Tuesday, December 30, 2014

More Reflecting

After updating my blog last night, I went back through some of my posts throughout the year. My, it was a busy year filled with lots of stitching fun and adventures!

The first stitching adventure of the year was Stitchville's Spring Fling. The joke was on us - we had a fairly significant snowfall that weekend. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor snow will keep us diehard stitchers from a weekend with Cynthia Zittel! And a fun weekend we all had.

The class project could be done as a sampler...

Or a stitching pocket.....I'm still working on mine!

And my dear friends from Indy brought me a piece of pie from the Norske Nook! Delicious!

Later in April I had the good fortune to travel back to Indianapolis to spend a stitching weekend with them. First time I took a class with Lauren Sauer too! I need to get back to working on the Mistress L Sampler...

No pictures of the project, but as you can see, Spring had arrived.

And we had pie again too!

In June, I found myself back in Indianapolis again! Boy was that a fun road trip with good friends. Our classes were with Catherine Theron and they were held at Stacy Nash's studio. Four of us had finished our Quaker needle rolls and brought them along for show and tell.

Love Stacy's studio in Fortville.

Just because we are a little bit crazy, the same group of friends traveled to Chicago the following weekend for a Betsy Morgan class. How could we not go when Chicago is so close?

Remember our excursion to the Vera Bradley outlet store?

August is reserved for guild retreat and this year Catherine Theron was there!
The four of us finished one of our projects from her class in June.

Stitching by the lake is great...it was a beautiful week.

These are some serious stitching road maps!

My last stitching excursion for the year was to Celebrations of Needlework in St. Charles. What a delight to meet Barbara Jackson!

Best of all, I finished one of my class pieces with her!

Thanks for taking this trip down memory lane. Great fun and good memories. I hope that 2015 will bring more of the same.

Happy New Year Stitching Friends!

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Monday, December 29, 2014

Reflecting on 2014

2014 was a good year! Let's take a look at some of my favorite finishes during the year...

Lovely projects! I enjoyed stitching and finishing them!

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Sunday, December 28, 2014


My final finish for 2014...I've been working on this on and off over the past few weeks, in between ornaments. The pattern, the linen, and the silk were gifted to me last December by Laura from the For Love of the Needle blog. She was celebrating her "blogoverserary" and I won! It was a relaxing stitch and the perfect design for this time of year. My thanks to Laura!

Summer House Stitche Workes
40 ct Vintage Lt Examplar
Gloriana - Antique Gold

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Gift Bags

A new gift shop, Patina, opened near where we live. Look at these great gift bags that I found when I was shopping last night.

Will have to save them until next year. These may only be given to some special stitching friends!

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Monday, December 22, 2014


One of my New Year's resolutions is going to be to post to my blog more regularly. This year, so many things got in my way of posting.

Tonight I want to share a photo of a piece that I stitched awhile ago - last year or the year before, or perhaps longer? Anyway, it's been in the "to be framed" pile and since it is a Christmas piece I decided there was no time like the present!

Jenny Bean's Christmas from Shakespeare's Peddler

Hope you are ready for Christmas. I still have quite a bit left to do. Better get busy!

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Sunday, December 21, 2014


In between shopping, cleaning, wrapping, and menu planning....I had time to stitch and finish a couple more ornaments!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

'Tis the Season

No time for blogging. I'm busy stitching ornaments!

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