Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy 2012!

I hope everyone enjoyed their holiday weekend.  It was fun getting started on Mary and I love how the colors are coming out.  Even though I have only done four motifs two of them were my substitutions.  Starting this one was a little intimidating, my linen was covering me like a blanket it is so big!   

It has been a nice, quiet weekend for me, no wonder I was able to get this far.  I watched Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve Party, and was surprised to see Justin Bieber and Santana playing an awesome version of 'Let it Be', the newbie with the seasoned rocker.  
So it was just me and my kitty, Gigi.  I know, real exciting!  :)  She looks thrilled, doesn't she?
I went to see a couple of movies, and I really enjoyed 'My Week with Marilyn'.  Michelle Williams gave an excellent portrayal.  Although, today I stayed in watching movies and pulled out 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' with the real Marilyn.  :)   I also had time to sift thru my stash and plan out what I would like to make this year in addition to Mary and Elizabeth.  Oh boy, I have picked out a LOT, that is because everything is so beautiful I want to do them all!!  But no pressure, as long as I stitch something that is what matters most... and have fun doing it! :)   I have chosen some Blackbird Designs (at least some of them are smalls!), Bird Sampler by Birds of a Feather,
Reflets de Soie Stephanie Desmidt, With Thy Needle and Thread Mystery Sampler, an Alessandra Adelaide Tree, and of course, some Christmas ornaments too! 

I am happy to settle into this new year with lots of great projects and to follow everyone's stitchings.  Last year was a lot of change for me, moving to Connecticut, new job, and new apartment, so I will be glad to have a calm and 'settled in' 2012! 

I wish you all peace, happiness, and good stitchings this New Year!  Thanks so much for your comments and stopping by!


Laura said...

A new blog!!!!! How exciting!!!! And your projects are just gorgeous!!!!!! Can't wait to follow along with you! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Happy New Year!

Margaret said...

Oh what fun! A new blogger! :D Thanks for commenting on my blog -- I love finding new blogs and new people to talk stitching with. I love your SAL pieces -- so beautiful! Mary's colors look wonderful! I'm glad you're adding in some purple -- should be pretty! And Elizabeth Hancock is so gorgeous too! I love all the projects you want to stitch. Isn't it funny how you leave a craft for a while and then come back and everything is different? The same thing happened to me with cross stitch! Amazing for sure. And I'm loving it all! Looking forward to following your blog. Happy 2012!

Littlebit said...

Your Mary is lovely! And your Gigi is quite stunning, too! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment. Happy New Year!

Siobhan said...

Mary looks great so far! I love your list of projects, too. Anything BOAF is always wonderful. :) Your kitty is adorable!

Karen said...

You're off to a nice start with your new blog, Krista. Gigi is beautiful!

Brigitte said...

Your SAL pieces are gorgeous, and all the other projects for this year sound wonderful. When I go through my stash I get the same feeling as you - I also want to stitch everything at the same time. It seems that's the sign of being heavily addicted, lol. I wish you a wonderful new stitching year.