Wednesday, December 31

2014 Year in Review

I recapped most of what I've accomplished in my WiPocalypse post, but I figured I would throw everything in here?

I feel like my biggest accomplishment is that I'm back to stitching again after a fairly substantial slump, and I've re-created my blog.   I still have a really busy life and a lot (too many? haha) of hobbies, but I'm stitching again.

In fact, looking at the records, I've stitched more this year (and just in the second half of this year, actually) than I have for all of the other years I've lived here.  Wow.  In fact, I haven't stitched this much since 2007, which is well before I moved here (2008 was a heavy grad-school year).

And I'd like to just express my joy at how easy it is to get everything I want in Blogger's WYSIWYG editor.   I used to spend hours and hours working on the CSS and imaging and other issues just to get the blog the way I want it.  Now, I get everything I want - pages, background images, etc. with very little effort.  No more self-taught CSS and very little HTML, yay!

And something, which I'm really proud of - I got everything organized!! (again?  I've had different schemes over the years), both physically and in digital form so I know what I've got.  Yeehaw, organization!  I think that's part of coming out of the slump.   I work on a lot of home improvement projects, which definitely impedes stitching time, but upgrading our place goes hand in hand with getting everything put away and organized :)

So here's a run-down of finishes, progress and framing

  • Deco Spirits 
  • Ferret Knot 
  • Chinese Dragon
All of these were finished by Nick's Frame Shop in Phoenix (Letters by Nora S was, also).
I hope everyone has had a fantastic year and holiday season, and I look forward to all of the goodies I will stitch and see stitched in the next year!


  1. What a fabulous year! And you can never have too many hobbies... or at least that's what I tell myself. :-)

    1. Never too many hobbies, but definitely not enough time! LOL

  2. WOW! When you come out of a slump you do it in style!! Congratulations on a great year and I am looking forward to seeing your accomplishments in 2015.

  3. You really were busy the second half of this year! Now top that for 2015!

    1. I will do my best!

  4. I'm happy for you that you found your way back into stitching, and looking forward to accompany your journey this next year :)

    1. Thank you so much! It's amazing how much I enjoy it and how much I'd forgotten how therapeutic it is. I can't believe I ever stopped.


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