Tuesday, January 5, 2016

I will remember 2015...

... as the year that got away.

Just like the rest of the year before it, Christmas kind of snug up on me and before I knew it, it had been and gone. I hope you all had a lovely time with family and loved ones.


Not that neither Adrian or I really had time for a break, we did manage to get away to the house at the beach just for a few days. I cannot tell you how nice was to just sit and catch our breath, take Nala for long walks along the beach and of course...


... spending time with my feet up and doing just a little bit of stitching. This new piece has been sitting on my sketch pad for quite some time. It is really, really little, only a bit more than 5cm (2") across - so handy for sitting on the balcony, soaking up the sea air while the placing stitch after stitch with bright and beautiful silk.


I am not sure if it is just me, but it seems that every time I think I have all bases covered when it comes to bringing a selection of thread colours with me, I am always at least one short.


None of the greens I had proved right for the top of wing. So, even though I had intended to finish it before starting the next...


.. I felt I had no choice but to start the 'Sweethearts' that are to follow.


I have not made any resolutions for the 12 months ahead. Resolutions never really work for me, I just end up getting cranky with myself for not keeping them, or forgetting about them all together. But while sitting there quietly stitching I did think of the year ahead a little, and how quickly the past flew. It made me feel that I really need to catch up somehow.  I think I will just try and remember to hit the breaks from time to time and 'keep breathing' - and hopefully 2016 will be a year to remember.

What are your hopes, wishes or resolutions for the year ahead?

Anna X

10 comments:

  1. To smile more and smile and wave as we drive past people ....even folk we dont know....and it is lovely ( and funny sometimes ) watching how they react .
    Last year was a horrible one for me ...sigh ..so I,m still recovering and trying to put it all behind me . .....no ....dont just put your hand up ...you have to waggle your stitching fingers too ! : )

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    1. I will join the 'smile more and wave to people' movement :-)

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  2. "Welcome back" Anna…….we missed you! May 2016 be a wonderful year for you including your special trip to the UK. Much love from us x

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  3. Happy New Year Anna!
    Nothing like a few days at the beach to relax and unwind. I'm sorry I can't attend the Bath Summer School this year, we will cross paths one of these days.
    Janet

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    1. A pity you won't be able to make it to Bath - I am sure our paths will cross one day. X

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  4. Happy New Year, Anna. I like both of these 'little' projects. No real plans for the coming year; just to live more mindfully and yes - as Daisy says to smile more :)

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    1. yes the 'smile more' movement is definitely a go.

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  5. Happy New year and lots os happy stitching, i begin this new year with a heart too ;-)

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    1. You can never really go wrong with a heart or two, can you x

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