Jan 1, 2018

The year in stitches

Five are my design, many were changed from original charts.  But truth be told, it was a year of waning needle love and stitching slumps.  The most difficult I've had in quite some time resulting in small projects and no desire to work on a larger sampler.  Lori Rippey's Polly Cole was the only one and having short rows made it easier for me.  Very wide projects really test my patience so Polly was not a problem.
One Santa was stitched in 2016 and finished in 2017, I believe the others were all 2017. 
 
Not sure I could pick a favorite, but 1776, my minis, Chums, the Kogut Santas are at the top.

Nitzy has improved, is drinking water and taking some food.  He is using the litter box and staying inside to rest, I am sure he will be fine.  He was drooling with his tongue out and not moving much which is what the vet said was common with poisoning.
 
 







































 

Happy 2018!

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25 comments:

Mary said...

So very glad Nitzy is better, when my cat Otto was "off his feed and just not acting right" I went to the vet and $400 later after antibiotics and IV fluids( he was dehydrated )all they could find was he must have gotten into something. Then of course got the brief lecture on " inside cats are healthier and live longer" tell that to my 14 year old cat Aggie! Now I swear all Otto does is drink water, they must have told him drink or it is more IVs. Your finishes are great I tend to do, then put away usually never to the frame or pillow stage. All the time saying I have got to frame or make that a pillow. Maybe this year, hahaha.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Marly,
So happy Nitzy is improving!! Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful finishes for 2017!!
I hope that 2018 will be a better year for you, both health wise and stitching wise!! Thank you for your many visits and kind comments to my blog this past year and for your friendship!!
Heart Hugs~
Julie

Rugs and Pugs said...

For someone in a stitching slump, that is a lot of amazing finishes. All beautiful.
Happy to hear Nitzy is improving and will be ok.
Happy New Year!
Lauren

Angie said...

Those of us that know our cats know when something is wrong.
So happy to hear Nitzi is feeling better!
Our inside/outside stray was sick last year. He was so hot, burning up from a fever. I was afraid he wasn't going to make it to Monday. This was on a Saturday, of course. To the 24 hour emergency we went. He had fluids and antibiotics, blood work etc. Never really found the cause for his fever. Four days later he was fine. His name is now Rusty Ruger. My husband wanted a Ruger but we spend that much on the emergency vet visit and he had to wait a bit longer to get his pistol.
Your finishes are awesome, Marly!
A happy and healthy New Year to you and yours!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wow...that's a lot of stitching! Glad the kitty is on the mend. Hope 2018 is a great year for you...always love stopping by to see what you are up to with a needle...and otherwise.
Robyn

rosek1870 said...

Love them all. You did an amazing amount of stitching for someone in a slump. Glad your Nitzi is on the mend. Wishing you many blessings in 2018!
Hugs,
Rose

diamondc said...

Marly: So happy to hear Nitzy is doing better, Blondie the cat sends her love.
You have been very productive this past year, and you did not even include the box's you made and other things you have been up too.

Happy New Year My friend
Catherine

Kristen said...

Happy New Year Marky! You had done lovely finishes last year.

A pox on whoever poisoned Nitzy. I hope he continues to improve.

Jacqueline said...

Happy new year! Glad the kitty is feeling better. If you accomplished all this stitching while in a slump I can't envision what you could do in a "good" year.

Diane Prenatt said...

So glad your kitty is on the mend. We expect so much of ourselves--these projects are lovely and quite enough!

Robin in Virginia said...

I think you had a very productive year even with being in a stitching slump. I am glad to hear that Nitzy is doing better. I hope you have a peaceful year filled with all that you want to do with needle and thread.

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Wow! You have some great finishes! Am so happy to read Nitzy is improving--it makes my heart very sad when kitties are unwell.

Barb said...

Good news about Nitzy. If that"s slump well, I love all of them because they fit into a primitive home so beautifully!! Happy 2018!

deb said...

Very happy to hear Nitzy is doing better!

I have to agree with what others are saying - that's an awful lot of stitching for being in a slump. Makes me think you must have melted needles from your stitching so fast in your non-slump days. ;) I do hope 2018 is gentler on you than 2017 has been.

Mary A said...

Hi Marly,
First, the important stuff, I am glad Nitzy is getting better. Now, if you were in a stitching slump with all that you produced in 2017, I can't imagine what your output would have been if you really tried! Amazing!

Marilyn said...

All great finishes!
Marilyn

Margaret said...

Yay, Nitzy! Good news! So these are your stitching finishes for the year? Doesn't look like much of a slump to me. Beautiful work! I just finished knitting a sweater and I'm facing that eternal question -- what next? And feeling very slump-ish. Ugh. Happy New Year!

debbie haggard said...

Everyone above took the words right out of my mouth. this is a 'slump'?!!? I wish I had your kind of slumps. Every one is a unique and beautiful piece of work. So glad to hear Nitzy is recovering :-)

Vickie said...

I am glad to hear Nitzy is doing better.
Your finishes are perfection Marly.

Karen said...

So happy that Nitzy is improving. Marly, your stitching and finishes are lovely.

Maryann Olsaver said...

Love all your stitchings Marly - hope Nitzy is ack to his old self soon 🙂

Anonymous said...

Marly, Happy New Year! What a beautiful layout of your 2017 stitchings! I love them all but especially your stitched heart. The beauty of this piece still knocks my socks off. Wishing you and your family a healthy and peaceful 2018. I hope little Nitzy continues to improve. Take care, SAH

Anonymous said...

Marly, thanks for sharing all of your stitching for the year. They are all beautiful! I've put "1776" on my "must stitch" list.....thank you.
Also, I love your blog header! Can you tell us what pattern it's from?
Happy New Year to you and yours! Cherie in Wisconsin

Frances N said...

So glad Nitzy is better!
That's a lot of stitching, and all of it is beautiful! You accomplished a lot in a year that you felt was a bit of a slump! Good deal!

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