Margaret Randolph

Margaret Randolph
Margaret Randolph stitched by Jenny


Wednesday, 17 December 2014

It's Coming On Christmas.........

It's coming on Christmas. They're cutting down trees..........

Hello Everyone,

As Christmas lights twinkle, cookies are baking, stockings are hanging and the scent of pine from our tree fills up the house, I find myself remembering the happy moments of 2014 and feeling so thankful for the people that I have in my life. It is important to me that the people who are part of my days realise that they are important to me, that they have touched a special place in my heart and made 2014 a happier year just because they have been there!

All of you here on these two blogs have done that for me this year and I wanted you to know that. I have so enjoyed seeing the samplers that you have been stitching and sharing in the parts of your life that you have written about on these blogs. You have enriched my life in countless ways and have made my stitching journey a happy one, filled with beautiful samplers and countless friendships! All of you are important to me and I wanted to say "thank-you"  for helping to make 2014 a good year!

I also wanted to let you know that I have tried something new this year. I am not really a computer person and when our group moved over to Facebook I was not sure if that was for me. I love our blogs. To me it feels like home! I love that I can read your post with a cup of tea and just drool over all of the samplers that you are stitching. Like all of you my plate is full during the day and I was worried about trying something new, especially something that I was not familiar with......but curiosity got the better of me and I hopped on over and made an account, joined our group over there and have enjoyed every minute of it! Nicola and Krista have done an outstanding job and they work really hard to make everyone feel welcome and valued. I have seen samplers that I have not noticed before ( and believe me I do not know how that could possibly be....but there it is...grins... ), I have fallen in love with beautiful antique scissors, I have met new friends and run into "old" ones and learned so much about samplers and all things sampler related. The conversations are fun to follow and I am learning my way around...slowly...LOL...but I am getting there. So if any of you were thinking about following on Facebook, it is fun and you will certainly be welcome!

Elizabeth Shephard and SDW are all ready for me to begin stitching and I am really looking forward to the 2015 SAL. I will start with those but many more are calling my name. I am feeling way more comfortable with speciality stitches and there are a few band samplers that are calling the loudest....not to mention Sophia's sampler..... so we will see just what the New Year will bring :) Either way it is looking like it will be a great stitching year on our blogs and on Facebook and I am excited about all of it.

So whether you are starting on a new sampler or continuing on with an " old friend" I will look forward to stitching throughout 2015 with you, my dear stitching friends. 

Merry Christmas and may you all have a blessed New Year!



Nicola said...

I am certainly looking forward to stitching with you Jenny in 2015 and beyond.

The blog does feel like home and a place to come to escape the stress of life.

I am pleased that you are enjoying Facebook and the ease in which we can discuss/chat/share.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. May Santa bring you lots of new stash.

Debbie Bauer said...

Jenny, what a lovely post. Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season!

Debbie Bauer said...

Jenny, what a lovely post. Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season!

Vera said...

Lovely post Jenny. Looking forward to stitching with you in 2015. Happy Holidays!!

Theresa said...

Jenny you always write the nicest posts! have a lovely holiday!

Krista said...

What a wonderful post, Jenny! I am glad that you are enjoying the facebook group. It is so much fun having another place for sharing and having conversations with other stitchers. I too have found new samplers I want to stitch!! Looking forward to SALing with you in the New Year and seeing your progress on Elizabeth and SDW (one of my all-time faves!) Merry Christmas!

Serena B said...

A lovely Christmas letter,it cheered me with Christmas spirit!

Maria del Valle said...

Jenny you are so sweet, I wish you all the best on this New Year!!
HUgs :))