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Happy New Year! January 1, 2009

Filed under: Cross-Stitching,Family Life,Primitive Needle,scissors — kellieps3 @ 11:19 pm

A little late maybe, but I hope everyone had a Happy New Year!

I haven’t posted since Christmas. We were very blessed to have a wonderful Christmas, not only at home, but with both sides of our family as well. I got lots of wonderful stitching surprises (some pictured below 🙂 ). DH got me two charts (Primitive Needle’s Simply Live and MBT’s Quaker Seasons). He surprised me with a pair of black teflon Dovo scissors that I adore! 🙂 I started Simply Live on Christmas Day.


My MIL/FIL gave me Roberta Ginghers. I have a slight scissor collecting habit. I love them! 🙂

My parents gave me Mirabilia’s Titania with kreiniks and beads, a fat quarter of Blueberry Silkweaver fabric, a full spectrum lamp, a 123 stitch GC, and an antique sewing box that I was extremely surprised and tickled pink with. 🙂 I still can’t decide what I want to store in it. I am thinking maybe my overdyed and silk threads as well as my growing scissor collection. 🙂 Decisions, decisions…


Speaking of scissors, if there are scissor enthusiasts out there, Sonoma Cutlery had some Gingher Freedom embroidery scissors listed on their site. Not to enable or anything…but here’s the web address if you are interested. Gingher Freedom scissors from Sonoma Cutlery

I was thrilled to find these. I wanted them when they first came out and could not find them. I think they may have been exclusive to Joanne’s, but I am not sure.

I haven’t made a lot of new year’s resolutions this year. Usually I am setting myself up for failure. 🙂 I have made a few personal ones, but mainly in stitching, I want to end this year with less WIPs than I started with (and I am starting with a Bunch!). I have several BAPs that I would like to complete. Specifically, Mermaids of the Deep Blue, Quaker Christmas, Christmas Village, Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler, and Cirque des Cercles. I have a feeling Cirque des Carreaux and maybe Rosewood Manor’s Quakers and Quilts might join that BAP WIP list before the year is over. I plan to finish WIPs but I cound not  resolve no new starts or purchases. I admire those that can. 🙂 I would like to update my blog more frequently. Three or more times a week would be great.

And I plan to read more. I love to read. While I keep a book going all of the time, I have found that in the last few years, I tend to just read for 10 or 15 minutes before I fall asleep. It takes a VERY long time to read a book in 10-15 minute increments. I have a stack of “on deck” reading that I would like to get to soon, so I plan to step up the pace on reading this year. I used to carry a book with me when I was out and about, and think I will start doing that again. I am currently reading “Breaking Dawn” by Stephanie Meyer. I am about 400+ pages into it, and it is soooo good. I am probably going to stitch less tonight just so I can pick it up and read some more. I would like to have it finished by the end of the weekend if I can squeeze it in. I have really gotten into the Twilight saga. I had started reading the first book over the summer and put it down because I couldn’t get into it. When I saw the trailer to the movie, I picked it back up and have been reading them since. I have enjoyed them immensely.


Next up is Dewey…


If you are still reading at this point, bless your heart…

More later…