Monday, January 6, 2014

The Year of Unfinished BAPs

Greetings Friends,

I trust you all had a great Christmas and Happy New Year.  Ours was quiet and uneventful...just the way I like it.  It was so fun to watch my granddaughter and great niece enjoy Christmas this year.

My great niece Norah playing with Uncle Henry and
her great big adorable cheesy grin.

Kayci ready for the slopes and 
a little Christmas brat action.

This year I feel like I have stitched quite a bit.  Reflecting back I wondered where all that stitching time went.  I didn't have a huge amount of finishes but feel like I should have tons finished. 
Then I started looking through my WIPS.  2013 was the year of the BAP.
For years I would stay clear of anything big, preferring to stitch small pieces that I could quickly finish.  Now, I have so many big pieces started I'll never finish them all.  
Start....that is the key word.  I LOVE to start pieces.  Every time I go to a retreat or visit a shop I can't help myself.  I see so many things I have to stitch.  

Here is just a sampling of some of the pieces I started this year.

Cinderella Sampler
Willow Hill Samplings

Christmas Alphabet
Prairie Schooler

A Christmas Sampler
Midsummer Nights Designs

Quaker Christmas II  Songs Of the Season
ByGone Stitches

Dragonfly Quaker
Stickideen von der Wiehenburg

 Greetings Halloween
a mon ami Pierre

Shores at Hawk Run Hollow
Carriage House Samplings

12 Days of Christmas 
Stacy Nash

Spanish Flair
Lady K Creations

4 Corners
Little House Needleworks

ABC Tapestry
Rosewood Manor

It is hard to believe another year is in the books.  Although I don't make stitching resolutions or goals, this year (2014)  is going to be the year of the WIPs.  Maybe one or two of the above will actually become a finish this year. Thank you for your kind words and friendship, not only last year, but for all the years to come.  

Keep on stitchin'