Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Stitching, Or Lack Thereof......

Dear Friends,
    My stitching year started off ok but then with my job change it came to a screeching halt and I would go for weeks without picking up a needle. For 2015 I need to change that.  So without further ado....

Stacy Nash's Summer Tribute
Little Berries by Little House Needleworks
Marietta Stebbins-Kit by Joanne Harvey 
The Victoria Sampler-Designs by Cathy Jean
2014 JCS Ornament Issue

So there it is. All of the projects except the ornaments were in my already started pile at the start of 2014. So I hope to continue that tradition with finishing some of the items that are carrying over to 2015.
Margaret Randolph from The Scarlet Letter
Beggar's Night by Threadworks Primitives
Nancy Johnson by Threads of Gold

I am hoping in 2015 that I will manage my time better during my travels so that I can keep up with my stitching, blogging, exercise, friends and housework. 

Thank you for visiting and the kind comments. I have missed by blog buddies and I am sorry that I have not been able to keep up with my blog reading an commenting. I am hoping to change that in 2015! You always inspire me.

Happy stitching in 2015!



26 comments:

CraftyGurl said...

Great projects, thoses shoudl keep you motivated i 2015.

I think everyone goes through times like this. Managing a house+work+family is hard and then to try and put in stitching and blogging time.... Wishing you a very Happy New Year filled with TIME and finishes :)

Happy New Year

Faye said...

Life get busy...... Stitching will be your relaxing travel...companion. Happy New year and many blessings in 2015 ~

Margaret said...

I'd say you did quite well for a year with a new job! Beautiful stitching. I hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you!

Vickie said...

Oh Chris! Take good care of YOU!! Happy New Year!

Carol said...

I'm sure all that traveling can be very wearing, Chris, and at the end of the day you just want to flop on your hotel bed and zone out to the TV... I love the projects you've done this year, especially that Summer Tribute. The colors in it are so soothing...

Happy New Year to you and Rich! Hope 2015 brings more stitching / blogging time :) We've missed you, too!

Lana said...

Happy New Year! Here's hoping you can get more stitching in in 2015. I only got 12 ornaments stitched and finished 1 big one so I don't feel very accomplished this year either... Oh well there's always next year!

llknbillburg said...

All that traveling really sucks the life out of you and I think you should be proud of what you accomplished this year, stitching wise, even if it isn't as much as you would have liked. It looks like you have a good plan for the start of 2015 and if you can manage to get all of that done, you can hold your head high next year too! Happy new year and merry stitching to you! Laura

Vera said...

Hi Chris and Happy New Year! Hoping your cold is better. Nice projects you have picked for the upcoming year. I can't believe I agreed to start Mary Hurst! I must be nuts!!

Anna van Schurman said...

I hope that we will see more of you and from you in 2015. Happy New Year!

butterfly said...

Hi Chris good to see you are still stitching love every thing .
Happy New Year. Hugs & xxx

Ann said...

No matter how good the intentions, travel stitching is hard to accomplish--but what you managed to do this year is wonderful! Here's to a better year ahead--and hope the cold has finally given up its grip!

Melissa said...

Ah, life changes and you didn't have as much time to stitch this year. What you have finished are lovely!

Here's wishing you a great 2015!

Andrea said...

Great finishes.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Cath said...

Happy New Year Chris , Rich and furry buddies. Hope it is a good one . xxx

Robin said...

What wonderful pieces you finished! Happy New Year!

Robin in Virginia

Julie said...

Wishing you a happy, healthy 2015 and fingers crossed a little bit stitch filled too.
Much love x

Cindy's Stitching said...

Happy New Year Chris.

Ruth said...

Beautiful accomplishments! May 2015 and the new job treat you (and your stitching) kindly. :)

Annette-California said...

Gorgeous samplers you finished for 2014 regardless of all your traveling. Wishing you every happiness and many blessings for the New Year! love Annette
ps loved seeing you post:)

Von said...

You've done some beautiful stitching in 2014! I'm looking forward to to seeing more in 2015. Happy New Year!

Susan said...

You had some beautiful finishes. I always have to remind myself that I am not in a race with anyone and that stitching is supposed to be my relaxer. Hope your 2015 is happy and healthy.

Mouse said...

I have the same problem with a new job and time for stitching but like you I want to manage it better so that I can stitch more sooo here's wishing you a wonderful stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxxxx

carol fun said...

Juggling it all isn't easy...you'll find your balance in due time. Love your stitching...you've done some beautiful pieces. Here's a wish for a Happy and Stitchy New Year!

Krista said...

Wonderful finishes for your year, Chris!! Sometimes I feel like nothing is getting done so it is nice to look back on the year and see that things were accomplished. Happy New Year!!

Brigitte said...

You finished some great samplers and other designs last year. I won der how you manage so much stitching as your job keeps you more than busy.
Good luck with all the lovely projects that you carried over to 2015.

Beth said...

Love the border in Summer Tribute. Hope you can work out a schedule that allows you to stitch in 2015.