It started with some down time in January and picking up the needle and thread to finish BOAF's Peace, which was started in 2003 and left in limbo for 5 years. That I continued onto other projects was not really earth shattering. What was really great this year was discovering the stitching blogs and a whole stitching community online, worldwide! That was just the most fun thing to have happened to me this year.
I was encouraged to start a blog, and that happened just over 3 months ago. It's been fun, creative, extremely nurturing and supportive, and I've started to make a few stitchy friends. What an amazing time and I certainly wouldn't have enjoyed it without you! I've discovered new designers, new finishes, shared interests because of your blogs!
So, a big THANK-YOU to you ALL! I have loved reading your comments and visiting your blogs.
Now, this bit is just some record keeping for future references. Completed projects in 2008:
- Peace (BOAF)
- Bluebird's Message (BBD)
- Quaker Garden (BBD)
- Their Song (BBD)
- Where My Heart Blooms (BBD)
- My Needle's Work (LHN)
- Beneath the Sunlit Sky (BBD)
- Strawberry Garden (BBD)
- June Berries (BBD)
- Bittersweet Sampler (BOAF)
- Winter Sampler (BOAF)
- Sally Spencer (BOAF)
- Of Female Arts (Primitive Needle)
- Monogrammed Pinkeep (for Leena) (Stacy Nash Primitives)
I started 2008 being primarily a BBD and BOAF fan. Since then I've discovered Shepherd's Bush, a lot of 'primitive' designers, and fallen in love all over again with Prairie Schooler. Strangely enough recently I saw some old designs that I liked from over five years ago and I still like them. Here's one them that I'd like to stitch in 2009:
by Birds of a Feather
I've had this BOAF chart for a very long time and it's a fair size one, for me. This might be worthy of a SAL later on!A Very Fine Sampler
by Birds of a Feather
My stash has grown at an embarassing rate since I started my blog. Oh well, it's fun and it's non-fattening plus something beautiful leaves our hands for others to enjoy for years to come. It will be interesting how things will look a year from now, as far as what I get accomplished stitching-wise! But I have no desire to rush through this coming year. Rather I hope I will take time to slow down just a tad and 'smell the flowers' so to speak.
Sending Happy New Year wishes your way. I wish you all Peace, Health and Happiness and may 2009 bring you lots more stitching fun!