Thursday, December 31, 2015

Last Post for 2015

I am writing this last post for 2015, and I want to share a photo of my LAST ORNAMENT with my followers.  As you know, I recently had to pull an ornament from my"stitched ornament box" to give as a last minute gift which I'm THANKFUL that I already had an ornament that needed to be finished.  So I gave the ornament as a gift, and it was greatly received and appreciated by our dear friends.  But I loved the ornament so much and wanted one for myself, so I thought that would be the best LAST ORNAMENT to restitch for myself this year.

So here is LHN This Is My Joy stitched ornament. is not "finished" but I will do that in January as I do not want to sew it up tonight.

As I reflect on this past year, it also helps me to plan and prepare for 2016.  I have signed up for the Smalls SAL again for 2016 which definitely helps keep me motivated in getting my ornaments finished as well as for birthday presents.  So tomorrow, I will make my 2016 CROSS STITCHING TO DO LIST for projects for this coming year.  First, I write down all the names of the people I stitch presents for and then I write all the names down for ornaments.  As each project is stitched, I cross off that name and put it in a "FINISHED" box to give to the recipient.  I buy those beautiful decorator boxes from Michaels and keep my "stitched ornaments" in one box to finish, and my "finished presents" in another decorator box.  That way no projects or presents go missing in my sewing room.  And you can look at your list to prepare for buying any needed supplies ahead of time so you aren't starting a project and missing any missing threads or fabric for the project.

I will be stitching all the way up until midnight tonight.  I hope everyone has a safe New Years Eve tonight, and Happy New Year for 2016!



  1. Brenda, your last stitch finish is super. What fabric is that? on my monitor, it is showing as a medium blue. I am another list maker. I look forward to seeing what you come up with in 2016.

  2. That's a beautiful ornament - I can see why you wanted one for yourself!

  3. Your ornament is pretty. Love the combination of beige on blue. Happy New Year.

  4. Gorgeous! I have the chart out to do this one but keep procrastinating about colours for fabric and floss. x

  5. Happy New Year Brenda. I hope that you and your family are doing well. This is one of my favorite ornies as well. I have stitched it twice and expect to stitch it again.