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.
And.....my 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,