishes...Wow!

  6. I noticed you have two versions of Treasure Hunt Bookshelf - are you planning on stitching both of them?

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  8. Your pieces are all coming out so beautifully. Good luck with your rotation plans.

  9. Wow, you did so well last year! That is some complicated rotation! I love all the pieces you've picked and it won't surprise you to know that I have some of them myself!

    Happy New Year my lovely! May 2017 bring you nothing but happiness and stitchy goodness! Xxxxx

  10. I think all those page finishes should count in your finishes total too! There are some gorgeous pieces here.
    I actually totalled all my WIPs and UFOs, currently standing at 20 projects with another 7 on the list to start this year. But only one is as big as your HAEDs!

  11. I need a lie down after reading that! You have some beautiful projects on the go - Carnival Moon and the two GeckoRouge new starts really stand out to me. Good luck with your stitching this coming year - may you have lots of page finishes!

  12. Narrowed it down to 60, yikes! LOL You did make some awesome progress on those WIPS. I absolutely love Carnival Moon, it is so pretty!! I do hope your new rotation schedule works out for you and you are able to sneak in a few more finishes this year.

  13. I wondered how you worked your rotation. Here is to a stitchy 2017!

  14. I personally LOVE the elf wine apron...itsssss my fave! Lol

  15. Visiting with sisters is always special, glad you got to have a wine and cheese crafty day with her. I love the piece you are doing for her and I am soooo glad the dog has two eyes now!



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