Sunday, December 31, 2017

Company gone, stitching begun, 2017 review

My son is now in California, but will be back for a few days next week. My daughter and her boyfriend have headed out to visit his parents and then drive home. Hubby and I have the house to ourselves for a few days. 
I took advantage of that and spent a good hour or more working on Baker Beach on Friday. I am so close to being halfway done with this last page. There are only about 2000 stitches left. Oh no, that sounds like so much.
It is bitterly cold here today, 14 degrees right now with wind, so I will spend as much time as possible indoors working on Baker Beach. I have to go out to get milk, which is annoying as I was in our local grocery store twice yesterday. Hubby and I also have to make some Christmas returns. Sigh....

I had really hoped that Baker Beach would be finished this year, but I know for sure that I will finish it in 2018. I am too close to the end not too finish it soon.
I think this might be a good time to look over my finishes of 2017. This was a cowl for my daughter that I finished in February. She was wearing it when she was here for Christmas which made me smile.

I March I finished my Feather and Fan shawl.
I April I finished stitching one of my Prairie Schooler Santas although the final assembly didn't happen until a couple of days before Christmas.
There were no finishes in May, June or July. I spent those months working on the second Prairie Schooler Santa, Baker Beach and the Summer of Love Challenge.
The last I finished in August.
I also finished this crocheted Christmas tree for my son.
September and October found me very busy with my school and university work so there were no finishes. In November I finished my second Prairie Schooler Santa.
I also finished binding this quilt for my son that I called Matthew's Maze.
 As I said before, those Prairie Schooler Santas got their final finish right before Christmas. They were my December finishes.
I am pretty happy with my accomplishments. I always wish for more finishes, but I really can't complain.
I am joining Kathy for the last Slow Sunday Stitching of 2017. Pop on over to her site to see what other bloggers are stitching. 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I would say you got lots done in 2017! Baker Beach will be done soon. Did you give the Santa ornaments to your son and daughter? Very cold here today too, we are having company later today so I have some cooking prep to do but I hope to have some sewing time too, happy New Year!

  2. Awesome work. I so love your Summer of Love Challenge. I wish you a wonderful New Year, with health, joy and stitches. ;^)

  3. I just checked to see if I could beat you. Yep is FIVE degrees here at 9:35. Hasn't budged since I got up hours ago.

    Wonderful progress this year on a nice variety of projects! It's always nice to do a review ; most of us surprise ourselves ! :)

    Happy New Year to you and yours.

  4. 11 degrees here, but I have watched a gorgeous sunrise from the comfort of my easy chair this morning. :)

    Baker Beach is looking great!

  5. Looks like you got quite a bit finished. Looking forward to seeing baker beach done, you really are nearly there!

  6. Cathie, you are so multi talented! I love everything you made; the quilt is amazing. I wish you a very Happy New Year. Pat xx

  7. Creating should never be about quantity, but quality and the enjoyment of stitching. Looks like you had a wonderful year of enjoyment. Happy New Year.

  8. Cathie: You have done a lot with all the stitch's in baker Beach that is a boat load of stitch's.
    Your projects are beautiful, someday I will learn to knit and crochet.
    It is truly warmer where you are we have been battling 15 degrees below zero at night and about 1 above to minus 10 above during the last week.
    Stay warm my friend.

    Happy New Year

  9. So many beautiful finishes! I hope you have an amazing 2018 and I cannot wait to follow your progress with Baker Beach. Happy New Year.

    Oh - your Summer of Love Challenge piece is WONDERFUL! I love it!

  10. A lot achieved in 2017 so many beautiful finishes. Best wishes for 2018.

  11. Wow! Lot's achieved in 2017! That quilt is stunning!


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