Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! 2007 has been a very good year for me. Stitching wise, I finished 30 projects .. I still need to frame/finish about 10 projects .. but getting 30 designs stitched is huge for me and I'm looking forward to stitching at least 30 more in 2008. Currently I have 10 WIPS and one UFO that I really want to finish up in 2008. Of course I have about 50+ designs that I want/need to stitch next year lol Should be interesting to see how my stitching goes for 2008 *smile*

This year has been tough for a couple of my dear friends .. 2008 will be a year of healing and new adventures for them.

2007 was good for my family .. Chris and Monica are doing well and looking forward to a trip to London in May. Robert ended 2007 with a 3.2 grade point in his 2nd year in college and is all excited about the football playoffs! lol I had a great time attending stitching retreats last year, and hope to continue the fun next year.

I really don't like making formal New Year's resolutions .. but there are a few things I want to work harder on in the coming year. One is to continue to get my health issues under control and to keep losing weight. I would like to get more consistent with exercise, either at a gym or just getting outside and walking. I also would like to read more and travel more. And of course I want to stitch more and more and more! lol

I've been reading blogs all week and it sounds like everyone has a wonderful Christmas. Our Christmas lasted 2 days and was great as well. Christmas Eve was nice and quiet with my fil, sil and bil. C&M came over to have Christmas morning with us and then we went to my Dad's for Christmas with my DB and his family. It was a fun couple of days with family .. lots of presents, food and laughter .. what could be better than that? lol .. I didn't get any stitching stash, which was fine since I buy all year long *smile* .. but I did get a few coffee maker and watch from Terry, a lovely sweater from Monica and a toaster oven from Chris and Robert.

Oh and everyone that received fleece blankets LOVED them! It really was fun seeing how excited everyone was with their blankets .. I really do enjoy giving my family/friends something I make *smile*

What's everyone doing for New Year's Eve? For the last 15+ years, we've spent New Year's Eve with Lisa and her family .. having our Christmas together, margaritas and enjoying a steak and lobster dinner and playing games all night .. this years I bought a new game, Scene It Music edition .. sure hope it's fun! lol

I have really enjoyed this blogging community of stitchers .. thank you for sharing with me your lives and your stitching ... I look forward to 2008 with all of you.

I'm grateful for time off during the holidays ...


Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Many happy returns for a SUPER New Year Michele!

Chris said...

Happy New Year Michele. May 2008 bring good times, good health, and lots of stitching adventures.

Amy said...

Happy New Year Michele! Looking forward to seeing you in Oct, it will be here before we know it! ;-)

monique said...

Happy New Year, Michele... may 2008 bring you lots of stitchy goodness :)

Karen said...

Happy New Year Michele!! wishing you a happy and safe new year with lots of stitching time! hugs, karen

stitcherw said...

Beautiful picture. I hope you have a wonderful New Year, it sounds like you plan to keep quite busy. I can't imagine having that many finishes, I had a hard time just getting my dozen or so done.

The Silver Thistle said...

Happy New Year to you too Michele! Hope 2008 is your best year yet and I'll look forward to hearing all your news and seeing all your stitchy pics.

Thanks for being my friend in 2007.