Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Goodbye to 2014!

I was preparing for Christmas Eve dinner and remembered to pull out a special embroidered tablecloth.  It was embroidered by DH's great-aunt and after some discussion we dated it to the 1930's or 40's (?).  The great aunt lived her entire life in Germany so we are not sure if this is an original design or store-bought printed design. She did initial it in the same green embroidery thread it is worked in.
  Any thoughts or info would be appreciated!
I have 4 final finishes for 2014!

Finish #1-Shepherd's Bush
Shepherd's Fold sampler finish-finished in the Lone Elm plum box.
Linen and threads as provided.
Changed words from A Full Heart to My Heart is full but used the distinctive Shepherd's Bush font.

Finish #2-L'Atelier Perdu
Christmas Stocking 2012-The Magic
Designed as a threadkeeper, I nunstitched the edges and decorated a wood box.  I also changed the words from Believe in the Magic to Winter Wonderland. I also tent stitched the design instead of cross stitch.

Finish #3- Atkinson Designs Yellow Brick Road
Flannel, twin sized quilt top from fat quarters I bought on our Alaskan cruise fall 2013.

Finish #4-Gail Pan
Summertime Stitching sampler
From August 2014 class at Buggy Barn, Reardon, WA
So happy I took this class as the Buggy Barn closed their doors this fall!
This still needs to be finish-finished into a wallhanging.

I had a total of 63 finishes in 2014.   Including several ornaments and biscornus.  I also counted quilt blocks that I finished for quilts that aren't finished. 
I am especially proud that I finished 4 box tops-Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Fold, Jeannette Douglas My Stitching Treasures Box, Debbie Stiehler's American Patchwork box, and Barbara Jackson's Tea Time Basket (still struggling to get this one finish-finished)
I attended 5 retreats and 3 classes.
I finished my second year as treasurer for my local EGA chapter. 
I have a new grandson born in March.
And my ebay stash-reduction business has kept me very busy! 
Thanks to all of you who have trusted me with the items you are ready to part with!

I'll post again next year!


Marilyn said...

All great projects.
Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Fantastic! Love seeing your final projects!

Ariadne said...

Congratulations for all your accomplishments!Happy 2015!AriadnefromGreece!

Linda said...

Congrats on all the gret finishes Teresa.
Can you tell me how the ebay stash thing works.


Barb said...

You have had a great year for projects. I don't know anything about the table cloth but it does seem like a family treasure to me. Happy 2015!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful finishes--you have been very busy and productive

Stasi said...

You have been a busy girl--all wonderful pieces! Looking forward to what you accomplish in 2015!

Giovanna said...

You did great in 2014 - have an equally wonderful 2015! Your finishes are all lovely.

Anonymous said...

oh all those pieces are so lovely!
I have A Full Heart all kitted up and ready to go (it's one of the few new starts I have planned for the new year), but I'll stitch it on a higher count so the box I got is a tad smaller. aren't they a beauty?
love love love the quilt and the Buggy Barn sampler, so bad they're closed now!
A Very Happy New Year,

Maggee said...

2014 sounds like it kept you very busy! Your finishes are great! Love the box finishes! The tablecloth is lovely, tho I cannot help with identification. Don't you almost hate to use it? I pulled out tablecloths for the holidays and my family members were AFRAID of them! Didn't want to get them dirty! Had to reassure them they wash! Happy 2015!

Jan Jones said...

A belated Happy New Year Teresa!!! You're very lucky to have an heirloom tablecloth like that. Love all your finishes especially the boxes!!!

Sheryl S. said...

A lot of pretty stitching. I particularly like the shepherds bush designs. Happy New Year wishes.

Beth in IL said...

Nice job on your finishes.