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Friday, 31 December 2010

Today is my 3rd blogaversary! So let's take a wander back through 2010 ...

I decided to concentrate on iStitch Designs and designed, stitched and finished 22 small samplers and although I find it difficult to say which is my favourite design, I do like Sew French Blue a lot!

January: I finished stitching the Travelling Sisterhood and sent it off to Nic - I wonder where she is now? The Travelling Sisterhood not Nic! I finished Beatrix Potter in plenty of time to get it framed for my sister's birthday in March. My regular readers will know how much I disliked stitching this one so it was quite an achievement to actually finish it. I joined the BP SAL which spurred me along to get at least one motif stitch a month. I also made a new start on Alphabets à ...

February: I stitched my section on Edgar's Emblem of Love RR and I attempted to do miniature knitting. I finished Alphabets à ...

March: Small (as in miniature) finishes of ABC aux oiseaux and Coeurs d'oiseaux - both pieces from the François Prax Miniatures au point de croix book. Beatrix Potter was framed and duly presented to my sister who was really pleased with her gift. I completed my section of Wendy Jo's Emblem of Love RR and I made a start on Petit jours.

April: Mostly spent on stitching up model for iStitch Designs although I did made scissor fobs for a giveaway and I stitched and finished yet another miniature red into a pinkeep for Valie.

May: I completed my section of Margaret's Emblem of Love RR and with this ended my commitment to the RR. There were three colours versions and three monochromes (2 blue and 1 red) and I enjoyed stitching on each and every one of these.

June: I decided to start Jane Rees and stitched a few 'test' pieces to help me decide what fabric and thread to use. I also stitched another teeny red sampler.

July: I attempted a little crochet. My own Emblem of Love sampler returned home. It's so beautiful in blue and this helped me chose the colour for Sew French Blue.

August: After much procrastination as to fabric and threads, Jane Rees made her first appearance. The Dutch Band Sampler made a reappearance and a finish.

September: An update of Jane Rees

October: I spent the whole of October and the beginning of November in Florida and stitched on an SAL of Travelling Stitcher with Valerie and I also went to a beading class where I made a peyote bracelet. I tried to post a daily vacation picture despite my intermittent internet connection.

November: I attempted to knit some dishcloths using Staci's very simple pattern. I had an iStitch Designs first birthday giveaway of two charts which were won by Lili. My stitching of both parts of the Travelling Stitcher was completed - I have yet to decide on a finish! A stitch and finish of M Thomas 1916 sampler.

December: A birthday/Christmas giveaway of a beaded scissor fob won by Lisa. A stitch and finish of three tiny red Noel ornaments. A stitch and finish of six ornaments for the children and a teeny red and white one for me! A start (and finish) of yet another little French red sampler, Thérésa Laparoux 1928 (such finish yet to be photographed and posted).

During 2010 I also read 34 books and listed to 10 audio books - I like to listen while I stitch.

Quite an eventful year and I hope that 2011 will prove to be as good.

A big thank you to all my regular readers/commentators for sticking with me and I hope you will continue to come back in 2011. So ... a Happy New Year to you all and if you are just 'passing by' please come again as I will be holding a giveaway shortly.

And for those wondering what on earth the picture is to do with this post - it's a picture of Celebration in Florida!

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