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Thanks to everyone for taking their time to visit me during the year especially Carol, Rachel, Roseanne, and Karen for commenting as often as they did. My goal has been and continues to be to connect to the stitching community. So, while I love it that you visit as often as you do, I do wish more of you would leave a comment once in a while – it makes blogging so much more fun! But, that said, I have also found that even if nobody visited, I enjoy keeping track of my needlepoint in this manner.
Several people mentioned in the ANG Yahoo Group that they wanted to make a database of all the projects that they own and have yet to do. That sounds like it would take me forever! And, it sounds like it would be more depressing than I care to ponder. There are so many projects I’d like to do & ones in my head that I’d love to create that sometimes I just don’t know what to work on! I think I’m going to do a list of pending projects like I did in 2011. I see that some of those 2011 projects are still sitting undone. Two of those projects were more complicated than I expected. Since then, I have purchased and begun several wonderful pieces from classes I have taken, designed something that excites me, and been given a canvas that has interesting possibilities.
So, my mantra in 2013 is going to be PASSION. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey – My choice of projects in 2013 will be what I have a passion to stitch! And, I hope you find your passion in 2013! Continue reading below to read an interesting summary of my blogging from 2012.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 22,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals
I have no history of this petite point thimble but isn’t it adorable!
These make a lovely set from my mom’s ornament collection but I am not sure who made these. Nor can I credit the designer. Merry Christmas everyone & thanks for visiting my blog!
I think these are more of my Grandmother’s ornaments – Happy Holidays!
Both ANG CyberPointers and ANG Mainline Chapter decided to do the Ornament Quartet by Marilyn Owens from the 2011 Chapter Handbook (http://www.needlepoint.org/CPB/images/Ornament-Quartet-Composite.jpg). And, I have finished the String Art one. Looks nice but I think I made up a new stitch by accident! Look closely at the Walneto. They don’t match. So, does that make it a Meleto? I realized when I saw Ann’s at our December Chapter meeting – she was leading us through the design & had pre-stitched the ornament. Everyone agreed that mine was fine and not worth ripping out.
It is on a light green canvas & I used Perle Cotton #8 Color 3041, DMC Floss Color 3041,Pebbly Perle P66, and Kreinik #8 braid Color 023. I have to do one more ornament of the four for a set of . . . I don’t know which of the remaining 3 designs I will select but I know what it is going to be a set of.
These are beautiful ornaments that I bid on and won at the ANG silent auction this year at Seminar in Philadelphia. The Diamond Geometric Ornament was stitched by Joyce P. and finished by Karen B. at The Pine Needle Shop. And, the Heart Ornament was stitched by Margaret Q. and finished by Sandy W. All of them did beautiful work. I do love ornaments and I think these are ones that can stay out throughout the year. I’m sure I have a little wall left somewhere!
Our ANG Main Line Chapter met tonight & I gave each of the board members a gift. The woman got a felt purse, good for carrying small needlepoint projects, that I purchased at the Philadelphia Flower Show. And, I made this change purse for our male member who, as Past President, is on our Board. This is the inside:
And, the outside is stitched with Needle Necessities Spring II (355) and Splendor Designer Collection Deft Blue (S858, S868, and S860) threads using the Swirl stitch from Stitches To Go by Suzanne Howren and Beth Robertson. I got the change purse a few years ago at Needle Me in Havertown, PA.