Friday, December 31, 2010

Its the Last Day

of 2010.  Can you believe it?!  I am not alone when I ponder this thought.  So much has happened this year, so much to be thankful for and so many blessings.  Overall 2010 has been a great year.

Christmas was fabulous-- very eventful and we have 2 new little ones in the family!!!!  A boy and girl born on Christmas Eve.  We even got to see them on Christmas day in the hospital.  They are so little, so precious.  They had on tiny red and white crocheted hats on that someone made with love for Christmas.   My cousin and his wife were truly blessed with 2 bundles of joy this year.  They are a miracle for sure :)

We even found out there is another little one coming in the Spring, so many babies!!!

I told my boss that I was not going to be working any more this year :)  So stitching and stash diving was a big part of this week.  Not to much was completed in the stitching department in 2010, but I did finish some pieces, even framed one- Paradise Lost.  Stash was added to of course--that goes without saying, you know you see a pattern you gotta get it.   There are a few designers that 'retire' and discontinue patterns, so you better grab it right?  Then they 'come back' into being, selling their patterns again, and it makes you kind of crazy.  Buy or not to buy?  $8-$10 bucks is better then $40-$50 right?  I dont want to take any chances.  There are so many fabulous new designers, so many great  designs, so much time and effort goes into them for all of us to stitch and enjoy in our homes forever.  I look forward to those new patterns for sure.

I have worked slowly on Bramble and the Rose (one of my favorite designs from Ink Circles) over the last 2 weeks, and have made some progress. 40ct Lakeside Linen- Meadow Rue, ltd edition gloriana threads.  I am getting more and more excited about these piece, making more of a dent in it, it is moving nicely.  I would like to continue working on this piece into the new year, and my first finish of the year be the Bramble and the Rose.

I have been thinking and thinking about the challenges that have been flying through the internet blogs and conversations, 15 starts in the first 15 days of January.  I go back and forth, should I do this?  Not that there is ANY TROUBLE FINDING 15, more like which of all these would be the lucky 15!!!  So, as I write this, I am going to start 6 I think, I may change my mind in the next 24 hrs, but I also want to focus on the 8-10 WIP's that I have going.  Of course, there are no rules, right?! LOL.

I wont tell you until the next post, which 6 or so new starts I am going to do, and which of the WIPs I want to focus on.  I am excited about it however, my boss wants to rehire me next year sometime, which of course I will have to say ok, I will come back to work for you, but maybe in a month or so.  I wonder if I will get away with that :) 

Thanks to all of you who read my blog and those who follow my blog, it is so exciting to read your comments and also read your blogs.  I get so much inspiration from your blogs and conversations.  Thank you to all my friends-- mostly far and not so near, but closer then you think for sure :)  Technically, I carry all of you in my pocketbook on my phone, and of course in my heart.

Another exciting year ahead of us, so many projects to stitch and friends to be made.  Happy New Year everyone!!! 


  1. Love your Bramble and Rose -- gorgeous! I think you have good plans for the new year. Especially about work. lol! Happy New Year to you and yours!

  2. That is gorgeous! I started the Dragon Quaker Sampler yesterday, because why wait until next year when I have a long weekend now? And I think I know ONE piece you're starting tomorrow.


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