In 2021 I had 28 finishes. It is much less than the number of finishes as 2020 (42 I think?) but most of them were a good deal more complex. And several of them were off my “bucket list,” projects I deemed to be high priorities in my stitching career. I also had a good number of starts which I made good progress on, but I will talk about them in my next post. I count it a successful year. Let’s look back shall we?
First of all, off the official bucket list, I finished:
- Catherine Agnes by Indigo Rose
2) The Treasure Box by The Drawn Thread
3) Italian Peacocks Purse by GPA
4) Butterfly Summer Casket Keepsake by Amy Mitten
5) The Sampler Roll by Samplers Remembered-I will get it framed sometime…
6) Star of Wonder by Just Nan. This one will be framed too…
6! That’s not the 12 I was hoping for, but I’ll take it! What lovely projects I will be able to enjoy as actual objects now!
I stitched 3 Blackbird Designs (Strawberry Garden, Vintage Blooms and Quaker Garden) which were all special to do because they are three of my top favorite designs of BBD and also OOP. I know I am very fortunate to be able to make these:
I also kept up with my Smalls stitching with a big variety of styles and finishes. There were these 4 Mill Hill kits:
And two Smalls mounted on wood things:
And then there are the super small Smalls: a mini pin cushion, fob, pinwheel, and needle book:
Finally this little half-a-needlebook (Chessie and Me) which I plan to stitch again with my other cat so I have both my cats on one needlebook. This one is my childhood cat, Minou, and I plan to stitch an orange tabby to be Kiwi, my kitty who died last year at the great age of 19.
Last but certainly not least are 4 framed projects which do not fit into any other category:
When I started to write this post I only counted up 21 projects. I thought, 21 in 2021, that is a nice coincidence! But as I went through my pictures I found 7 more. I was quite surprised as I didn’t think I had managed to stitch that much! (The bigger surprise was how much was actually fully finished!) But I did, and more, and here is the evidence! Tomorrow I will show you my continuing projects for 2022. I have my work cut out for me!