I didn't post any photos of these, but I'm also working on a sampler in the TAST (Take a Stitch Tuesday) Challenge from Pintangle, and I'm learning about painting on fabric. So, although it didn't feel like a productive year, it has been a year of learning
For a while this year, I also thought that I was losing my taste for reading. There were a few books started but not finished, and I started to wonder if I'd ever get my enjoyment of books back. But around October, an article on facebook about the Dutch painter Carel Fabritius led me to The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Finally, a novel I couldn't put down! It's a coming of age story, but also a thriller, with stolen artwork, forged antiques, a New York setting, and a cute little dog named Popchick. Not to mention all the echoes of novels by Dickens - David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, The Old Curiosity Shop, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol. One of the characters even mentions Jack Wild's performance as the Artful Dodger in "Oliver!". Definitely a book I can recommend.
Now that DH and I are settled in a new home, I'm hoping that I'll have more time to devote to this blog. Next year is only a few hours away and I'm thinking ahead to what I hope to accomplish.
Happy New Year!
|Dragonfly Sashiko. The book was a Christmas present.|
|Left - "Jacob's Coat" by Peg Dunayer in Needle Pointers, November 2016|
Right - "Persian Medallion" by Tony Minieri
|Left - needlepoint Siamese cat design by Julia|
Right - "Das Blaue Huhn" by Ingeburg Heil, Bahmann KG
|Runaround Bag by Lazy Girl Designs|
|Beaded ornaments - learned technique in an EGA class|
|Mill Hill bead kit - Noah's Ark|
|Tour de France Poster, MB3Z|