From January 2014 to January 2015… a whole year of work has gone into this Once Upon a Time mystery cross stitch sampler, and now it’s all done! I finished up the last few stitches a couple days after the new year, and took it to JoAnn’s to have it framed over the weekend (I’m planning a collage wall of cross stitch so I had two other projects framed too… good thing I hadn’t spent my holiday bonus yet!! Even with a 65% coupon… whew, so expensive!)
I have really loved having an ongoing project throughout the year, and it was so much fun to discover the next fairy tale at the start of every month. I also collected Little Golden Books of each story along the way, so now I have a mini collection. The pattern called for “2014” at the bottom but I decided to modify it to “The End” instead… my only mod of the entire project, but I like it.
Before we get to the progress pics for December, how about a little highlight reel? (via Flipagram)
And now onto the progress pics for the December block (you know the drill… cats are also featured for Meow Monday, of course!)
January through December:
It’s hard to believe it’s all over… when I get the framed piece back, I’ll be sure to share! And now I’m on the hunt for another project… probably not another year-long endeavor, but I’m sure I’ll think of something 🙂