Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2013 year in review

2013 has been a year where I've gotten back into knitting and quilting in addition to stitching.  So I'm including those in the mix.  I hope you enjoy my year in review.

Mary Mccallester by Needlework Press
The Hart Lives Where it Loves by Scarlet Letter for our 30th anniversary
Rachel Howells by the Scarlett House
Tula Pink Hex on the Beach quilt top
Betsy's House by Plum Street Samplers
A Needleworker's Huswife by With My Needle
Adam and Eve by Kathy Barrick
A Yuletide Welcome by Plum Street Samplers
Wearwithall Stole from the Wearwithall Book
Pluses quilt from Love Patchwork & Quilting Magazine premiere issue
So that's my year in review for 2013.  Thanks for looking!  And here's a Mia pic just because.


Happy 2014, everyone!

52 comments:

Cathy Lloyd said...

Everything you do is so beautiful! I love following your blog and meeting your fabulous family! Here's to 2014!!

Busy Lizzie said...

gorgeous, beautiful!!

happy stitching
Judith

Kristen said...

Margaret, you do such beautiful work! It's a pleasure to read your blog, especially since you never fail to post a Mia-pic. Happy New Year! :)

Sally said...

Wow what a wonderful creative year you have had. Happy New Year!

Vera said...

Wow Margaret -- you've certainly accomplished a lot in 2013. Everything is gorgeous. And, of course, Mia is just too cute. Happy New Year to you and your family (will you be making dumplings tomorrow???).

Isadarena said...

Everything is just nice, Margaret :)
I wish you, your family and Mia a very happy New Year 2014 !!

Melody said...

What a year of accomplishments! You should be very pleased and proud. You do such beautiful work, and such a quick stitcher!

Happy New Year to you and your family! Mia too of course! :)

Laurie in Iowa said...

You've accomplished so much in 2013! Everything is beautiful and I loved seeing your knitting and quilting finishes along with your stitching finishes.

May 2014 bring me many hours of stitching, quilting and knitting. Looked forward to seeing all your finishes for the upcoming year.

Vickie said...

Great finishes Margaret! Wonderful talent you have. =) God bless you all in this new year!

Deb said...

Wow! You got a lot done last year!! It all looks wonderful. Best of everything to you and your family in 2014!!

Mary Ann said...

I loved your year in review--all of your lovely finishes together!!

Vicki said...

What a productive year you had! Everything you made is gorgeous. Happy 2014!

Mary said...

What fun to see all your accomplishments this year! No doubt next year's list will be just as impressive. Happy New Year!

Lanie said...

Beautiful, beautiful work, Margaret! You amaze and inspire me! Can't wait to see what you create in 2014.
Hope you had a lovely (although it looks like busy!) Christmas. Wishing you and your family many blessings in the New Year :)

Mugwump Woolies said...

You are something with a needle! Your work is perfection!
Have a Happy New Year!
Robyn

Kevin said...

So many gorgeous finishes to be proud of! I love the Mary McAllister and Rachel Howell samplers. I love everything here! Happy New Year - can't wait to see your finishes in the coming year.

The French Bear said...

You are the queen of the stitching world, what a lot of work and time you have spent putting all of those heirlooms together!!!! Wow and wow again......
I want to wish you a very Happy New Year!!!!
I have finally unlocked my blog and my email accounts so I feel like a new woman, being able to post comments!!! I still don't have a computer but the iPad is much easier to see than my phone, ha ha!!!!
And somehow with all that time I did not finish any stitching, that is why you are my idol!!!!
Happiness and love to you and the family, and Mia of course!
Hugs
Mags
xxxx

Jackie said...

You've had quite the accomplished year! I'm glad to see that you've picked up knitting and quilting again too!

Wishing you all a happy, safe and healthy new year!

Mouse said...

ok so I shall stop drooling now again over your wonderful stitching and quilting *one day I will be like you :)
wishing you a wonderful stitchy new year :) love mouse xxxx

Dawn said...

Happy 2014!!
Always so much inspiration in your posts.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful! Your anniversary sampler is awesome and those hexie s. hoping 2014 finds us with needle in hand and bottoms in stitching chair

Ann at Beadlework. said...

A very creative year Margaret. May 2014 bring you and your family happiness and health. A post wouldn't be complete if Miss Mia didn't appear - Happy New Year little puss cat.

Linda said...

Congrats on all the great finishes Margaret.

Linda

Ellen said...

You are absolutely amazing, Margaret. What a wonderful bevy of finishes. Please let me know your secret for getting so much done.

Anxious to hear what you have lined up for 2014.

Lene said...

Happy new year. I am in awe of your production in 2013. Your stitches are amazing, and I do enjoy your hexagon quilt. Thanks for sharing your work and your family with us. And for always makings sure Mia is there, too:)

Krista said...

Fantastic finishes Margaret!! It has been fun watching your progress on all of them including your knitting and quilting. I hope 2014 brings you lots of joy and happiness and stitches!

marly said...

You certainly have good taste in needlework. Best wishes for 2014!

Catherine said...

All such beautiful treasures!! Best wishes for a wonderful New Year ~ filled with all the things and all those you love!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Happy happy New Year to you Margaret! You are a top notch lady :)
May 2014 bring you and yours all that the world can offer and the best and brightest too! HUGS!

Annie said...

What a fabulous dispay of your work! Everything is so lovely! Looks like Mia is trying to take credit, but I know better. Have a great 2014!

woolwoman said...

OMGosh Margaret - just fantastic finishes one and all. Love that you have some knitty ones in there and the quilts are stunning as well. Your samplers are just beyond beautiful. Wishing you all good things in the new year and many happy stitches. Hugs Mel

Liz McMahon said...

I wish I had been as creative as you last year Margaret, love all your stitches no matter what the medium..
Hope your 2014 is full of creativity, love, friendship, health and everything you wish for yourself...
xxx

Jean said...

All are so lovely Margaret, and of course the beautiful Mia. So you to have been SHERlocked. It took me a while to warm up to it, Im still an old Jeremy Britt fan, but I have to admit its fun and interesting in today's scenario. All the best to you and yours for 2014!!!

Sherry :o) said...

Happy 2014, Margaret! I look forward to keeping up with all your "doings" in 2014. Such talent you posses. It's a joy to share your family as well.

Hugs,
Sherry :o)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Fun going through your 2013 review. Beautifully done, and you get so much done! Look forward to seeing what's on your list for 2014.

Happy New Year!

Anne said...

Sigh...so inspiring! All of your samplers are special and beautiful. The hexagon quilt is probably one of my favourite quilts. That scarf is amazing too. I bet it's super warm! I think Mia has a good idea to pick a spot on your lovely quilt :D Hugs Margaret and Happy New Years!!

Anja said...

Oh Margaret, it is fantastic. I love all. And I love your blog.
For you and your family:
FROHES NEUES JAHR !
Liebe Grüße von Anja

mainelystitching said...

You are insanely talented, Margaret! I love your finishes. :) Best wishes in 2014!!

Giovanna said...

Lots of lovely finishes in 2013 - have a great stitchy 2014.

Brigitte said...

I was waiting for this post, Margaret. It's so great to see all your beautiful stitching in one place. And this time even together wit some quilting and knitting. Great post!
Have a wonderful new year with lots of stitching and knitting and quilting time. And one or the other book thrown in between.

Kellie said...

Love seeing all of your year's projects (and Mia) in one fun post. Beautiful, beautiful stitching, sewing and knitting. I am in love with that stole. I may have to add it to my list of knitting projects for the year. Happy 2014!

Carol said...

Loved the walk down memory lane, Margaret--2013 was a wonderful year for you! Beautiful stitching and knitting and quilting--you are lucky to be so multi-talented :) Thanks for sharing the beauty of your creations with us each week!

Mary said...

Dear Margaret
I am in awe of the amount of beautiful work you have achieved over the past year. Each piece is beautiful . Loved seeing your knitting and quilting grow over the year too. So glad you were together as a family for the Chrustmas. It must be so hard for you having your lovely children away from home.
I hope 2014 will be a happy, healthy and stitchy year, and that you will continue to share your stitching via your blog.
Give Mia an extra cuddle from me.
Mary

BrendaS said...

Margaret -- I can't believe I almost missed this post (LOL)

Beautiful finishes, each and every one but my favorite is Rachel Howells!

Thanks for sharing and all the inspiration you give me during the year!

Happy New Year!

Suzanne said...

Wow, you have had such an amazing array of accomplishments this past year, congratulations! I really love the hexagon quilt.

Karoline said...

You completed some wonderful pieces in 2013.

I hope 2014 is everything you & your family want it to be

Sharon said...
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Sharon said...

You had an amazing year, all your projects were gorgeous and are such an inspiration to all of us!

Wanda said...

Oh Margaret, I am soooo drooling! What beauty!! You are so incredibly talented! Thanks so much for sharing and for your constant inspiration.

Beth said...

What an amazing display Margaret. You most be SO pleased with all that you accomplished in 2013 - cross stitch, quilting, knitting - wow!
The size and complexity of all your many projects too - wow!

lena-lou said...

Hello Margaret, I have found your blog again! Your sampler Mary Macallister really caught my eye as I have been to and through Whitehaven so many many times. I did not even know there was a Whitehaven sampler. Your other stitching is beautiful, I only wish I had the patience to stack at a larger project but 'fraid not :-)

Loraine said...

Oh my goodness everything you do just takes my breath away! What an awesome year you had!