Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 The Year in Review

Television viewers are being inundated with year in review stories.  With two remaining days in 2013, it is time to recap needlework projects at Thistle Manor.  As I was sorting the photos, I was hoping there were more finishes to share.  Will start with the rug hooking.

Thanks to the help of my friend, Jan Adams, the flag rug finally became a reality.  Let's don't talk about the length of time, this project languished in the stitching bag.  No the whale rug is not finished, a goal for 2014.

All My Scattering Moments by Goode Huswife. 

Bees Blessing

Not pictured, but also finished and framed Adam and Eve by La D Da, Mehitable Wright by Pineberry Lane, Lydia Emaline by Pineberry Lane and the Bessie Shults memorial sampler.  Another goal for 2014, more stitching.

In my goal to reduce my fabric stash, the sewing machine was humming.  This is Flying Geese.

My favorite finish, a Jo Morton HST pinterest project.

Pottery Shards another Jo Morton

Jo Morton's Broken Dishes

Rasberry Swirls or Goose Tracks, yes another Jo Morton

Susie's Nine Patch

Table runner projects, made using the binding tool.

Cathy, the long armed quilter made the runners extra special with her quilting.

Pink! Pepto! 5" charm square's

Time for some rationalization:  I pulled a million weeds, canned tomato juice and made apple butter!  On New Year's Day, if I am brave enough and can find my courage, I will face the unifinished projects of 2013. 


  1. You have some beautiful finishes from this year. Happy stitching in the new year....

  2. So many beautiful finishes! I love seeing your year in review! Happy 2014!

  3. Lots of great finishes tons of quilts that depleated the stash until... the shopping trip on saturday. I guess more quilts will be finished in 2014!

  4. Such beautiful projects this year--looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings!

  5. just getting your projects out and seeing what you have is a start x Hope the New Year is a good one xx

  6. Many beautiful finishes!!!
    Hope you have a wonderful stitchin' New Year!!!
    Prim Blessings

  7. Beautiful stitching and quilting finishes.

  8. Your finishes are gorgeous

    I hope you have a great new year

  9. Beautiful finishes. Jo Morton HST is my favorite too. Just love those fabrics. Happy New Year and Happy Stitching in 2014.

  10. So beautiful and you are truly a talented lady.

  11. Thanks for stopping by and leading me to your great blob. Love all your cross stitching and your quilts. I am still learning .