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Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 Year in Review

Hey Blog Buddies,

Hope all of you are having a fabulous holiday season.  The end of the year prompts many people to take a look back, and since Blogger has discontinued its Slideshow gadget (I kind of miss it), I thought I'd do a quick stitchy year in review, with a minimum of blathering.

Finishes

Angles by Debbie Rowley

A Tree by Itself by Rosewood Manor

Bluebird by Charley Harper

The Song They Sang by
Carriage House Samplings

April by The Prairie Schooler

May Flip-It by Lizzie-Kate


Eastern Blue Bird by Tanja Berlin Designs
(yes, I could have used a different photo, but...)

Autumn Logs by
Needle Delights Originals

Dawn Chorus by Long Dog Samplers


Blackwork Horse-Haflinger Breeed
by Tanja Berlin Designs

Red, White and Blue by Lizzie-Kate

Summertime Roll-Up by La D Da

The Missing Piece by
Jennifer Riefenberg

A B C by The Prairie Schooler




Four Bookmarks from the
Nordic Needle 2011 Bookmark Club

Nevermore by Lizzie-Kate

Goodness and Plenty by
Plum Street Samplers

Kindred Spirits pin cube by
With my Needle

And my latest three finishes,
not seen here before:

First Star from the 2012
JCS Christmas Ornament magazine

Merry Merry by Birds of a Feather

...and, just under the wire...
D E F by The Prairie Schooler

When you look at them all together,
it seems like a lot.
I wish I could have done more.
I have so many projects in my stash
just waiting for their turn to be stitched.

I'll be back in a week or so
to show you what's on the
stitching horizon for 2017.

Have a happy and safe New Year.
Thanks, as always, for visiting.

16 comments:

CalamityJr said...

I like this better than the slideshow! So many beautiful finishes; please don't feel that you didn't accomplish enough.

Beth in IL said...

Wow! Love seeing all your finishes. Congrats! Look forward to seeing what you stitch in 2017.

Bea said...

That's a lot of stitching, you should be so pleased. A great year altogether.

Justine said...

What a lot of awesome finishes! I'm a Lizzie Kate fan so those jumped out at me, especially Red White and Blue. Congratulations on your blue ribbon too. Hope you have a very successful stitchy 2017.

Marilyn said...

You've done some great finishes.
Love the Kindred Spirits pin cube.
Marilyn

averyclaire.org said...

Amazing work! You are certainly a prolific stitcher and each one you did is beautiful. I love ALL of them. Can't wait to see your list of things awaiting you in 2017! Happy New Year!

Rita JG said...

Wow, so many finishes, congratulations!

Robin in Virginia said...

What beautiful finishes you created! Way to go! Looking forward to seeing what is on your stitching horizon for 2017. Happy New Year!

Linda said...

Congrats on all of the lovely finishes this year. You had a great stitchy year.

Happy New Year,
Linda

Tiffstitch said...

So nice to see all your fantastic finishes! Whenever you show your PS alphabet I can't help thinking of that photo of the fabric hanging on your door.. wow!

Beth said...

Wow! What an amazing stitching year. So many wonderful pieces including amazing hardanger. I think though that I am in love with the Charlie Harper Bluebird. Something about the simplicity and the bright colors. Truly lovely. Happy 2017 from another Lefty!

Carol said...

I'm always blown away by the sheer volume and variety of your work, Pat--you do so many amazing pieces each year. Hard to pick a favorite, but this year, it may be Autumn Logs and Merry Merry. Such a cute little BOAF chart--I will have to look for that one :) Oh, and the PS alphabet--what can I say? Always beautiful and I do hope to start that myself when I retire!!

Wishing you and your family every happiness in 2017!

Julie said...

So many wonderful finshes ths year, such delights.
Wishing you a healthy and happy 2017

Tricia B said...

A beautiful, gorgeous 2016 output! Love your blog and all of your stitching! I agree with Carol on Merry Merry (going to go in search of) and also The Missing Piece. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to following your 2017 stitching.

Von said...

What a great line up of stitching for 2016! May 2017 be even better!

Sheryl S. said...

Beautiful work here and very varied, I love the blackwork horse, the pretty bookmarks, Autumn logs and Angles.