Happy New Year!

They’ve, or should I say WordPress has changed the way my blog functions, well for me anyway, so it’s been somewhat challenging as I stumble through it. I guess maybe if I blog more, it will become easier for me. Maybe that should be one of my New Year’s resolutions?! What do you think?

Do you have any resolutions yet? I’ve been reading lots of ideas on Facebook, where as one was “19 in 19.” Nineteen new or already started, needlepoint that is, in all sizes. Depending on what you pick, that could be very aggressive or a snap! I’ve got 4-5 ornaments that are close, so that would give me a great start. I would love to finish the piece that we started in France with Tony Minieri, but then for me it always depends on the shop and how much I work.

Speaking of finishes, this was my latest larger than an ornament piece!

It is a charted design that was in Needlepointers magazine about 10 years ago by Chottie Alderson. It was piece that I always wanted to stitch and when I stumbled on it in the Needlepoint Nation Stash Exchange on Facebook, I snapped it up! I thank the stitcher for parting with it and it has found a very good home.

When I took it to New Creations Picture Framing in San Marino, we really had a hard time finding just the right color frame. I said well why couldn’t we do 4 colors? Never for a moment did I think that they would take me seriously, well they did! And I’m thrilled with the way it came out. The pink cat was extremely challenging and I had to stitch it 2 or 3 times, so that one we’re calling AlleyCat…

My stitching assistant all settled in with me for some stitching time. AlleyCat and I both wish you a Happy New Year and here’s to great stitching in 2019!

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About Vicky

Needlepoint, morning noon and evening! what could be better than this? I work on the computer in the daylight hours editing stitch guides and drawing stitches that you will see in the next Needlepoint Now for your stitching pleasure! In between this, there is time for taking pictures of my stitching adventures, Facebook and writing stitch guides for canvas that I am stitching for Needle Deeva, Maggie, Ruth Schmuff and others. Mostly needlepoint you ask? well we will talk about my cats Sylvester and AlleyCat, better known as "the brat". Of course I can't forget Felix who was the love of my life for over 14 years. He broke my heart as he departed for the Rainbow Bridge last year. Oh did I mention baseball?

12 thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. Happy New Year! I always love your blog, especially Alley Cat. I have the cats pattern, it was a surprise letter from a friend, totally unexpected one day. She was clearing out her Needlepoint Now magazines, thought I should have it. I have my fabric on the bars, have some threads, am ready to start. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Happy New Year Vicky from me and my 1 feline, Abby ( she is 18 this year). Love your cat piece. You always do such a beautiful job. This year, like so many others, I hope to finish some projects. The trouble is I have 2 passions, quilting and needlepointing. I always have such good intentions of finishing a project but then get distracted by something on Pinterest and there I go starting another new project. Yikes!

  3. Happy New Year Vicky, my New Years Resolution is to try to stitch more and use up some of my stash! No doubt I will have broken that resolution by the end of January

  4. Happy New Year to you and yours! I really enjoy your blog and love it when you take time from your very busy schedule to drop in. Here’s to a happy, healthy, stitchy 2019!

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