Thursday, December 31, 2020

Looking Back at 2020

2020 has been a strange year. I traveled for work twice before we went into lock down. Vacations were cancelled all around and a lot of time was spent at home. We've all moved to meeting online, even my local guild embraced Zoom. I was able to see members I never get to meet as they usually join the day meeting while I only went to the evening meeting. One of the best things that happened in my opinion in 2020 that I hope will continue, many teachers have decided to start online embroidery classes. It doesn't replace taking in person classes but it sure is more affordable when you don't have to account for travel costs.

Another one for the plus side, my collaboration with the French Needle has continued. I had the chance to work on some beautiful pieces. 

I worked on my finishing skills, getting more familiar with my sewing machine. I even made masks for the family.

Finally plucked up the courage to start one of my Hazel Blomkamp kits. Midnight Meander came out so beautifully, I definitely want to work on another one in 2021.

The oldest WIP in my roster, Bramble and the Rose was completed. Amazing considering where this piece was this time last year where I was still trying to finish that one page to reach the bottom right corner. I'm now working on doing the finishing, so there will be a second "finish" for this piece.

I was interviewed by Gary Parr and Beth Ellicott on FiberTalk which was an amazing experience. Following that I decided to join them on their Dawn to Dusk SAL which was fun.

One project that was so close to being finished but didn't make it was Tracery Dragons. It only had the backstitch left. Not sure why, but a few days before the end of the year I suddenly woke and decided this should be my last finish of the year. Sadly it didn't make it, but it will be my first finish of the year instead.


  1. Gorgeous work as always! You were a joy to interview!

  2. Love, love, love your projects and so much enjoy following along with their progress on your blog posts. Keep them coming and thank you.

  3. It's lovely to have a retrospective on what you've done this year - and well done!

  4. You sure did have a great stitching year and wow, Tracery Dragons looks great!
    I do hope the trend for offering online classes continues, gives us living in embroidery-wasteland more of a chance to take part as well!

  5. Your blog was definitely one of the highlights of the year for me! So much beautiful work and great descriptions too. Your photos really help see how these pieces are constructed too.
    Looking forward to seeing Tracery Dragons completed.