Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone
I am hoping that this will be the beginning of a much better year for myself and my family.  Stitching did come to an almost total halt due to the frequent visits to the doctor's and hospital with our friend Diane.  Since Diane's passing in August 3 of my friends have lost their husbands.  On a good note, our son Jeremy is doing just fine after his surgery to remove a lump in his neck.

Below is a photo of my stitching tree - it has ornaments that others have stitched for me from exchanges or as gifts - there are a few on the tree that I also stitched.

This is a scarf/shawl that I hope to have finished by the end of January.  This is one of several pieces of knitting and stitching that I hope to get finished in the new year
This needlepoint piece I purchased many years ago as a gift for my husband and I finally have pulled it out.  Plan is to have this finished by his birthday in May!
Below is a piece by Terry Bay - our EGA group had a workshop with her at the beginning of 2014, plan to get this piece done with in the next few months.
Below is something I started in November last and since it is a fairly new start - I am adding this to my finishes for this new year.
As you can see, my goal this year is to get some of my WIPs stitched and finished.
There are many, many more in the pile but will post them as time moves on and I get things finished.
I was lucky enough to have my name selected from the Scarlet Letter group to received this wonderful gift from Paula at Kelsmcott.  I was really excited and thrilled to have received this!

Well I need to go and get showered and dressed - the first order of business today before watching football is to go to the movies to see The Hobbit!!  Really excited to see this.
Once again Happy New Year everyone - and I am hoping to be a much better blogger this coming year with no major distractions.
yours, Roberta


Margaret said...

Happy New Year! I do hope 2015 is a better year for you and your friends and family. Love your knitting project! All of your projects are lovely. And your tree -- gorgeous! I haven't seen the last Hobbit yet. Need to do that! Enjoy the movie and the football!

Brigitte said...

Happy New Year to you and your family. I hope that it will be a healthy year and a year full of stitching and crafting.

Your plans sound good, there are some wonderful projects among your WIPs. I'm looking forward to reading and seeing more about your WIPs and the progress you make on them.

Melanie said...

Happy new years to you and your family! I do indeed hope 2015 is an easier one for you. Too much sadness in 2014. :(
Love your stitchy tree!! :)

Gillie said...

Happy New Year, Roberta, here's to a lovely stitchy year with lots of finishes. What a wonderful friend you were and are to Diana and Mildred.

Carol said...

I'm sorry 2014 was such a sad year for your family, Roberta... Let's hope 2015 will be the opposite. I love your stitchy tree and the lovely shawl--such a pretty color!

Wishing you only good health and happiness throughout this new year...

Frances said...

I have just found your blog today, and I love, love your stitching tree! So pretty!!
It seems, from what I've read so far, that 2014 had some very unpleasant times, and I do hope 2015 will be much better for you!

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