Last year I attempted to do 365 Days of Hand Stitching. You can read about it HERE.
If you click the button in the sidebar, you can visit the posts where I talk about some of the handwork projects I worked on throughout the year, if you’re interested in seeing any of them.
So last year, I managed to do hand stitching on 166 out of 365 days (that’s 45%, if you’re interested in statistics). In those 166 days, I made or completed 38 projects, so I’m pretty proud of that — but . . . I think I can do better!
So . . . I’m attempting it again for 2019, and I hope to do a LOT better this year than I did last year. It’s fun just trying, so if I can at least beat last year’s 45%, I’ll be happy.
I’ll once again be checking in periodically to show you some of the hand stitching projects I’m working on, and here’s a little sampling of some of the things I have going . . .
A pair of fingerless mitts for my sister:
A shawl for my sister:
I’m still working on my Granny Stripe Afghan:
My embroidery doodle is still in progress (even after my cat spilled coffee all over it, but that’s a story for another day):
I still have a long way to go on my Yo-Yo Quilt:
And I have lots of appliqué projects and other embroidery projects I’m working on, so I’ll show you those as we go along. If you want brief updates more often, please follow me on Instagram, where I show more in-progress shots as I’m working along.
This year, I’m also starting a Temperature Scarf, which I’ll tell you about once my yarn arrives and I can get started. I’ll also still be knitting scarves for St. Anthony’s “Social Knitwork”, and I’m planning several new embroidery projects already this year, so I will have plenty to fill up the 365 days with!
Do you enjoy hand stitching? What will you be working on this year? Are you up for a challenge such as this? Let me know what you’re working on and planning to challenge yourself with for 2019!