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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

This was my last finish of 2011! The design is nice but I wish that I had toned down the 2 pink colors. They are very bright. Between the sunshine and the brightness of the colors it was hard to get a decent shot.
Next up is the Elizabeth Hancock Sampler by LHN. I do have to finish A Good Marriage by LK first. Hopefully that will happen today. We spent yesterday doing the normal Saturday errands, then brought Chinese food home and spent a lovely evening waiting for the ball drop. We only go out on New Years Eve if we can walk to the party. I have never liked being on the road on NYE. Today will also be spent quietly stitching and watching TV. Perfect start to the New year. I want to thank everyone for reading my blog and taking the time to comment. I want to thank you for all the inspiration. The stitching that you all do is beautiful and It makes me want to stitch even more. I have made some wonderful friends in blogland and I am grateful for that. I wish you all well in the New Year! Until next time.....Happy Stitching! Deborah

37 comments:

cucki said...

well done for the first finish of 2012..it is so sweet..
and new start is going to be so pretty too..
happy new year with happy stitching
love
cucki xxx

Lesleyanne said...

A gorgeous finish.

Margaret said...

Great finish, and great pick for your new start too! We're the same way about parties on New Year's Eve. DD isn't though. lol!

Catherine said...

Such a sweet cottage! Can't wait to see the next one!
I love your new start!! I may have to do this one myself!

Mouse said...

ooo well done on getting both done .... my chart is still in the postal system somewhere .... glad you had a lovely new years eve and I love the new sampler by LHN too mmmmmmm may be later on in the year ..lol :) love mouse xxxx

Michelle said...

Beautiful finish - Happy New Year to you xx

Laurie in Iowa said...

Lovely finish. Happy New Year!

Chris said...

Happy New Year Deborah!
Sweet finish and I am looking forward to seeing your new sampler progress.

Rowyn said...

Happy new year.

Can't wait to see your Elizabeth Hancock Sampler progress.

Susan said...

Happy New Year. Beautiful finish and lovely colors on your new start.

Julie said...

Wishing you a peaceful and happy 2012.
Beautiful colourful finish.

Peggy Lee said...

Very nice finish.
I know what you mean about not wanting to be on the roads on NYE. We feel the same way but we live so far in the country that any party we could walk to would involve beef cattle and those adorable little donkeys.

Nancy said...

I think the February cottage looks pretty, and I love Elizabeth Hancock. Looking forward to watching you stitch this!

Happy New Year, and happy stitching! We also celebrated with Chinese food.

Carol said...

Happy New Year, Deborah! Your first finish of 2012 is so pretty--can't wait to see what beauties you stitch over the coming year!

Beth Pearce said...

That new sampler looks like it will be beautiful. The January cottage is cute, and quickly finished!!

Hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Glenna said...

I like the little cottage with the pinks! Yes, they're bright, but they're going to be great in the line-up.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

I think the February cottage looks pretty, the colours are so happy and will brighten a shaded corner.

Happy New Year.

Myra said...

Fabulous finish! It is very pink but I think it is fitting for February and what it represents. These are going to be so pretty together.

DonnaTN said...

Happy New Year Deborah! Thank you for all your beautiful stitch inspiration throughout the year.

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

I love your pink house! Pink is my favorite color and I think the shades you used are so pretty!

Christine said...

Great finish and a lovely choice for your new start. Happy New Year

Jackie said...

Congratulations on ending the year with a finish! I like the bright pink colors. I'm looking forward to seeing your Elizabeth Hancock sampler progress. That is one that I keep looking at. Happy New Year!

Littlebit said...

Happy New Year! I love the pink in that sampler.
Your NY Eve sounds absolutely perfect!

Kathy Ellen said...

I just caught up on reading about some of your wonderful Christmas activities and seeing your beautiful stitching too.l Your 'Seasonal Sampler' is beautiful, and I love those sweet little January & Feb. cottages. Elizabeth Hancock looks like it will be a wonderful sampler to stitch....looking forward to seeing your progress on her:)

BrendaS said...

Happy New Year Deborah! I'm working on finishing the Feb cottage too. The colors are bright:) Great minds think a like because my next planned start is Elizabeth Hancock. Can't wait to see yours too!

Nancy M said...

Got my threads for Feb, but not the pattern yet. I'll have to decide on the threads for sure once I pick a material! I like the new LK marriage piece too!

Melanie said...

Happy New Year@!!!!

Pumpkin said...

Wow! You wasted no time in finishing February even before February has arrived ;o) This is going to look wonderful on one piece of fabric.

Happy New Year!

Janice Boucher said...

Happy New Year Deb! You're off to a beautiful stitching start for the New Year! I'm looking forward to a healthy, happy 2012. 2011 ended up for me with 3 days/nights in bed with a virus! My New Year project start is Christmas Tea. Love that pattern!

Mary Ann said...

Happy New Year! I have enjoyed reading your blog for quite a while, and wanted to let you know that I look forward to seeing your lovely stitching in the new year--you made an excellent start with the February Cottage finish--love it!!

Michelle said...

Wonderful finish and great choice for your new start! Happy New Year!

Lynn said...

You finished the year with a fabulous finish and from the looks of your next stitch, 2012 is going to be a great stitching year too!
Happy New Year!

Mary said...

Great finish to end the year! Love the next project and can't wait to see the progress.

Happy New Year!

Brigitte said...

In a previous post you showed that seasonal sampler that was in the JCS magazine - it's wonderful in its frame. After seeing it in your post I decided that I also have to stitch it.
I hpe you had a wonderful New Year's day full of stitching. Happy New Year!

Kaisievic said...

I adore the pinks - so gorgeous. I hope that you had a really happy dance.

Hugs, Kaye xoxox

Solstitches said...

What a lovely beautiful finish to end your 2011 stitching.
Love what you have chosen to start next.
Margaret

Suzanne said...

What a great finish to end the year! I love the new project to start the year on.