Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Retrospective

First I want to thank all of my followers and all of my readers. I am so thankful for all of your comments, support and encouragement throughout the year.

It is the time of year to review my completed projects and report on last
 year's WIPs that will continue into the coming year. I also have a few new projects that I want to start.

I had 15 completions this year. Not too bad. 

I finished my Winter Angel. 

Mom's vest is finally keeping her warm

This hat was requested by my MIL.

I finished stitching Spring Angel. 

This sleepy dog kit was a gift from my son. I have yet to frame or finish it.

Spring Angel was made into a standing placard.

Gratitude is the Key to Happiness was stitched, finished and sent as a gift.

 Fresh Till Cowl was one of the easiest knits that I have ever done.

I needed something new for my dining room's bay window so I made this Lantern Floral Craft.

I love this hat pattern so a made another one for Hubby
 I made this Crocheted Christmas Tree for my daughter.

I finished stitching Autumn Angel. 


I made Autumn Angel into another standing placard.

I tried this easy No-Sew Quilted Ornament.

Merry Christmas Angel was stitched long ago, but I finally make her into yet another placard.

This blue cowl was made for my daughter out of the yarn from a hat that she didn't like.

I finished a hat for myself sometime during the year, but I can't find a picture anywhere.

I hope Baker Beach will be finished this year. There are still 3+ pages to be stitched.

My 2nd Crocheted Christmas Tree is almost done, but I won't need to give it to my son until next year when he has his own apartment. This is one start of the tree skirt which has been taken apart a few times. It is the last piece that I need to finish crocheting before assembly and it no longer looks like this.

This Royal Squares Quilt is disappointing for a few reasons. 

First it is not going together easily. Some of the sizing is off and I can't seem to get the seams to line up without extensive pinning. I have tried several different methods. On top of it all, the twin-sized bed that I was making this for is soon to be replaced with a queen-sized bed, so I will have to decide if I want to search for fabric to make it bigger or just finish it as is. 

I think I will work on hand-quilting this small baby quilt that my mother made. 

This Fall printed cross-stitch is a long-term project. I am just not that into working on it. I think it is a little farther along than this picture shows, but I can't locate a more recent picture.

I have two Prairie Schooler Santas that will now be made as gifts for next year as I ran out of time this year. The front one is partially stitched, but I will update that another time.
I think I will probably work on these this coming Summer.

I also have the Granny Square Roses to work on.
There is no real plan for them right now. They are an easy project to work on here and there.

Future Projects
Summer Angel .....well first I have to design her. At least I have some ideas this year.

This Pinkeep was sent to me by another blogger. I now have the correct linen so I can get started.

I bought this Felt Advent Tree kit to make for my daughter. 
I want to get started on it soon as it has a lot of little pieces.

I am sure there will be some crocheted and knit pieces also, but right now I have no definite plans. Of course, that can change in a moment.

Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. Happy New Year to you and thanks for stopping by my blog! I enjoyed seeing everything you made in 2016. Looks like you are multi-craftual too! Love that you also have a grown son and daughter. It's fun to see what life holds in store for our kids, isn't it? All the best for 2017!

  2. Cathie: What a wonderful display of projects you have done and are working on, the Granny Roses are beautiful as are all you other projects.
    I have the Pillow you made me hanging in my entry on my Victorian desk.
    I had posted the photo on Dec. 22, my Mother loves the look of the key and wording.

    Happy New Year

  3. You have had a productive year! I look forward to seeing this year's projects each week at Slow Sunday Stitching. Happy New Year!

  4. that is one beautiful productive year with working and all! Lovely! Happy New year!

  5. So many terrific finishes this year!
    Enjoy your 2017 stitching!

  6. Fantastic projects and gifts. I love the vest you made for your mother - it's lovely.


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