I must admit that there was not much stitching going on this past year. I started out with a little set of hedgehog ornaments, and then fizzled out during the summer months. But things picked up in the fall when I started Dimples Designs Shall We Dance – I have wanted to stitch this piece forever, and am so glad that I finally picked it up! I subbed beads for the stitched ‘fairy dust’ that swirls around the fairy and hummer, as the stitches did not show against the colored fabric. I am delighted with how it turned out – my first finish of 2015, done Jan. 2nd.
I was lucky enough to borrow a chart in the fall – this one is from BH&G Holiday Crafts Fall 1998 – and so made short work of stitching Cats and Moon – on black cashel, no less!
The pattern called for the word BOO to be written up both sides – I think I will design a spooky grey tree instead. So this one is done, but not yet done as we go into 2015.
I rushed to get a few more ornaments done for my own collection and for the kids before Christmas arrived, and here are the results:
And that is the total of stitching for 2014. My goal for the coming year is to stitch a bit every day – so far, so good!