Sunday, 1 January 2012

2011 Stitching In Review

Once again we have reached a new year and I would like to review what I have achieved with my stitching:
I feel like I have accomplished quite a bit this year, especially since Felix was born and we have had quite a bit of illness in the house. My most satisfying accomplishments have been to finish some long standing WIPs. However, I now have more WIPs than I started the year with and some are quite large. I learnt quite a few new techniques and completed a good number of crochet projects as well.

This new year will be concentrating on completing a good number of WIPs, reducing my stash purchases to only what thread is required to complete designs which I have already kitted up, a small number of exchanges and the Casket Course through Thistle Threads. I am never too good at keeping my new resolutions when it comes to stitching, but we will see how I go.

Wishing you all a very happy new year!

Detailed list of finishes:
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - Ocean Voyage
  • Heart In Hand - Little Angel In The Clouds
  • Carriage House Samplings - Folk Art Pincushion
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - County Fair
  • Casey Buonaugurio - Frog Biscornu
  • Over The Moon Designs - Reindeer (HoE Reindeer Ornament Exchange)
  • Teresa Wentzler - English Cottage Sampler Ornament (PIF)
  • Barrick Samplers - My Love I Give Thee
  • Country Cottage Needleworks - Visions Of Sugar Plums
  • The Goode Huswife - Eliza Sloan
  • With My Needle - Christmas Swan Needlebook (HoE Quaker Ornament Exchange)
  • Blackbird Designs - Tulip Pincushion
  • Blackbird Designs - Summer Sachet
  • The Goode Huswife - Margaret Pence
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - Wreath
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - Thankful
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - Connected
  • Bent Creek - Snapper Series - Red Thread - Border
  • The Prairie Schooler - Carnations
  • Meg Shinall - Beginner's Hardanger Course (HC201, HC202, HC203)
  • Carriage House Samplings - Emma Blackwood Sampler
  • MTV Designs & Mingiustitch - Collaboration Spring Box - Scissor Fob
  • Lizzie*Kate - Flip-It - Song
  • Blackbird Designs - Summer Stars Pincushion
  • Blackbird Designs - Sarah's ABC Pincushion
  • Lizzie*Kate - Flip-It - Caring
  • Lizzie*Kate - Flip-It - Giving


Rowyn said...

Happy new year Suzanne. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas.

Wow, your list of finishes is impressive. I didn't really have a productive 2011 cross stitching wise, so will have to try and remedy that in 2012.

Margaret said...

Wow, what a lot of finishes! All great pieces too! Even with your little Felix and all. Happy New Year to you and yours. I can't wait to see what you stitch in 2012!

marly said...

Best wishes to you and your lovely family for 2012.

Barbara J said...

Happy New Year to you and all at home!

Ellen said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Looking forward to your stitching projects in 2012!


Margaret said...

Happy 2012 to you and all your loved ones Suzanne.

Melissa said...

Wow'ser, that's a lot of finishes! You did really well - congratulations!

Here's to another great stitching year!

valerie said...

Happy New Year! Congrats on all your finishes!

Cheryl said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Suzanne!
Im up for restarting our SAL again if you are :-)

Kathleen said...

WOW WOW WOW How did you accomplish this with three tiny babies?

XX Kathy

Aussie Stitcher said...

Wishing you and your family all the best for 2012. There are alot of finishes there, well done.

Siobhan said...

Wonderful accomplishments, Suzanne, especially since you popped out a child in between all the stitching! ;)

Happy new year!

Lois said...

What a great list of finishes for 2011 Suzanne! Given that 2011 included having a 3rd baby I am full of admiration!

Clare said...

Fantastic achievement for 2011. You finishes are impressive. As was your new family production!

Have a great 2012. Love Clare

Farm Girl said...

Fabulous effort in 2011 Suzanne! Wishing you all the best for your resolutions, good luck!

Sonda in OR said...

That's a fine list! Here's to plenty more stitching in 2012!

Margaret said...

Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones.

You have wonderful stitching projects planned for this year. Enjoy each and every one of them.

Michele said...

That's a list of finishes to be proud of! Congratulations!

Brigitte said...

Your list of finishes of the last year is quite impressive. And they are all such beautiful pieces. Congratualtions!
Happy new stitching year!

Susan said...

Happy New Year, Suzanne - you did get a lot accomplished, in between having a baby and taking care of sick family members. I can't wait to see progress on your 2012 pieces :)

Have a wonderful day!