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Friday, January 01, 2010

Hello everyone! My Stitchy Year in Review

I hope everyone rang in the new year in grand fashion.  We did...on the sofa with the DH softly snoring beside me.  Actually, he woke up about 11:45 and we watched the ball drop on Times Square. We were snug in our bed by 12:30 AM. Such party animals!

The 2nd Lieutenant and the lovely Jenna went to a friend's house for a little get together.  They were home relatively early but I couldn't say for certain what time cause I didn't even hear them come in.

I have been blog surfing off and on today and I see many of you've posted your stitchy accomplishments.  My 2009 accomplishments were very, very thin this year.  Mainly I started many, many pieces and most aren't too far along.  My usual MO.

The biggest accomplishment I had this year was to finish Bea.



I also finished Parson Brown, a lovely snowman from Notforgotten Farm.


I participated in a few exchanges and had a couple of small finishes. Nothing to brag about, really. I am hoping my stitching 2010 will be better! I'm going to work at it. As I said in my previous post, my plans are to stitch from my stash and to work on my Wips.  Currently, I am stitching on Miss Snow Fairy on an evenweave with the intention of making her into a pillow too. She's about 1/2 way done.




I have been bad with buying new things though.



The 2009 Blackbird Designs Loose Feather Club:



Some Lizzie Kate, LHN, Prairie Schooler..oh too many to list!  I feel like if I don't get what I want when I see it, it will be gone forever. I can thank all of you for that! I see what you are stitching and then I MUST have it too! Much to my husband's displeasure, I am sure. LOL!!! I tell him it's cheaper than therapy and when I am old and gray, as long as I have a magnifier, I am ALL SET!

I also have been drawn to more Primitive pieces, particularly for bowl fillers and little sachet pillows.  Have you seen this designer, Country Rustic Primitives?  She sells in e-patterns which I absolutely LOVE.  They come quickly and I like that you can save them on your computer.  How green!

Well, I should go for now, we've had a rather lazy day here.  I hope you all are having a great start to the new year!  See ya soon!

10 comments:

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I love your finishes, Joanie! I think Bea is a perfect finish to brag about - she's gorgeous and I love Parson Brown! You've added some great things to your stash as well - love the tombstone box! Have a wonderful 2010!

Jeanne M said...

Congrats on your 2009 accomplishments Joanie - you had a quite a busy year with the wedding and all. Also I am envious of your weight loss success - I have such a long way to go but keep trying. It certainly is hard to resist stash when like you said people keep tempting us with their lovely projects! Have a great 2010!

Katrina said...

Happy new year! I am hoping 2010 will be a better year for finishes too. Bea and Parson Brown are so cute. I do love that primitive feel too.

Jeanne said...

Happy New Year, Joanie!

Sylvie said...

Happy New Year!

diamondc said...

Miss Snow Fairy is so cute, I am so
jealous that you are this organized.
Congratulations on your finishes in 2009 including your weight loss keep up the good work.
Happy New Year.
Catherine

Brigitte said...

Congratulations on all your finishes in 2009. It's not important how many there were but how much fun we were having stitching them. And starting new projects is just as wonderful, isn't it?
Have fun with all your projects on the go. A Happy New Year to you and your family.

Laura said...

Wow!!!! Amazing and gorgeous finishes! You have inspired me!!!! Happy Monday, Happy January Joanie!

Shari said...

woohoo on finishing B. Potter. I hope to finish mine this year. That in itself is a big accomplishment, so congrats!!!!
Love the Parson Brown. Interested in selling the chart??
Will be praying for your son as well. God Bless our Military People!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Great stitchy year!