Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to one and all.   My friend Sonoko sent me this New Year greetings card so I will share it and wish everyone the very very best in 2011 -  the year of the Rabbit.

And as is the accepted custom in needlework blogs there need to be some stitchy resolutions.   Having been vocal about doing a major project in the New Year I decided on the Historic Countries Sampler from GOS.  

 My last project for 2010 was completed on 22 December so I immediately made a start and here is a progress snap.  

The top centre section - Germany is almost completed.  Just Caleb and Joshua and the outsize bunch of grapes to go!   Because of the size of the finished piece - hence the size of the linen fabric and the fact that I am using only a small hand held round frame I will not be working these sections in the order published by GOS, rather working from left to right across the piece of linen.   I look forward to starting 'England after 1800' next.   The linen is 34 count "Devonshire Cream" and I am working in the DMC conversion supplied.   Can you tell by this speedy progress how much I am loving this??

Best wishes to all of you for a wonderfully happy stitching year.


  1. Wow...that's a project...and a beautiful one!!! Can't wait to see the progress. Happy New Year!

  2. Best wishes in the New Year!

  3. Happy New Year!!!Happiness! All the best in the new year!

  4. Happy new year!

    That is one wonderfully huge project you have going! looking forward to following your progress.

  5. hat a great project! May the new year bring you lots of stitching time!

  6. I am totally amazed by this huge project you are undertaking! It will be lovely. Make sure you include it in your will!!
    Keep us posted on your progress.
    Happy New Year to you & your Mother! Denise