First things first though. Here's a huge heartfelt Thank You! to those who took the time to watch "Remembering Yesterday, Celebrating Today", shared on my previous post. My mother has always been a unique and gifted woman. It means all the world right now to share her quilting with others who can appreciate it. The holidays this year have brought a heightened sense of time passing when I think of my Mom. Sharing her through this video has been a way to hold on.
It's been so much fun the past few days to see everyone's "Stitching Year in Review" posts! As for me, I'll give some credit where it's due and take a quick glimpse at what's been accomplished with my own stitching. It's fun to go back to the last New Year's post to see if I met my goals. You'll recall that I only had 3 of them:
1. Finish Ann Grimshaw. Check!
2. Finish Frances Eden. Got 'er done.
and 3. Finish Hannah Pepper. Not so much......
In spite of not meeting my finishing goal with poor long-suffering Hannah, I can at least say she was the last project I worked on in 2014 and the first one in 2015. Surely that's got to have some kind of powerful mojo for getting her done....sometime? I think you can see from these photos where my extreme aversion to any more over one stitching came from.
But I do take some comfort in the fact that even though Hannah is still a thorn in my side, Sarah Tuel has crossed over to the finished side and is now patiently awaiting a framed afterlife. Thank you Jesus!
Other than finishing Miss Hannah, I've decided that rather than making strict, specific goals for myself like I did last year, I would instead proclaim 2015 as "The Year of Reckless Abandon". Basically that means a few simple things.
1. If I feel like stitching on it, I will.
2. If I feel like starting it, I will.
3. If I don't feel like working on it, I won't.
4. If I worry that too many projects are in the works, I'll pour a glass of wine.
See what I mean? Reckless abandon! And to kick off TYRA - yes, The Year of Reckless Abandon - I didn't even wait until January 1 to throw caution to the wind. Somewhere in mid-December, I started something new - because I felt like it! Here's progress to date on The SL Scottish Band Sampler, which so far has been a lot of fun.
These ornate letters have more festive curlicues on them than all the Who's down in Whoville.
So that's where things stand on January 1, 2015. Tomorrow the mail lady will bring the silks for a start on Mary Bate. The linen for His Eye Is On the Sparrow is in a dye vat somewhere, but hopefully it will turn up without too much delay and I'll start it too. Who knows where they'll stand next post?!
Wishing you all the brightest and best this new year!