Stitching & Stash Acquisition for January

January started off so well, I was stitching every day and I was enjoying it, things were running along smoothly. I had started a new medication over the holiday break and I was seeing some improvement. Then my health insurance said they wouldn’t cover it. We appealed the decision and got rejected yet again. So frustrating. I have to get some lab work done and start an immunosuppressant medication this week. So not fun. We were trying to avoid going that route, but ended up here anyway after a year of trying other things.

If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed I stopped posting a daily stitch around the middle of January. That’s when I started to have flare ups again, and my hands were just not cooperating for stitching. They’re still not cooperating. Okay, enough of that, you don’t want to hear my medical woes. Let’s talk stitching!

Stitching progress was made on:

Stash acquired:

I picked up the January Thread of the Month pack from Ship’s Manor

I bought 16 count Ice Blue aida for the Weavers Band Mystery SAL, plus a few skeins of DMC because I wasn’t sure what color I wanted to use.

Designing and pattern releases:

It was a busy few weeks here at Stitching the Night Away…

Thomas Edison Quote – 10,000 Ways That Won’t Work
free cross stitch pattern "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison

Dreamer of Improbable Dreams Doctor Who Quote
"I am and always will be the optimist, the hoper of far-flung hopes, the dreamer of improbable dreams." - The Doctor

Blackwork Bookmarks Trio the Second
blackwork bookmarks trio second pattern cover preview

That’s all of January in my stitching world. Thanks for having a peek. I hope your month was full of stitchy goodness as well. Happy stitching, friends 🙂
Loretta

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Neglected Floss SAL Biscornus

January Pattern

I figured since we’re using neglected threads, I might as well use some neglected fabric too. I pulled this opalescent Silkweaver fabric from my stash to stitch this month’s pattern. The threads are leftovers that were missing their labels.

This part is finished and will be the top of the biscornu. Now I need to stitch a square for the bottom, find a button that matches these colors, and I should probably learn how the heck to assemble a biscornu.

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Connie Gee Designs Backstitch SAL

If you’d like to join this free two year stitch-a-long project, you’ll find all of the information and pattern downloads at http://www.conniegeedesigns.com/2018-2019-sal.html


Stitching mine on on 28 count hand-dyed Orange Spice evenweave from Stitchnmomma


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April Stitching and Stash Acquisition

A quick look at everything I worked on in April…. I actually didn’t Instagram or do progress pics on anything all month, so I just grabbed what was out and took photos just now while I was writing this. I was in such a rhythm at the beginning of the year – stitch, photo, blog – it’s so weird how hard it is to get back into a routine once it gets wonked up for a bit.

Stitching progress was made on:

(each linked to their corresponding posts here)

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March Stitching and Stash Acquisition

So after some really nice progress in January and February, March was kind of a dud. I did very little stitching and I didn’t even get the newsletter out here during the month. The only thing I stitched on was the Rainbow SAL and I didn’t even finish the March medallion, just the outline parts. So disappointed with myself 🙁

where my March stitching left off....
[blog post with progress on Rainbow SAL]
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February Stitching and Stash Acquisition

A quick look at everything I stitched on in February…


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Stitching the 2017 Rainbow SAL from Connie Gee Designs

This is a free design being released in parts as a stitch-a-long at Connie Gee Designs. You’ll find all of the information and downloads at http://www.conniegeedesigns.com/2017-sal.html.

February:

finished stitching the february portion of the Connie Gee Designs Rainbow SAL
February is stitched in DMC 947. I stitched most of this month’s section in the quiet part of the night after everyone else went to bed and I couldn’t sleep. It made for good company 😉
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Stitching the 2017 Mystery Band Sampler SAL from Linen and Threads

This is a free design being released one band at a time on the Linen and Threads website. You’ll find all of the information and downloads at http://linenandthreads.com/mystery-sampler-stitch-a-long.

[2/16/2017] a little birdie has made an appearance…. or maybe he’s a dragon, a tiny garden dragon? Hopefully his friends will be joining him soon.

and we have a corner:

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January Stitching and Stash Acquisition

january title block

A quick look at everything I stitched on in January… The first week and a half I didn’t get any stitching done really, but by the middle of the month I was back to stitching every day again, even if it was in 15 and 20 minute chunks some days. [Read more…]

Almost There on My Token of Love

[update 1/24/2017] Finished a motif and a skein of floss at the same time, seemed like a good place to take a pause and put her away for a bit.

progress on my token of love by rosewood manor

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