It is hard to believe that 2012 is nearly over! In fact, for some of you 2013 has already begun. Happy New Year!
As the year draws to an end, it is a good time to reflect on the past year. I got the idea from Cathy at With Needle and Thread to read all of my own blog posts for this year. What a fun time that was! I so enjoyed looking at the photos of completed With My Needle projects that some of you have sent me. I'm always inspired by your work and words. Thank you!
I also enjoyed seeing photos from some of my classes and the places I've been fortunate to visit this past year. What a wonderful year it has been!
Beside items relating to my business, my blog sometimes has family photos, and it was fun to see those again. My how Haiden and Garrett have grown!
This past year I did quite a bit of "recreational" stitching. I was surprised to see all the samplers I completed! (Larger photos of each can be found on previous blog posts.)
Besides those samplers, I created a few With My Needle projects. In light of the rough year we had in 2011, I had a hard time getting back into a "designing frame of mind". Early in 2012, I published A Quaker Needlework Box and Hannah Cummins, 1828. I also premiered a new teaching piece, A Lady's Worke Box. In another month or two I will have two Mini-Quaker Samplings and a new original design sampler (not named yet) ready to be shipped to the shops. I hope in 2013 to really get back into the swing of things
and design more projects.
As the year draws to an end, it is also time to look ahead. I typically make stitching "goals", but I just discovered that I never made any for 2012. My goal for 2013 is to design more With My Needle projects and also participate in three (yes, I can't believe I'm goon to do that) sampler SALs--the Anne Maria Clarke sampler (The Essamplaire) with my internet newsletter group, Ann Hair (The Scarlet Letter) as part of Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year, and Sarah E. Pope (Sheepish Designs) with a good friend. I've already started on the Ann Hair and Sarah E. Pope samplers, but am saving the Anne Maria Clarke sampler for a New Years Day start.
Wishing you a wonderful start to the new year with lots of time for stitching!