as this tired old year is about to go to rest.
It has been a year of great dreams, ideas, and stitching.
I am looking forward to the new year with even more ideas and dreams.
Here is a glimpse of this past year's stitching..........
I created a few aprons with cut work embroidered pockets.
These were fun to work on.
I turned to one of the works of embroidery I love to do..............cut work.
I worked this design in muted colors to give it a vintage charm look.
I finished writing my embroidery and design book.............hopefully looking for a publisher.
I created a mason jar keepsake holder with a stitched butterfly pincushion on top.
I started to work on an applique quilt top. The pattern is called Friendship Dahlia.
I once again turned to the charm of a vintage design and embroidered a set of bath towels using this lovely design.
inspiration and ideas came flowing to me, as I watched one of my chickens feathers glide across the grounds..............
also, my gardens were in full bloom with my grandmother's Lantana,
and a field of large sunflowers beckoned me to pull over and take a photo.
All created in stitches.
I found a new hobby.............restoring old chairs. I found an old chair discarded at the dump, took it home, refinished it and stitched the back in cross stitch.
I decided to create some embroidered handkerchiefs........
to replicate those sweet vintage ones of long ago.
I designed and stitched a piece representing the many things that I love.
a whimsical mouse caught my attention and I had to capture it in stitches.
Many of you came up with the most wonderful names for it.
As Christmas approached, I designed a candy cane
and in December
Candles, holly, and pine needles, inspired me for the holiday season.
Now the new year is approaching. I feel just like the kitty above.
I have so many ideas and designs that I want to create that I find I don't have enough fingers to keep it all flowing!
How about you?
What are some of the wonderful things you created in this past year?
Are you planning on creating something totally new or different for the new year?
I would love to hear!