Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 year in review

Well, now that I've posted once this week, I thought I'd try to do a post on my stitchy finishes for 2009.  I don't know if this is going to work, but we'll give it a try.  I don't know how to do those lovely mosaic pictures, so there will just be a long line of pictures.  Sorry!

(Pretend there's a picture of the CHS Sampler Stocking here.  How did I manage not to take a picture of that?!)

























Hope you enjoyed my stitchy finishes year in review.  Now I have to figure out why I didn't take that picture.......     Su has a post with more Year in Review blog links, plus her own, if you'd like to check it out.

I hope everyone has a happy, healthy, prosperous, and most wonderful New Year!

58 comments:

Michelle said...

Love your year in review - I think I need to do one! I can't believe how many gorgeous things you stitched this year. WOW!!!! in 2010 I will aspire to be like you!

Vonna said...

I'm jealous....
but in a real good way :)

Nancy said...

So gorgeous! Congratulations on your accomplishments! Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

Oh I love your year in review and the sampler stocking as well. Everything you have stitched is gorgeous. Wishing you more great stitching days in 2010. xoxo

Maggi Co said...

Wowwww... big (and wondeful works). I like those birds very, very, very much!!!

Happy new year!!!

Catherine said...

Stunning!

Cherry said...

Wow fantastic works in this year. congratulations.
I wish you a happy new year!

doris said...

I drooled on my keyboard! They're all so beautiful, and to think that you stitched them all in one year is just incredible.

Bertie said...

Gorgeous all your finishes, you have done quite well in 2009, very inspiring, congratulations.

Happy New Year and like to see double the amount in 2010 LOL.

Nic said...

Your finishes are fabulous - I'm glad to have got to see them in large format, not a mosaic :o)

Looking forward to seeing your work in 2010!

Melissa said...

Beautiful beautiful stitching, Margaret! I was compiling my post, similar to yours, last night so will post sometime today. I will aspire to stitch bigger pieces next year!

What are the names of the first 2 pieces?

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!!! Thanks for doing the year in review post... I loved seeing all your stitching accomplishments (except for the stocking) in one post.

I do the photo collages on Picnik ... if I can figure it out, you can too... it's easy peasy!

Happy New Year!

Susimac said...

OH WOW wonderful finishes, Happy New Year to you and thankyou for joining the party.

Mosaics are really easy to do on PicNik, if you are looking to try them out.

Hugs

Deb said...

Margaret - you've got to be the fastest stitcher I know. I'm so jealous of all your wonderful finishes! I can't wait to see all your finishes for 2010! Wishing you a lot of stitching (and maybe quilting?) time in '10.

Sylvia said...

Amazing finishes - I can't believe all the samplers you have stitched. Like Michelle said: " I will aspire to be like you. Have a wonderful New Year.

Marjorie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous work! Have a great new year!

Cari said...

Margaret, your work is so BEAUTIFUL. I am in awe of every piece you stitch!! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful new year!! HUGS

Cathy B said...

Wow, so many amazing finishes! Your work is beautiful Margaret, congratulations!

Happy New Year!

Lizzie said...

Last year was a busy one for you then?? Beautiful Margaret, all of them, if only I could have as many finishes in a year! LOL!
Lizzie
XXX

valerie said...

What a great year in review...amazed you stitch so many large projects! Next year is my year of the BAPs. I'll be lucky to get three big things stitched in the year. lol

Sharon said...

You have some truly amazing works here. You should be very proud!

Loraine said...

You are amazing! I love all of your finishes. I would be so lucky to finish one of those beautiful samplers!
Have a great New Year!

Deb said...

What an amazingly beautiful gallery of samplers. I hope they all have a place to hang in your house.

Jackie said...

You've had an amazing year! Congratulations on the beautiful finishes!

Loretta said...

Margaret, they are amazing! When do you sleep?? Here's wishing you a very Happy New Year and hoping that 2010 is the year that we finally get together!!

Jane said...

Wow, thanks for showing your finishes for 2009. I can't believe how many large pieces you've done. Congratulations!

Best wishes for a happy and productive 2010!

Siobhan said...

Man, I just came here after drooling over Laurie's year in review. ACK!! Stimulation overload. I am not going to be able to sleep tonight because of spazzing over everything. ;) Love the Freds!

Happy New Year!

Glenna said...

What a wonderful group of samplers in review. You really accomplished a lot--they're all so beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing what you stitch next year! Happy New Year!

Suzanne said...

I am amazed at all the beautiful pieces you have stitched. Congratulations on all your beautiful stitching.

Happy New Year!

karenv said...

You stitched some fabulous pieces in 2009 Margaret, just amazing! Congratulations on all your lovely finishes and Happy New Year to you! :)

Giovanna said...

You've had a wonderful stitchy year, Margaret, truly impressive! A Happy New Year to you all, with lots more happy dances for you. Loved your Christmas shots too, thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

Wow! Look how many you got done! I'm jealous! My little list of finished items isn't even worth mentioning. I can't wait to see all your new projects for 2010.

Love to Stitch said...

You stitched so many beautiful pieces this year! Great to see them all lined up. I have purchased a couple from your collection over the year. Cant wait to see what will be added to 2010 line up! Happy New Year to you and your family!!

Sherri said...

What a fabulous line up! I'm sure the CHS Sampler Stocking is just as beautiful as the others. I won't be reciprocating with my year in review. It's too pathetic! LOL

Katrina said...

Happy new year to you Margaret!!! I hope at the end of 2010 I can post as many gorgeous finishes as you have here. Love them all.

DonnaTN said...

What a wonderful body of work! How many needles did you wear out!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a great collection of finishes you have for 2009, Margaret. I can't wait to see what you accomplish in 2010 ~ you are an inspiration! Have a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year, Margaret!

Jeanne M said...

Oh my -loved seeing your year in review. I may have missed commenting on some of them along the way but they are all fabulous! It would take me years to get that much done. Thank you for sharing your stitching and inspiring us - congratulations and have a productive 2010!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, oh my, your choice of projects and your stitching are just wonderful. I'm still drooling over your pictures.
Wishing your and your family a Happy New Year. And lots of stitching time for you.

Joy said...

What a wonderful stitchy year you had Margaret! Seeing everything together like that just reminds me of what an accomplished stitcher you are. I love everything!

And ACK! I had no idea those frames for F&F were for YOU!!! Those birds are just beautiful! Thanks ever so much for choosing VHP frames. They really are nothing until surrounding a wonderful piece of stitchery.

Donna said...

What a great job, You sure have been busy. Have a great New Year

Alma Allen said...

What a wonderful year of stitching! Love seeing your work....inspires me to get my needle going.
Happy New Year dear friend!

Cari said...

Wow Margaret - so many beautiful pieces! Your works is always fabulous!

We just returned from our trip - my brother was married on Jan 1st. We had a wonderful time, but it is always good to be home. I'm catching up on all the blogging I missed this past week.

I am curious as to the names of your first two pieces - I have not seen either and they are just lovely.

Happy New Year.

Rowyn said...

Wow, you were a busy stitcher in 2009. They are all beautiful!

Daffycat said...

Beautiful stitching Margaret! You had some wonderful finishes last year! Wishing you as much success in 2010!

Valerie said...

I am just pea green with envy! Your work is magnificent and you should be very proud! You must have some smokin' needles! I just love Frederick and Frederika!

Happy New Year and I look forward to your 2010 stitches!

dixiesamplar said...

Very impressive Margaret, wish I was able to get that much stitching done in a year! LOL! Your work is exquisite.

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri

Rebekka said...

Hi Margaret,

I've only posted on your blog a couple times, but this post brought me out of my lurking corner! Your stitching is magnificent, and I marvel at how much stitching you were able to accomplish this year. I join some of the other stitchers in asking you about the names of the first two pieces of your montage. I wish you a prosperous and healthy 2010!

HollyXSing said...

Now, that's alot of 2009 stitches! Beautiful, beautiful! Margaret, you just amaze me! Happy 2010!

-Holly

Littlebit said...

Oh Margaret..you and Siobhan are killing me! Do you sleep?? Your finishes are fantastic!! WOW!

Robin said...

OMG!!!!!!!! You are one fast stitcher!!! I love all of your finishes. I am discovering new blogs thru Su's linky party of 2009 review. I missed posting but pls visit my blog also if you have a few minutes.
thanks,
Robin
www.robinpich.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Awesome year in review! I can't wait to see what you stitch in 2010.

samplerlover said...

My goodness, Margaret, what a lot of beautiful work. Congratulations my friend, your work is gorgeous. Sorry I am late lol. Too much going on at the moment. - Sandra.

woolwoman said...

margaret I don't know how I missed your fabulous year in review post - aaaccckkk - good thing I went looking to see what I missed - you are STILL the queen and my stitching idol (deep curtsy) Many happy stitches in the new year ! Mel

Dona said...

Seriously, I am drooling over your 2009 finishes. Aren't you just very proud? They are all gorgeous! Ann Rogers is lovely - I really like the color of the blue bird against the rest of the design.

Can't wait to read your end of 2010 post!

April Mechelle said...

I loved them all !!! Who is the last picture of the Adam & Eve designed by? I would like to found that chart to stitch one for me. April

Peg said...

Absolutely stunning work, you deserve to be very proud of what you have achieved. I look forward to viewing your next project.

Peg xx

Paulette said...

Absolutely, perfectly, beautifully insane, every one! LOL They're all to die for!!

Paulette