Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

Hi All,

Decided it was time to check in with you all and share some family pictures and stitching pictures *smile*

Sunday, 12/23, Chris, Monica, Terry and I spent the day in downtown Seattle taking in all the Christmas lists and holiday spirits ... at the end of our day we took a ride on the Holiday Duck tour ... it was so much fun!  Here we are getting ready to board the duck ... it was a festive way to get started for the new couple of days.


We had a lovely couple of Christmases ... Christmas Eve at my dad's with everyone ... 13 of us!  So much fun having everyone around this year ...

Christmas morning at our house ...




I did get some stitching done in between all the Christmases we enjoyed ... I stitched these birds a few times but gave them away as Christmas presents and didn't take any pictures ... bad me!  Here are the last two finished birds ... they'll be made into ornaments later ... I just ran out of steam, and time ...

 Merry Birdies by Homespun Elegance
stitched on misc fabric using the DMC conversion

 Peace on Earth by My Big Toe Designs
stitched on a misc piece of fabric
using recommended WDW threads

And here's my last stitches for 2012 ... I love this pillow ...

2012 was a interesting year to say the least ... with my diagnoses of MS ... but it was also filled with lots of fun, friends and family ... a girl couldn't ask for much more really!  I'm very grateful for my family and friends and also grateful that my MS has settled down ... now if I could only get my energy back!!  I'm looking forward to 2013 and all that it will bring.  I hope for all my dear blogging friends a very very good 2013 filled with lots of stitches, laughter and love.

See ya next year *smile*


I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for the start of a new year ...

12 comments:

pj said...

Happy New Year to you! May 2013 be a great one! pam in iowa

Alison said...

Happy New Year to you & your family Michele. Hope it's a good one for you. :)

Diana said...

Have a happy new year and love the stitching too!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

FUN! had by all top to bottom :)
I love your pillow to Michele! And I always love to see the new year added to it!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

If there's anything better than stitching, it's family and friends. Glad you got everyone together at one celebration or the other. Great looking pieces you've done. Be well, stay safe, and Happy New Year!

Nancy said...

Happy New Year Michele! I hope 2013 treats you well. Such a fun New Year design you stitched.

Barb said...

What a wonderful family Christmas! I hope the new year will bring you much happiness and better health!

An itch to cross stitch.. said...

Lovely Christmas photos Michele, and happy new year to you too. Lovely stitching.

Carol said...

You've faced so much over the past year with your MS diagnosis, Michele... I do hope it causes fewer problems for you in 2013... So glad you were able to resume your beautiful stitching--love those birdies :)

Wishing you a joyous New Year!

Andrea said...

aWishing you a Happy New Year!

Melanie said...

Happy New Year to you!! :)

valerie said...

Happy New Year Michele! So glad you got some answers on your diagnosis and that it's allowing you to get back to stitching again. Wishing you the best in 2013.