Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Out with the old....

I am happy to start with a clean slate
this year but wanted share the
last of my 2013 finishes.
Summer House "Simple Abundance"
Kit from 2013 Pals Retreat
A new to me designer, Summer House, was at the
Pals Retreat this year.   I really liked her designs
and came home with a bag full including this
cute little exclusive retreat kit.  I stitched the
end of October during a football road trip
and forgot about it until rummaging
through my finishing pile.
 It is destined to become a pinkeep.  
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Homespun Elegance "Majestic Bird"
stitched on 32ct coffee dyed linen
w/ Victorian Motto threads
I found time to sneak in another ornament
finish while travelling for Christmas celebrations. 
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After taking stock of what was languishing
in my stitching bag, I do what any
stitcher would do and start something new!

Threadwork Primitives "Merry Winter"
stitched on 40ct coffee dyed linen
w/ Victorian Motto threads
So cute....can't decide if I will finish as a box.
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I want to document what is so patiently
waiting in my stitching bag.
Hopefully this time next year I can look
and relish them as finished.
Threads of Gold "Shining Star" ornament
CHS "Matter's Choice"
Dames of the Needle"Ode to Mary"
Plum Street "Halloween Hornbook Sampler"
Not worth a picture:
LHN "Thirteen Colonies"
With Thy Needle "Snow Day"
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I am off to start Scarlett House's "Ann Topley".
Thanks for visiting and I do hope you
have a great stitching year!


  1. What sweet pieces. I hope you do accomplish those this year. They are too pretty to languish.

  2. Very pretty finishes, congrats! Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

  3. Sweet new finishes and fun projects for the new year! Happy 2014!

  4. All our finishes are darling and what a great stash for the new year. ENJOY!

  5. Happy New Year!

    You ended 2013 with some cute finishes! I had to laugh at your "not worthy of a photo" comment. I think we all have a few of those!

  6. Beautiful finishes! Love seeing what you plan to work on in the new year. Happy 2014!

  7. Love your finishes! Looks like some great projects in your bag!

  8. Great finishes, I love the one with the buttons.
    Happy New Year

  9. Lovely stitching your work is just wonderful hugs.

  10. I really like that Threadwork Primitives design! I had to check my inventory sheet to see if I have Merry Winter, & horror of horrors, I don't! I will though ... I rushed over & ordered it from 123 Stitch : ) Did you change the colors on that? You have some beauties planned for the coming year!

  11. Happy New Year Karen!! Your final finishes of 2013 are lovely. Great group of projects in your basket.

  12. Happy New Year! Congrats on your latest finishes, I love the Majestic Bird design. You've got some great projects lined up in your stitching bag. I look forward to following your blog in 2014 :)
    Best wishes.

  13. Super finishes!
    Happy New Year to you.

  14. Such great finishes, Karen--can't wait to see what springs from your needle in 2014!

  15. Happy New year to you.
    Wonderful finishes.

  16. Happy New Year Karen! Lovely finishes, I really like that Threadwork Primitives design!

  17. Lovely finishes. Looking forward to what you will show us in 2014.

  18. Wonderful finishes Karen. Happy 2014!

  19. Beautiful finishes Karen! I love the buttons on Simple Abundance...Noel and Merry Winter are both lovely. Happy New Year!

  20. I must have missed Merry Winter too! I sure hope you get those four WIPs done this year--they are great projects! I have Matters Choice in my stash... Hugs!

  21. Your 2013 Finishes are just beautiful...they are so pretty. I love these.

    Hope that you will accomplish a lot in the new year.

    Happy Stitching
    Linda K, Railroad

  22. Nice 2013 wind down with pretty finishes, and some great 2014 WIPS, too. I've been eyeing Ann, too. Are you using the suggested fabric? Looking forward to next week!

  23. More cute finishes Karen! I have no doubt you will finish or get darn close to finishing those WIPS of yours, they are all lovely projects.


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