Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Back in April, I was sure I was going to be able to keep up with this blog - I all do it with some regularity, why can't I? Hmmmmm - good question. No good answer other than other things like working, stitching and everyday life things. The past 8 months have been good. I was very fortunate to attend a 3-day stitching retreat at a bed and breakfast with some new stitching friends. We stitched and ate great breakfasts, drank some wine, stitched and laughed and just had a wonderful, relaxing time. I've found that my stitching interests have broadened as has my stash!! I've declared 2011 the year of more finishes than starts (wish me luck on that one) and have joined Up for A Challenge and named my 15 WIP's that need to be seriously addressed.

First on the list to be done is a piece called Cleveland, which I've been stitching for a high school friend who now lives in Australia. There's a ton of confetti stitches and backstitching - not my favorite, which explains that one languishing in the drawer. The oldest one is The Barn Raising - done on 14 count aida!!!! But I like the design and since it's about 2/3 done, why not finish?!

I need to post pictures too - that's part of the fun of reading blogs - to see what others have done. So hopefully I can keep this going a little better in 2011.

Happy New Year to you and your families.



  1. Hey Linda....I look forward to seeing those finishes roll out on the up for a challenge blog!!It is inspiring me also to finish so many I have already started..... Good luck to you in 2011 with the stitching and the blogging.... Take care, Faye

  2. Linda--don't pressure yourself to post to your blog too often. That is when it becomes a chore and ceases to be fun! Some months I only post twice and others I manage a weekly post, but I try not to pressure myself :)

    I look forward to seeing what creations come from your needle in 2011 and, of course, our autumn retreat :)

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year!

  3. Happy 2011 Linda! I'm excited to read your blog posts and see your stitchy progress. Good luck!

  4. Welcome to blogland! I can't wait to see pics of your WIP. The bad thing about pics are they are so enabling!!!

    happy stitching...

  5. Hey Linda! How's the New Year stitching treating you thusfar? Is the barn more than 2/3rds now?

    Happy New Year!

  6. Hi Linda! A belated Happy New Year to you! I know soon you will be knee deep in deductions, fancy tax forms and such, etc. so don't stress about blogging! Just stitch a little now and then.

  7. Nice blog Linda and welcome! Don't fret about posting, we'll follow along when you do:)

    Sue in N.Y.