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Friday, 1 January 2016

Ringing the changes.

  Hope everyone had a good Christmas . Ours was lovely . We had the day at home and visited family before hand as hubby was back to work Boxing Day . It does feel like Christmas was cut short and I am ready to tale down the decs , but will leave it until next week when the kids are back at school .
  The kids best Christmas presents were Minecraft for the X-box, google game play cards so they could put Minecraft on their tablets , and slush cups ,lol.

   I got no stitchy stash for Christmas , but I got money so will put that towards crafty stuff. Hoping to get one of my finishes framed with some of the money, I have been doing more charity stitching than anything else for the last few years and I got to thinking that maybe it's because I have finishes lying around and at least my squares are used and appreciated. Bearing this in mind,  my plan for this year is to do more personal stitching. I don't do resolutions , but I do have "plans" ,lol. I will still stitch for Love Quilts , but will be working on a lot more of my own projects.

 So , no new year start for me , instead I plan on finishing. I have two small (but big) projects on the go .
 This one is for my daughter.
 and this one is a LQ a/c square.

Both were started in October , but put away while I did the HAED challenge in November.
 I also have my two OFOs,
 Christmas Recipe
 and Three Little Maids
I will finish these early this year , as I want some new starts and I've promised myself no new starts until these are finished.
 And there is Rosita to work on .

  Some of my Christmas money is already gone as I placed an order for fabric and threads to kit up these .
 Play With Me
 and TT A Pale Comparison.

Other than LQ squares , these will be my first new starts this year . Can't wait .

 Picked this up from a charity shop on Tuesday when I took the kids out to spend their money and book tokens. I think I have it , but not sure and can't find it , so also plan to sort out my stash this year ,lol .
  Last years' orts, all squished in the jar
 and spread out a bit.
 And my new ort jar all ready to be filled through out the year .

Thanks for dropping by , and a Happy New Year to you all.


♥ Nia said...

cute new projects :) but finish those wips first!! ;) eheheheh
happy new year!!:D

Mii Stitch said...

Happy New Year Cath!!

cucki said...

Beautiful stitches
Happy new year x

Vickie said...

I look forward to seeing your personal stitching this coming year. Happy New Year!

Blu said...

Happy new year!

Linda said...

Great review post Cath.

Happy New Year,

Julie said...

Good luck with your plans for 2016, lots to watch grow.
Wishing you and the family a year filled with lots of happy and fun times and plenty of stitching time too!
Happy New Year x

Marlene jones said...

Get the Christmas ingredients finished, I love mine, you added names to yours

Emma/Itzy said...

Great plans for 2016 - Happy New Year!

Cindy's Stitching said...

happy new year. blessings to you and your family.

Brigitte said...

Great planning for this year, Cath. One point of my plans is also to do more finish-finishing instead of letting the stitched pieces disappear in a drawer. We'll see how that goes.
Happy New Year!

Rachel Tomkins said...

Happy New Year. Good luck with you stitchy plans for 2016. You are an inspiration to a lot of stitchers if you have the determination to finish some projects before starting anymore. What a good girl!!! :)

Chris said...

Sounds like a lovely Christmas.
All of your projects are beautiful.
Happy New Year!!

Shebafudge said...

Happy New Year Cath!

Lovely projects there :)

Barb said...

A Happy New Year to you too! You have lots of really great starts! I'm doing the same thing as you, just getting some plans but no real specific goals.