The year in cross stitch

December 30, 2021

The year in cross stitch

What a year it has been! 

There are plenty of opinions on the year that was 2021, I'm sure. But, I'm just going to stick to cross stitch:)

The year in cross stitch 2021 - October House Fiber Arts Journal

While we didn't get to go to Nashville this year, we did enjoy two Needlework Expos - which were wonderful. Although I'm certainly not the most prolific designer, I was very happy with the number of new designs that we released this year...14!

I got myself into kind of a regular schedule, and I'm definitely hoping to improve upon that in the new year. I need to be looking a little further ahead in my planning than I was able to do in 2021. Still, I'm pleased with my progress.

Our top selling design for 2021 was a bit of a surprise...Sew Blessed! It was something of a cross-over hit, as it appealed to lots of stitchers as well as sewists. 

The year in cross stitch 2021 - October House Fiber Arts Journal

As far as personal stitching, I did get just a bit done. I had really hoped to finish the Books of the Bible in one year, but that didn't happen! I'm not quite halfway through (I think I'm up to Lamentations), so maybe it's a two year project instead of one:)

The year in cross stitch 2021 - October House Fiber Arts Journal

I did finish this one from Plum Street Samplers, which I loved stitching:

The year in cross stitch 2021 - October House Fiber Arts Journal

But facts are I spend 95% of my stitching time on my own models. That doesn't leave a lot of time for all the other things I want to stitch:)

There's lots to look forward to for 2022, and I'm excited to make another trip to the Nashville Needlework Market. Onward!




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