Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hello stitchy friends.

I have spent some time today reading your posts, where many of you have shared your stitching accomplishments from 2012. Impressive one and all. I have not taken a look back to take note of finishes yet.

I do have a new start to share, and an appropriate one since we are experiencing some cold temperatures in our neck of the woods...

'Baby it's cold outside' by heartstring samplery. I liked the verse on this chart, and I'm a sucker for stitching houses... What can I say?

I did finish reindeer roundup around Christmas.

-it turned out cute. Sorry for the wrinkles, I haven't taken it out of my project bag for pressing yet.

New Years Eve was very quiet. Mike had to work, and the kids were off with friends. I spent most of the afternoon and evening reading. I finished the new Monica Ferris book and then read Archie Goodwin Meets Nero Wolfe by Robert Goldsborough. I really enjoyed this one. It was set in time before the Nero Wolfe books by Rex Stout. I have always liked those. I sometimes go back and read one again. Such good characters, and atmosphere.

I did take the tree down this afternoon. I have not brought in the storage tubs to pack away the rest of the holiday decorations yet. Maybe I will tackle that on Saturday. It is back to work tomorrow for me.

Guess the holidays are over. But I am ready for a new year. I read in Tanya's blog (the sampler girl) that she was wanting to rearrange all her furniture. I can totally understand that. Kind of a fresh look for the new year. I don't know that I will be doing that...but guess I am ready to put away those holiday things and shoot for a more 'pared-down' look...

Well, guess I will end this post for tonight. I will be heading to bed earlier tonight than last night....

happy stitching!

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  1. Love your Reindeer Roundup finish! And your your new start too! Seems like tomorrow is the day to start back to work. Oh well. Happy New Year!

  2. Just love your Reindeer Roundup! I know you're going to really enjoy stitching Baby It's Cold Outside. Wishing you the very best in the new year!

  3. I love Reindeer Roundup. I must try do do it for next Christmas. I loved doing Baby It's Cold Outside, so I know you will too!

  4. Reindeer Roundup is wonderful. I'm glad to see at lest one other blogger that has not kept track of her stitching. I'm really not sure just how many I have done. I'll have to find the new Monica Ferris book. I enjoy her mysteries. Have a very Happy New year!

  5. Great start and great finish!! Have a happy New Years!

  6. Your PS finish is so beautiful, I love it.
    At the beginning of a new year I also feel the urge to renew something - so I usually declutter for a couple of days. Feels great when finished, lol.
    Have a Happy New Year!

  7. Beautiful finish and congrats on the new start! I hope 2013 brings you peace, joy, and plenty of stitching time. Happy New Year! :)

  8. Love "baby" and I have it too...not started yet though :(
    And your Reindeer Farm...spectacular!

  9. Reindeer Roundup turned out great! Love your new start, too. Happy New Year!