Monday, January 01, 2018

On the Eighth Day of Christmas... 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.


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