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Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Welcoming 2014!

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope that this year brings good things to all of you.   I can't say that I am sad to see 2013 leave the building, there were a lot of good things (my granddaughter, the Japan trip, meaningful employment for the David) but not so good things too (the usual financial burdens, my thyroid, David moving away during the week for his new job and losing my sweet Mother-in-law in October).  Most of all, it was a struggle interspersed with unbridled joy.  But such is life.

I did stitch a lot this year and I will take some pictures later.  I got on the ornament bandwagon a few weeks ago and stitched a few between Thanksgiving and the New Year.  I decided that I want a Snowman Tree for next year, I love those frosty fellas and I have thought and thought about putting up a special tree each year so next year, I'm gonna do it. I know that there is a clamor out there for a Prairie Schooler Santa Tree and I am tempted to stitch Santas too.  I have discovered that there is a lot of instant gratitude when you finish stitching up an ornament in a week or so.

I did decide that I would once again stitch from my stash.  I joined a stitch from stash blog that allows only a $25 purchase a month.  That's good for me.  I do binge around Market time and Prairie Schooler patterns are a must.  I am in love with Brenda Gervais designs, as well as, Plum Street Samplers too and I have made an effort not to just buy, buy buy.  I have a WHOLE room full of patterns which I love so why not let them see the light of day?  I filled a box full of kitted BAP patterns and I will chose one to do this year.  I will choose a Wip and fill in with ornaments.  That's my plan. For now. HAHA.

Anyway, today is low-key, David is heading back to his apartment early, there's a big nor'easter headed this way poised to dump a foot or more of snow on us over the next couple days.  He wants an early start and I can't blame him.  I hate to see him leave, we had such a lovely Christmas together. 

So...here's to the promise of  a New Year! 

6 comments:

Penelope's Beehive said...

What a pleasure to discover a post! Wishing you and you loved ones a very Happy New Year...may all of your wishes come true!
Warmest hugs...
Judy

Giovanna said...

Have a wonderful stitchy 2014!

Vickie said...

I am glad your Christmas was lovely! May God richly bless you in this new year!

Melissa said...

Lovely post, Joanie! I wish you all the best in the New Year!

ps I am now in the Stitch from Stash tribe though, like a diet, I don't want to forbid the occasional treat! lol.

Laura said...

Your stitching idea sounds fabulous! I am going to go contemplate it! I will try to find the blog you speak of with the $25 purchase a month.

Wishing you a very happy 2014!!!!!

Chris said...

Hoping that 2014 is a wonderful year for you.
I am going to stash stitch too. PS charts are always a must :)

Happy New Year!!