Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Final Flourish for 2011

I'm finishing 2011 with a finish! They've been a bit thin on the ground this year so maybe stitching 2011 on Sunflower Bellpull back in November was a touch on the optimistic side. However I managed to get the last stitches in yesterday so no restitching was required.

Sunflower-Bellpull---FinishSunflower-Bellpull-Detail

Sunflower Bellpull by The Drawn Thread copyright 2000
Started May 2010 - finished December 2011
Stitched using the recommend fabric and threads


I hope you all had a great Christmas, Father Christmas was good to me again this year bringing me several things off my wish lists. I was in a Secret Santa exchange with some friends and my Santa sent me Plum Street Samplers - Fruit of the Spirit & a piece of hand dyed fabric. I also got Blackbird Designs A Stitcher's Journey.

Christmas-Stash-2011

On the books front I got River Cottage Veg Everyday from which I've already earmarked a long list of recipes to try. I also got a couple of sewing books, Home Sewn by French General and Sewing for Boys by Shelly Figueroa and Karen LePage. Unfortunately Father Christmas forgot to leave me some time for crafting!

Christmas-Book-2011

I hope that you all have a lovely New Year

22 comments:

Christine said...

What a beautiful finish, Karoline! I'm glad to hear that you had a good Christmas!

Vonna said...

Your bell pull is fabulous Karoline! Old St. Nick forgot to leave me some time too...or just slow it down a bit :)
Happy new Year!

Margaret said...

I love your finish!!! And nice presents too! Love those books.... Happy New Year!

Melissa said...

Oh, to finish with a flourish! The Sunflower Bellpull is lovely and it will be ready for summer!

Now those books ... I have an eye on the RC Veg Everyday but it's not out on this side of the pond yet. I did get his RC Everyday which I am really enjoying!

Happy New Year, Karoline!

Bertie said...

Marvelous Karoline, stunning in fact.
Happy New Year wishes for you and your family.
We may meet in 2012 at a class!!

Nancy said...

Your Sunflower Bellpull is absolutely gorgeous! Glad you had a nice Christmas, and best wishes for a very Happy New Year!

mainely stitching said...

WOW, that really is ending the year on a bang! Great finish!! :D Best wishes for the New Year!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Congratulations on squeezing off a last minute finish! It's beautiful!

Happy New Year!!!!

Rowyn said...

A beautiful stitching finish to finish off 2011. Happy new year!

cathymk said...

Beautiful finish Karoline! What a lovely way to finish the year.

Best wishes to you for 2012!

Ann at Beadlework. said...

Lovely bellpull, good for you getting it finished. Happy New Year wishes to you and your family.

Katrina said...

Gorgeous finish!!!! Congratulations :-). Nice presents too, glad your Christmas was nice. Hope you have a happy New Year.

Kathy Ellen said...

Your "Sunflower Bellpull" is so beautifully stitched and finished! Just beautiful! It looks as though Father Christmas was very good to you this year, with some new needlework designs and great books too. Hope that you get lots of time to enjoy everything.

Sharon said...

Gorgeous finish Karoline! Lovely presents-my favorite if Fruit of the Spirit. Any plans to start it soon? Happy New Year to you and your family.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Gorgeous finish Karoline, well done on squeezing in a last minute happy dance for 2011.

Andrea said...

A lovely finish.

Happy New Year!

Lois said...

What a fantastic finish to end off 2011 Karoline. What nice gifts to start off 2012.

Isabelle said...

Gorgeous finish Karoline!
You got lovely gifts as well. Hope you manage to find a bit of time to dig into all of this!

woolwoman said...

wonderful DT finish Karoline - congrats on that! Hope you have a wonderful 2012 with happy knitting and stitching. Cheers Melody

Solstitches said...

What a beautiful way to end your stitching year Karoline.
Your Sunflower Bellpull is gorgeous.
Great selection of books and stash you have there.
I got the River Cottage Veg book as well and love it.
What do you think of the French General book? Would you recommend it?
Margaret

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish, and a Happy Stitchy 2012! You've had some really lovely gifts :-)

Susan said...

Wow, Karoline - that is gorgeous! Congratulations on your finish!

Happy (belated) New Year!