Hello folks, it has been some time since I shared my stitching and non stitching endeavours with you. 

Here we are only a day plus some hours from December, and with December comes The time for reflecting back on the past year and consider our successes and those parts of our lives that were a bit less than stellar. I seem to have more of the latter and fewer successes this year. Why I wonder…

One reason (excuse) is that I have managed to get myself ‘hooked’ on the number puzzles Sudoka, and what an addiction it is! Oh.. I have used all the rationalizations one can imagine… good for the brain etc, but none the less, less time spent on stitching, reading and other things I enjoy. On the positive side, the books are not particularly costly, so it will not prevent me from attending Seminar etc. .. but …

We had our son and his family visit for a week in mid June so I had to make the house ready for our granddaughters who were ages 4 and almost 2 at the time. That meant a major emptying our of the spare bedroom and moving a lot of my stitching things which had migrated into my son’s bedroom, all in bankers’ boxes for sorting after their visit; this of course was all in the name of re-organizing. As the question goes, how is that working? The visit was great but the post visit organizing is still a work in progress. I call this ‘deconstructing organization’ because it sounds so much better than ‘sorting through stuff’.

This is also a good exercise in seriously examining the projects and considering if I really do want to work on the project and then questioning When will I work on it. So far there are very few things I have decided to part with, but baby steps are better than being stuck in a bucket of cement.

As I previously said, Tuesday is December 1st, and my Guild will be holding our annual ornament exchange. This year’s shape is a cylinder and I am not at all pleased with the results, and of course .. I left it too late to start over, so I will enjoy a lovely lunch with lovely ladies but not have an ornament to bring home. But not all is lost, I have signed up for the Virtual Threads ornament exchange so there will be a new addition to my collection.

What do I  hope  2016 will bring? More time for stitching for sure and I want to get back to doing some needlefelting. Some of you may recall from previous posts that I am fascinated with clouds. I have been taking photos of clouds as I travel between my son’s home in Quebec and mine here in Nova Scotia, and I hope to use some of them as the inspiration for some needlefelted pieces. 

I will end by sharing some of these images with you as I wish you a good end to your 2015 and an even better 2016. Enjoy the various celebrations you participate in and always leave a bit of room for dessert!

Until the next time, Happy Stitching


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos! I think we are all hoping for more stitching time. Is there a lottery for that?


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