Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Thinking Ahead       silk & linen
This is my new project start for 2013.
Actually, Santa brought it - so it only seemed right to start stitching away.

This is the Vierlande Winders Keeper by Amy Mitten 

Santa must have heard about my admiration of Margaret's (Days of a Sampler Lover). Check out Margaret's Quaker version.
The outside is silk, and the inside is filled with stitching and pockets.

The set also will have the pin balls and thread winders.

The link above will show you all the other details.
I love all the details.

Last year I completed a few cross stitch projects and I plan to do the same in 2013.

Calico Paradise

Of course I have lots of exciting quilting plans as well.

More applique - several more old quilts to share with you.  Some piecing too.

And let's not forget the quilting; hand & machine plans are in the works.

Catherine's Garden old and new

Sewing tools - so many upcoming treasures!

The tape loom and tape too...that update might take two posts.

Thanks to all of you who sent the link to the loom going up for auction this month.  You can see it HERE, Pook & Pook.

I have three reproduction samplers I plan to finish - as in all the way to framing.

I also see handmade LACE in the coming year - oh, so much to look forward to!
 Wishing you all the best in 2013!!  Do you always start a new year with a new project?


Sue said...

Sounds like a great year ahead for you!

Have a wonderful New Year!!

Margaret said...

Ah lovely!! I love the Vierlande version of Amy Mitten's class! Of course I haven't finished mine yet. So bad. Looking forward to watching your work. So many beautiful things to see ahead, I can tell!! Cool tape loom too. Too bad I can't afford it. lol!

regan said...

The winders keeper is lovely! Santa must REALLY like you.....lucky girl! :o)

One Minnesota Quilter said...

You always have your hands into such interesting things! Happy New Year!


Nancy in MT said...

You just can't make a simple little pincushion like the rest of us. You know I'm kidding. Wow, what a gift and it suits you.

Pat said...

I see that Santa was very good to you. I heard Amy Mitten speak. She was a great speaker and had wonderful treasures to show and stories to tell.

Kyle said...

Wow! What an exquisite project. You have a wonderful line up for the year. Can't wait to follow along.

Janet O. said...

This is an amazing creation, Dawn. Wow!!

Miriam said...

Ohhh You have a lovely list of creative projects for this year!
I would love to learm lace making too. One day!

Happy New Year Dawn!

Ann-Mari said...

I enjoyed following your creativity in 2012, and it looks like I am going to enjoy following in 2013 just as much. Have fun!

Me and My Stitches said...

Yet another amazing project! I am intrigued by the pin balls. How big are they? It's always so much fun to see your treasures and what you are working on.

Barb said...

Happy New Year!
Thanks for sharing all your projects with us - looking forward to a new year of inspiration

audrey said...

Always! Looks like you're going to be having fun with a great new project to start the year out right.:)

gwendiequilts said...

The Winders Keepers is beautiful! Sounds like you're going to keep very busy this year. You always do such a wonderful job, I can't wait to see what you accomplish.

Doniene said...

You always have such very interesting projects! Can hardly wait to see them all!! And the Winder Keeper is so beautiful!! How wonderful!!

Have a great 2013!!

Maureen said...

You pick such stunning projects! Looking forward to hearing about them and all your other goodies.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Looks like you have a good 'Santa' too!!

Lovely projects!!!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Looks like you have a good 'Santa' too!!

Lovely projects!!!

AnnieO said...

Your ambitions are truly intriguing! I'll gladly pop in and see what you're digging into next :) Happy New Year!

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

I saw two versions of these Winders Keepers finished at a recent class organised by the Sampler Guild here in the UK. They are truly scrumptious - I coveted them greatl!. A lot of work but just beautiful when finished. Irene xxx