Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Looking Back at 2015

I like to look back at all the projects I've worked on during the year. This year, I've tried to branch out my needlework interests.

I did a lot of cross stitching but also tried out pulled and drawn thread (lots of whitework, my new love). I also did some crochet and learned a bit of knitting (still trying to improve that by the way).

So here's a final count: I have 6 finishes this year and 4 WIPs left. I'm not including the Creative Festival projects as WIPs since most of them I think of as learning pieces.

This year I learned that:

I love working on a project with a group. It's so much more fun to see every one's progress. I hope to be able to do more of this next year.

I absolutely love whitework of all types and want to try all of them.

I enjoy stitching outside.

Starting multiple projects at the beginning of the year doesn't work for me at all. Although I did my best, some of them fell through the cracks. For example, I did really good work on Fantasy Lace and Tree of Hope.

But Tracery Dragon didn't see the light of day all year.

Finally, although I will never truly enjoy doing "finishing" I can do it when I need to.

P.S. I haven't forgotten Bramble and the Rose. In fact, it's been taken out of hiding and had quite a few stitches put in. We're doing a Star Wars marathon at home before going to see the new movie and Bramble and the Rose is the perfect project for it since there is no color change. I'll post an update after the new year.


  1. I love stitching on a project with a group as well! It's really fun to see who did what and where and why. Takes away that "all alone" feeling a stitcher can get sometimes. Your finishes are all so incredibly beautiful!

  2. It looks like you've had a great stitching year!

  3. Lovely projects this year. Congrats on the finishes.


  4. Your projects are beautiful and I've enjoyed following your progress on all of them.

    Brenda's Needlepoint Studio

  5. What a great year you've had! You've really branched out and pushed yourself. I'm looking forward to following your progress in 2016.

  6. I'm not sure I would dare do a retrospective - it might be altogether too scary!

  7. Looks like a great collection from 2015. I've enjoyed following your progress on the various projects and looking forward to your 2016 choices.

  8. You did well this year! I love working with a group too although I usually end up bringing up the rear! lol

  9. Wow! Really love your whitework creations!