Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Looking Towards 2013

Here is the latest on my 2012 Advent Exchange with Lorrie of A Stitcher's Snippets-
Day 9 is a cute little handmade needlecase (with 2 pins) that matches my mug rugs and drawstring bag!
Day 10 is a little Modern Prisicilla box kit
Day 11 is a beautiful pin pillow and pins made by Blue Ribbons Designs!

And another finish, too!

Sheepish Designs
Alpha Trio
Crazy January Challenge #3-5

I have 2 new starts.  I know what you are thinking-2 new starts at the end of the year??!!  What is Teresa thinking? 
Well, I needed a project that I could see without my magnifier to work on away from home.  So I started Birds of A Feather Soweth Sampler. And the Gardener's Alphabet quilt has been calling my name so loudly, I couldn't ignore it anymore!

I have been making a list and checking it twice!  LOL
Yes, 2013 will be here soon and I want to be ready!
Here are 2 WIP's that I want to complete next year-
Left-Betsy Morgans Helix Etui-can't see anywork on it? There are about 4 inches along the right border is all!  A lot of work to do here!
Right-L'Atelier Perdu's 2012 Mystery Sampler that is so adorable and so neglected!  Definitely want to finish this one.

And I've been kitting up new big projects too!
Left above-Stacy Nash's Christmas at Hollyberry Farm
Right above-With Thy Needle & Thread Mary's Best Handework
Left above-Midsummer Night Designs Christmas Sampler
Middle above-Scarlet Letter Mary Ann Hutton
Right above-Little House Needleworks Melicent Turner

Left above-Hearts Ease Maryland Sampler-this one is huge!
Right above-2013 Grills de Maryse SAL (no, the 2012 SAL isn't finished yet)
What are your 2013 plans?
I have more that I will share with you next time!


SoCal Debbie said...

All those samplers will be beautiful! How fun to see all the blank fabric just waiting to be stitched!

Laurie in Iowa said...

You have ambitious stitching plans for 2013. I like all your choices.

cucki said...

wow beautiful finishes..and i love your new start so much..
hugs x

Giovanna said...

Congrats on finishing the Alpha series - so cute! And well done on all the rest too. Isn't it fun to make wonderful, grandiose plans at this time of year?

Margaret said...

Love your Alphabirds! Great finish! You have some great projects lined up for next year. I can't plan that far ahead. lol!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

oooh you have me drooling at the mouth - i want everything you have there, they all look so delicious - and i love the way you have them all set up ready to go - love love your sheepish designs finish, is that stitched in silk? the colours look so bright and shiny from here - okay enough slobbering from me - you have some great new projects and look forward to seeing them come to life, and i'm only just a little, teeny wee bit jealous : ]

Nicola said...

When you see beautiful fabrics all ready your fingers itch to put the first stitches in.

Catherine said...

Great goodies, great finish and wonderful project plans!!

marly said...

The Alpha sampler is beautiful!

Barb said...

Your new finishes are wonderful. I can't wait to see how your new things will turn out. I'm experimenting with 40 ct. linen to see if my old eyes will let me use that count. So far I have pretty much used 32ct. After that is determined , I'll plan my stitching.

Chris said...

It looks like a fabulous year of stitching ahead!
What wonderful advent gifts!

Anne said...

Great exchange gifts Teresa!! Looove your finish! Big happy dance for you! You've chosen some wonderful samplers to stitch in 2013! I will love seeing them come to life!!!

Sherry said...

Love your pieces kitted up! I can't wait to see them in progress. I am getting my things and list together for the upcoming year as well.

Beth in IL said...

You are very ambitious! I have my 2013 stitching plans in my brain. Love seeing all your projects.

Bine said...

That are some fantastic projects there!
I ordered Christmas at hollyberry farm and the threads it asks for. Now that I see the mulberry I find it too brownish for the Christmas red that I thought it would be, how do you feel about it? Do you plan on using mulberry or are you thinking about a substitute?