The finished product! I am quite happy with my new piece of art. It was a great year for sure~
My friend started a "Stitch a Day 2017" group and I decided that would be fun and joined. Every day you embroider something and at the end of the year you have a beautiful piece of artwork to frame. I had to play catch up so on January 5th I did these 5 stitches~
Jan 1st: 2017~ Happy New Year!
Jan 2nd: The snowflake for sledding in the snow
Jan 3rd: A roller skate (since we went skating)
Jan 4th: the swirl with French knots
Jan 5th: Dino feet for the Dino museum trip
Jan 17th: An apple...Rowan and Hank ate so many apples...then Rowan saw a commercial that was actually for insurance I think but it was about Snow White, he remembered the story and wanted me to read it to him again (he kept hiding under the covers in fear) and then he wanted to watch the movie Snow White and the Huntsman so we did...
Jan 20th: Mom's night out at Mi Ranchito...so I made a taco~
Jan 21st: Today was the Women's March on Washington ( along with many, many marches across the world! I couldn't be at those but I was there in solidarity! I made a Pussy hat in support. Marching on Monday in Utah~
Jan 22nd: I spent the day watching movies and knitting pussy hats for the women's march on the Utah state capital!
Jan 23rd: The March. It was incredible. It was an honor. It restored my faith in humanity. Here is my sign.
Jan 24th: I worked on our family budget and I am really excited about the goals we have set for the year! I made a little dollar~
Jan 25th: The Chocolate for Mom's night...need I say more!
Jan 26th: Feeding the Homeless Service Project...I tried to make my crockpot full of soup but it looks like a toaster!
Jan 27th: Saying goodbye to gluten for a little while...my stomach will thank me~
Jan 28th: I added another swirl to 2017
Jan 29th: A little bit of cross stitching
Jan 30th: Craft Circle...making fairies~
Jan 31st: Rainbows! Working on Rowan's Koala Crate all about rainbows!
January: A month of stitches~
Feb 1st: Happy # 26 Aspen!
Feb 2nd: Glasses...Both Willow and Aspen got glasses!
Feb 3rd: I added some grass to Aspen's tree~
Feb 4th: Mom's night out at Settabelos Pizza!
Feb 7th: A sun for the beautiful reprieve from winter we have had~
Feb 8th: Ice skating at the Gallivan Center
Feb 11th: Added seed stitch to the pyramid~
February 12th: A little rain cloud for all the rain~
Feb 17th: Packing up David and Willow for a quick trip to Vegas to see Twenty One Pilots! ~
Feb 20th: Left on a Road trip down Utah's Scenic Hwy 12~
Feb 21st: Hiked to Shakespeare Arch in Kodachrome State Park
Feb 22nd: Happy Birthday to me!
Feb 23rd: Made the Hickman Bridge Arch that we hiked to on my Birthday in Capital Reef National Park~
Feb 24th: Made a Tequila bottle and shot glass to remember the crazy fun we had at David's bosses house for the celebration of his promotion, Simba's 3rd Wedding, My Birthday, Nicki's Birthday and Ed's Birthday...CAH will never be the same!~
Feb 25th: Made a Pokémon for the new Generation of hunting that was released~
Feb 26th: Made a castle...I'm knitting this enormous project for Rowan...working hard on a castle~
Feb 27th: Made a little geo board for our art activity with our homeschooler friends~
Feb 28th: Happy Birthday to my Willow...a Willow tree for 14~
January and February: 2 months of stitches
March 12th: Stitch and Bitch at Café Solstice...one of my favorite Monthly meet ups~
March: 3 months of Daily Stitches~
April 19th: Headed to hang out with some wild creatures for the day...Willow LOVES the fox~
April 22nd: Happy Earth Day!
April 27th: A little chain stitch filler~
April 28th: outlined the shamrock~
April 29th: Trim around the heart~
April 30th: We had a great day at the Zoo with Aspen and Mallory so I added a little but to my previous zoo stitch~
April: 4 Months of Daily Stitches~
May 3rd: 16:8...trying out some fasting to help my adrenals...I discovered 16:8...you fast for 16 hours and eat in an 8 hour window. not much different than what I normally do but it did seem to help! I did it for a few weeks.
May 21st: Some flowers for the maypole~
May 28th: Back to the 5 X 5 program~
May 31st: French knot fillers~
June 1st: A frame around Josh's Birthday tree~
June 8th: A little cross stitch design~
June 10th: Willow has become a math queen~
June 11th: Summer reading Program has begun!
June 13th: Added a stitch~
June 18th: Happy Father's Day! We re off to see Guster play at Red Butte~
June 29th: Messy Party!
June: 6 Months of Daily Stitches
July 1st: Scout Fall Hike
July 4th: A firework for the festivities
July 8th: Added some mountains to Lava~
July 27th: Filler Stitch
July 31st: More seven peaks fun
July: 7 Months of Daily Stitches~
August 5th: Purple star filler stitch
August 25th: Filler Stitch
August 26th: Mara's tree for #22!
August: 8 Months of Daily Stitches~
September 16th: Gymnastics Fun
September 22nd: Fall Leaves
September 28th: Stitch
September 29th: Stitch
September: 9 Months of Stitches
October 1st: Stitch
October 23rd: Haunted Aquarium
October: 10 months of Daily Stitches
Nov 5th: Stranger Things
November: 11 Months of Daily Stitches
( so I realized after I was 11 days into December that I didn't take a November Picture so here is November plus 11 stitches for December~
Dec 5th: Luminaria
December: 12 Months of Daily Stitches.
Finished. While I did find a lot of joy in doing this project, by May/Juneish it was something I had to complete...by October I was over it! I would work on it in spurts, sometimes daily, but mostly in spurts, doing a stitch for each day. I finished early because we have been so so sick and I have been on the couch with the kids watching all the Marvel Movies. This is a great project while sitting and watching a movie. I am very, very happy with the finished product! Although 2017 was a hard year in many ways, when I look at this I see all the great times we had! I need to get a frame and hang it. I have decided to make an I Spy game out of it for Rowan with a list of things to find on cards. He will love it!
Happy Stitching. You will find me knitting now~