Monday, January 2, 2012

2011 Wrap Up and 2012 Starts

2011 was a very, very good stitching year for me.
I participated in the Crazy January Challenge and finished all 15 projects!
I joined a Make & Take class at my LQS and added several mini-projects.
I also finished some large projects-

City Stitcher's Adam & Eve-

Mary Glover-

Mary Hannah Gipson-

With Thy Needle & Thread Mystery Sampler-

Blackbird Designs Mystery Sampler-

Heartstring Samplery Permit Me Not to Stray-

Jardin Prive Sampler Aux Bouquets-

Debbie Stiehler's Timeless Tomato-

Whew! Looking back makes me tired!
There was a total of 62 finished projects in 2011!  A new record for me!!  Of course, not all are "finish-finished"
And I won't even try to beat this record in 2012.  Not with a new grandbaby coming next month and living right across the driveway from me.  Rocking the new little one is more important than stitching :)

But I have started 2012 with a bang-

CJC Day #1-Goode Huswife June Morning
24 ct Congress cloth
Called for DMC threads
Pretty pathetic start but I worked all day yesterday

CJC  Day#2-Tree of Life Samplings Penny America
36 ct Lakeside Linen Maple Sugar
Combo of called for threads-WDW and DMC

You might recall that I actually stitched the gold threads early in 2011 and got distracted by something else and never found my way back to this one.  This one is "practically" new :)

Becky is hosting a 2012 BAP Challenge and I joined in just to pull this one out and get started. It has been kitted and actually on stretcher bars for a year!

Plum Street Samplers Paradise Lost
36ct Lakeside Linen Vintage Light Exemplar
Vikki Claytons HDF conversion silks

Still a very long way to go!

Thanks for sticking with me thru this very long post!  I hope all of you had a wonderful New Years Eve (we spent ours quietly at home with friends and watched the original True Grit)

I am enjoying all the new blog postings but have fallen dreadfully behind. Don't worry-I'll catch up!


Giovanna said...

You've had a wonderful year, and I look forward to following you in 2012 on your new projects. Happy New Year!

Nan said...

What an impressive 2011. Happy New Year and happy stitching on those beautiful designs.

Deb said...

Wow! You had an excellent year for finishes! I hope that 2012 is just as great!

Laurie in Iowa said...

You've had a very impressive stitching year in 2011. Loved seeing pics of the samplers.
I'm going to enjoy watching your progress on Paradise Lost. It didn't make it onto my 2012 list, but it's a top contender for 2013.

Carol said...

So many beautiful pieces, Teresa! That is an amazing number of finishes--I think I probably had half that number! Looking forward to your 2012 beauties :)

SoCal Debbie said...

You have so many gorgeous finishes for 2011! Your 2012 starts are beautiful too. What a pretty choice for your BAP Challenge!

Gabi said...

That were so many SO beautiful finishes for 2011. Love it. And 2012 is off to a promising start looking at the gorgeous projects you chose.

Melissa said...

Wow, so many beautiful things! You did wonderfully, Teresa! Here's to another good stitching year!

Glenna said...

You choose the best projects--some of them extremely hard to find! What colors! Love, love them all. Looking forward to seeing you do this year's stitching!

Deborah said...

What a great stitching year you had! Beautiful projects.

Christine said...

Wonderful finishes for last year and great new starts for this one

Patty C. said...

Your work looks wonderful-Congratulations on having so many beautiful pieces finished.

Siobhan said...

Super impressive 2011! You go girl! I will enjoy watching your progress on Paradise Lost--that is one of my favorite stitches. It's just a fun sampler.

Vonna said...

You had a super-duper year of stitching Teresa and I've loved following you every step of the way!
I agree, rocking a little one is definitey more important than stitching and they are that little only so long...

Congrats on a great 2011 stitching year!

Penny said...

Beautiful finishes for 2011! Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely stitching in 2012. :)

Carolyn NC said...

Love your finishes- they're beautiful! But your new ones- ooh la kind of designs...yep, I have these all, too! Can't wait to see them progress. :)

Mindi said...

Lovely finishes from 2011, and congratulations on actually finishing all of your Crazy Challenge starts! Love what you've picked so far for your 2012 projects.

Paradise Lost for the BAP Challenge - I'll have to admit I thought about it, and then realized there's probably no chance I'd actually get it done in the year. You have my admiration and respect, and I look forward to seeing your progress pictures.

Krista said...

What beautiful finishes you have! I love all of the samplers, that adam and eve one is just gorgeous! Happy New Year and happy stitching!
Enjoy your weekend.