Thursday, December 31, 2015

Goodbye to 2015 & 2016 Stitchy Plans

Another year that went by in a flash! 
Our family Christmas was on Christmas Eve.  I got a gift certificate from DD#3 to my local LNS.  Oh, that is already gone, lol.
I had jury duty scheduled for yesterday and today.  I'm wondering why they would schedule jurors on New Years Eve??  Anyhow I was excused for both days. 
Here are my final stitching finishes for 2015-

Pat Mazu's Hanging Heart and Stars-our local EGA Christmas in July ornament

Sara Guermani Christmas Snowfalls

Shepherd's Bush Fold Ruler Holder front and back-I only have the needleroll in this set left to stitch.  I've never done hemstitching before.  But after reading the instructions, I'm going to give it a try in 2016.

Blackbird Designs Easter Parade flower basket

Elegant Stitch By The Numbers 2014 Breast Cancer Awareness Kit- I already have the tray, pincushion, ruler holder finished. This scissor fob is the last item I'll be stitching from this. These kits are nearly sold out.  Click on the link above to get one.

Margaret Bendig's Bonus Sparkler Pattern for her Patriotic Sparklers Set offered thru EGA-I finished this set in May, but just got around to this bonus piece yesterday :)
I believe she is planning a second set in 2016.
Recently back from the finisher are three Barbara Jackson ornaments thru Shining Needle Society-
For the EGA Christmas ornament swap I took this one-
And received this one-
For the ANG Christmas ornament swap I took a sled ornament with a cabin stitched on it (forgot to take a picture) and received this one-
DD#1 and I did a private swap and I made this for her-
And received this one-
Personal Statistics for 2015-64 finishes-of which only 5 are medium/large designs.  Most of my stitching this year was smalls.  It wasn't planned but worked out that way.
I had a long list in January of 22 items I wanted to stitch.  Of that list I only stitched 4! Good intentions but I tend to stitch what catches my attention.
I attend 3 retreats and 3 classes in 2015.
2016 Plans-
There are 6 WIP's that I'd like to see progress on.  They are Terry Dryden's Tropical Jazz, Gay Ann Rogers Hollyhock House, Crabapple Hill Embroidered Alphabet Quilt, Patricks Woods Button Brag Book, Catherine Theron No Place Like Home and With My Needle Lady's Workbox.
   I have a Shepherd's Bush stocking for GD#3 due by next Christmas. 
 And I'd like to finish the Renaissance Designs 12 Days of Christmas series.  There are only 3 more canvases to stitch in that.
There are 7 more items in the "I'd Like to Start Them Soon" list.  They are Kathy Barrick Good Intentions, Plum Street Samplers The Flood, Hillside Samplings Ann Tarbox, GPA Elizabeth Doll, Farmers Tote (wool applique), SB Needleroll, Carolina Designs Hannah's House.
That totals 17 items which is fewer than the 22 I picked for 2015. We'll see :)
Many good wishes for a healthy and happy New Year 2016 to all of my followers and readers!


Robin in Virginia said...

Way to go on your stitching accomplishments for 2015! What lovely finishes you shared in this post as well! Have a very happy and healthy New Year!

gracie said...

Wonderful projects. Happy New Year to you

Cindy's Stitching said...

beautiful pieces. happy new year to you.

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the adorable finishes Teresa. I love the Christmas Snowfalls piece. Would you be interested in selling the chart?

Happy New Year,

Clare said...

Happy New Year. I love seeing your projects and hope you reach your goals this year if not have fun doing so! I too have projects to complete and add too. Happy Stitching.

Justine said...

Happy New Year! What a lot of gorgeous ornaments.

Robin said...

Beautiful pieces. I think some may make it to my to do list! Always fun to see what different things others stitch. Happy New Year.

cucki said...

Super sweet pieces ..well done dear
Good luck for your new year stitchy plans
Happy new year x

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely finishes! Happy New Year!

Vickie said...

Beautiful work! Great plans.

Blu said...

So much gorgeous stitching! Best of luck with the 2016 plans :)

Maggee said...

You do some beautiful work! Not always easy stitches either!! Accomplishing 64 finishes is fantastic! Hope you reach your goal in 2016! Hugs!

Emma/Itzy said...

Happy New Year!

Beth in IL said...

Wow! You finished a lot! Hope 2016 is full of good family and stitching time!

Sherry said...

Love all your 2015 stitching and you have some great stitching goals for 2016. I have a few ideas in that area. I hope to keep my blog updated more this year!

Melinda Forbes said...

You have wonderful finishes for 2015 -- thank you for sharing - Here's to 2016 and best of luck on your new goals

Brigitte said...

Great stitching to end the year with. And beautiful ornaments.
Good luck with all your stitching and retreat plans. And Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Love all your stitching! Beautiful as always! Happy New Year! Hope your plans are all achieved and with elan!

Melody said...

You did some great finishes! I admire your list of things you want to stitch. I don't think that far ahead.. Kind of go with what mood strikes me as to what I stitch next...

Annette-California said...

WOW! 2015 was a great year for you in stitching. Everyone of your projects are beautiful. I really took my time studying every photo. Christmas snowfalls is so lovely. Happy to see Barbara Jackson's designs. Those ornaments are mini samplers by their self's. Gorgeous Christmas tree:) love Annette