End of 2006 stitching report

It's been a great stitching year for me. I achieved a lot of my goals (you can see them here) and had a lot of fun. Of course, I didn't do everything I wanted to, and a lot of the stuff I did do wasn't on my original list. I started too many things, didn't finish enough, and probably did a couple too many exchanges! But I enjoyed myself. Here's the final overview:

Don't Bug Me (Waxing Moon Designs - gift for Becky)
A Mon Ami Pierre heart (gift for Karen)
Two Sheep (Little House Needleworks freebie - gift for Sylvie)
Four Little Hearts (Indigo Rose freebie)
Alpine Seasons Garden (Chatelaine - gift for my Mum and Dad)
Sweet Little Berries (Little House Needleworks)
Victorian Floral needleroll (Sweetheart Tree - gift for Sylvie)
Quaker Garden (Blackbird Designs)
'B' from A Mon Ami Pierre alphabet (gift for Becky)
Petal Fairy (Mirabilia - gift for my niece)
Pear Tree ornament (LHN)
The Counting House (LHN)
Redwork pinkeep (A Mon Ami Pierre - replacement redwork exchange)
Friends (Lizzie*Kate - gift for Sylvie)
Don't Peek ornament (Little by Little - gift for my Mum and Dad)
Running Stag ornament (Carriage House Samplings - gift for the in-laws)
Snowflake Cone ornament (Scandinavian Stitches - gift for Anne)
Winter's Eve ornament (Country Cottage Needleworks - gift for Jo)
A for Angel (Carriage House Samplings - gift for Jeannie-Maree)
Quaker a 6 Mains (freebie)
English Christmas needleroll (Shepherd's Bush)

Exchanges completed:
Garden-themed exchange
Birthday exchange for Leena x 2
Spring exchange
Sampler Lady exchange
Summer exchange
House exchange
Redwork exchange
Birthday exchange for Sylvie
Needleroll exchange
Crazy Cat Lady exchange
Needlework Smalls exchange

Round robins completed:
Seasonal RR rounds 3 and 4
Teresa Wentzler RR rounds 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
HAED RR rounds 1, 2

The Token (Long Dog Samplers)
Shaker Spool Holder (Merry Cox)
Carriage House Samplings alphabet (as a SAL)
Tomboy (HAED)
Pisces (HAED)
Air (HAED)
Leanne's House (quilt)
Shakaasha (HAED)
Pompeii Garden (Chatelaine)
Napoleon Crosing the Saint-Bernard (Golden Kite)
Baby blanket for my nephew
Mystery HAED chart
Strawberry Garden (Blackbird Designs)
Coffee Menu (LHN)
Spring Snapperland (Bent Creek)

Progress made on projects from 2005:
Earth (HAED)
Winter's Eve (Chatelaine)
Mystery VIII (Chatelaine)

And here are a couple of progress photos. Pompeii Garden parts 1-3 are finished and I've made a start on part 4:

And my final start for the year - Spring Snapperland:

Happy New Year everyone - I hope next year is a wonderful one for you all!


  1. This list is amazing Nicki. You are such a talented stitcher. Hope that 2007 brings you many blessings.

  2. Anonymous4:11 pm

    Wow, what a list of finishes and goals. Pompeii Garden is beautiful. I see you're a HAED lover, I just started my first one today. :-)

  3. What a fine list of finishes Nicki - definitely a good year!

    Loving Pompei Garden it's looking fantastic.

  4. I'm impressed! That's quite a list for 2006 - lots of fun and beautiful projects. I'm looking forward to seeing what you get up to in 2007. ;>

    Happy New Year!

  5. Wow Nicki - you got so much stitched in 2006!!
    Have a merry change of the year! I loved seeing your table for Christmas :)

    Happy New Year to you and Martin! :D

  6. It looks like you had a really productive 2006. Happy new year Nicki

  7. Anonymous6:27 am

    Congratulations on the wonderful project list!! WOW! you've done a lot this year!
    Happy New Year!!

  8. That's an amazing amount of stitching for one year Nicki! Your Pompeii Garden is looking great.

    Happy New Year, i hope 2007 will be a good year for you.

  9. That is one great stitching year Nicki! ... love your WIP's as well.

    Happy New Year to you - I look forward to carrying on reading your blog in 2007 :)

  10. PG is looking stunning - I just love seeing every new bit of progress on this one :D Your "Angel" gift is gorgeous too ... always a visual treat when I come to visit :D (can you tell I'm catching up ... I've actually been sneaking a peek every day but finally commenting)


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