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Cross Stitch: A new start – Bountiful Blossoms #2 – Cheerful

Last week, Cheerful was my xstitch project of the week.

This was a SAL (Stitch A-Long) with Off the Grid Needlework Podcast that was supposed to start last October 2020. I had planned to participate as October is my birthday month and I thought this would be my birthday 2020 start and treat. Well, last October we just moved into our home and I was just too busy to start the project. I added this to my tiny decisions app and last sunday, the app picked this project for me to work on.

Here is what it will grow up to be:

Designer: Jeannette Douglas

I’m using the called for silks and things on 32 count linen. I bought the kit from 123stitch.com.

Here is where I ended up at the end of the week:

Bountiful Blossoms #2 – Cheerful

I was able to stitch 4 days last week and I enjoyed stitching with the silk. I’m not sure if it’s worth all the money silk costs but we’ll see how it goes.

Hopefully I am able to continue stitching this week.

Stitch on my crafty friends!


2021 cross stitch Plans

  1. 3rd row of Gamer. I’m working on finishing the 2nd row. I calculated it and I will need to do close to 100 stitches every day to finish the 3rd row of Gamer. Or I can stitch 700 stitches per week. Either is a lot of stitches and I’m not sure I have the mental wherewithal to stitch that much on one project. I am going to make a solid attempt and we’ll see where I’m at at the end of the month. 🙂

The rest of the projects pictured below are fun projects that I rotate through. My plan is to do a diagonal at a time and then when one diagonal is complete, to use my tiny decision app to pick the next project. Because I’m working on Gamer mostly this year, I don’t foresee getting much done on these projects and that’s okay.

A Stitch in Time HAED
Shades of Rose – Northern Expressions
Autumn Owls – HAED
Mirabilia – Titania
Tsuru Kame – 25 count – HAED
Unicorn – GeckoRouge

I know I have a bunch more that I failed to take pictures of at their current state. But I’m sure they will get posted as I work on them over this year.

Have a good stitchy day!