Monday, January 05, 2009

2008 Finishes

My 2008 finishes
LHN ~ Colonial Dry Goods
SB ~ Dashing
LHN ~ My Needle's Work (top right)
SB ~ Adore
CCN ~ The Tea Room
SB ~ Santa's Fill
SB ~ Wishing Sheep
SB ~ Green Snowman
SB ~ Snowy Morn
CCN ~ Little Ballerinas (bottom right)

These are all the finishes I had last year. I started out the year wanting to do more stitching and pay more attention to my blogging, and I think I've achieved both. This is the most finishes I have ever had over a year's period. The year before (2007) I only managed to do one! That's when I thought I'd better get my act together and put a bit more effort into my needlework.

I also wanted to concentrate on my blog more which had started off pretty slowly. I didn't even know whether many people were looking at it. So I started prowling around other people's blogs and discovered some wonderful, and creative stitchers out there. This made me want to comment about their achievements, and in doing so, made them aware I was in blog land too. Now I'm getting some lovely comments which encourages me even more.

I started my blog back in March 2005, and only posting a small number of times each year. Last year though my total posts came to 160! A pretty good effort, but it only reflects the enjoyment I'm getting through my blogging - both mine and others. Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog. Thank you also for those who have inspired me through their blogs.

Now onto my next project. I've pretty well decided it's going to be French Heart. It's one I've had for a number of years, but it's funny how all of a sudden you'll want to do it. That's where I like to do what 'calls' for me because I know I'll enjoy it.

I took some photos after I got home from work tonight in the warm glow of the late sun. I couldn't wait to show them to you. Don't those threads look yummy? The fabric is an Italian Linen called Sienna, in a cream tone. It's slightly thicker than your normal Belfast Linen. I think it will be nice to work with for a change.

Thread colours of French Heart
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Well, I'm off to have a look at some blogs now. Til next time ~ happy stitching!

11 comments:

karenv said...

Lovely finishes! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on French Heart, very pretty colours.

Tammy said...

I could have written your post myself! So much of that applies to me as well. Your stitching is beautiful and I look forward to another year of encouraging one another in our stitching efforts!

Tammy said...

I could have written your post myself! So much of that applies to me as well. Your stitching is beautiful and I look forward to another year of encouraging one another in our stitching efforts!

Brigitte said...

You finished some great projects last year. And this year will certainly be alike - with starting such a beautiful project as French Heart. Happy stitching on it!

Anne said...

You have done so beautiful projects 2008 Jane! I'm looking forward to seeing french heart, this is one of my favourite SB, the colours are so soft! Happy stitching!

Dovilė said...

wonderful finishes, Jane:) enjoy stitching and more lovely works on 2009!

Chrissie said...

Those colours certainly are lovely. So soft and pretty. I am looking forward to seeing French Heart taking shape. I agree, it is lovely to receive comments on your blog and is encouraging to receive feedback from readers.
Chrissie

Melissa said...

Your finishes for 2008 are all beautiful. You did a great job. I can't wait to see your progress on French Heart. I also need to build up my posting on m blog like you did last year.

Thanks for sharing!

Paisley said...

Beautiful stitching!

Melissa said...

Well done, Jane, on both the stitchy things finished and the blogging last year! As you know I really enjoy visiting here etc (don't want to repeat myself) and look forward to the next little gem. French Hearts looks like it will be a fun stitch.

Rowyn said...

Wonderful 2008 finishes!