Monday, December 30, 2013

2013 Year in Review

     2013 has been a year of ups and downs, joys and sorrows and goodbyes. I was amazed at how much I accomplished in both stitching and quilting during the year.  I hope you enjoy the photo journey!

Stitching

A&E - The Scarlett House

Arabella Graves - Traveling  Stitcher

Bird in Bough - Scarlet Letter

Butternut Tavern - Stacy Nash

Emma Miles - Scarlet Letter

Garden Glade - Carriage House Samplings



Needleworker - Little House Needleworks

Strawberry Marking Sampler - Handwork Samplers

Summer at Hollyberry Farm - Stacy Nash
Quilting

Amaryllis Tablerunner

Fa-La-La - Fig Tree Wheels pattern

Field Study - Tula Pink

French General BOM

Fresh Mini Club

Love - Tula Pink

Civil War Era Tumblers Tablerunner
Goodbyes

Janet Lea Thompson
May 21, 1952 - May 23, 2013
Rest in Peace Sweet Pea
Emma
April 26, 2008 - July 26, 2008


26 comments:

BrendaS said...

Laurie --
Thanks for sharing all your finishes! You got lots done and they are all gorgeous.

Happy New Year!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

You have some magnificent finishes, Laurie!! Thank you for all the inspiration. Wishing you a very happy new year!!!

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

You've had a beautiful year filled with gorgeous, stupendous stitching and quilting making anyone a little green eyed with jealously ;) yet celebratory for your sharing your talents with all of us. Yet during the celebrations and creating, I know your year was tempered with sadness and loss too, may they rest in peace, as they will never be forgotten. May your new year be filled with all the things that bring you joy, health, happiness and filled with God's gracious blessings abundant! Happy New Year!

Carol said...

How delightful to see all those lovely finishes once again, Laurie. I do believe Summer at Hollyberry Farm is my absolute favorite :)

I hope little Owen is doing okay without his sweet Emma around--how you must miss her!

Wishing you every happiness in the coming year!

Vickie said...

It is all wonderful! Love Amarylis Tablerunner.

Melissa said...

Laurie, as usual, I am in awe of all your stitching!

I'm sorry that this year was one where you lost a dear friend and sweet Emma too. Here's to a Happier 2014!

samplerlover said...

Laurie, your year has been full of beautiful finishes and also sadness. I hope that the coming year is a better one for you. - Sandra.

Jackie said...

You have quiet the accomplished year full of beautiful projects. I don't think I could pick out a favorite.

I know you've also experienced some great loss this year and my heart aches for you. I'm not sure I've ever believed the adage "time heals all wounds" but I do think that with the passing of time, we learn to cope. Sending you a hug.

Wishing you a safe, healthy and happy new year!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! You had a very productive year and all your finishes are beautiful. Please share your tips on how you get so much accomplished.

Krista said...

Beautiful finishes, each and every one is an inspiration! Thank you for sharing. May the New Year be a happy and healthy one.

jody said...

I have had to say some sad goodbyes too..we that are left sure miss those that are gone... You sure have gotten alot done! My goodness! Im going to do my best to take time this new year!! Enjoy your evening..

Ann said...

Beautiful, beautiful work, each and every sampler and quilt. Your needle has been flashing this year.

This has been a very difficult year for you as well--my thoughts and prayers are with you. The memories will never go away, but hopefully the pain will ease.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

You've surely done a lot of beautiful things this year! Let's hope the New Year will be filled with happiness!

Margaret said...

Ok, I'm depressed now. How did you get so much done??? So much more than me! lolol! All are beautiful too -- great pieces, every one. I know you are still missing your sweet Emma, and your dear friend Janet as well. Here's to a happy, healthy, wonderful New Year. Happy 2014!

marly said...

What amazing samplers and gorgeous quilts. A very productive year! Wishing you and Owen a happy and healthy new year.

Kevin said...

Wow! What an incredible variety of beautiful finishes you've done this year! Congratulations on all of your beautiful work, and here's to many more to come in the year ahead. Happy New Year to you and yours. Kevin

Giovanna said...

What wonderful finishes. A very happy new year to you and your loved ones.

Ellen said...

What an incredible stitching year you've had! I can't believe the number of incredible finishes you have! WOW!!

I know that this has been a bad year with the death of your friend Janet and sweet little Emma.

Here's hoping that 2014 will be a wonderful year for you and Owen.

Catherine said...

Such beautiful projects!! May the new year be bright and full of new adventures, and may the memories of your dear friend and sweet Emma bring you smiles....

woolwoman said...

what absolutely gorgeous array of stitched and quilted finished Laurie - stunning ! Loved to see that snowy street scene. Wishing you warm and wooley-thoughts for the new year. Mel

Penny said...

Lots of beautiful stitching and quilting! So sorry for your losses this past year. I wish you every good thing for the coming year!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Laurie, what a productive year you had. All these stitched pieces and the quilts are quite simply wonderful. I woudln't be able to say which of those I loved most, and I'm sure you can't either, lol.

I wish you another productive year full of joy adn pleasure while you are quilting and stitching.

Cari said...

Oh my gosh Laurie…your work is amazing. I love each needlework piece and each and every quilt. I'm sorry for your losses this year, a dear friend and sweet Emma. I actually think of Emma every time I see Mr. Handsome - Owen. Here's wishing you a wonderful new year full of needle and thread, and lots and lots of puppy hugs!!

Karoline said...

You got some lovely things finished last year. I hope that 2014 is everything you would like it to be

Wanda said...

Laurie, what beautiful and amazing finishes! I wish you the very best for 2014.

Sharon said...

Simply amazing finishes Laurie! You rocked them out. So sorry about the goodbyes. Wishing you peasce and happiness in 2014.