Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

Since the first New Moon of the new year is fast upon us, I thought I had better post my last TUSAL pic from 2013 before it is too late! This past month has been a very stressful one for my family...and things are still not totally resolved....but with the new year I am determined to try at least to get things back to normal...or at least a little bit!

So this is my 2013 TUSAL...it looks like I did lots more stitching than it feels like I did! I am going to use the same container for 2014...I love the rounded shape. It will be fun to compare this to next year's.

No real stitching goals for the new year...I have joined the Stitch From Stash SAL and am going to try and not buy anything new this year. I have so much...in fact, I may be posting some (or lots) of stuff for sale sometime soon. When going through my patterns, I found so many duplicates (ugh!) as well as things I know I will just never do. Tastes change...and I am one of those people that tends to jump in and then later wonder why I ever bought that one in the first place! So, no hopping on every new bandwagon that comes along...and this year I am going to stitch for the joy and pleasure it brings me...no deadlines, no trying to keep up...just re-discovering why I love stitching so much in the first place.

My wonderful hubby gifted me with a new laptop for Christmas, so I hope to keep up with my blog on a more regular basis this year as well. This is first and foremost a stitching blog, but I'd like to maybe expand that a bit...who knows...I have lots of stuff going around in my head right now...don't want to bore anyone though!

The older I get, the more time seems to fly by, and there is so much I want to get done. Right now I am feeling very overwhelmed, but also very grateful. This past year has been one of real highs and real lows...unanticipated happenings...fun times and sad times...I know that many of you have had rough times this year as well, and I hope that 2014 brings more good than bad into everyone's lives.

Thank you to all of you that follow this blog. It means so much to me that you take the time to read and comment on what I have to share. I hope to spend more time visiting with all of you on your blogs as well, and getting to know everyone better. I wish you all a safe, healthy and happy new year.

Thanks again for taking the time to visit.


  1. Happy 2014 to you Lynda! I hope the new year will be a good one for you. I share your sentiment about time flying by as we get older! My Mother always used to say that, and I thought it was silly. But, now I see her point!!

  2. Love your container! Where did you get it? Is it something that would hold a candle?

  3. Sorry to hear that this year has brought you some real lows. So I hope that 2014 will be a year right after your taste. Like you I can feel time flying faster and faster the older I get. But I enjoy my retirement and do whatever I want to.
    Stitching is still my favourite pastime and I also joined the Stitching From Stash group and will pull all these wonderful charts from my stash that I have been collecting for so long. And I'm looking forward to it.
    Happy New Year, Lynda!

  4. wishing you a lovely stitchy new year full of new starts and finishes (from Stash of course ..lol) love mouse xxxxx

  5. I share your sentiment about time flying - it seems like just yesterday is was summer. My goal for the new year is to used my free time more wisely and deliberately. No more excuses about work wearing me out even though it might be true!

  6. I'm glad we have grown closer through the year. I look forward to what beautiful stitching you will work on in 2014. I decided I'm going to post more personal stuff too on my blog. If you do...I'll read it. I write for me. If others read it that's fine too. Do whatever makes you happy. Happy New Year!

  7. I joined SFS too and I am looking forward to the challenge. Happy New Year!

  8. May 2014 be filled with love and laughter, health and happiness for you and your family! Take care!

  9. Good Luck Lynda with your new SFS commitment. I'd fail before I started on that one ;)
    May 2014 be better, brighter and less stressful filled with all the things you hold dear!

  10. May 2014 bring more highs than lows. Looking forward to a craft-filled year.

  11. I will stuff my glass during the year like I did in 2013.

    My first TUSAL of the year 2014 you can see here:

    Happy new year!
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  12. Don't post any stuff for sale, I'm doing Stitch from Stash too!!

    I hope you have a very peaceful and relaxing 2014 with alot of stitching time!

  13. I hope you have a less stressful 2014 and are able to get in lots of stitching with very little buying. I joined Stitch from Stash too and hope to make a dent (however small) in my stash pile.


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