Wednesday, December 31, 2014

And, a Very Happy New Year to YOU!!

 A quiet night is in store for me on this New Year's Eve.  And, that's alright by me.  I did want to wish you all a wonderful celebration on this night.....and 365 wonderful nights to come!  Naturally, I am thinking of the New Year and what it will bring.  Well, we don't know, do we?  So, let me just wish you all the very best tonight and in the days ahead.  I appreciate you all visiting me this year....your visits have "made my day' many, many times and you are greatly appreciated.  I couldn't think of a thing to post about except to send you good wishes....but since I've been thinking about our New Year and those pesky resolutions I don't like to's what I think I can try to do:

 In this new year....I think what I'd like to do is my very best."  To be the best person I possibly can. To be kind and generous, remembering that I am not the only person.  To be a busy person and to enjoy whatever I am busy doing.  To share what I have.  To create pretty things and share the enjoyment of the making of them.  I want to giveaway more this year.  I've said that a lot recently.  I want to write to a blog reader...from time to hand, the time consuming way.  Really, the most precious thing I have is my time.....I want to make the best of it, with friends, family and YOU!   With that in mind, I decided this evening, to share some pretty things I have made. I want to make this a habit!  I'm saying this to start the New Year off right and to let you know that this kind of 'work' is what I want to do more of, along with the sharing, so this is a taste of what you might see if you visit me in 2015:

 Handwriting on fabric, silk ribbon embroidery, some beading.  This pincushion is 6 inches square.

 Some applique, roses, some trees, and more beads.

 This is one of my favorite things I've created....

 As you can see, a lot of work for something four inches square.

 Tiny little applique house.  Not perfect, but dear.  The main part of the house is about an inch wide.

 Back stitch wording.  Fun.  Beading....also FUN!

 Home Sweet Home....Indeed!

 A little Crazy Quilt pincushion.  Also four inches square.  Loved making it!

 One of my very favorite things....HEARTS!    This teeny embroidered one is 1/4 inch wide.  I've always loved making these and stitch them on all kinds of creations.  I've been asked before, but never did do a tutorial on them.  Look for one in February!!  It will be my gift to you.

 Oh, yes, these would have to be a trademark of mine.  I want my New Year filled with these tiny stitched hearts!!  Giveaways?  Stay tuned!  Stay safe, warm and cozy this New Years Eve!!

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Dolores said...

I hope you have a wonderfully healthy 2015.

Christy said...

Happy New Year, Pat! I, too, am by myself and that's fine with me. I just wish AMC still showed the Fred and Ginger movies all night like they used to (a hundred years ago haha). I hope 2015 is good to all of us.

Jeanne Gwin said...

Happy New Year dear friend. I too am just lazing about this evening, my party days are in the past (I did learn my lesson)! I wish you everything you desire in the New Year. I ask that God give you peace and serenity. I hope many birds land in your heart in 2015.

Gisela Suski said...

Happy New Year! Your pillows are stunning, you have such patience. Hoping for a healthy New Year to all of my bloggers.

Sheila said...

Happy New Year to you, Pat
I hope you have a wonderful new year. We are having a quiet evening here, our son from Ward came this afternoon for a short visit.
I love your pillows and pincushions.

Lynn B said...

Happy New Year Pat!
We too had a lovely peaceful New years Eve and that is just how we like it!

I love these little pillows, in particular the Home Sweet Home, it is such a beauty. You have a real talent with embroidery, can't wait to see what you make this year.

Maureen said...

Nice!! Have a great year!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, these pillows are Gorgeous! Have a happy new year! Twyla

Julie Fukuda said...

Lovely way to start the year. All the best to YOU!

Louise Doney said...

Happy, Healthy New Year Pat. Love your little pillows and can't wait for your tutorials !

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A Bit of Heaven
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