Tuesday, December 29, 2015

2015 Year in Review

It was a big year of changes for me (most of them wonderful).  Through the midst of it all, I managed to have a very productive year.  In fact, I completed twice the number of projects that I did in 2014!

1.  First, I completed my verses for the Torah Stitch by Stitch project.


2.  I embroidered a beautiful Scrub Jay for Studio MME's e-book of patterns.


3.  I couldn't tear myself away from the cuteness of Fibery Friends.


4.  This adorable Grumpy Cat went to a very happy owner.


5.  My in-laws were touched to receive a reminder of their travels in Pretty Little Sydney.


6.  I gave Christmas Celebration to my friend Julia.


7.  I gave Christmas on Gingerbread Lane to my friend Cassie.


8.  I made Terry's Poem for my mom's friend to remember her late husband's promise to her.


9.  I made Golden Girls to thank Laura for being a friend to my mom when she needed one most.


10.  Steotchalong 2015 will make my husband the envy of everyone in his office.


11.  My brother's family loved the cute creepiness of Halloween Spooky Sampler.


12.  My husband would also take Mom with him to work if it weren't for some rules about office decorum.


13.  My friend Angela loved Cherry Blossom Festival Sampler as a reminder of sushi-related fun times.


14.  My Festival of Lights got a little brighter with the Chanukah Stamp.


15.  The year isn't officially over until I finish the yearly sampler from Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery.  With the end of Story Time Sampler, I am ready for 2016.


I finished 7 Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery projects, 4 cross-stitch projects from other designers, and 4 embroidery projects (three of them original designs).  At this rate, I completed an average of 1.25 projects per month.  I think my WIP challenge really helped me be more productive.  Creating a smaller list of projects to work on helped give me enough variety not to feel stuck, but limited the focus of my work enough to get more done on each one.  I'll keep that in mind for next year.  Can I top 15 projects?  Let's find out!

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