Monday, January 01, 2018

On the Eighth Day of Christmas...

...my true love gave to me...Eight Maids a Milking!


I lov the little cow down in the corner!

I fell short of finishing the Red Band Sampler last night.  So close and yet so far!  I stayed up stitching until the ball dropped in New York and then I had to call it a night.


I just need to fill in the two boxes.  All of the other stitching is complete and the hemstitching on each end is done.  Despite not finishing it, I still stitched in the date "2017".

My friend Chris asked me today if I was going to do a review of my 2017 stitching.  I hadn't planned on it; I didn't think I had many finishes.  (I had a lot of starts, just not many finishes - ha, ha!)  After I went back through the pictures though, I realized that I had some quality finishes.  Here they are:


Top Row (left to right):  Blackbird Designs "Darling Buds of May", Betsy Morgan "Gathering for Winter", Chessie and Me "Hillside Sheep Needle Book"

Middle Row (left to right):  Goode Huswife "With My Needle", Milady's Needle (spools), Plum Street Samplerworks "Peace, Love and Purpose"

Bottom Row (left to right):  Heartstring Samplery "For Spacious Skies", Chessie and Me "Scarlet's Summer", assorted ornaments

Wishing you all the best in 2018!  Thanks for stopping by.

7 comments:

Robin in Virginia said...

What fabulous finishes you had in 2017! I think your red band sampler is stunning. Will you be taking part in Carol's 2018 band sampler? Have a fabulous 2018!

Barb said...

You did have some very lovely finishes!! 2017 is most definitely the correct date for that wonderful red sampler. A very Happy New Year to you!

Loretta Oliver said...

The little cow is adorable <3

Happy New Year!

LaNelle said...

Happy 2018 Cathy! May it bring may enjoyable stitching hours and finishing ♥️ Last years are spectacular so pretty Thanks for sharing...

Stasi said...

Quite a wonderful group of finishes!!! Happy New Year!

deb said...

You had fantastic finishes! (of course, I might be biased because several of your 2017 finishes are on my want-to-stitch list) I always enjoy seeing your work.

The not-blue Blue Band Sampler looks wonderful and am sure those little boxes will be all filled in quickly ... perhaps they already are.

woolwoman said...

Congrats ! you did have some great finishes in 2017. yes I would call your not blue Blue Band Sampler a finish for 2017 too ! on to 2018 - enjoy! mel