Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year - Welcome 2011!

Greetings! I hope you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas holiday! We celebrated with family and friends; it was kind of low-key, but sometimes low-key is good. Now we await the arrival of 2011! 2010 was a challenging year on a number of fronts; I'm glad for a new year, a fresh beginning.

I was home today and spent much of it doing laundry and putzing around the house. I changed up my blog a little bit - wish I was more computer saavy. Now, I'm about ready to escape to my chair for the evening, but wanted to say hello to you first.

As crazy as it sounds, I have joined in the Crazy Challenge and plan to start 15 new projects in January - I'll post my list tomorrow for you to see. Nearly all were in my stash and they are all projects I have been wanting to stitch for sometime.

Before we start next year's projects though, let's take a look at some of my favorite finishes from 2010! In no particular order...

LHN - Remember Me

BBD -Evening Shades the Garden

BBD- Class piece from Stitchville Retreat

Mary Garry - When I Was Young and in My Prime

Goode Huswife - Three Crows

CCN - Peace

Miss Crescent's Crowne - Merry

Hands to Work - This is the Day

Shakespeare's Peddler - Jenny Bean's Pin Tuffet

C Street Samplerworks - Tree of Life Sampler

BBD Class Piece - Silver Needle Retreat

Shepherd's Bush -- Fobs

With My Needle - A Token of Friendship

Appropriate that I end with A Token of Friendship...many thanks for your stitching support throughout the year. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Happy New Year!


pj said...

Happy New Year Cathy! Wishing you the best in 2011 and may your needles continue to bring you joy! That is quite the snow you got for Christmas! We got about 8" and it is gone now that it rained all day today.

So glad to meet you in 2010 and hope our friendship blossoms in 2011. You are such a sweetie!

Mama Joan said...

Happy New Year. I hope we have some more stitching adventures:) We have at least one retreat and the Canadian Tenors to look forward to so far in 2011.

Blu said...

Beautiful finishes!

Happy New Year!

Faye said...

Your photos are absolutely beautiful!! I especially love all the fobs with their matching scissors!! Wow, nice projects...

Here is hoping you are blessed with a most wonderful 2011 my friend!!

Always, Faye

Margaret said...

I love seeing your favorite finishes of the year! I know you will be able to do the crazy 15 challenge -- you are a very prolific stitcher! Have fun with it! Happy New Year!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Love your year in review post. Happy New Year!

Lisa V said...

I enjoyed looking through your beautiful finishes.
Happy New Year!

Lynn said...

Beautiful finishes Cathy! I look forward to seeing all that you plan to stitch for the challenge.
Best wishes for a healthy and Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

All fantastic finishes! Happy New Year to you!

Daffycat said...

Lovely finishes for 2010!

Best wishes in the New Year!

Von said...

Happy New Year, Cathy! And good luck with that January challenge - when are you supposed to finish these 15 projects?

Meadows08 said...

Those are great finishes! All the best to you in 2011!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Cathy!!

Lois said...

Happy New Year Cathy! What lovely projects you stitched in 2010. Good luck with the Crazy Challenge!

Wrought By LaDonna said...

Happy New Year! Beautiful finishes - thanks so much for sharing them.

Katrina said...

Gorgeous finishes!!!! I have modified my challenge a couple times. I decided the last couple days that the chaos of actually starting 15 pieces was making me frantic, LOL. I love my list and I definitely want to try and stitch all of them this year but I also want to work on ornaments, BBD stockings, and a few tiny projects and I want to finish my current WIPs and my BBD class project. I am going start one at a time, work on it until it’s finished and continue on all the other things I want to do. Does that still keep with the spirit of the challenge and does it really matter if it doesn’t :-)?

Can't wait to seey your list!!! Happy New Year :-).

Melissa said...

Oh gosh, what a lot of beautiful finishes, Cathy! I especially love This is the Day which I need to finish!

Happy New Year! Have fun with the Crazy Challenge!

Berit said...

Congratulations on starting the New Year!

Beautiful work! I think my favorite is 3 Crows; wonder if 2011's the year I'll stitch it! :D

Bekca said...

I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in 2011. All the best for the New Year.

Anonymous said...

You have such beautiful work. I am looking forward to see what you do in 2011. I love your finishing and framing.

Constantina X