I’ll be carrying forward quite a few projects from 2022. It will be interesting to see how much I accomplish on these projects in 2023. I am continually surprised at where my stitching takes me when I’m inspired.
On finishing things ..
I really like to finish my stitching projects. And I mean really finish. When I start a new project (whether planned or unplanned) I make sure that I have an idea on how I want the piece to be finished after I’ve stitched it.
Do I want it framed? Or do I want a soft finish? I’m pretty handy with a sewing machine and I love to make project bags, pillows, ornaments, or what have you with my stitched pieces.
I find that many of my pieces do NOT end up framed. A lot of the stitching I do is just for fun (because I like the design) or it’s a practice piece where I’m learning new techniques.
Many pieces found a place in my first fabric journal (which you can read about in some of my earlier posts from the previous couple of years.
I expect that I will be making more journals in the future. They are a great way of recording all of the work that I have done.
New for 2023!!
I’m hosting a stitch-along on Facebook which starts in January 1, 2023! It’s a private FB group but if you search “2023 Stitchy Stitch-a-Long” you should be able to find it and ask to join.
I’m going to be working on two pieces both cross stitch – Both by Ink Circles. Metamorphosis and Dog’s Declaration.
New learning in 2023
I am always looking at ways to develop my artistic and embroidery skills. This year I am looking forward to some new work
An Introduction to Portraits with Emily Jo Gibbs – I’m very excited about this class! Learning how to draw portraits and then translating them to embroidery.
EAC Seminar 2023 in Winnipeg. I’ve registered for a 4 day class on goldwork/surface embroidery with Kathy Andrew’s. I’m not sure yet if I’m officially in the class (and I have a couple of back up classes selected just in case).
Pulled thread cyber course taught by Joyce Gill with Embroidery Association of Canada