Saturday, December 28, 2013

Last Post of 2013- Lots of finishes to show

I am off to Disney World tomorrow so I probably will not have time to post anything until I come home from my magical trip.  This has been a very interesting year.  The first part was better than the last where work is concerned.  I am looking forward to a new year.   I have set one goal for this year and it is for one project.  I am going to focus this entire year on my Sistine Chapel. It is such a huge project that I really want to see it finished.  There are 45 sections of this project, 347 pages and a total of 628,296  stitches.  This year, not really working on it but every few months I was able to finish 18 pages with 37,479 stitches for a total of 6.0%.  I have 44 sections to go!  I would like to complete 12 sections this year.  That is my goal, lets see if I can reach it!!

Christmas picture of me and my sweetie!!!  

12 days of Christmas exchange from my ILCS group- I received:  Package of paper bobbins, 3 skeins of Crescent colors thread, Disney Calendar, Package of needles, 2 packs of Mil Hill beads, Lindor truffles, Mill Hill Victorian Tree kit, Mickey stickers, 2 packages of tea, one stitching finishing tool, a hot air balloon bookmark.... Sandy really spoiled me!  Thank you Sandy!

 My final gift was this Beautiful 50th anniversary Disneyland ornament!  I love it!!!  It is now hanging on my Princess tree.

Close up!!

 I made my uncle an Eagle Rag quilt for Christmas.  He LOVED it.  My great-aunt tried to take it from her, but I promised I would make her one once I get back from my trip!

My local cross stitch group has a Christmas exchange and I drew Becki's name. Becki loves Halloween and I had a lot of Halloween fabric so I made her a rag quilt too.  She loved it!  

I finished the entire top row of my HEAD - A Wintery Heirloom.  I have to admit that I was a little worried that I might not have enough fabric at the edges but I did!!  This design is tucked away for a while.  

Close up of the page finished!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe New Year!!!!  My next post will be in 2014 after my Magical Disney trip!!!  So excited!!!


Thea Wilson said...

Beautiful work on your HAED, it looks stunning!

Berly said...

The quilts are beautiful! GREAT exchanges!! Have a wonderful time in Disney. Talk to you when you get back!

Katie said...

When someone is going to Disney you definitely don't have to say Have a great time cause you just know they will. Can't wait to hear about it. Tell it we will be there in April.

Good luck with your chapel piece. I look forward to watching it grow.

CalamityJr said...

Lovely gifts, both given and received. Looking forward to seeing the Sistine Chapel progress in 2014. Enjoy every minute of your trip!

Meari said...

What a nice exchange, Vickie. Have a great time at Disney (I know you will!)

Anonymous said...

Have a great time on your trip. Winter heirloom looks great. Getting 12 sections done on Sistine Chapel will be a large goal but if anyone can do it, you can. Your the BAP finishing queen. Looking forward to watching it being stitched up this coming year.
Have a Happy New Year & see you when you get back.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Faith... said...

LOVE the quilts! Your stitching looks great. I love A Wintery Heirloom. Hope you are having fun at Disney!