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'


Julianne said...

I really like all of your projects. I wish you happy stitching in 2014.

Marilyn said...

Those are all great WIPS.
You can finish some of them!

Chris said...

Lots of wonderful WIPS= lots of fabulous finishes in 2014! Woohoo!

Lanie said...

Look at all your great projects! There are just too many temptations out there ... how can we commit to just one?!!! :)
Happy New Year and Happy Stitching!

denise said...

i said the same thing. i'm gonna finish all the WIP!

Faye said...

Beautiful projects Nan~~ We all seem to start them and then.... Well, at least you have lots to work on this year!!!! I particularly love the Heartstring Samplery long sampler... Beautiful colors!!!

Natasha said...

Ohhh I love all those WIPs you must have that disorder Startitis :) I am making a goal to only stitch from my stash this year, lets see how that plays out.

I am glad you had a great holiday stay warm

Lil Bit :D

Vickie said...

Oh my! Go for it! You can do it!!

Marsha said...

Holy Crapola! That is a lot of starts! And they all look wonderful too. There's actually quite a bit of stitching in all those starts.

Jennifer Ann Fox said...

Wow, girlie, you have a lot of neat finishes and wip's that are gorgeous samplers. Just thought I would stop by and visit.

Feathers in the Nest

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great selection of designs there. You will never be short of something gorgeous to stitch this year!

Maggee said...

I have many of the same charts! Not all started like yours tho... But you have done lots of stitching on all of them together! Happy New Year! Hugs!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Yes, Christmasis all about the sweet babies! I know that was fun. You do have some BA(and beautiful)Ps in that group! I have several of them in my stash, too. Good luck on many finishes. Be well and Happy New Year!

Catherine said...

Fabulous bunch of projects!!