2017 Summary Part 1: Finishes!


Happy New Year!!!

I feel like I should really take stock of my finishes for 2017 in one post to get a sense of what I really got done. I finished many smalls and many ornaments, thanks mostly to the smalls/ornaments SALs I’ve participated in!

Here are my pin cushions:

The two on the top left were stitched in 2016 but fully finished this year (that’s cheating but I like to see them together).

I also made these other miscellaneous smalls; I’m still pondering the finishes…

Here are my (slightly) larger finishes, waiting to be framed or whatever:

Here are all the Mill Hill ornaments:

(Closeup of the last one fully finished, the drum:

And here are my other ornaments:

Not including this Santa which has gone AWOL in the Christmas hubbub, hopefully not forever!

And, not forgetting these which were gifted before I took the group photo:

That’s 21 ornaments this year!

I had an idea. I bought some little 2017 charms to put on things, especially the ornaments. If I go on making so many, and heaven knows I have enough charts and materials, it will be nice to see which ones were made in which years.

Next time I will show you my WIPs which will continue in 2018.

December Smalls SAL Check-In


This has been such a fun and motivating SAL this year! Thank you so much, Heather, for offering us something that resulted in so much work done! I feel like I really accomplished a lot!

Without further ado, here is my last small for the year, Little House Needlework’s Quaker Birds ornament, in which I changed the colors to blue and silver and personalized as an anniversary ornament for my cousin:

That’s all I have for now…if my plans works out I’ll do a 2017 recap for New Year’s!

Two More Ornaments To FFO


I’m zooming in on completion of 2 more ornaments for the tree this year! First I have the Little House Quaker Birds which I did because it is my smallest LH chart and I knew I could get it done quickly.

I changed the colors as inspired by another stitcher who did a similar colorway with blue, white, and silver. I just thought it was so pretty! I wish I could find her blog again to see how close my version is to hers. Anyway. I made the date 2001 for our wedding year, in case you wondered about that.

Next is this Santa for my little boy. It is a Riolis kit using fuzzy wool/acrylic yarn-like thread, not cotton floss, on plastic canvas. It is even possible to do this kind of easy stitching while nursing a baby so the perfect project for right now!

You remember I made the little Snow Girl earlier this year and that will be the Baby’s ornament so now I have ornaments for everybody!