Wednesday, January 7, 2015

It is a beautiful day in 2015!

2014 was the year that would not end.  It was emotionally, physically and financially draining with several family deaths and emergencies and a lengthy illness for the month of December for me.  Who knew that finally feeling better would give me a whole new lease on life?  It is a brand new day!

Part of my trying to take it slowly so far has involved some crafty breaks.  Totally necessary, don't you think?  I love having fun things to show you!

Part of this year has been dedicated to getting back to a craft I love...cross stitching.  My grandmother taught me how to do needle point and cross stitch when I was young and I have done it off and on for years.  I am not a good sit still kind of person, especially when the family wants to watch a movie, so this has been perfect for me.

I started 3 projects this year...want to see what I have been up to?

This was a year long sampler that my daughter was eager to have me make for her.  It was easy to keep up with since they just send one square per month.  I just love it and have the perfect frame for it!

I also started another year long one and am finishing it up nicely.  This pattern came all at once since it was a previous pattern.  We have another snow day today, so this is what I will be working on.

My other project I started in December, but being sick kept me from finishing least I am ahead for next year, right?

And HERE is what I am going to be starting next week!  I can't wait!  This one will be for me!  

(It is another year long pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery...I will get a part of the pattern each month until it is complete.  Lots of literature on this one.  Happy Sigh!)

Never fear, I have not abandoned scrapping, although I did take a bit of a break from the CKC blog.  I am so grateful for a great team there who saw that I was overwhelmed from personal stuff and stepped up to give me a break to reassess.  I love my team!

I decided to start off my year by making sure I was nice and organized.  My sweet little Raskog Cart has been so much fun to keep supplies in.  It makes it handy to wheel out and start to play right away.  I love it!

I had my Christmas supplies in it last month and made a few cards with the the top has some newly organized Project Life cards...ummm...yes, there are two more boxes of them in my supply closet.  I think I have enough for now.    I really want a second cart for my bedroom to hold my cross stitch projects in process.  Good idea, right?

Whew!  This is a seriously picture heavy post!  LOL  I will take a break and start a new one to show you some of the things I have been working on the last week.  I hope you stay safe and get some fun things done yourself!