Friday, January 9, 2015

2015 ~ Where have you been all my life?

2015 and I have entered into a relationship!  It is fresh and new and I hope to give it the respect it deserves.  Like any new relationship, I do not want to show 2015 all of my faults and bad habits.  This relates to my needlepoint pursuit as well!  I will try to keep my bad habits relating to my stitching to a minimum :  the procrastination, the overbuying, the overcommitting, and so on!  I will strive to show 2015 good technique, excellent thread choice, and a general good pace on my projects.  2015 and I should get off to a healthy start in our relationship!

So, we kick off this year with the Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Auction pieces.  My friend, and an excellent stitcher, Debra and I are chairing this project together.  We chose Kelly Clark's nativity that I have already stitched.  We have farmed out all of the pieces to other mothers and supporters of the school!  Debra and I are going to complete the backgrounds and the 3 bands at the bottom of each piece.  So far it is going very well.  We have already gotten the 2 camels, 1 donkey, Angel, 2 shepherds, Mary, and the spectacular Elephant back.  The drummer boy and Joseph are very close to coming back.  That leaves the three Kings, the sheep, and baby Jesus Himself to be returned.  I think it is going very well.  Debra and I have hosted "stitch ins" on Thursday nights and it has been a lot of fun.  Every single woman that we have met has been interesting and fun!  How refreshing.......I guess it is a fact that all stitchers are nice!  

So, my hope is that January will be filled with the Nativity finishing and then I can move on to other 2015 projects.  We are headed back to Amy's in March so I need to decide what to take with me to work on for those delightful 4 days!

Having trouble uploading photos today, not sure why!  I am going to try to make the blogging a weekly event to keep my honest on my relationship commitments to 2015!  However you know what they say about a good friend, "He knows you well and loves you anyway"!

So here's to 2015:
May your troubles be less
Your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness coming through your door!


  1. Hi Courtney,

    Your list of completed projects in 2014 is impressive! I hope the project for the school is successful. I hope you have a great 2015 and get lots of stitching done. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2015.

    Gretchen (Val's friend from NJ)

  2. Thank you, Gretchen! I am stitching, stitching, stitching to get the backgrounds on the auction project completed!! Need all the encouragement I can get!!
    Thank you also for checking the blog! I send wishes of Health, happiness, and prosperity to you and yours as well! Cheers!