Remembering 2013

I may not have gone where I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up
where I intended to be.
~ Douglas Adams

Welcome to the fourth annual Catered Crop year in review. Admittedly, this may be more fun for me than it is for you. I always like reviewing my projects to see how I’ve improved (or not) and to figure out whether I’m stuck in a rut.

It’s just fun. If you click on any of the pictures, it will take you to the original post for all the details.


I love that embroidery hoops are a hot trend again.

Pure Innocence Read All About It

As I was making these fun pillow boxes for Valentine’s Day the old 1959 movie Pillow Talk was stuck in my head.

Square Pillow Box

Nurse Linda to the rescue with a huge get-well-kit and this little gift tag.


You might have to be a little vintage like me to remember cassette tapes. These aren’t the real things – it was a card and gift card holder for Mr. Catered Crop’s birthday.


A tribute to my co-workers who tirelessly investigate nursing home complaints.


Channelling Forest Gump and contemplating his philosophy about destiny.


I like to sew on my cards. Can you tell?


Save the Fireflies!


Just keep on peddling (and maybe add some sequins).


A tribute to beautiful Santa Fe.

Mucos Gracias

Remembering the Christmas tree Dad bought in 1968 – our first and only flocked tree.

White Flocked Tree

Oh, another hoop art project. No surprise. I love making these.


This card was to help promote Vera Yates annual card drive for nursing homes. It’s one of my favorite causes, and possibly the reason this is one of my favorite cards.


Pass the nog – a Christmas morning tradition.

Egg Nog Bottle

This really was a special year for me. I got to hang out with the wonderfully fun and talented ladies at My Favorite Things,, i {heart} papers, and Purple Onion Designs as a designer or guest designer. And, I finally accomplished a goal of being published in one of my favorite magazines. But, more about that later – with the reveal of possibly my favorite projects of all time.  

Most importantly, I have loved all your sweet comments. Thank you for being so wonderfully supportive of all my silliness! 

And, of course, what makes Catered Crop special is its amazing design team. I still can’t quite believe that I get to hang out with these ladies every month. They’ve already revealed some of their favorites in our Pinterest board: Favorite Projects from 2013 and on their blogs. You don’t want to miss all their gorgeous gallery of projects.

Barbara Anders

Cheryl Gorka

Tammy Hershberger

Silke Ledlow

May Sukyong Park

Kim Singdahlsen

Reviewing your 2013 is our Catered Crop challenge for the month. You can link up your favorites here: Remember 2013 Recipe Swap. Come join us – I love looking at all your projects!

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Sweet Comments

  1. Such a fun post…I love all your projects, especially the hoops and all of your wonderful layers and stitching!
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  2. Just so you know, I put have of these in my ‘cards to copy’ folder!!! :)

  3. These are all so wonderful!
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  4. Deborah S says:

    Wow these projects and cards are awesome thanks for sharing them have a great weekend

  5. I am in awe.
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  6. You are hands down one of the best designers in the industry!!!! I enjoy each and every blog post and project you do! Keep ’em coming in 2014!! Love ya!! xo
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  7. Such fabulous projects… I adore the Valentine pillow boxes, and the little jars of bees, and that wonderful patchwork sunburst, and maybe best of all the rustic sunflowers – or, no, the wonderful bottle brush tree card – inspired!! Thanks so much for hosting the hop – it’s brilliant seeing so many different styles of work as you go!
    Alison x