Thursday, December 29, 2011

And the year comes to an end

I have to say that 2011 hasn't been the best of years (losing my Dad) but I am looking forward to what 2012 brings!!! I'm not one of those that makes resolutions or even a list of things that I want to stitch. I will just update you with my resent WIP and finishes.And I'll just surprise you with what I can come up with in 2012.

I did one final ornament for Amberlyn. She loves horses so I did this one from the JCS 2009 ornament issue.

Next, I finished another page on my Mystic! 14 pages done and 7 left to do. This was started mid 2010.

I got a little bored with all the blue, so I picked out a material from my stash (I really don't like doing that part) and started the Lizzie Kate 6 Fat Men Series. I'm doing them all on one piece of fabric. It's on PTP Doubloon 32 ct Belfast linen. They are taking only 1-2 days to complete each pattern.

And I had Carl remove the painted apple tree off my wooden calendar my Dad made me and I finished my January cottage in the CCN Cottage SAL to put on my Calendar.I used a scrap piece of 40 ct opalescent material I had, and the snowflakes and snowman don't shop up real well in photos. It is slightly better in person, but it works for me. I am officially ready for January 1!!!

From my family to yours, I hope the New Year brings joy and peace to all my blogging friends!


  1. I can't believe how much Amberlyn has grown. She certainly is a pretty girl.

  2. Wonderful stitching! I'm just in awe over Mystic though. I'm about ready to start my first HAED. Knowing me - it's going to take me years to finish it!!

  3. Amberlyns ornament turned out just lovely. Love also your snowmen. Your mystic looks fabulous. I started my mystic too but work only on vacations on it,
    Absolutely love your wooden calendar. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2012

  4. wow beautiful stitching..i love it so much..your snowman are so cuteeeeeeeeee
    beautiful pictures:)
    keep for you.
    wishing you a very happy new year.
    hugs cucki xx

  5. You,re calendar is beautiful! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  6. Wonderful stitching Nancy, and that little Princess is growing waaaaaay to quickly. Cheers to a healthy, happy and prosperous 2012.
    Be always in stitches.

  7. I love how your mystic is coming along, what an endeavor! You should be so proud of yourself.

  8. everything looks wonderful! I can't believe how big Amberlynn has a pretty little girl...
    seeing your snowmen makes me want to start mine!!! I have everything......just need time!!!

  9. Your LK looks fantastic on that fabric, Nancy... And I'm sitting here shaking my head in amazement at your Mystic WIP--just amazing.

    Love the family photo--Amberlyn is so adorable.

    Wishing you and your family a delightful new year!

  10. Love your stitching. The perpetual calendar with a stitched ornament is a great idea- I may have to get one of those. Happy New Year!

  11. Nancy, that wooden calendar your Dad made for you is just gorgeous. A wonderful memory.
    I'm looking forward to seeing all your progress pictures in the new year. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  12. Happy New Year, Nancy! Keep blogging - you make me want to do one of my own. Wanda in Edmonton

  13. Love all your stitching!!! Your snowmen looks so cute!

  14. what a great blog. I have become your newest follower. Happy new year
    x catherine

  15. Happy 2012 to you as well. I just love your stitching -- the fabric choice on the snowmen is inspired. Oh, and belated congrats on the absolutely STUNNING Mill Hill houses!

  16. Happ new year,
    beautiful stitching, love the Mystic!

  17. Nancy, I'm so sorry about losing your dad. I lost mine today, and I'm going to miss a wonderful person in my life.

    I haven't visited you for a long time and am delighted with all you've stitched. I'll bet Amberlynn loves the horse, and I love the perf paper; have stitched several myself.

    I'm seriously thinking of getting the LK series of 6 Fat Men, and yours look wonderful. Very nice choice of fabrics!

    Hope your 2012 is full of happiness!


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