Happy New Year, my blogging friends! I do wish you all a wonderful, happy, healthy 2018. I just love starting a new year. It’s a blank page to make it what you want; to make those lists of things to do, (and not do) and what we want to accomplish in the new year. It is also my birthday month, so I am a little partial to January 😉 I have made my list of New Year Resolutions and things I would like to do this year. It is a really long list and I intend to work very hard at accomplishing all of my goals. Some of the things at the top of my list are to eat healthier by cooking more, get my butt on the tread mill, clean and purge my entire house (I got a good start in December) eliminate a lot of knitting and scrapbooking stash and to finish cross stitch WIP’s. I have been pretty good at working on WIP’s this last year, so hopefully that will continue into the new year. So, let’s get to the stitchy stuff. I finished the Mystery Sampler from Linen and Threads.
I put the last stitch in just minutes before midnight on Christmas Eve. I really, really enjoyed this stitch all year long and am so pleased with my color selections. If you are seeing this for the first time, I stitched this on 16ct Aida Castleview by Silkweaver. I stitched with Sullivan’s variegated London Fog and DMC 3888. And a special thank you to the gals that donated some 3888 floss to me so that I could finish this project. I chose this floss from my DMC cabinet and didn’t realize that it was a color that was offered in a box of new colors that have not been added to the DMC line. So I really appreciate the gals helping me out. If you are interested in stitching this, the pattern sections are FREE from Linen and Threads and they are still available on their website. They have also started a new Mystery Sampler for 2018, for FREE, and I have a feeling it will be just as gorgeous as this one. The January section is up on the website. I can’t wait for my threads to get here and to get that special piece of fabric so I can get started on it. Here is another angle of my finished piece.
I have put a few stitches into my newest start, White Angel Trumpet, by Nora Corbett.
So far this has been a very nice, relaxing stitch. I am stitching her on 16ct Aida, One of a Kind from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics.
That is all for now. I do hope to blog more this year. I’d love to say that I will be create a new post every week, but I think I would totally fail at that one right off the bat. So I will post when I can and share what I am up to 😉 So what are your goals for 2018? I’d love to hear about them. I will leave you with a gorgeous winter sunset I saw last night 🙂 I am still thinking about the gorgeous pinks and purples and oranges and what a wonderful piece of fabric that would be.