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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Good-bye 2014, Hello 2015!!

Hello everyone,

I know it's been a long while since I posted and I am not even sure that there's anyone interested in my blog anymore, but I thought I would at least put up a post and tell you about 2014.

This year was a very interesting year indeed. 

We were blessed with a new grandson in July.  Bryson Michael was born on July 28th! He's now 5 months old and is such a joy!

Our grand-daughter, Alena, is 2!
She is quite the busy little lady!

The DH took a job 3 hours from here and commutes home on the weekend.  So, I am managing the homestead by myself during the week and commuting 90 minutes a day for my job which  sure cuts into the stitching time.  It really was hard for about 6 months trying to come up with a rhythm. But, I am getting better at managing my time so I have picked up a needle.  Mainly, I've stitched small things, ornaments, bowl fillers and the like, I've stitched Little House Needleworks, Prairie Schooler Santas and some Lizzie Kate.  Time is such a premium during the week and I may stitch an hour or two during the week so I do find a little time during the weekend to stitch, usually Saturday and Sunday nights.  I miss stitching larger projects but I find it more gratifying to stitch smaller things that seem to show some progress.

The biggest thing I did during 2014 for my stitching is Stitching from Stash.  I was really good this year and didn't purchase too many things.  I challenged myself to stitch from my vast (ahem) collection and I was so happy to do it!  I have many beautiful things kitted up or purchased that got put aside because of shiney new patterns.  So  when I got that "itch" for a new purchase, I just went up and did some stash fondling and found many treasures that I'd forgotten about. Now, I will be purchasing some things in 2015 that I can't resist, thread, fabric and my Prairie Schooler patterns.  I also will keep an eye on my favorite designers to see what they have to offer in 2015.  So, I'm not turning in my stash horder badge just yet!

For 2015,  I will continue to Stitch from my Stash and I will once again mainly stitch little things.  I do have a couple of larger projects in mind,  I started Mary Gibson last year and will continue to stitch on her and I have Jane Harris and Seven Sheep waiting for me. 

Anyway,  I just wanted to say Happy New Year to everyone that continues to visit here.  I hope to post more this year coming and take pictures too.

Wishing you all the very best the New Year has to offer you and I hope that you are blessed beyond measure!



Lana said...

Happy New Year Joanie!! The grand kids are super cute!!!

Robin said...

Thank you for the update, Joanie! Your grandkids are so cute.

Wishing you a bright 2015!

Robin in Virginia

Melissa said...

Joanie, it's good to see your post from you! It's also good to see pictures of your grandkids. You must be a happy grandma!

Wishing you a Happy, Healthy 2015 with some time for stitching too!

marly said...

Hi Joanie! Wishing you a happy new year, one that brings you more time for yourself and loved ones, good health, and happiness.

Von said...

Aren't grandkids the best thing ever?! :D
Happy New Year!

Carol said...

Congratulations on your newest grandbaby! I assume you'll be buying him a Steeler's jersey very soon ;)

Good luck holding down the fort while your husband is away for work--I'm sure that is not an easy task... Happy New Year to you and your family!

Melody said...

Hello, nice to read your post. Congrats on your stitching accomplishments. Your grandbabies are adorable.

Happy New Year

Vickie said...

Happy New Year! I hope it gets easier.

valerie said...

Happy New Year Joanie!! Congrats on the new grandbaby. Glad you found a routine with the new commute and hubby being gone during the week. Wishing you a great 2015!

Senorita Stitches said...

Happy New Year, Joanie. I did very little stitching in 2014 thus managed to stitch from stash. Like you, I kept to small things. 2015 I think I may allow a few purchases but first I've got to get back in the groove.

Karoline said...

Congratulations on the new Grandbaby, he's very cute.

I hope you have a good 2015


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