Sunday, January 01, 2017

Happy New Year!

Hope you had a wonderful start to 2017. Our day was very low key - relaxed, watched football, snacked on last night's leftovers, and of course, I stitched!

I spent a good portion of the day working on this Betsy Morgan class piece. It's called Gathering for Winter. I finished all the acorns on the main piece. (Please excuse my wrinkles!)

Lots of specialty stitches in those acorns! The needlebook and the scissor fob pieces are also stitched. I still need to stitch the scissor sheath and the bottom. The top is started but not finished. Won't take too much longer to finish stitching. Pretty soon I will need a finishing day.

It has been my tradition for years now to start a new piece on New Year's Day.

2006: Game Board Sampler by The Drawn Thread (completed)
2008: Gabrielle Rose Birth Sampler by La D Da (completed)
2010: Alphabet Blocks by Carriage House Samplings (WIP)
2011: Poppy Maye Russell by Heartstring Samplery (completed)
2014: Needleworker's Sampler by With Thy Needle and Thread (completed)
2016: Four Seasons Band Sampler by Sally Hesketh (WIP)

My track record for finishing my New Year's starts is pretty good!

This year, my New Year start is The Village of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings.

I'm stitching mine on 40ct Lakeside Linen Buttercream. I'm off and running!

How was your day?


Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

You do have a good track record, Cathy! I haven't started my New Year project because I haven't decided on it, for sure. Love the VoHRH? That and HoHRH are my favorites of the series. It'll be fun watching your progress. You've got a great start! Happy 2017!

Marie in Minnesota said...

Happy New Year to you. Looking forward to some fun stitching events with you in 2017.Your 2017 New Year's day start is an ambitious one. I have always loved this piece and have had it in my stash since it was first published. Some day....

Stasi said...

You're off to a great start in 2017.

Khristine Doiron said...

All those little acorns are too cute! And I love your Hawk Run start! That fabric is glorious!!

Syd said...

Happy New Year! What a great new project.

Von said...

Beautiful stitching, as always, Cathy, but those acorns are fabulous! I had to click on the pic to enlarge it and get a closer look. :)