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.
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!