Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Welcome 2013

Hi everyone and welcome to 2013! Wow, where has the past year gone?  Last year at this time, I was looking forward to my very first cruise (it won't be the last cruise I take) and also my scheduled operation. As you know, I had a fantastic time on the cruise, met some wonderful ladies who convinced me to go the retreat in Branson, Missouri hosted by Cecilia's Samplers - well, that was such fun that I am going back there in April!  As for operation, I was lucky that I decided to have the operation because cancer (stage 1, level A) was found in the polyp inside the uterus. Somebody was looking out for me that day!! 

Well I have to show you my final stitching ornament of 2012. It is another Merry Mouse and this time, her nightshirt is done in Ada's Rainbow by Gloriana Silks. It is so cute.  At first I was not really sure of the bright multi-coloured nightshirt but I just love how it turned out with all the backstitching.

So... those of you that are participating in the great Stitching Adventure for January - have you started?  I was up early this morning (around 8 - that is early for me these days) and I started the Lizzie-Kate "Faith".  And I am almost finished it, it is a small ornament, basically 2 inches square. Because this one is so small, I am going to start one of my "Large" projects today.  And the winner is: Aury's Teapot.  I will be pulling my daily projects from my jars.... I have 32 small projects and 16 medium/large projects that I want to start this month!!  I won't post daily pictures but I will post daily.
Until tomorrow, all my best and thank you for taking the time to read my blog.  Love Louise.


  1. That ornament is adorable and I love the bright colors of the nightshirt. I haven't started my first project yet but will be late this afternoon and evening. Happy New Year! So glad to have you and Janice in my life. A true blessing.