Monday, December 31, 2012

Year in Review, 2012

It's hard to believe that 2012 is almost over.  Time to do another year in review.  I thought this year I'd go back to showing large pics of the projects I finished this year.  Hope you enjoy.

Sarah Elizabeth Brooke by the Scarlett House

Mary Roe by the Scarlett House
(sorry about the color)


Wild Garden by Blackbird Designs (top pillow)

Jane Pattison by Shakespeare's Peddler

Ann Rayner by Threads Through Time (bad color again)

Never Let You Go by Heartstring Samplery

Ann Pennsylvania Peacock by Little by Little

And They Sinned by Examplars from the Heart
(bottom portion shown)

Dames Boarding School by Examplars from the Heart

Jane Philpott by Shakespeare's Peddler

And All Was for an Appil by Scarlet Letter

Thanks as always for stopping by and saying hi.  I wish everyone a happy, healthy, safe New Year.

(Mia on her Christmas present.)

77 comments:

Ann at Beadlework. said...

As a new visitor to your blog, I am so impressed with what you have achieved in the past year. Mia is so pretty too, lovely girl.

samplerlover said...

Happy New Year, Margaret. Well, it nearly is where l am. Wonderful collection of samplers there and a lot of them are on my favourite list. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2013 :) Hope we all have a wonderful new year. No disasters. - Sandra

Hazel said...

Wow it all looks so amazing seeing them all together. What a fine sampler wall you will have. Happy new year and thanks for being such a great inspiration. X

Dot said...

What beautiful works you have created this past year. Thank you so much for sharing what you do. It's inspirational.

Happy New Year to you, your family and sweet Mia.

Chris said...

What an awesome stitching year! You stitched such beautiful pieces.It has ben great watching your progress.
I can't wait to see your projects in 2013.
Happy New Year!

Lisa V said...

All soo beautiful! I'm hoping to start "Never Let You Go" in 2013.
Happy New Year.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wonderful!!! I marvel at your productivity! Here's to another great year of stitching! Looking forward to seeing what you'll be stitching up in 2013.
Have a Happy New Year!
Robyn

Myriam said...

Beautiful your collection of samplers!!Happy New Year MArgaret and also for your family and the nice Mia.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

BONNE ANNEE 2013 MON AMIE !

beautiful stitching !

bisous bisous Marylin from FRANCE

robindefender said...

Wow, that's a lot of samplers you got stitched this year.

Hope you and yours have a safe and happy New Year!

Melissa said...

Oh gosh, what a huge collection of beautiful I-heart samplers!

Happy New Year, Margaret!

Lene said...

So incredibly much you have accomplished this year! And so beautiful, all! Happy new year:)

Annie said...

That's a heck of a lot of gorgeous stitching! You are amazing with that needle.

Have a wonderful newvyear!

Siobhán said...

What a wonderfully productive stitching year you had, Margaret! Everything is amazing. Lovely work. Happy new year!

Vickie said...

I have told you this before, but wow you can stitch!! You rock, Margaret!! Hugs to Mia.

Wanda said...

Margaret, all I can say is 'WOW!' I read your blog all the time but when you see everything for the year, it is so incredibly impressive. Thanks for sharing and for the ongoing inspiration - such beautiful work. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2013, Wanda

Sweet Sue said...

You've been kind to share your time and finishes throughout 2012 Margaret, each and every one truly a heartfelt treasure and I thank you! Wishing you a Happy Stitchy New Year my friend:) xoxo

Vicki said...

Wow Margaret! I know you had a busy year personally and I'm way impressed by all of the stitching you accomplished on top of all that! Happy New Year...

Lanie said...

Loved revisiting your fabulous work, Margaret! You continue to be my inspiration! May many blessings be yours in the New Year.

The French Bear said...

Margaret, your year in stitching has brought tears to my eyes. You are soooo talented, you are my inspiration for learning to stitch and I hope to do more in 2013!!!! I am in total amazement at how many stitching works you have completed and they are all so intricate and detailed, wow girl, you really do rock!!!!
I am wishing you and your family all the best for the New Year!!!! Of course for Mia too, she is just as adorable as ever, I do love her!!!!!
My wish is for your dreams to come true and for life to blossom and love to abide, sounds kind of corny but that's what I wish!!!!!
Hugs,
Mags
xx
p.s.
thank you for being there when I needed you....I am always touched by your comments.... :)

Katrina said...

Everything is just gorgeous!!!!! Love all your finishes and looking forward to seeing what's next :-). Happy new year!!!!!!

Deb said...

It's so much fun to see your year in review because you always get so many wonderful things done!!

Hope that you have a happy, healthy and uneventful New Years!!!

Colleen said...

Your needlework accomplishments for 2012 are awesome!!! I am a very slow stitcher, and have never quite understood why some of us are so fast, and some so slow. If you ever want to devote a blog to your stitching methods I would love to read it. Wonderful accomplishment!

Nicola said...

Margaret you are an AMAZING needleworker. Congratulations on all that you have acheived.

Faye said...

Every single one is a masterpiece Margaret!!!!, Your work is stunning and achievements are just remarkable...... Double thumbs up!!!!!!!

HollyXSing said...

Margaret! You are the most prolific stitcher! Congrats on a stupendous year of stitching!

I can't wait to see what 2013 brings!

From my empty nest,

-Holly in VA

Miss Pants said...

Wow wow wow! Do you have the wall space for all that? I am impressed! I have loved seeing your progress all year long.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2013!

mainelystitching said...

Your stitching never fails to delight me, Margaret!

Giovanna said...

What a great year you've had - may 2013 be even better! :-)

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Those needles of yours have been smoking! Jane Pattison is beautiful, I have Anne Pennsylvania Peacock in my to do pile and after seeing yours may have to add Dames of the Boarding School--all are lovely.

Can't wait to see what you and those smoking needles do in 2013

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

You were a busy girl! i am sure you will do lots of beautiful things in 2013 as well. Love, and blessings in the new year!

Deborah said...

You are an inspiration to all of us. Your stitching is stunning.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

All your finishes are beautiful, and many of them are in my stash because they were from your beginning stitches! I'm sure you will continue to inspire me though this coming year as well.
Be well, stay safe, and Happy New Year!

Laurie in Iowa said...

I love your year in review post. Oh Margaret... I'm so envious of all you've accomplished in 2012. I'm in love with all your samplers. Wishing you a very productive stitching year in 2013. Happy New Year!

SewAmy said...

Holy WOW! You finished all those this year?! I love them all!!

Laura Duet said...

Happy New Year Margaret!!!!! Your finishes are just totally excellent and fabulous and stunning and inspiring and gorgeous!!!! Love them!!!

Nancy said...

You always stitch such pretty samplers. Happy New Year Margaret! Give Mia a kitty hug from me.

BrendaS said...

Margaret -- You're my hero! You have accomplished so much and each sampler is simply GORGEOUS!

Happy New Year to you and your family:) It's been fun following your blog each week:)

Ellen said...

You certainly have had another wonderful year of stitching! Your work is incredible!

Hope that 2013 will be wonderful (and also productive) for you!

Teresa S. said...

Congratulations on an impressive year of stitching, Margaret!

Your samplers are delightful and you are wonderful inspiration to me. :)

anniebeez said...

That is an unbelievable amount of samplers in one year! Oh what I could do if I had turbo fingers!!!
Congrats Margaret they are all wonderful!

Ranae said...

Wowza!!!!
You had a wonderful year of beautiful stitching that's for sure
Very inspiring you are dear Margaret
Your collection of samplers are out of this world
Happy stitching 2013!!!

Linda said...

Wow Margaret. Congratulations on all the gorgeous finishes. You put me to shame. Everyone is truly stunning. Looking forward to seeing what you stitch next year.

Happy New Year
Linda

sending hugs to Mia

Evelyne said...

Thank you for sharing all your beautiful samplers with us.
And thank you for all your lovely comments that you giving me this year!
Looking forward to seeing what you be stitching up in 2013.
I wish you and your family a good and healthy 2013!
Hugs to Mia.

Deb said...

oMG Margaret, you are so productive. what a wonderful collection of achievements, amazing.

I hope you and your lovely family have a fabulous 2013 full of happiness and peace, not to mention good weather!

hugs, Deb

Karen said...

Margaret, these are wonderful. Do you have a favorite?

Marsha said...

Wow. Gorgeous work. So crazy impressive. Looking forward to following your work in 2013!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Way to go girlfriend They are all so beautiful. I look forward to seeing what you stitch next year! Happy New Year dear friend!

EvalinaMaria said...

Lovely work, thank you for sharing and happy New Year!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

That's a pretty FANTABULOUS YEAR!!!!!
May you and your sweet family gather in all the many of God's blessings in the new year!

Sherry said...

Oh my! You were busy in 2012! I can't wait to see what all you stith in 2013 and I look forward to Mia's antics! Happy New Year!

Susan said...

Margaret, what lovely finishes! I can't decide if the BBD pillow or Jane Pattison is my favorite. Even though this was a great stitching year, I'm sure you will top it in 2013!

Sherry :o) said...

Wow - when you look at all the finishes for the year together, what an enormous amount of stunning stitching you accomplished!!

I love your tree pictures - what a cool idea with the trunk pieces. I wish we could have a live tree but they are one of the few things I am allergic to. It used to be that I could decorate if I washed arms right away, then that became more itchy, now having it in the house causes hives over a period of time - sad!

I loved the pictures of your tree getting - the one of your daughter and husband is precious!

So glad you were all together - we were too and it was wonderful.

Happy New Year!

Krista said...

Oh my, Margaret! How gorgeous, each and every one!! I have enjoyed watching you stitch each one. Thank you for your friendship thru 2012 and I look forward to stitching in 2013 with you too! Happy New Year to you and your family, and Miss Mia too, of course!! :)

Carol said...

So many big and beautiful beauties, Margaret!! I swear, you are the fastest stitcher on the planet :)

Looking forward to seeing what jumps from your needle in 2013--hope it's a grand year for you and your family!!

Jane in Wisconsin said...

Wow-Margaret-what beautiful projects you have finished this past year. It is always fun to see what you are working on!

In the photo of the three small pillows-do you remember what the name of the bottom right pillow is? It has the white house on it.

Debby said...

You have made some wonderful pieces, Margaret!
And a happy,healthy, stitchy new year!

Greetings from Debby

Karoline said...

You've finished some gorgeous things in 2012.

Happy new year to you & your family

Catherine said...

You are amazing ~ just look at all of those beauties!! Wishing you and yours a very happy New Years!

Kaisievic said...

Wow, Margaret! I am overawed! Such magnificent stitched pieces and you achieved so much in a year!

Melody said...

Margaret, what an achievement to have stitched all these beauties! Congrats!

Ellen said...

Great achievements, they are gorgeous samplers! Looking forward to your works in 2013!

Happy New Year!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Margaret, I just noticed the dog on the Heartstring Samplery sampler! OMG, now I must find this one. Love it!

Dawn said...

What a stunning body of work - WOW!
Is the quilt under the pillows one of Ann's? Looks very PA...
You inspire me - pulled out unfinished samplers today!

valerie said...

Wow, you achieved so much stitching in 2012 Margaret. Amazing! And I love seeing Jane Pattison. It's taken me all year just to do 3/4 of the border. I am slow compared to you. lol Happy New Year!

Melanie said...

In awe. Of the awesomeness.
xoxoxo

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Happy, happy new year, Margaret! I am just in awe at the amount of biggie projects you complete every year! You are certainly an inspiration to me and every other stitcher in the world!

Jean said...

Happy New year to you and yours.. Looks like Mia likes her present.

SamplerNut said...

Wow!! Very Impressive!! So, I would like to know when you slept?

Gloria

Brigitte said...

Yes, I truely enjoyed looking at all your projects in this post. Very impressing to see them all together. They will create a whole new sampler wall. Wishing you a stitching year just as successful as the past!

Suzanne said...

A happy new year to you and your family! I loved this post with all the amazing samplers you have stitched this past year. I just can't belive how many you were able to stitch.

I look forward to seeing you stitching choices for this year.

Love to Stitch said...

Obviously I missed this post!! WOWZA!!! Impressive work you do Margaret, that is for sure. Thanks to you, we are all encouraged by your work. Thanks for sharing all of your finishes of 2012, simply amazing!!!!!!!!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

How did I miss this post!!!! Wow! Fabulous eye candy!! I can only imagine how beautiful they look hanging in your home!

Gabi said...

That are a lot of beautiful finishes for sure.

woolwoman said...

Margaret - your year in review was simply amazing - I would be lucky to finish one sampler that size in a year. You continue to be my stitching idol (and DF of course) Cheers and Happy Belated New Year
Mel

Anne said...

WOW! Look at all your samplers! Sooo jealous! I wish I had more hands and time to make all the samplers I want to make! Really love your framing choices especially Jane Pattison's!! Oooh there's our Jane Philpott! Still need to get her framed too, hopefully next week. Those pillows you made are lovely! Hello sweet Mia!!

Stitcher S said...

Wow, that is amazing! Thanks for sharing your year's work here. What an achievement. :)