Jan 1, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Oh, what joy!  What bliss!  

Aunt Chrissy and Baby Bosco came over last night for a little New Year's Eve supper and stitching, and we watched all five episodes of "Parade's End" while I started this:
 It's "Blossom" by Carolyn Manning Designs, and it was exactly what I needed to be doing as the clock struck midnight and we ushered in the New Year.

I'm stitching this on a lovely piece of 28ct. Fog Cashel, and I'm thinking about substituting out the called-for green thread with a few icy blues so that the end result will be more winter-ish.

Included with the chart are these lovely hand-made "blossoms".  Aren't they swell?  Now all I need to do is keep them safely away from You Know Who before he gets the bright idea to adorn his little silk smoking jacket with them.

Speaking of my little nine-pound bundle of joy, we both want to send our very best wishes for a spectacular 2015.  May all of your hopes and dreams and wishes come true.  May you know nothing but peace and health and happiness the whole year through, and may we all be exactly where we want to be, doing exactly what we want to be doing for the entire lot of it!

18 comments:

  1. Love the blossoms and your idea to make the piece Moore winter-y.

    Speaking of You Know Who, does he have an Instagram account? If so, he would enjoy looking at renecharlesnyc, a French bulldog who is truly Stewie's kindred spirit. No affiliation with the site, but I do enjoy a daily chuckle from it.

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    1. Stewie on Instagram? Would follow!

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  2. Happy New Year to you and yours, Coni! What a fabulous piece you started! I am not familiar with it, so I am going to go looking.

    Robin in Virginia

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  3. Happy New Year to you and Stewie from me and Stella!

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  4. Happy New Year Coni! I thought Parade's End was exquisite viewing - what's not to like about the Divine Benedict? Lovely new piece you are working on. Looking forward to hearing about your exploits in 2015.

    Alison
    Godalming , UK

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  5. Happy New Year Coni! He's wishes for 2015 to you, Stewie, Aunt Chrissy, and cousin Bosco. :)

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  6. You find the loveliest patterns, this is stunning. Happy New Year!

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  7. What a pretty project to ring in the new year with. Happy new year.

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  8. After seeing The Imitation Game, I have decided that Benedict Cumberbatch is THE actor of today! Happy New Year and the new pattern is very cute!

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  9. Love the new piece you are working on...Good wishes for the new year to you and Aunt Chrissy and the pooches.

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  10. Thank you for introducing me to a new designer. I'm throwing quite a few designs now onto my wish list.
    Happy New Year to you, Stewie, Aunt Chrissy and cousin Bosco.

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  11. The very same to you Coni! :D Cathryn

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  12. Happy New Year to all of you too!!! Look forward to many blogs from you to bring smiles to my face. Love the new piece you are working on, I love Fog...guessing it is from PTP, and love your idea of the blues too. Wishing you the very best in the coming year.

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  13. Happy New Year to you and Stewey! Harry and I send our best for a happy 2015. I love your new start. It should be very pretty with wintry blues!

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  14. Happy New Year to all of you also!! Blossom is gorgeous!! You always stitch the most beautiful things! :)

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  15. This looks like a fun stitch. Thanks for the inspiration and introducing me to a designer I have not seen before.
    Happy New Year!

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  16. Happy New year to the both of you too! Love the new project!

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  17. all the best wishes to you and your family!
    I LOVE the new start, and what a great idea to use icy blues - I can't wait to see it grow!
    chiara

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