"Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad,
but it's the middle that counts.
You have to remember this when you find yourself
at the beginning."
Well we are finding us at the beginning of another new year. I myself probably like the middle of the year. The beginning is scary with all those resolutions you know you will never keep and the end you realize you didn't keep those resolutions. In the middle you don't even think about them. When you start a new project are you scared, at the end do you miss it a bit. I enjoy stitching a project when you are in the swing of it and just relaxing in the stitching. A perfect day to me. Speaking of in the swing, I have read blogs for 4 days in a row. I am so excited to get back into reading. I have done lots and lots of reading and catching up but little in the comment form. If I left a comment on each blog I would never get caught up. Just know that I am now out there and looking into a bit of your lives and enjoying it.
I received a lovely post in the mail. It was stamped Royal Mail and I thought maybe it was my save the date card for the upcoming royal baby shower. It was not but just as exciting it was a surprise from Mouse.
It was a wonderful letter and what I called a Ort Bag. Then I read her blog and she called them "Bourse" bags. Isn't that a more exciting name than Ort Bag. Isn't it just the cutest thing. Are you like me, first thing I did was try and figure out how it was made. She told me it was a simple 12 inch square. I can see me making a few of these. Thank you so much Mouse for the delightful surprise.
I need to know has this ever happen to any of you. I showed in my last post a biscornu I have been working on for what seems like forever. It is a Faby Reilly Design. I got the first side all done and if you look hard you will see not all sides are the same size. They all have the same number of stitches but two of the sides are almost a inch shorter. Well this just won't work as a biscornu so it looks like the future of this piece will be a small pillow. I am not even going to bother stitching the back side but will find in my stash a cute material to back it. I still like it and it will be a cute pillow or pin cushion instead. Oh well life goes on.
I started "Scissors by any other name" by The Cat's Whiskers back in October of 2011. I got just enough done to be bored. Well I pulled it out after the new year and started it back up. I have got a lot more of it done but sadly boredom is kicking back it. Lots and lots of one color. I am trying hard to finish the piece because it is lovely when it is done. I saw it finished at the retreat in New Hampshire and fell in love with it. Pam won the pattern at the retreat so I knew it was meant to be stitched. I just need to stay focused and I will be on to the next color soon.
I have to admit I caved in to a New Years sale on a online shop. This is what I purchased. Since they are all Christmas themed you won't see them in the rotation any time soon but I just had to have them. You all know how that goes.
I thank you all for following my blog and being there. I am now getting our lives in some kind of order and look forward to blogging more regular. I do so enjoy reading your blogs and being a small part of your lives.
I wish I had a box,
the biggest I could find.,
I'd fill it right up to the brim
with everything that's kind.
A box without a lock, of course,
and never any key;
for everything inside that box
would then be offered free.
Grateful words for joys received
I'd freely give away.
Oh, let us open wide a box
of praise for every day.
I think all our blogs are these boxes that we so freely open up for all to read.
Always keep love in your stitches,