2018 Stitching Year in Review

Since we’re at the start of a new year, I thought I would post a recap of my stitching finishes for 2018. Since there will be quite a few photos, I’m going to keep them fairly small so the page will load more quickly. You can click on any of the images to see a larger view which will open in a new tab.

I actually had a very productive January and February in terms of finishes. Sadly, that was due to the fact I was on short-term disability from work because I suffered a pulmonary embolism (PE) on January 7, 2018. I had lots of time for stitching for a few weeks until I was cleared to return to work. It was my second PE in less than two years, so now I have to take blood thinners for the rest of my life to hopefully prevent having another one.

12 Jan 2018 – Eiffel Quaker by Jardin Privé (started 1 Jan 2015) – Stitched on 32 count Brigid Jobelan from Fabrics by Stephanie using the recommended fibers. This one is dated 2014 because that’s the year I went to Paris.

The Daily Mel | Eiffel Quaker by Jardin Privé

16 Jan 2018 – Merry and Bright by The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery (started 1 Dec 2016) – Stitched on 28 count Crystal Quartz Cashel linen from Picture This Plus using the recommended fibers.

The Daily Mel | Merry & Bright by Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery

17 Jan 2018 – Dance in the Rain by Lizzie*Kate (started in 2014) – Stitched on 28 count linen from my stash (color/manufacturer unknown) using various GAST fibers from my stash.

The Daily Mel | Dance in the Rain by Lizzie*Kate

20 Jan 2018 – Le Quaker á 6 Mains – Complimentary collaboration design (no longer available) from Broder Ensemble, Le 498, and AMAP (started 5 Jan 2007) – Stitched on 28 count Chai Tea Jobelan by Wichelt using Woodland Fantasy floss from the now defunct Needle Necessities. Fantasy Island from Threadworx is a very comparable color.

The Daily Mel | Le Quaker á 6 Mains

25 Feb 2018 – Snowy Pines by Little House Needleworks (started 9 Feb 2018) – Stitched on 32 count raw linen using various overdyed fibers from my stash (mostly WDW and GAST).

The Daily Mel | Snowy Pines by Little House Needleworks

25 Nov 2018 – Coffee Break by SODAstitch (started 11 Feb 2018) – Stitched on 32 count white Jobelan using the recommended DMC fibers.

The Daily Mel | Coffee Break by Soda Stitch

15 Dec 2018 – Wonderful Time of Year by Country Cottage Needleworks (started 25 Nov 2018) – Stitched on 32-count Raw/White Petit Point Linen using the recommended Classic Colorworks fibers.

The Daily Mel | Wonderful Time of Year by Country Cottage Needleworks

That’s my stitching finish recap for 2018. I hope to finish a few more in 2019 than I did in 2018. Honestly though, as long as I’ve got some finishes in 2019, I’ll be happy. I’ll be back tomorrow to share my stitching plans for 2019.

Until next time …

The Daily Mel | Signature Image

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