Happy New Year!
Here is my annual round-up post. The official total for 2018 stands at:-
Finishes - 78
Including these two last minute ones.
The tattoo heart brooch cover kit from the January 2019 issue of Cross Stitcher, which I couldn't resist starting when the magazine popped through my door 3 or 4 days ago. It is now gracing Naomi's new laptop bag
And this little chap.
I bought a whole
book to get this pattern (It was only a small book, but still)
As you can imagine the really tough part was eating the two choc-ices to get the sticks for his skis. I am a martyr
to my crafting.
Books read - 46
A bit down on previous years, but in my defence some of them were pretty long books
Shoes bought - 8
Yes, I was very restrained this year wasn't I?
So, that makes a total of 132, and the closest with a guess of 73, 54 and 12, was, for the 2nd year running
Well done Jo, a prize will be on it's way.
Please comment on this post with your guesses for 2019 if you want to be in the competition next year.
Finally a tree explained. In my last post I showed you my Geekmas Tree - I've got so many geeky decorations that we decided they merited a tree of their own and so the concept of the Geekmas Tree was born. (we also have a much more traditional tree in the living room). I challenged you to spot the fandoms and other geekiness represented. It would have been hard to get them all as they aren't all clearly visible in the photo, but here goes.
The angel on the top is Castiel from Supernatural and then reading from the top of the tree down we have:-
An ornament made from Scrabble tiles
A Golden Snitch (Harry Potter)
An ornament made from Lego bricks
A stitched penguin wearing a Jayne Cobb hat (Firefly)
Winnie the Pooh
A Chemistry bauble with an organic molecule on it (the one that gives Christmas trees their smell)
A bauble that says "Shiny" (Serenity/Firefly quote)
A glass Dalek (Doctor Who)
A stitched Hello Kitty
A Winchester Brothers bauble (Supernatural)
A stitched Lieutenant Worf (Star Trek TNG)
A glass TARDIS (Doctor Who) also a gingerbread TARDIS and a stitched TARDIS
A stitched Jean-Luc Picard (Star Trek TNG)
The Incredible Hulk
and an undead fairy