2011 Projects

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.)

03-2011 Heart on a String

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.

04-2011 Golfing Mickey & Shriner's Logo Hankies for Bob

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.

05-2011 Squirrel with Flower -- Vintage Pattern Stitch-a-Long

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.

06-2011 Father's Day Handprints

06-2011 Father's Day Handprints - up close

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.

10-2011 Home Is ... Xbox

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.

11-2011 Victorian Heart Pincushion 001

11-2011 Victorian Heart Pincushion 002

DEC. 2011 — CAT TREE ORNAMENT:  I love the Brittercup cross-stitch designs! This was made for a holiday needlework swap.

12-2011 cat tree ornament

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!

12-2011 Legend of Zelda Pillowcase