Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Last Stitches for 2014

Last Saturday I received the latest Ladies Prim Soceity kit which is a Blackbird Design.
The pattern is called Noel and is made into a stocking.
I just finished putting in the last stitches.
This will be my last finished stitched piece for 2014.

Blackbird Designs--Noel Stocking stitched on 32 count sheep's straw linen with overdyed threads.
Started 12-30-2014
Finished 12-31-2014

I stitched a total of 57 pieces this year.  Let's see what next year will bring.


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

End of Year Post

Well again it has been awhile since my last post.  I have decided that I am not going to feel guilty or make excuses for not posting sooner, the reality is life is busy.  Besides I really do this blog as a way to track my stitching for myself.  So with that being said here is what I have been up to in between all the things that happen in life:)

 One of the things I needed to get done was this stocking for our newest grandchild.  Finnegan was born last March 5th and I have started the tradition of making Christmas stockings for each of the grandchildren.  This one makes number six.  I was very happy to have this done before Christmas.
This is a Bent Creek pattern called Christmas Eve.  Stitched on 18 count linen with DMC.
Along with the stockings I also stitch an ornament for each grandchild, plus I like to stitch one for each of my children, that is 12 twelve ornies.  I will say that I don't always get them done in a timely fashion for my children.  So far for the last 7 years I have gotten the grandchildrens done:)

Next up are some things that I have stitched for myself but just the stitching is done.
These are Plum Street Samplers Thanksgiving stockings.  They were stitched on 36 count linen I dyed with DMC threads.  
Started 11-2-2014
Finished 11-6-2014

Threadwork Primitives--Give Thanks.
Stitched on 32 count coffee dyed linen.
Started 11-14-2014
Finished 12-1-2014

 Threadwork Primitives--Christmas Fruit Basket.
Stitched on 32 count linen with DMC.
Started 12-3-2014
Finished 12-16-2014

Threadwork Primitives--My Work.
Stitched on 32 count linen dyed by me with DMC.
Started 12-12014
Finished 12-20-2014

Plum Street Samplers--Count Twice Stitch Once.
Stitched on 32 count linen dyed by me with DMC.
Started 12-20-2014
Finished 12-26-2014

Country Cottage Needleworks--Snow Love.
Stitched on 32 count Petit Point Raw/White linen with DMC.
Started 12-26-2014
Finished 12-28-2014

Little House Needleworks--Season's Greetings.
Stitched on 32 count coffee dyed linen with DMC.
Started 12-28-2014
Finished 12-30-2014

 This is a Lizzie Kate Stocking that was stitched last year.  Just finished it a couple of weeks agol

This is a Homespun Elegance ornament I stitched earlier this year for our oldest daughter as she lives in Tennessee.  I also stitched and finished one for daughter number 2 who lives in Georgia, also got it finished.  Can't remember if I got a picture of it but I did give it to her for Christmas!!

 I have about five other items that I stitched, but haven't taken pictures of them. I finished stitching them between October and now.  I will have to track them down.

 This last picture is of my new sewing space.  Our oldest son put this work station up for me.  I am so excited to use it.  Still getting things organized.  I had been sewing on the dining room table.  I am so glad to get my projects off that table.  As if I don't have enough to do as far as crafting goes I also want to quilt and sew, plus crochet and make jewerly.  Good thing I don't work!!!  But I do take care of the grandbabies alot so I don't just craft:)

Have a Happy New Year.