Saturday, 5 January 2013

New Year/New Start/New SAL

Happy New Year to everyone.

I have lots to share so will get on with it.

Firstly it has become a bit of a tradition of mine to have a new start on 1st January every year.  This year whilst discussing this with my stitching sister, Angela, we decided to start a new SAL, our third one for this year lol.  We decided on Lizzie Kate's Snow Belles.  So on 1st January I duly started Snow Belles and have managed to get the first block done.  We are hoping to stitch a block a month.

Lizzie Kate Snow Belle
Ice Queen
Stitched on 14ct Blue Marble Aida using DMC threads

I am a bit disappointed that you can't see the words at the top very well so I might outline them but will wait and see how the others come out.

At the end of the year I emptied my ort jar which is also a bit of a tradition.  This is what it looked like on 31 December.  It is now ready for the 2013 Tusal which is run by Daffycat.  Pop over if you want to find out more details.

I also promised you pictures of the gorgeous Christmas gifts I received from Angela and Elaine and here there are.

Gift from Angela

Gift from Elaine
Next in my rotation is another new start from the HAED Bulletin Board 2013 SAL which I will show you next time.

Until next time, happy stitching

Love Lesleyanne


Kate said...

Lovely start to your stitching year.

Brigitte said...

Oh, both Christmas gifts are so beautiful. Enjoy! And wow, one block of your new SAL already finished. Seems to work great.

Joyce Clark Frank said...

Great start for the new year.
Neat gifts.
Happy New Year

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Happy new year Lesleyanne. Ice queen is looking lovely and what beautiful Christmas gifts!

Sally said...

Love your new start Lesleyanne. I'm looking forward to seeing this one grow.

Lovely gifts from Angela and Elaine.

I'm not sure I'm going to take part into BB SAL since I've seen the first page!

butterfly said...

Beautiful stitching, and great gifts from Angela and Elaine.
Look's like you are sorted with your January stitching , thanks for sharing , enjoy your weekend.

Beth Pearce said...

Amazing that you already have that first block done! You presents are both lovely.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congrats on getting that first block done on your 2013 new start! That will be a nice SAL for you and Angela!

You've received some fantastic gifts!

Linda said...

Congrats on getting so much done on your new start. Love your ornaments.


Michelle said...

Lovely gifts Lesleyanne and lovely stitching starts x

Lisa said...

Lovely gifts Lesleyanne & a great start to your stitching year.

Look forward to seeing the HAED SAL :)

♥ Nia said...

Happy new year my friend!! :D
Great start!! :D I still need to finish my guys before starting the girls hehehe but I do want to stitch them too!! :D
Enjoy your weekend!! hugs&smiles

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely new start for 2013. I look forward to watching it develop.

Mylene said...

Lovely start and what beautiful gifts received!

Ranae said...

I love the snow queen
Pretty ornaments

Carol said...

Gorgeous gifts from Elaine and Angela! And your first Snow Belle is adorable.

Happy New Year, Lesleyanne--hope it is filled with much love and laughter :)

Melissa said...

Great job on Ice Queen! I can't wait to see more of the Snow Belles :)

SoCal Debbie said...

What a great start for the first day of 2013! I think outlining the words is a great idea. I have seen other stitchers change the words to blue.

Your gifts are wonderful! Happy New Year!

Angela said...

You stitched her so fast! A great new start, I'm still working on my first part :)

Loubie69 said...

A lovely new start Lesleyanne :-) I keep meaning to do the Ort Jar for a year, but that will have to wait until 2014 now and great gifts also. Happy New Year and lets hope lots of stitching gets done.

Julie said...

Super new start on your new SaL.
Wha wonderful ornaments your friends stitched for you.

Solstitches said...

You've made a great start on your first SAL of 2013. It looks as though it is going to be a fun stitch.
Gorgeous gifts from Angela and Elaine.


Heather said...

Wonderful gifts :-) I love you great start. Totally gorgeous xxx

Maria Dolores Lopez Godoy said...

Wonderful your blog and your work, congratulations. Kisses from Spain.