I cannot count my day complete
'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

Sharing a common thread with those who love the art of hand embroidery

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Looking back on a year full of stitches

I started to work on this Irish linen tablecloth and matching napkins in January

I also made heart pockets for the upcoming Valentines day

I made spring chick napkins to match 
a little salt and pepper set in my shop, 


and I crocheted a dish cloth and designed and hand embroidered a dish towel to match a 
a very vintage cup in my shop that I turned into a scouring pad holder.


I spent a few weeks in March making two sets of dish towels using a very vintage embroidery transfer, 
and as most of you  know.......I  LOVE  the insect world and get much of my inspiration
from their color and their whimsy-ness 


and capturing it in embroidery in April


In May, I re purposed vintage pillow cases into wonderful his and hers hand towels,  

In June I hand embellished a bath towel with this embroidery 
to match this vintage wall hanging set in my shop


In July, the publisher of Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine, Pam Kellogg, contacted me, to publish my miniature crazy quilt in her fall issue!

In August, I finally finished two sets of flower of the month coasters.
One for myself..........one to sell

In September I hurriedly designed, embroidered and quilted a baby quilt for my new great niece,
baby Taylee 

In October, I focused on more designing of roses to match some of my vintage dishes

In November I embroidered a hankie for a new grandmother


and now it's the end of the year and I am just almost through with the tablecloth and napkin set......
so Janice, in San Francisco......... it is almost ready to fly home to you!

Here's the best wishes for the best stitches to all of you in 2016!


7 comments:

lil red hen said...

This is such wonderful work, Kathleen, and thank you for showing a year of your talent. I bet you have much more planned for 2016!

Abby / Linda said...

Love seeing your work in review! Lovely work!

KathyB. said...

Your needle must fairly fly , and your stitching as always , exquisite !

Jimmie said...

Kathleen, your work is truly inspiring. In fact, because of this post, I am going to start my very own year full of stitches, endeavoring to finish one project each month.

Thanks very much.

Diane in North Carolina

letslearnembroidery said...

Lovely projects!Hope to see more in 2016.Wishing you a Happy New Year 2016.

Miss Cindy said...

A year in review, how wonderful to see all that you have done. Such beautiful work. May this new year bring just as much happiness and many delightful projects to complete.

Marie C said...

Your year was very productive! I love the chicken napkins so much! Really really adorable. But everything you do is so wonderful!