Happy New Year! After reviewing my photos. I found I stitched more than I thought I did this year!
I participated in Carol’s Instagram challenge…12 in 22 ornaments which resulted in 10 new ornaments, 8 for Christmas, 1 for Easter
and 1 for Halloween.
I did also stitch 4 letters for Clare’s alphabet tree too so I guess I made the goal!
I enjoyed Smalls stitching as ever I do! I finished quite a few needlework accessories and pin cushions. 6 were finished…
And 2 need to be made up…
One stitchy project which was not cross stitch was my Bee Skep pin cushion. I love it so much!
I also fully finished one needle roll started in 2021
And finished the stitching the other…
For pieces destined for framing, I have 4 small stitches…
I worked consistently on my Sampler of Stitches by The Drawn Thread.
While it is all one big project, it is 9 parts and I finished 6 of them! 2/3 done but honestly the last 3 charts (or 2 1/2 as I’ve already started one) seem like they’ll be a breeze,
My triumph was the 50th anniversary piece I made for my parents.
And getting the stitching done on the Spanish Sampler Etui. Except I do need to stitch my name in the blank middle square which will be the bottom.
I go into 2023 with good starts on some highly enjoyable WIPS, mainly
Rosehips and Ivy
Jeanette Douglas’ ABC sampler (which I left off on after finishing the Alphabet)
And finally my problem stitch, Luz Gonzalez. I will be changing out the brights silks on Luz so I’m happy with it. I’ve already selected them, made sure they will work, and now I just need to frog and restart that large peach rose.
But I’ll share more about my 2023 plans later this week. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!