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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Blog Hop #14: Looking Back on 2012

The first blog hop of 2013...woo hoo! Here's the prompt:

What was your biggest stitching accomplishment in 2012? 
What was your favorite stash acquisition in 2012 and will you be using it in 2013?

Hmmm...good one. I would have to say my greatest accomplishment was the mere volume of items I created this calendar year. I am a gift giver - so I am sure I have given at least ten separate finished items to friends and family over the last 12 months. Mostly for new babies (three, I think) and close to a handful of small (and not so small) personalized items to friends. I was also able to complete two things for myself... or my home at least. That is a feat in itself! I hardly make a thing for me to keep. I hope that will change for the year 2013. :)

Two fairly recent stitchy related acquisitions I hope to make good use of are a floor scroll frame and a LED floor lamp. Both of them were "adopted", so they were previously loved. But I am uber-excited to test them out together. The scroll frame stand was purchased from Craig's List for $25 and the lamp was salvaged (for free!) from a lonely existence living in the corner of a dark room. I have used the frame quite a bit - it is most helpful for large pieces like my monster of a mermaid project. The lamp is quietly waiting to be put in use for the first time. Since I got it right before Christmas - I haven't had a chance to try it out.

Together, I have a feeling they will be most helpful in assisting me over the next 12 months of creativity and gift giving fun.

Happy New Year, my stitchy friends!

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  1. Sounds like you had a busy 2012 on the stitching front! Great luck finding the floor stand and LED lamp at such bargains. Here's to a happy and successful 2013 :)

  2. Wow you completed alot of projects! Good job and a stitching lamp is always my sights best friend, lol!

  3. Wow, great finds on the floor stand and lamp! It's always fun to get a bargain, especially stitching related ones! Congrats on all of your finishes.

  4. Can't wait to see what you accomplish in 2013.

  5. What a great deal. Love eBay and craigslist and amazon. Such good deals. Half price books is a good one too:-) congrats on all the finishes

  6. I love my LED lamp, don; stitch iwt out it. Great acquisition on your end. Happy Stitching!!


  7. I could not sew without my daylight lamp. A stand certainly takes a lot of strain off the shoulder socket.

    They will both make a huge difference to how long and when you can stitch.

  8. I agree with everyone. I received an OTT Light and now I can't stitch without it. Congrats on the great savings on your stash items.