Sunday, January 17, 2021

Happy New Year (2020 in reveiw)

It's been a long time, but I'm still alive and well.  

A few pics for my very quick review of 2020.  (in no certain order)

A little hand stitching here and there.  My first attempt at EPP with hexagons.  I'm now an EPP fan!

Vintage potholder embroidery.

Six more blocks like these, and I'll have enough to complete the king size quilt top that my daughter requested.

I completed this king size quilt requested by my son this year.  It's warm and cozy and that's all that matters.  And that it was made with love.  

I swore I'd never try another one that large, but then our daughter said " I want one for my bed, too."  LOL

I made a few of these from some vintage looking Halloween fabric.  

I hand pieced and hand quilted this little table runner from my scrap basket.  This was a fun project.

I didn't really love it on the table, so the table runner hangs on the back of my granny chair in the dining room.  

I took this guy to the hospital during the pandemic for an urgent aneurysm repair, that he discovered on his own.  He did well and is as good as new! Edited: this is my 80 year old dad. 

Had a Covid picnic with these kids on the way to pick up the 4th cousin in Asheville.

A little more hand piecing and quilting on small projects.

We said sad goodbyes to this sweet fellow on February 19.

Hand stitched a couple of Kathy Schmitz rabbits for friends.

Matching aprons for the granddaughters.  (no hallmark moments with grandma liked them more thant the girls did)

I caught this fabulous rainbow over our house one day during 2020.  God always keeps His promises.

Easy cross stitching on pre stamped pillow cover.  

Stitched a vintage Christmas piece (pre stamped) that I bought from eBay.  This was a fun piece to do.

Okay, that's it.... I hope to blog more this year so that I can document my year.  

May God continue to bless us all!

Happy New Year!

Linking with Kathy's Quilt Blog for Slow Sunday Stitching. Go here to see what others are hand stitching.


  1. You have had a year! Glad hubby is doing well, sorry about your little furry one and here's to more rainbows!!

  2. Such lovely projects from 2020, and more happy memories than sad ones, so that's good to see!

    What are your 2021 project plans?

  3. You've had a variety of projects and experiences through the year.
    King size quilts are no laughing matter. I've only made two and hope to not make more. :)
    What a fun picnic quilt. Does it stay in the car for just such occasions?
    Glad your hubby is okay.
    Gorgeous rainbow shot!

  4. Wow - you've got a lot of cute things finished. And TWO king-sized quilts?!? Amazing. Welcome back to blogland!!

  5. Beautiful quilts, and the table runner. I'm gad your Dad is doing well. Let's home that continues this year too. I'm sorry abut your dog too, they are just like family members. It's tough when we lose them.

  6. My goodness, it is all so lovely. I have missed you and welcome back. So sorry for the loss of your fur baby. Hoping you have a wonderful year.

  7. what a lovely look back at 2020. The highs and lows.
    love your son's quilt and lovely runners


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