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 !!!    )