Saturday, January 19, 2013

A stitching year in review: 2012




Long time no see but I'm still here, stitching in my little corner of the world.  You may wonder what I stitched this year so here it is: 

My first finish was Cheery Christmas Stotcking, an Ursula Michaels design ( you may recognize her colorful style). It was a kit by Janlynn but I changed the fabric for a lugana.



Then I stitched a Lanarte ( with my huge Lanarte stash I better stitch one or two every year  ) It's a Marjolien Bastin design ( she's still my favorite painter ) I didn't stitch all the background though. I was not very satisfied with my finish but it's a lovely design.

I stitched that cute Vera the mouse ( another Marjolein Bastin design ) on a beautiful Tutti Fruitti fabric by the old Silkweaver. The result is truly beautiful. 

I also stitched that cute mother and daughter Beatrix Potter designed by my favorite designer : Veronique Enginger. I stitched it for charity.   

This year I totally fell in love with the latest release of the 2012 Lanarte collection.  I had to stitch it. You know how it goes : you can't fight love !!!  I really enjoyed stitching and to my surprise, the greens didn't bother me !!! ( Am I getting old ?  )

My last finish of the year was garden friend by Sue Hill ( kit by Heritage Stitchcraft) I changed the fabric to one in my stash : iris garden opalescent lugana ( old Silkweaver). I love those little birdie ( it's the second one I stitched ) but I hate the way Heritage Stitchcraft chart their designs ...  



And here it a collage of my finished of the year: 


I wish you all my stitching a happy New year ( we're still in january after all !!!    ) 




17 comments:

Nima said...

wow..so nice to see you back..awesome finishs

barbibouille said...

Je vous souhaite à tous les 5 une bonne année et surtout une bonne santé.
Tu as une fois de plus vraiment bien travaillé en 2012, j'adore le rouge gorge et le bouquet de fleurs.

Bisous

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Beautiful finishes for 2012! I love how colourful the Christmas stockings are. Vera the mouse is adorable, love the pastels. And so is the little birdie. Nice to see you post again.

Catherine said...

Beautiful stitching!!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Beautiful works throughout the year :)

Irishenchantment said...

lovely finishes last year, so nice to see you blog again, can't wait to i get back into a proper blogging routine also :D

Wendy said...

nice to hear from you !
you´ve been quite busy, you have been doing a lot more stitching then me I´m afraid, but I´m catching up !

love MB and Vera !

Ranae said...

Beautiful stitching!!!!
Don't be a stranger to blogging, lol

Annette said...

Welcome back!!!
I love your pieces you have stitched!!
You always makes such wonderfulle pieces!!
I love the fabric od the piece with the birds on the hand dyed fabric

CStitcher said...

hi
i am cathy from cathyenpoint
yes i am a lanarte lover but i do not stitch lanarte right now and i like lanarte 's old designs very much. you have done great job on all your lanarte pieces too.

nice day

cathy

Suzanne said...

Congratulations, you stitched some really beautiful projects this last year!

Virpi said...

Lovely projects. I like all of them!

Stitchingranny said...

Lovely to see all your finishes Chiloe, its been a while since I visited blogland and find it is really inspiring me into stitching more. Some lovely designs but like you I am a Lanarte fan and that bouquet and butterfly one is stunning.

Heidi Banfill said...

All your stitching definitely puts me to shame lol. Gorgeous work as always :)

~Tammy said...

Your stitching is always so inspiring. :)

Bellalaura シ said...

Beautiful work! wonderful blog

Bellalaura シ said...

Beautiful work! wonderful blog