Saturday, December 9, 2023

Three years gone by were just a blur!

I would be surprised if I have any readers left, but I am going to post this update anyway. I am not going to even try to explain my absence for the last three years. I am not sure I could. I am just going to move forward, which is generally my life philosophy!

I have been crafting during this time however. I will post things sporadically as think of them. Here's about where I left off in 2020. 

I did finish quilting my HST, "In and About my Garden". I just did a simple 'stitch in the ditch' pattern. It is only a double size, so I can't use it on my bed, but I am glad to have it for my spare bedroom.

Some of these came out a little dark, but here are some photos of the finished quilt:

Here is a photo of the label I made up. I have always wanted to make a miniature quilt for the label. Boy, was that a lot of work! Took way longer than I thought it would! Lots of math involved in those tiny HSTs!

I finished the quilting this year, in 2023.

Another from 2020 was this little Halloween cat. I still haven't made it into an ornament.

Another one that didn't get posted:

I am planning to make this Goose into a pillow.

I stitched this tiny little pillow on 40ct linen.

This oldie but goodie needs to be framed.

Gracie and Olllie Needle Keep

This one was special to me. We lost both Gracie and Ollie this year. Ollie had just turned 20 years old, and Gracie was 19 years and 11 months. They died within a month of each other. We got them when they were tiny kittens and could fit in the palm of our hands. I know how lucky we were to have them for so many years! I miss them so much!

Gracie and Ollie (2003 - 2023)


I also finished Garden Friend from the Sue Hill Collection.

After that I stitched "Good Morning" from Prairie Schooler.

I have had this in my stash for years! I am still not sure how I want to finish it though.

Then I moved on to "Waders" from Bothy Threads.

Well, I think that is it for 2020 to 2022, although I am sure I have left some out!

2023 will be next, but I will save that for another post.

Hope all of you have been well and have been stitching away!


1 comment:

Robin in Virginia said...

It was good to see your post, Erica. What a wonderful assortment of pieces you have created! Well done!