Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year!

Just a very quick post from me to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I hope you've had a lovely Christmas and have a wonderful 2009.

Also a quick (and appropriate?) finish to share - Miss New Year's Fairy!


Miss New Year's Fairy (LE Kit by Mirabilia).
Fabric: Silkweaver Reflections Precious Metals linen.

A little close-up to show how heavily beaded she was (I hadn't realised until I started stitching!)


This was a very quick stitch and is much more pretty in person than the photos show (as I think is the case with most Mirabilia designs).

I was looking over my finishes for 2008 and was surprised at how many projects I've managed to complete (23), as there have been a few periods where I haven't stitched much. What I'm even happier about is that I'm not carrying any projects over from 2008 - everything I started in '08 I finished in '08. That's not to say that I don't have projects started from before 2008 of course. Four of those I should be able to finish with no problems fairly quickly if I put my mind to it.

There's also of course Village of Hawk Run Hollow that I'm 50% of the way through. It seems I'm destined to complete this by stitching three squares a year! Seems like very little, but I guess if it works for me, and I'm not in any rush to finish it, then what the heck. I usually stitch the three squares in quick succession and then get a bit fed up and don't touch it again for 6-9 months... BUT when I do get it back out I'm really enthusiastic about working on it again. Yeah, didn't say that I wasn't weird...

Stitching NY Fairy also made me wonder why I don't work on Mirabilia's more often than I do. I haven't really stitched many over the past couple of years... and I really love to. I think I'll have to pick one out to work on in 2009.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy New Year!!

28 comments:

karenv said...

What a pretty finish! Happy New Year to you too! :)

Kathy said...

Wow she is stunning, congrats on your HD.

Hugs xxxx

bianca said...

A happy new year from Germany.
The fairy is very beautiful
Bianca

Loreta said...

She is so beautiful!
Happy New Year!

Paula said...

Gorgeous stitching.

J Rae said...

Beautiful new finish!

mainely stitching said...

What a delightful finish!

And you did great with your 2008 sttiching - congratulations!

Cindy said...

That is just gorgeous!! Congrats on the finish!

Sharon said...

She is gorgeous! Happy New Year!

Karoline said...

She's gorgeous, congratulations

DovilÄ— said...

Fantastic Fairy!
Happy New Year!

Deanne J said...

Happy New Year, a lovely finish.

Redwitch said...

Happy New Year!

Congrats on a very pretty finish :)

sari.i. said...

What a pretty fairy!!! :)

Svenja said...

The fairy is beautiful, love all the beads!

Mel in Dubai said...

Happy New Year to you too!! NY Fairy is beautiful - congratulations on the finish :)

Giovanna said...

Happy New Year, dear Tina, and congratulations on the lovely fairy! She's really charming. I'm sure you'll get to the end of Village of HRH too: as you say, what matters is to enjoy working on it, never mind how long it takes.

Stitchingranny said...

Firstly Happy New Year to you too Concetta.

The NY Fairy is lovely, but do any pictures ever look as good as the real thing certainly mine never do. I also love the Jingle Bells Farm shown in your last post (one I have in my todo pile).

LaaLaa said...

tina that fairy is fab!!!!!!!!! I've started cross-stitching for a couple of months... he he just practicing

shakatak66 said...

Your NY Fairy is absolutely stunning! I've never noticed her before, but after seeing yours I might have to add her to the wishlist! Did you change the colours, or were they as kitted? Just wondering, 'cos I adore that blue (of course being a blue girl I'm totally biased). Hope 2009 is a wondrous year for you :D

Catta said...

this fairy is fantastic,very compliments!
Caterina

Siobhan said...

I love your fairy!! Mirabilias are soo pretty--pics don't do them justice. Your framing is all wonderful, too. They did a great job with it! Good to talk to you again. :)

Sherry said...

Beautiful! What are you working on now?

Sharon said...

How beautiful this is, you did a wonderful job on it. Love your blog.

Michelle. said...

Gorgeous!

BESTEX said...

Wow, butterfly beauty!!
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Karen said...

Wow, Concetta! I just saw this now. I must have missed it when you first posted it. NY Fairy is gorgeous!! I love it. :)

Debora said...

Ho visto lavori meravigliosi sul blog, complimenti!