Dec 23, 2016



Dear Friends,

This has been a year of profound loss and change for Yours Truly, but along with that loss and change came the amazing grace and comfort of a world that is beyond my imaginings.  I have been wrapped in your warm wishes, carried on your supportive shoulders, and been blessed to count you as one of the lovely gifts of my life.

My wish for you in the new year is that you will have at least one moment of knowing how much you matter in this world, and how loved you are by someone who had the good fortune to feel that way too.

With all my love,
Coni

53 comments:

  1. Thinking of you this Christmas, sending you a big hug and a warm smile. Enjoy some cosy sleeps in that comfy chair and do what makes you happy. Love and best wishes for 2017 - We'll be here for you! xx

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  2. You have no idea how much your "peeps" care about you, Coni. Sending love, hugs and cheer from AZ.

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  3. Thank you Connie for your warm wishes.Sending you hugs all the way from NW England UK,

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  4. MERRY CHRISTMAS! 2017 is going to be a spectacular year. Sending much love.

    Hugs Coni BIG HUGS

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  5. Love you too Connie. Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year

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  6. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope you have moments of light in your journey. Here's to 2017 and may it be better.

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  7. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year! As a popular song says:n "love is all there is"
    Hugs!!!

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  8. Many blessings to you this Christmas and in 2017❤️

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  9. With you in spirit throughout the holydays...go placidly.
    You have made a great difference and are definitely loved and admired...

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  10. Coni, best wishes for a happy and healthy new year with lots of stitchin' in the happy chair.

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  11. You've experienced so much of what Frank Sinatra called "That's Life" this year. We can only hope it gets a little better. What a hard year you have had. I consider myself one of your peeps, even though we have never met. Have a peaceful and reflective Christmas Coni.

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  12. You brought a happy tear to my eye. I faced the challenge of accepting childhood abuse this year, and turned to you many times for reassurance that life can and does go on, and that even in the darkest of pain there is always a shining hope. And some pretty nice stitching!

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  13. You are a treasure of a friend. Merry Christmas to you and happy new year

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  14. You are a treasure of a friend. Merry Christmas to you and happy new year

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  15. Thank you for sharing your life with us. I too wish you a happy, healthy, and peaceful New Year. Sending get well thoughts and big hugs to you from Western North Carolina.

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  16. May your Christmas be merry and your New Year happy. Wishing you all the best for peaceful holidays. And may your 2017 come with good health and finding happiness for yourself.

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  17. Merry Christmas to you, too, Coni. Your honest humor and depth of feeling truly makes your blog one of the special ones I read regularly. Sending positive Chrismasy thoughts.

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  18. Merry Christmas, Coni. Thank you for being you and sharing your very own special being-ness (yes, that's a word... I just made it up) with the world. It takes courage to do that. The double gift you give is inspiring others to share their own special being-ness with the world. It's a win/win/win situation. Enjoy your holiday.

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  19. Merry Christmas and happy stitching in 2017, Coni.

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  20. Merry Christmas! I hope you are feeling better. We have no choice but to go forward. Thanks for all the laughs during my daughter's long sickness this year. Thankfully she is better. I am right here for you. Yes, even during this Christmas holiday. Donna

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  21. Thinking of you and the last year of such loss and sadness. However, you are surrounded by people who love you and hopefully 2017 will be much better. We know not how we impact others.

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  22. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and saying prayers for a Happy 2017!
    Hugs

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  23. Merry Christmas, Coni! Sending you wishes for a most wonderful 2017. Thinking of you!

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  24. Merry Christmas and I hope 2017 brings you good health and happiness.

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  25. Happy Holidays to you as well. May you have a blessed 2017.

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  26. Hi, I've just stumbled upon your blog and read through several posts. I am so sorry at your loss of little Stewie. I lost my special girl, Princess, three years ago and I still miss her so much. Time helps but you will always miss your little guy. I like your blog very much - especially your sense of humor - and will visit again. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and that you find another special friend in 2017.

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  27. Thank you, Coni, for sharing your life, your love, and your stitching with me. Merry Christmas and on to the new year! Susan

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  28. Thank you, dear Coni. My wish for you is that you find solace in the coming year.

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  29. Merry Christmas, Coni. I've read your blog since.....forever. I don't reply often, but I do want you to know how much I appreciate your humor and the ability to put your feelings into printed words. Everyone who knows you loves you!!!

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  30. Meryl Christmas Coni. Thank you for sharing your life with me. I feel like you're a friend. I hope 2017 is wonderful to you, you deserve it.

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  31. Merry Christmas Coni! May 2017 be a year of peace and new beginnings. Blessings.

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  32. Coni, in the face of pain and difficulty and loss this year you have been an inspirational example of strength and grace. Thank you for sharing in the hard times and allowing us to laugh with you in the good times. May your Christmas be happy and 2017 be filled with blessings.

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  33. Merry Christmas to you! Your wonderful blog has been such a gift to me. Making me smile and laughing out loud. Even though we have not met, I feel that we are kindred spirits in this shared hobby of cross stitch. May your Christmas be peaceful and may your new year be full of blessings. I know I have been blessed in finding your blog. Thank you Coni!

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  34. With all my love and warm hugs for a Happy Christmas and hope you have a less stressful and healthy 2017.

    Sandra (Rep. of Ireland)

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  35. Dear Coni,
    You've had a very trying year, hope all is better in 2017 for you.
    I love your blog, please keep it going. :)
    Sending you warm hugs, and wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    Marilyn

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  36. Merry Christmas, Coni! Blessings for 2017!

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  37. May your broken heart be mended and may you find solace in the coming year.
    Merry Christmas

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  38. Merry Christmas Coni! You bring me joy all year long so please have a joyous, peaceful holiday.

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  39. Dear Coni, Merry Christmas from Georgia. I hope 2017 brings you joy and health and lots of stitching. Much love.

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  40. Merry Christmas Girlfriend! You are such a joy... May God Bless you in the New Year of 2017. You will never know how much joy you bring to all of us in Blogville. Remember, I was the one that suggested you write a book about dear little Stewie - you are the Erma Bombeck of Stitchers. Many hugs...

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  41. Merry Christmas Coni. I am sorry for your loss. The ache in your heart must be huge. Remember we are here for you.

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  42. Merry Christmas Coni! I hope next year sees you in good health and lots of stitching! Take care and keep in touch.
    Loriinmo (123)

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  43. Hugs and best wishes to you that 2017 will be a year of many new and wonderful blessings.

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  44. Coni, As ye sow, so shall ye reap.... you have sewn so many blessings for all who follow you in as much as we have grown to care deeply about you and yours. Sending you many prayers, love & hugs and wishes for good health, happiness and prosperity in 2017. -Cathryn

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  45. Sending you big hugs and a year filled with love, joy and GOOD HEALTH!
    Thank you for your humour, inspiration, and fabulous stitching.

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  46. Sending love and Christmas blessings. May 2017 be a year full of cheer.....
    xxx

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