First Snow by The Drawn Thread
Pearl Grey linen (32 count)
Stitched with Weeks Dye Works
Last finish for 2010! This sweet little design is a free chart available for download from The Drawn Thread’s web site.
My 2010 finish gallery page is now up:
Looking back at expectations for 2010, I think I did okay. I didn’t start the Teresa Wentzler project, but I did complete a Victoria Sampler one, and best of all, I finished the Japanese Octagon Box! Definitely the high point of this year’s stitching. I also completed two Hardanger projects and am part-way through a third. Smalls are always fun and a welcome break from long projects.
For 2011, I’d like to finish the three WIPs I’m bringing into the new year. My Crazy January Challenge list is ready to go, but instead of posting the list in advance, I’m going to reveal each chart every day from January 1-15. After that the complete list will show up in my sidebar.
Most of the time, my projects stay in the craft room. This year three Shepherd’s Bush pieces decorated the mantle for Christmas, and since there is already an extra hook on that wall, I added the Heirloom Wedding Sampler as well. If I can get the fifteen new projects under control, I’d like to work on at least one large Christmas piece to add to next year’s mantle display: kitted up and ready to stitch are Teresa Wentzler’s Holly and Ivy Sampler, and the Heirloom Nativity and Carol Singers samplers by Victoria Sampler. I would be happy to get any of those done.
I’d love to squeeze some more Hardanger embroidery into the year, too; I have a couple of projects all set to go and a vintage pattern I want to customize for a table centerpiece.
I wish all of you a happy and prosperous new year, with plenty of stitching time! Many, many heartfelt thanks to all of you who stop by my little online craft room; I appreciate your visits and comments so much!