Saturday, 29 December 2012

Last WIPocalypse of 2012

The end of the year! Wow, where did it all go?  No end of the world and we're all still here which means we must now compile a list for 2013 of all the stitches we want to complete. In the meantime I have a couple more finishes for this past month as well as a couple of new starts.

Just in time for the holidays I finished my Blackbird Designs 'Tis The Season. This was a joy to stitch and I can hardly wait until I can get it framed and on my walls. Those of you who read my blog regularly will have seen pictures of this one posted already.

This was followed by one more small finish which I stitched as a gift for my son's girlfriend. They have two kittens this Christmas which are wrecking havoc with the tree and I thought this ornament was perfect for Stef.

Gazette 94 Bon Noel

I also received a new chart which I had hoped would arrive earlier and I couldn't wait to get started at. This is one of the 3 samplers from Heartstring Samplery Joy to the World and is called Let Every Heart. 

Joy to the World is one of my favourite Christmas carols and I love all 3 samplers in this chart so I will also be stitching the other 2 at some point in time.

I also started one more ornament to add to my collection. I hope to keep on stitching these throughout the year. This one is by Little House Needleworks and is called Bringing Home The Tree.

Edit: I forgot to include these two ornaments which I finished off  since my last WIPocalypse post.

Homespun Elegance Pomegranate Joy
The Little Stitcher Merry Christmas Deer

I think I've done pretty well with my list for this past year. In fact I'm thrilled with what I managed to complete! I've finished all except for my two new starts, Paradis Perdu, which is still in progress and 2 other charts ( With Thy Needle & Thread Snow Day and Prairie Schooler Garden Sampler). I'm adding Snow Day to the list for next year but I'm still not sure about Garden Sampler. I have so many others which I'm itching to get started at.

My first start for 2013 will be Alesandra Adelaide Maple Leaf which I'm doing as part of a SAL with my Eastern Ontario stitching buddies.

I hope that most of you have accomplished your goals for 2012 and I look forward to seeing what's on your list for the coming year.
Enjoy digging through your stash, I know I am!


  1. Congratulations on so many beautiful finishes!

  2. Love your BBD finish and all the ornament finishes! Well done on achieving so many of your stitching goals this year, Lynn. That is wonderful. My stitching has been almost non-existent since the summer but I'm hoping for better in 2013!

  3. Lovely finishes! I just picked up a new LHN ornament pattern for myself today. Love their designs and of course BBD's too.

    Happy New Years :)


  4. All pretty seasonal stitching
    I almost finished with the BBD one, hopefully in a few days
    Happy stitching year 2013!!!!

  5. Beautiful finishes and starts.

    Happy 2013!

  6. So many beautiful designs you have stitched, Lynn! I especially love your BBD 'Tis The Season'. I think that I may have that one in my stash.....must pull it out to stitch in 2013.

    Love the Alesandra Adelaide Maple Leaf that you will be starting in the New Year.

    Blessings for a wonderful and very Happy Stitchy New Year in 2013.

  7. i,m a new follower to your blog and i must say i love tour finishes. denise

  8. You have done a ton of stitching this year, but I think the cardinal may just be my favorite, Lynn--really gorgeous!

    I've always meant to stitch the little kitty ornament, too--so cute...

    Wishing you and your family a joyous New Year!

  9. lovely finishes and good luck with your new year goals too :) love mouse xxxxx


  10. Happy New Year dear friend. I wish the New year brings you lots of happiness and joy. May God shower his abundant blessings upon you all year round.

  11. I love love love that BBD finish! Definitely a chart to go on my wish list. It looks like you've managed to get lots done in December and all of it looks great! :)

  12. You really accomplished a lot during the past year, and such beautiful projects. I'm sure the new stitching year will be just as successful. I'll continue following your stitching progress on your blog.

  13. All these beautiful pieces of stitching make me want to go out and start something new, but I have more than enough WIPs to keep me busy all year.