Thursday, January 3, 2019

I Couldn't Just Leave You Hanging!

I know I am the worst blogger ever, I go away and forget about you... but I've returned to do a wrap-up of 2018. In my August posts I had gone to Stitch Con in Cincinnati, OH (which I will be going to again in 2019), since then I've been gone, I went to two other retreats. One in Harrisburg, PA and one in Herndon, VA (that was a local one). They were so much fun, I've been on another Bahama cruise and enjoyed my first trip to NOLA (New Orleans, LA). 2018 was a pretty good for me as far as travel goes and I hope to continue in the future.  As for cross stitching there have been lots of finishes, some FFOs, and videos. In case you don't know I make what is known as Flosstube videos on Youtube.  I share some of my travels and my stitching, of course you get to see me! If you are at all interested my channel is Minnie Gray - AllXXs , I make new videos about once a month.  I am now on Instagram @minniegray5806, there I share a few times a week with stitching updates.  If you would like to see all of my stitchy finishes for 2018 there is a new tab at the top of my page here, if you have questions about any of the designs please leave a comment and I will try to answer them. Of course I have wips and there are a few I'll insert pictures and captions below.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I wish all of my followers a very Happy, Safe, Productive and Stitchy New Year!
Advent Animals Brook Books

All Are Equal In Death Modern Folk Embroidry

All Souls Vierlanden Quiltify Design

Bella Butterfly Nora Corbett (needs beads only)

Christmas Dreams Joan Elliott
Coffee Quaker Heartstring Samplery

Comfort Lighthouse Carriage House Samplings

Dead Girl Love My Stitch (Etsy)

Elphaba  Keenah's Cross Stitch (Etsy)

Frankie the Thinker Glendon Place

Ghoul Tidings Plum Street Samplers

Halloween Treats Trail Creek Farm

Hazel's Wardrobe Sue Hillis

Hogwarts Crest Colleen Carrington

Hot Chocolate Alessandra Adelaide

House on Pumpkin Hill Stacy Nash Primitives

I Love Yoga Valenti Cross Stitch (Etsy)

Just Me 

Life, Liberty & Happiness  Mandi di Donna

MLK Memorial  The Posy Collection
Needlework Alphabet Little House Needlework

November  Snowflower Diaries

On Wednesday We Stitch Black  The Primitive Hare

Pray  Teresa Kogut

Pretty Little Chicago Satsuma Street
Rose Goddess  Joan Elliott (beads only)

Seeds Of Freedom  Silver Creek Samplers

Sirena  Lila's Studio

Three Kimonos  Joan Elliott

Vintage Cat  Alice Allen
Vintage Fox  Alice Allen

Witchy Time of Night  The Nebby Needle
As you can see I was very busy in 2018 and I suspect 2019 will be about the same.  My neglect of this blog was not intentional and I will try to be better in this new year (no promises). I truly appreciate all of you for hanging with me through my absence and I hope you enjoy the finishes and wips. Please join me in making some of those wonderful little xxs!


Katie said...

So glad to see a post from you. Yes you have sure done a lot of traveling. That's great. It was so nice to meet you at the PA Retreat. Love all your projects. Good luck in your 2019 with all your stitching and travel plans.

Claudette497 said...

You've been busy for sure! Your work look great and I hope you're able to keep us posted on your progress!

Marilyn said...

Sounds like you've had a great year traveling & stitching!
Great choices on all of your stitching, a great variety.
Love that vintage cat!
Well,off to watch your Flosstube.
Wishing you the best in 2019!
Happy New Year!

Christine said...

You've been busy! You have some gorgeous projects there

Julie said...

I don't do other social media, love looking at your projects here on the blog.

Justine said...

I want to swap WIP lists! You have some gorgeous projects on the go and some that look close to a finish. I have been thinking about blogging again, I do miss it. I enjoy your flosstube videos very much.

Robin in Virginia said...

Hi Minnie! It was good to meet you at the Herndon Retreat. I enjoyed viewing your photos this post. You have some fabulous pieces on the go. Wishing you a new year filled with lots of stitching, new adventures, many smiles and much happiness!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

You were a busy lady last year! It is always such lovely things too.