New Year Greetings!

“Make yourselves nests of pleasant thoughts…  Bright fancies, satisfied  memories, noble histories, faithful sayings, treasure-houses of precious and restful thoughts, which care cannot disturb, nor pain make gloomy, nor poverty take away from us, ~ houses built without hands for our souls to live in.”

~ John Ruskin ~

The sky is leaden and snow will soon begin falling, leaving the field and pond flocked in white.  This is our first big snowfall of the season and, of course, for the new year.  The Christmas tree, kept up until Epiphany, radiates soft light in the dark. I love cozy and introspective days like this - just right for stitching or reading or curling up with a cup of good tea.  The perfect sort of day to get lost in pleasant thoughts…

"There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to its very hollows in snow.  It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance."

~ William Sharp ~

 In the Works…


The next few months are always a quiet but busy time for me.  Time to take just a little breather and plan new projects.  Since I have no new patterns to release this month, I thought I would share a peek at a bright and happy little reproduction sampler that I intended to finish last year, but my plans fell short. I’ve reset my goal to release it for the Needlework Market this year! 

 A Toast for the New Year:

 “Brew me a cup for a winter's night.
For the wind howls loud and the furies fight;
Spice it with love and stir it with care,
And I'll toast your bright eyes, my sweetheart fair.”

~ Minna Thomas Antrim ~

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My wish for you in the coming year is for hope, good health, peace, prosperity, and a deep and happy heart!

 As Ever,




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