Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Final Finish for 2011 (The Year of Good Intentions)

Happy New Year's Eve!
It is hard to believe that another year has come to an end.  I've been incredibly blessed this year.  I hope that 2012 brings you many blessings and of course, lots of time to stitch.

I have been busy finishing the first of the Prairie Schooler Limited Edition Kits. 
I have long hoped to stitch the entire series. 
This is my final finish for 2012 and a great way to end the year.

The year 2011 was apparently the year of good intentions.  For years I have only stitched small pieces.  I have several larger pieces I have framed and hanging on my walls but I haven't started a large project for a long, long time. 
I think I like to stitch small things because I like to do my own finishing. 
This year I have broken my dry spell and started several large projects.

Take a look at what I've gotten myself into.....

This is the retreat piece from Jan at Tree of Life Samplings
It is absolutely beautiful and has a place reserved in my stitching room. 
Hopefully 2012 will bring a finish to this piece.
How well I remember my good intentions with this piece.  I ordered this early in 2012.  I fell in love with Rose Quaker and had my friend Karen go to the attic and pick out fabric and silk fibers.  This piece was my first attempt at over 2 on 40 ct. 
I fell in love and stitch mostly on 40 ct. now.
I made good progress on this piece but haven't worked on it in a while. 
This is another of my delusions of grandeur.
One Nation is absolutely beautiful.
I am stitching it over 2 on 40 ct. 

I started Gem Show 3 this Summer.
I didn't make very much progress but still have high hopes.
Here is my Lizzie Kate Halloween piece.  I've finished 3 blocks. 
I'm stitching it on 27 ct. stitch band with hopes of finishing it as a bell pull. last big project of 2011.  Christmas Quaker Bellpull.
I started this piece late in November.  I haven't made a lot of progress on this one either.

The good thing is as I pulled these pieces out to take pictures I realize that I still love each one as much as the day I started it.  I see big accomplishments for 2012........

Here's to a productive, healthy new year,