Most of the year, I worked on Flower Power. I would say I am not quite two thirds of the way through. It is so much bigger than I thought! Hopefully it will be a 2020 finish.
I left off in the Delphiniums over on the lower right.
|Nasturtium and Caterpillar|
|Daylilies, Shasta Daisies, Delphiniums and Hummingbirds|
In between I worked on several family projects, as well as the constant home improvement painting projects that seem to never end.
Then I worked on a little pattern that was gifted to me by my friend Sonia.
|Mice Sewing from Designs for the Needle|
|Sewing Mice on 14ct Fiddlers Cloth using DMC|
Next, I worked on the Autumn Velvet Acorns. This was a kit by MJ Hiney which I had my eye on for some time.
|Autumn Velvet Acorns - MJ Hiney|
This is a lovely kit that includes 3 pieces of hand-dyed silk/rayon velvet, hand dyed silk ribbon for the acorn caps, embroidery floss for the stems, metallic floss for the criss-crossing, and beads and sequins.
These are quite detailed, and took me a long time, but I managed to I finished them up in time to put on the Thanksgiving dinner table!
Then, I started the Christmas stitching. I finished up a little Mill Hill beaded ornament, the little Glory Angel.
|Mill Hill Glory Angel|
Then I worked on the Mill Hill Sapphire Crystal.
I have been making these over the last few years, usually one a year. This was the 6th and last in the series.
|Mill Hill Sapphire Crystal|
Here are all 6 of the crystals.
Not the best picture I'm afraid! They look much better hanging up. It is surprising how heavy they are.
I'm sure I left somethings out. As I said this was a very distracting year. At times I didn't know if I was coming or going!
Now I am working on a pair of bright red socks (for me)!
Should be my first finish of 2020. Ha! It will be in time for Christmas 2020 anyway!
I hope all of you have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!