I did manage to finish 9 of the 15 day challenge from last January. That's pretty impressive for me. Here is the list of finished stitches with the date finished: Sampling Halloween 1-30-11, Quaker Christmas Sampler 2-14-11, Merry Christmas 2-27-11, Housework Never Killed Anyone 3-9-11, Holly & Berries 4-9-11, Crow 4-19-11, A Quaker Christmas 7-13-11, ABC Lessons 11-26-11, and finally Let Heaven & Nature Sing 12-30-11. I will show you pictures of the last three as all of the others are elsewhere here.
|Let Heaven & Nature Sing|
With Thy Needle & Thread - Blackbird Designs
32 ct old mill java
recommended threads except DMC 371 instead of OWS
22 ct hardanger beige
threads included in kit
|Reindeer Games Quilt|
Peppermint & Holly - Art to Heart #530B
setting changed to simple
I read a lot of books this past year also. Most of them were new but I had to visit with old friends also. Most of them I read on my kindle so there was no heavy lifting and turning of pages!
I have promised myself to finish my challenge from 2011 and stitch at least 1 or 2 new pieces. Hopefully these will all be from my stash. My husband and daughter stand in my sewing room and shake their heads. I made mention of giving my quilt fabric away - just keeping the quilt kits I had made up and make up a few more - but they both said not to do that (give away the fabric). I may still give some way. Let's be honest here ladies and gents, just how long am I going to be able to cut, sew, hand quilt and bind. I'm 60 now and how long are the eyes and hands going to last. I realize that I started talking about my stash (cross stitch) and finished with my quilting but they are housed in the same room - small room too. Remember I live in a single wide trailer! Not much room for zippidy do da but I make do. Lucky for me, my husband is not a collector and his stuff is in the shed! (along with 2 4-wheelers and a dirt bike) This is dirt road living at its best!
Nicole get your stitching mojo back soon. I miss the pictures of your stitching. Siobhan keep adding those pictures of Ireland. I love them! (Irish and Scottish heritage from my Mum) sorry Dad - you were Irish and Mum was Scottish.
Happy Stitching to all and a healthy New Year.