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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