Well, it is 2015, and I hope that it is a good year for everyone. I am looking forward to new adventures in life and stitching!! So, in thinking along those lines, I did a quick tally of completed projects for 2014:
7 Big projects
16 Small projects
Considering the way 2014 went, I am amazed at those numbers. They include only stitching finishes... Not the sewing projects and blankets I made for Christmas presents. I'm happy with the totals.
For 2015 I just hope to get some stitching done! And maybe some sewing of new projects... I LOVE YouTube! You can find instructions on anything there!
I have my first Small finish for 2015. It is a little piece called Signs of Winter by Bent Creek. I did my very FIRST Colonial Knots for the eyes! Wow--they are super easy to do!! Makes a person rethink former taboos...
And I finished a large piece on the 1st of the Year--Jenny Bean's Christmas Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler. That makes TWO of my languishing Christmas WIPs done! One to go!! Sorry, it is not yet ironed... Going in the drawer anyway, cause I can't frame it yet.
Plus I forgot to show a few last minute finishes, for ME! My first Tra La La stitches...
The pattern is called Duo Noel I think... this is the Bird...
And this is the sheep
I laced each one, and the backings (same for each one), laced the fronts and backs together, and did the rusched ribbon around the edges, fastening it with gold pins. Love the look! But now I need more gold pins! Ha!
I am going to JOIN a group for 2015. I always say I won't do this, but... this group is going to help me keep moving, slow but sure, on pieces I really do want to complete! It is called the 2015 Turtle Trot. Basically, we share a piece we decided to work on in 2015 on every tenth day of the month. Progress is progress... I will give it a try! My friend Katie did this last year, and it intrigued me enough to join in this year! We shall see... My list of projects will be as follows:
1: Tulip Garden SAL (in progress)
2: Maryse Dupont's SAL from 2014 (in progress)
3: Jardin Prive's 2014 SAL of 'The Way to Happiness' (new start)
4: Christmas Garden by Blackbird (new start)
5: Song of Spring by Blackbird (in progress)
6: Spread the Love by Lizzie Kate (do-over)
7: Holly Sampler (three parts) by Lizzie Kate (new start)
8: Jane Austen SAL piece from 2014 (new start)
9: Little Miss Peepers by Little House Needleworks (new start)
10: Finish the Lizzie Kate Double Flips from a LONG time ago! (in progress since....)
So, for todays Turtle Trot Post, I have been working on Song of Spring by Blackbird. It was a kit from the 2013 Ladies Prim Society. I am about halfway done, but I have determined to finish it this weekend... Here is my progress so far:
And on that note, I am heading upstairs to stitch a little. I will post again soon, cause I have something interesting to share...