Monday, 4 May 2015

And where am I up to with my embroidery?

Examining my quilting list proved that I have made progress already this year. I'm not so sure about my embroidery though, so it's time to examine that list too.

Was this on my list for 2015? NO

Back in December I wrote a list of things I wanted to work on in 2015. Here's what was on that list:

1. Frost Pumpkin Stitchery Christmas Celebration Sampler - Finished and framed!!

All good stitchers know that it's one thing to finish the stitching, but it's another thing to actually get it framed.




2.  Mill Hill beaded ornaments.  I finished the ones on my list and even made some more as well. They are a Christmas tradition which I really enjoy.



3.  Your Place or Mine? - it was on both my quilting and embroidery lists due to the hand sewing involved. The top is finished and will be going to the long arm quilter very soon.



4. Northern Expressions Needlework Celtic Snow - Finished and framed!!!  (again)




5. The Victoria Sampler Gingerbread Etui.  I've finished one of the four sides.



6.  Elizabethean Sweet bag.  I got it out, and I put it away again. No progress.

7. The Victoria Sampler Haunted House. I'm about 65% done and it will be finished before the start of October.



8.  The Victoria Sampler Needlework Shop.   I don't want to start this until I've finished the Etui and the Haunted House.

9.  Wool felt applique bag from Flying Fish Kits. Finished and in everyday use. Love it.



10.  green Needlelace and 11. purple Needlelace - no action but I have started white needlelace.

12. Heirloom Christmas Tree decoration - no action.

13.  Sundry other projects.  I did make The Sweetheart Tree Blackberry Heart and it's now a cushion and finished. There are still quite a few others in this category.


New additions in 2015:
14.  white Needlelace. You might wonder why I'd start another needlelace when I have two unfinished. This one is a stitch along with my new found Russian friends on Instagram. Daria is providing detailed instructions and photos, and I thought having others stitching the same time would keep me motivated.

This is what I'm aiming to make

15.  Peacock tapestry cushion. This was a Christmas gift that I chose for myself.  I'm desperate to start, but must progress some of the things above first.



16.  Crochet.  It's not really embroidery, but it's not quilting either. I've already finished my ripple blanket, and am now working on a hexagon blanket, which won't be anywhere near as big as the ripple blanket.



So, time to stop talking and time to get stitching. I guess the situation isn't quite as bad as I thought. I have finished a few things, and there's still plenty of time to finish more in 2015.






16 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you do get things done and they all look so pretty!

Elaine said...

Lots of wonderful finishes! I love your appliqué bag, I have just finished one with the bird design.

Oops-Lah said...

You are really on the ball with all your projects and everything looks amazing. I'm just not sure where you find the time to do it all next to having a family and a job. I need to take a leaf our of your book.

Joan said...

Beautiful projects! Love your felt appliqué bag!

Helen@Till We Quilt Again said...

My list of "To Do" doesn't even come close to yours!!!!

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

Congrats on your many finishes and good luck on your WIPs. I really admire your embroidery work! And I hope you never get arthritis in your hands.

HeathersSewingRoom said...

You are so right on finishing a project but still needing to get it framed! You have made some amazing progress and should be very proud of your achievements.

Lorraine said...

You have time to meet your goals Wendy - go girl :)

PaulaB quilts said...

Your needlework is truly amazing to me. So much wonderful detail. My favorite is Celtic Snow. The quilt is in a class by itself. Are all the little houses and trims and flowers appliquéd? You truly have the talent (and the patience) required!

PaulaB quilts said...

Your needlework is truly amazing to me. So much wonderful detail. My favorite is Celtic Snow. The quilt is in a class by itself. Are all the little houses and trims and flowers appliquéd? You truly have the talent (and the patience) required!

Wendy said...

wow, you really are master of your lists. You're whizzing through this list too! I can see both quilting and embroidery lists being done by the end of the year, and some more projects besides!

Ruth said...

Looks like a lot of finishes to me and its only May! I love your snowflake and am very taken with the Halloween one too!

JanAngel55 said...

You are truly inspiring. I really love the hexi crochet blanket you are making. Did you make up that pattern yourself or did you get it somewhere? I would love to have the pattern so I could start making a blanket too. janicelashley@gmail.com

Mrs Milkybar Kid said...

Love your embroidery list Wendy! I've especially enjoyed seeing your needlace project updates of IG - it's gorgeous!

Janine said...

You have such a stunning collection of projects, I love them all! Your stitching work and crochet is beautiful, I love your quilt and the bag is fab :)

SewPsyched! said...

Wow, that hexagon blanket really knocks my socks off!! And wow wow wow, your other projects are just fabulous! How on earth do you get it all done??!
XX!