Sunday, 31 December 2017

December Smalls and December WIPocalypse

Most of December's stitching was accomplished in the first few days and the last few days of the month. Early in the month I came down with a bout of vertigo due to a sinus infection which meant that stitching was out of the question. I'm feeling much better now but I'm still unable to lie down with my head flat without feeling off balance. So I continue to elevate my head with 2 pillows for sleeping. I'm just starting to feel like picking up my needle again. Thank goodness that of my stitching gifts the actual stitching was complete and only the final finishing remained. That took place in the last few days before Christmas. 

Here are my name trees which have now been gifted with resounding success.....Robert, Chris and Violet!

These were designed by Helga Mandl. In addition I completed the final finishing on a design I had stitched a couple of years ago by The Primitive Hare called I Believe in Christmas. I did an easel finish and gifted this to a close friend, Trish.

I also managed to squeeze in one final small finish for 2017. This is a sweet little design by Diane Williams of Little House Needleworks called Potted Poinsettia.

For my December WIPocalypse I managed to finish off a piece which I started early in the year or it might even have been last December. This is Joy by SubRosa Designs.

I stitched this with a Gloriana silk called Winter Woods. I love how the variegation turned out! I'm on the look now for a box on which I can display it.This will be my final finish for 2017. 

In addition, I managed a small bit of time on Heartstring Samplery Sing We Then Merrily. I'm hoping to complete this one in early January, ready for next Christmas.

A few days before Christmas I picked up a piece of my stitching from 2016 which I had framed for display this winter. This is by With Thy Needle & Thread and is called Paper Snowflakes.

The frame on this complements another piece by the same designer which my husband framed for me a couple of Christmas' ago, Heaven & Nature Sing.

So another year is coming to an end and 2018 looms on the horizon with all its promises and possibilities. Looking over my WIPocalypse list I'm pretty pleased with what I accomplished this year. I completed 4 of my original list and started 2 others. In addition I stitched 18 other pieces not on the original list. That's usually how it goes though. I always change my mind and start something other than what I originally chose. Here's a link to the page with pics of all this year's finishes.


  1. Lynn, what beautiful finishes you shared. I hope you continue to feel better Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

  2. I love your name trees, I did Halloween and thought it was fun to stitch. Love the colors you chose. I've been re-fining preemptive designs, you're are wonderful. Congrats on your finishes this year.

  3. Beautiful stitching, I really like the poinsettias. Happy new year. x

  4. What a great collection of finishes from 2017.
    I enjoyed looking at all of them.
    I hope your vertigo is better now, nothing worse than not being able to stitch!
    Wishing you a Happy New year!!

  5. Beautiful finishes! I just pulled Potted Poinsettia out of my stash to stitch in this new year.

  6. Happy New Year: I hope you are feeling better today, I hate vertigo, I have had it a few times due to a sinus infection ick.
    You had a very productive year.


  7. You projects look so pretty =) Keep up the good work in 2018, Happy New Year =)

  8. Pretty ornament gifts you stitched as gifts.
    Happy New Year

  9. I hope you're feeling much better now, Lynn!
    All the stitching and finishing you've done lately is just gorgeous. Wishing you a very Happy 2018 and many more wonderful finishes!

  10. So much gorgeous stitching, Lynn! Happy New Year!

  11. I hope you're feeling much better Lynn! Beautiful stitching, I love your ornaments you gifted, they're so personal and I'm sure will be treasured :)