Thursday, January 9, 2014

This 2014 Thing..

I remember when I was 18 and thinking that I could not even fathom living in years starting with 20.. and here it is 2014! And, you know, it still kind of boggles my mind.

I am hoping and praying that 2014 is going to be a much better year than 2013. It was such a sucky year that we aren't even going to discuss it or think about it. Upward and onward!

I hope this year will bring me more time to be set aside to piece and quilt for myself. Last year, I had chosen BALANCE as my word for the year...turns outs it should have been CHAOS.

I hope this year will bring more stability, more time with family, more time for blogging, more time for creating.  I know that the time is there...I just need to manage it better.

I did get a very special wool project done over Christmas and placed on a very special hanger gifted to me by my sweet friend Connie. I absolutely fell in love with this project and the hanger when I saw it in the quilt shop. Rarely does something call my name so loudly that I can't get it out of my head because I want it so badly.  Now it's finished and I just love love love it :)
 This is a Jan. block from Lilyanna It measures 7" x 8". The frame is a new mini size from Auckfield.

I added some extra stitches on his belly and jacket and an extra snowflake button on his hat. Can't wait to make a February one which I think I will design myself.

So, here's to a new year full of wonderful possibilities!
God Bless and Hugs, Shelley


paulette said...


Sherryl said...

Welcome to 2014!! And that is an adorable snowman.

Quilt Hollow said...

My 2013 ended crappy and 2014 starting crappy. At this point hoping for incredible 2015 ansd we aren't even there yet.

Darlene said...

Nice to see a new blog post from you, Shelley! Your word for 2014 your word should be ME. Take care of YOU.

QuiltSue said...

Good to hear from you. I hope 2014 is good to you since 2013 obviously wasn't.

I like the new look to the blog by the way.

Sheila said...

Sweet snowman , hope 2014 is a much better year for you .

Shelley said...
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Janet said...

I love the snowman. Can't wait to hold it :)

Jeanne said...

Your snowman is adorable! That one is new to me...going to investigate. :-)