Friday, 1 January 2016

WIPocalypse Year's End with some Smalls

Wow, 2016 is almost here! Another full year of stitching is complete too. I've spent what little time I've had the past month stitching on all my small projects. I completed 4 new smalls but only managed to do the final finished on one of the four.  Here they are!

 Notforgotten Farm Sleigh Bells

Threadwork Primitives Let It Snow

Stacy Nash Snowed In

Sub Rosa Designs Christmas Blessings

 The Stacy Nash piece was a Christmas gift for a friend who hinted very strongly that she would love to have one of my small tin finishes, lol! She got her wish!

There has been no stitching put into my two larger pieces recently but I will return to them once the holidays are over.

I did receive two lovely gifts from some stitching friends. Pat sent me the prettiest floss keep along with 2 Christmas colours of floss. The floss keep says Stitch Every Day. She is so thoughtful and I loved it.

Theresa made me the sweetest little stitched stocking. It looks right at home on my twig tree.

As you can see from the first pic, she also sent me 2 skeins of Valdani floss, a pair of scissors and some lovely antique buttons. I am so very blessed to have such great friends!

Earlier in the month I took one of previously stitched Little House Needlework ornaments and finished it off for one of my husband's choir members. Dan is an avid admirer of needlework and has a couple of antique pieces in his home. He told me how much he admired my work and that some day he hoped he could have a small momento of my needles at work. Here is what I gave him. I'm so glad that he liked it and I promised another next year.

 Little House Needleworks Bringing Home The Tree

Another of my previous finishes finally met up with the framer and came home in time to grace my wall for Christmas. This is Plum Street Samplers Mary's Sampler, a mystery sampler from a couple of years ago.

That pretty well wraps things up here.  My family are all arriving here tomorrow to celebrate our belated Christmas. I have spent all day preparing food for the meal despite being knocked out with another cold. I certainly hope that this year brings me much better health than last year. I wish you all a very Happy New Year and nothing but the best for 2016!! 


  1. You have four wonderful new smalls finishes here, Lynn. And enjoy your lovely gifts from your friends.
    Have a happy and healthy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year! A post filled with loveliness.

  3. Great finishes, the tin is cute.
    Mary's Sampler is so pretty framed.
    I wish you good health and happiness in the New Year.

  4. Happy New Year Lynn , hope it is a good one for you x

  5. First, let me say Happy New Year! I love your new header picture with the dough bowl filled with Christmas smalls. What lovely gifts you received! Your stitched smalls are all wonderful. I am not surprised the choir director requested one of your stitched smalls. Your tree is beautiful.

  6. Lovely finishes Lynn! I hope you have a fantastic celebration with your family. It sounds like some people were made very happy with gifts of your stitching and finishing. Happy New Year! Hope to see you soon!

  7. I hope we both have excellent health this new year. Have a great time celebrating today. Happy New Year!

  8. Lots of lovely stitching and how wonderful to have people clamouring for your stitching! It's so nice to appreciate what we do. xx

  9. Beautiful work! Enjoy your stitching in 2016

  10. Gorgeous stitching Lynn :) And what lovely gifts too!
    Hope you had a good Christmas! Happy New YEars!

  11. Superb stitching and finishing you have been doing.
    Wishing your a new year filled with good health and lot of fun and happy times (and stitching time!)

  12. Lovely stitching! Happy New Year!

  13. tons of pretty pieces. happy new year.

  14. What a lovely post Lynn. Your stitching and finishing are so lovely. I love the White Christmas design.
    Lovely gifts from friends too.
    Wishing you all the best in 2016!

  15. Lovely work and thank you for some inspiration

  16. Happy New Year Lynn. Some wonderful stitching and your gifts are lovely too.

  17. Wonderful work Lynn! Happy New Year!