Last year I committed to trying (and should have been committed for trying) 365 Days of Handstitching.
It wasn’t easy. I ended up doing hand stitching on 286 days of 2019. I missed 79 days.
But I finished 35 projects because of it!
I hand stitched the binding on the backs of 22 quilts,
finished my sister’s Fingerless mitts,
embroidered a Valentine stitchery project,
appliquéd on the Garden Path Sampler,
made 26 Vintage Christmas ornaments (with several more to go),
sewed the buttons back on one of My Cowboy’s chore shirts,
and made a little embellishment sampler in a hoop.
I also worked on countless other hand stitching projects that did not get finished, but did get moved further along, so I count it a raging success for myself! I even started a set of hand-pieced blocks for the Daredevils Quilt-Along: (this is Block 2; you can see Blocks 1 and 3 at the link)
I’m not doing that again this year. I mean, I’m not tracking my hand stitching this year, at least not for the entire year. But I will be doing lots of handwork again. I’ve already knitted 5 dishcloths, crocheted 2 washcloths, put the binding on a quilt, and made some progress on my Temperature Scarf, which I got really behind on about halfway through the year. My hope, however, is to have it mostly done, if not completely done, sometime in March. I don’t want to drag that project out for two years, when it should have only been a one-year project!
Did you do any hand stitching last year? What did you get done? Are you still planning more hand stitching for 2020? I sure am . . . I’ll try to do more frequent updates to show you what I’m working on throughout the year.