I must say that I am happy to see 2016 go. Even though it wasn’t all bad, for me, it brought many sad events. I hope your 2016 was better than mine was. I still miss my mom and dad every day, but I know they’re in a better place . . . and they’re together. When I think about what my family and I were all doing last New Year’s Eve, it literally makes my heart ache.
So, bye bye 2016! Hello 2017! You will be good to all of us, right?
I wanted to show you a recap of my work from 2016, but I have 76 ensembles and 6 patterns from 2016. I guess I got more accomplished than I thought I did in 2016. Hmm, not sure how to put all that in a little collage. I’ll simply mention a few things that were notable to me this past year.
My Little Darlings got spoiled the most in 2016. I made 30 ensembles for my three Little Darling girls and wrote four knitting patterns for them.
This was my first ensemble of 2017 and holds a special place in my heart. It was the last embroidery my mom saw me work on. She told me how beautiful it was, it’s something I’ll never forget.
This was another favorite that I made for the Little Darlings. It’s so springlike and happy and pink!
I made one or two handfuls of ensembles each for Amelia Thimble, Fairyland’s Pukipuki, Tonner’s Patsy, Wilde Imagination’s Patience, Kaye Wiggs MSD Gracie/Talyssa, Kaye Wiggs 11″ Millie, Linda Macario’s Penny, and a lone ensemble for Kish Bethany. Penny and Amelia Thimble have each gotten a knitting pattern too.
I think this was my favorite for Gracie. I’m partial to plum as I know a lot of you are too.
But then, this one is a favorite too. I think Gracie could wear a brown paper bag and still look adorably sweet.
This year brought lots of new accessories for my ensembles. I had a lot of fun making flower bouquets, crocheted baskets to hold apples and cut flowers, banners, wands, sheet music, and many drawstring purses that held hankies and treasures. I even figured out how to knit mushrooms . . . that was fun! Oh, I cannot forget to mention that knitting my first Christmas stocking (and filling it with goodies) was so much fun too!
At the end of October I published my first knitting pattern!
It takes tons of concentration and quite a bit of time to write out my knitting patterns and get them to their published state, but I really love sharing what I know how to do with you. I feel blessed that I can share some of the gifts God has given me. Thank you for trusting in my work.
My sweater coat pattern for the Little Darlings is just about ready to be published. And with it a one-of-a-kind winter ensemble featuring the sample sweater coat that I knit for the pattern.
My Little Darlings are getting lots and lots of attention lately. Let me know if you’d like to see any of my other knitwear for other dolls in pattern form, or something else for our sweet Little Darlings.
I wish you all, my dear readers, a healthy and happy new year. Thank you for your support in 2016! I appreciate you all so much! ❤ ❤ ❤
I’ll seen you in 2017!