New Year Greetings!



Snow falls softly on the first day of the new year, leaving the field and pond flocked in white.  It is a cozy and introspective sort of day - 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… 

“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 (1819-1900)~

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


In the Works

The next few months are always a quiet but busy time for me.  Time to take just a little breather, plan new projects and work on releases for the Nashville Needlework Market (March 2021).  Since I have no new patterns to release this month, I thought I would share a peek at this bright and happy little reproduction sampler I am working on for Market.  

Quaint Country Ladies Club 

Don’t forget to sign up for the Quaint Country Ladies Club with Dyeing to Stitch!  I am thrilled to be designing for this club again in 2021.  Our theme this year is samplers!  Kits include pattern, threads and any needed finishing supplies. Visit Dyeing to Stitch's web site for more information and to download your registration form:


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 (1902, A Book of Toasts)~

As always, I sincerely appreciate your patronage and your friendship and eagerly look forward to the coming year.




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