Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year!

We enjoyed an evening at home last night and shuffled off to bed slightly before the ball dropped. Today, we are enjoying a relaxing day at home. This is one of my favorite holidays.

I've been stitching most of the day and will share my new start with you in another post. While stitching today, I've been thinking about my plan for the year ahead - I may not stick to the plan, but it is fun to think about it!

I have oodles of things I want to stitch; I need to focus on finishing some of the projects I've started. Here are the first seven projects (WIPS) that I hope to complete in 2104!

#1 - Carriage House Samplings, Alphabet Blocks
I started this about three or four years ago on New Year's Day. If I could just stick to one or two blocks a month I could make some real progress on it!

#2 Heartstring Samplery, Never Let You Go
Fell in love with this design the first time I saw it. I've made good progress on it. Just need to keep going!

#3 Carriage House Samplings, Wild Roses
This is a gift for a friend and I am dragging my feet!

#4 Satin Stitches, Hardanger Doily
Just need to do the cutting, the wrapping and the filling stitches!

#5 Nordic Needle
Need to complete the last two installments in the Hardanger club from 2013!

#6. More Hardanger! This is a guild project we are working on right now. The design is from Carol Pedersen.

#7 Ukrainian Whitework ornament designed by Terri Bay
I am really enjoying this project; Terri's instructions are so easy to follow. I just ran out of time and did not finish. (Picture is fuzzy- sorry!)

Those are the first seven - don't worry, there is more!

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llknbillburg said...

All of your WIPs are lovely and I have every confidence you will get them done! I have Wild Roses in my UFO pile too and when I pulled it out to work on it again this year I figured out what the problem is. The chart is too small to read!! I guess I need to blow it up so I can read it and get it done!!! Laura

Margaret said...

Love your projects for 2014. I so admire your hardanger! Happy New Year!

Laura said...

All of your projects are beautiful....but the first one, the CHS alphabet makes my heart sing!!!!! Love it!!!!! Hope you can stick to a rotation and get these all done this year!!!

Wishing you a very happy new year!

Barb said...

You have some challenging projects. I think I will pick as I go.

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Gosh … I admire the work of your hands! Happy New Year!

Brigitte said...

We spent New Year's Eve just the way you did. With the only difference that we didn't go to bed before 12 o'clock. It would have been useless because of he loud fireworks that are going on for at least the first half hour of the New Year. And of course we wanted to see them.

You've pulled some great projects for 2014. Have fun stitching them. And more, lol.

Bekca said...

I like celebrating New Year too, there's something very peaceful about it :) Great projects! I look forward to following your blog in 2014 :)

Carol said...

Wow! You have so many beautiful projects on your calendar for the year, Cathy!! Really love that Alphabet Blocks WIP!

Wishing you all the best in this New Year :)