2011 was another light-on-the-handcrafts year, with just a smattering of projects.
MAR. 2011 — HEART ON A STRING: This is a project I contributed to a giveaway basket put together by my local EGA. The pattern is from June at Noon. (Gretchen also has an Etsy store by the same name, but it’s on hiatus as of the date of this blog post.)
APRIL 2011 — MICKEY & SHRINER’S HANKIES: I think the golfing Mickey was a freebie coloring book page; the Shriners’ image is actually the Shriners’ logo.
MAY 2011 — SQUIRREL WITH FLOWER: My notes on the photo say this was for the “vintage patterns stitch-along”, so it was likely for one of the vintage-patterns groups on Flickr. This is one of the few things I’d made for myself back in the 2008-2011 period.
JUNE 2011 — FATHER & SON HANDPRINTS: I had seen this idea all over the place, so made it for my husband for Father’s Day 2011. In hindsight, I’m so glad I included my husband’s and son’s ages on there.
OCT. 2011 — HOME IS WHERE THE CONTROLLER IS: Back in 2011, the Xbox was being used hard and heavy by the fellas in our household. So I commemorated that time in our lives with this freebie cross-stitch design from the Domestic Scientist blog. I made a few color tweaks to the controller buttons to jive with our Xbox controllers.
NOV. 2011 — VICTORIAN HEART PINCUSHION: Back in 2011, I participated a little bit in a yahoo group called StitchMAP (info HERE). I’m not sure how active the group is, currently, and I didn’t participate in the group for terribly long back in the day, but I did participate long enough to make this Victorian heart pincushion for myself. I loooooved doing all those french knots!! I do like me some french knots :D.
DEC. 2011 — CAT TREE ORNAMENT: I love the Brittercup cross-stitch designs! This was made for a holiday needlework swap.
DEC. 2011 — LEGEND OF ZELDA PILLOWCASE: I ended the year with some Legend of Zelda love. This was a fun stitch, and I was so happy with how it turned out. This was another of our embroidered pillowcases which was used until it fell to pieces after so many launderings!