Sunday, January 11, 2015

It's 2015

Wow, I really have let my blogging go. I have renewed my commitment for my blog. It is my means of sharing, recording, researching and all else for the needle arts. My new plan is to post something on my blog every week.

I had a conversation with a close friend last week. She was reminding that at one time, needle arts was the only avenue women had to express their creativity. I find it so ironic that, now in my time - a modern time, it is very hard for me to squeeze needlework into days that seem to take all my time. Needlework does take time. Some projects even span years.

I wanted to start by writing about what I did in 2014.  I didn't get everything I wanted done, but I got some things done. I started the year by buying a home. It is a modest home - but it is mine. I have some many thoughts about what I can do and make for my home. One of the first things I did was frame and hang some of my cross stitch projects.


Hats is the first of three that I did for my daughter. I framed it myself in a black frame.  It is the first picture that I actually framed myself. I wrapped the project around foam core and laced it very thoroughly. I think it turned out nice.


It is hanging with Purses. As I recall, the last time we saw purses I only had about 1/3 of it done. I had spent a day at LAGOON, which is a local amusement park working on it in the shade of a gazebo while my daughter and friend was taking in all of the rides.


Shoes has been started, barely, and is still promised. I have the picture from the kit framed as a reminder of the promise. That and I wanted the three pictures to have the same frames.  My daughter really likes them.

Next post I will be showing more of my finishes.