Dear Stitching Friends,
2014 has been such a lovely year with many new and exciting things!
First, I started my blog this year and it has brought me much pleasure! I have met many wonderful people through it, and I hope to meet even more in the coming year! I had wanted a blog for quite a while, and just never made up my mind to do it! I finally took the plunge this year, and I am so glad I did!
I have won some giveaways! I have participated in exchanges! I have received RAKs!
I even had my own giveaways!
Beautiful giveaway from Annette!
My 1st giveaway win from Jacquie!
Exchange I sent.... Beautiful RAK from Andrea!
Time has been limited at some points, but I manage to keep it going! I am about to begin my LAST semester on my Masters in Music and I will graduate in May! I cannot wait to have this behind me! I was probably CRAZY for attempting this past the age of 50, but the end is in sight and I am thrilled! I will definitely post photos of me in my cap and gown, marching with a bunch of 20-somethings!!! I'm so excited!
My music has always been so important to me!
I work as the Parish Music Director/Organist at my church and each year the adult choir presents an Advent Concert on the First Sunday of Advent. It is a wonderful event and we have done this for 8 years. Below is a photo--yes, that's me at the piano. Our robes are about the most unflattering garment made....so ignore how "round" we look!! (even though I like these and think they look great together!!)
On Christmas Eve, we have 2 Masses and the first has the youth instrumental ensemble that plays, and they always do such a great job! It's so nice to see young people participate!
I have a beautiful kitty, Dolce, that I got after I lost my precious Violetta. I also have a lovely family: husband and son & daughter-in-law!
Life is good!
What do I want to do for 2015??? Am I making silly resolutions??
Well, I'll probably get out the standard list of resolutions that I make every year, and never keep!! LOL!!
They are the usual: lose weight, be more kind to everyone, get organized......
However, I really want to do MORE stitching and get all of my stitching supplies, etc, organized! My blog has made me more aware of how "together" other people are!!! I want to be, also!
I also want to be better about commenting on other blogs! I faithfully read many of your blogs, but I'm usually racing through and don't take the time to comment! I know that I should. I know how much I enjoy comments, and I certainly need to make to effort to share that enjoyment! That's a new and sincere resolution!
I also want to get my computer in good shape...I couldn't find photos today....I need to delete useless stuff--just that type of thing! I've let it go and now it is imperative that I jump in and fix it all!
My main interest in cross stitching has been fixing my seasonal and holiday trees! I will continue to do that, but hope to add a large piece to work on, too. I have one big UFO that I might drag out and finish, just to prove that I can actually start and finish something, even after all these years! It must be 25-30 years old!!! LOL!
BUT, I only have one unfinished thing, so I guess that's positive! HOWEVER, I have at least 9 million charts that I want to stitch! So, I'd better get going on those, don't you think????
I hope all of you have a wonderful, healthy, prosperous, and joyous 2015~