Happy 2019!! I wish for everyone a very happy, healthy and loving New Year! I am looking forward to having a great year. I did not make any New Years Resolutions list this year, as most of the time I failed and did not want to set myself up for failure this year. There are things I want to do, accomplish and finish, but if I don’t do them this year, there is always the next, right?
I already have my first finish for 2019. I tried my best to get it done by midnight on New Years Eve, but I just couldn’t get it done. I frantically stitched from 9:00-midnight, but was still hours away from a finish. So I finished it on the night of January 1st. Here it is:
I am so happy with how this one turned out. This photo really doesn’t do it justice. The fabric is a beautiful 16ct Aida peach with gray, hand dyed by Johanna from Fantasy Dyed Fabrics. I stitched with DMC 53 and DMC 310. The pattern sections are still available from Linen and Threads as well as the 2017 one and the first section of the 2019 Mystery Sampler. I haven’t fully decided if I want to do another year long sampler, but the first section is beautiful and I look forward to seeing more.
And I have to share a wonderful gift I received on Christmas from my sweet husband.
A set of Addi knitting needles. I have 2 addi circulars and I LOVE stitching with them. There is nothing like knitting with these metal needles. They just glide so wonderfully! I was with him when he purchased them at the knitting store just a few days before Christmas as he didn’t know if I would like the short needles or the longer ones. Definitely the longer ones 🙂
New Year’s Day was earmarked as Lego Day, and so I created this:
The Friends’ Heartlake Lighthouse 🙂 I had a nice lego day 🙂
I am getting back to stitching on the mermaid SAL and will post my progress soon. That is what I have been up to. I’d love to hear what you have been up to?