I recently got a few stitchy bits and bobs to help set me up for stitching projects this year. It's custom for me to share, mostly to document the details of things for my own record but also to give recommendations. I'd also love for you to share what items you have tried / use / love in the comments because there's nothing better than word of mouth! 

First up is this lot from Lakeside Needlecraft. An 11" Q Snap frame, I already have an 8" that I love and I plan on having a couple of cross stitch projects on the go this year so another frame was needed. I went slightly bigger as I plan on using this for the Modern Folk Embroidery SAL. The silk thread is Waterlilies by Caron in #308 Italian Ice which I plan to use stitching another Modern Folk Embroidery pattern, on to the 32 Belfast Linen in Mushroom you see below. Finally I got some more Aida band because I love them and want to incorporate them into projects somehow, also I fancy making a bookmark.

People seem to rave about Tulip needles but I haven't tried them yet. I placed an order with Sew & Quilt for some Sashiko needles and Embroidery needles to test out, along with a cute pair of Tulip scissors. They have a sight curve on the tip so you can get nice and close when trimming threads.

I've been putting all my stitching projects for this year into bags and organising the patterns, fabric and thread so I am ready to stitch and switch between them as I please!

My quilty list has yet to be tackled but I do plan on making my way through old unfinished objects (again) this year!

What are your sewing plans for 2021?