Loretta’s Annual Report of Stitching for 2013

I think I did more stash shopping than I did stitching this year… oops.

I had very little in the finished category this year…

I finished my January Snowflake
January Snowflake - Stitching the Night Away Ornament Club 2013

and I finished my Paisley Pumpkin

I made some progress on My Token of Love and on Pirate Treasure, I put a handful of stitches into a few other WIPs, I have a handful of half finished ornaments laying around, and I did a little sewing. That’s pretty much all I have successfully accomplished this year in my stitching. I am totally disappointed in myself at the moment.

I purchased and kitted up Gaelic Banner from Dracolair at the end of 2012 and bought fabric in January, that’s a piece I’ve been itching to stitch since the first time I saw it … as excited as I was to have that stash, life got distracting I didn’t even start working on it this year.

It was a rough year, I had a bout of depression, I had a lot of other work to do, and we moved. Still, I am completely bummed out that I didn’t have any other finishes. I definitely need to make more stitching time. I used to stitch every single day, no matter what. Time to get back into that routine, for my own sanity and well being.

About Loretta

Passionate stitcher. Mom of four amazing young men. Wife to a comic book geek who makes me smile every day. Transcriptionist by trade. Gluten-free by necessity. Writer at heart. Seeker of knowledge and reader of novels. Dreamer of big colorful creative dreams.


  1. I try to carve out about an hour during the day (more if I can manage it and the weather is nice to sit outside). But I always get my hour or two in at night while watching tv (keeps my hands out of the potato chip bag)! With that said, I have four personal projects calling my name (some for 3-4 years). I know exactly how you feel. Here’s to a productive 2014!

    • I used to stitch for an hour or two every day, but the past few years I’ve been lucky to stitch an hour or two every week. I really do need to get more stitching time in, for the sake of my sanity 😉


  1. […] always prefer more stitching time over less so that’s sort of a battle we all fight. Last year I only had two small finishes, so this year is a bit of an improvement in that […]

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