Sunday, December 31, 2017

2017 Year in Review - 12/31/17

December 31, 2017-- Happy New Year!  With all the traveling we've done this year, I still managed to complete a few projects shown below.  Click on the caption of each photo for more details.  
2018 promises to be as much fun if not more than 2017 with lots of new projects.  On the agenda are trips to Southern California, Oregon State, Arizona State, ANG Seminar in Washington, DC, a class in February in Maryland (Toni Gerdes' Fire & Ice ), a stitching retreat to Winterthur in Wilmington, Delaware in March, another stitching retreat in Ocean City, MD.   Lots to keep me excited and engaged in this wonderful passion.

Rozachi Baby Iris

Floral Ribbons

Trimming the Tree Ornament
ANG Checkerspot Chapter Nametag

ANG Distance Learning Correspondence Course Chair Name Tag

Holiday Gift Blue Ornament

Holiday Light Copper Ornament

Holiday Brass Bell Ornament

Holiday Gift Copper Ornament
Shades of Christmas Poinsettia Ornament

Nutcracker Santa
Theo Faberge's Jeweled Spiral Coil Egg

Star in the Meadow Stocking
American Beauty Rose

SOTM 2016 


  1. Gosh you’ve had a great year! I’m looking forward to watching your progress next year.

    1. Thanks. Hope to actually complete a large project or two this year and to finish others that are already stitched into ornaments and pillows, etc. Lots to keep me very busy, but I love it. PS--love your projects--so beautiful.

  2. Nice to see everything you finished. The American Beauty Rose is fantastic! I didn't finish my rozashi piece yet. It's fun but hard on my hard to pull so taut. Good luck with your 2018 projects and safe travels. Happy New Year!! Melita

    1. The American Beauty Rose was fun to stitch--may do another one some day. Regarding the Rozashi Imari Sampler, I didn't pull my threads tightly at all, not any more so than for regular needlepoint--just made sure my tension was the same (no loose threads on the surface). Wishing you a wonderful New Year too. Looking forward to see what's on your agenda for stitching.

  3. I can't wait to see your projects this year :)

    1. Thanks. And I am so very much looking forward to reading about your projects in 2018. You stitch beautiful things in genres I've hesitated to try. Wishing you a Happy New Year.