It's the first Saturday of the month which means its time for my first YOTA update. I'm happy to say I just finished the "Way to Happiness" SAL as my first WIP/UFO of the year for the YOTA challenge. This was a freebie SAL from: http://lesmarottesdenath.free.fr/ and I've loved stitching it. I love the verse on it and I can see it framed and hanging on my walls soon. Between YOTA & the SFS challenges I think this will be a productive year for me, at least I'm hoping. :)
My actual first finish of the year is this little box and I finished it yesterday. It's by Just Nan and it's called "Garden Prince". I stitched this up for an upcoming Valentine's exchange for one of the facebook groups I belong to but I'm seriously thinking about stitching one for myself. I love the way it turned out and I hope my partner likes it. I plan to fill it with some stitching goodies before I send it to my partner. :)
Here's a close up of the little frog bead. Isn't he just the cutest little guy?
The best part of joining these challenges this year is the stash busting I hope to do. In 2012 I joined a Crazy January challenge and I still have a few of those projects started that I never went back to. At that time I kitted up around 30 projects and have had them sitting here all this time just waiting to be picked up and stitched. There's a few that have maybe 10 or 15 stitches in them and a whole tote bag full of things I never even started but the floss & fabric are all there.
I still would like to get the last 4 LHN Sheep Virtue Charts but I'm going to hold off for a while and see how long I can go without buying anything. I have a feeling I may get them this year for my birthday from either hubby or mom. Both of them were really surprised that I joined these challenges and are encouraging me to stick with them, and both asked me to write them down and show them what they were so I will sit here and hope that one of them remembers when the time comes. A girl can wish, right?
Well, that's it for my update. Wish me luck on the "dirty word", hope to have lots of progress to show next week.