Friday, 31 December 2010

Goodbye 2010, Hello 2011!

It's almost time to say goodbye to 2010 and welcome in 2011, we will take the decorations down on Sunday, they will have been up since 1st December. In years past i have been one of the last to put my Christmas tree up and the first to take it down, the years must have mellowed me, i have enjoyed my decorations and appreciated the time I've spent at home this holiday. I have a friend who itches to go out at any opportunity and just hates to hang around her house, not so me, i love pottering around home, and I'm comfortable with my own company, i suppose it wouldn't do for us all to be the same.
So by tomorrow i hope these have all been eaten so as not to tempt me

Because it's back to sensible eating for me, although i have tried to moderate myself i will still need to do a few hours step up's on the Wii to compensate for my indulgence ;)
I've enjoyed seeing everyone's round up of the years stitching, there are some lovely slide shows out there of the most beautiful finishes, you are all such a talented bunch! I had 15 finishes this year a couple were carried over (the larger ones), if you scroll back to the top of my blog there is a slide show at the top right so i won't put up another one. I really enjoyed the LHN ornament SAL this past year, and it gave me the chance to have a go at finishing, I'm still not perfect but at least now i have some idea and not so afraid of having a go :-)

For 2011 i have a few charts i would like to stitch like these...

And these
But that could be subject to change if something else takes my fancy, lol. I've also got a stack of 'freebies' that i want to stitch too.

One i do want to finish is Beatrix Potter

This is the first time I've shown BP, when i started it i was reluctant to share it because i wasn't sure i would carry on with it, being such a big project i thought i might loose interest, anyway i picked it up again this week and I've decided that it's a keeper, so watch this space!


As i don't make resolutions the only other thing apart from stitching goals is to carry on with my reading. I fell behind in my list keeping last year but i read 25 books, not bad going for me :-) I've had quite a few books for Christmas so I've got plenty to keep me going for now.


We are having a quiet New Years Eve. We will be going for a curry early this evening then coming home to see the New Year in. I hope you all have fun however you are celebrating :)

Thank you for your visits in 2010, they have been very much appreciated :-)



Sue said...

I've come across your blog and love your stitching. You accomplished a lot in 2010!!!! I've become a follower, look forward to seeing what you do in 2011.

Chris said...

Dear Maggie,
I am like you, I enjoy my time at home much more now. I have enjoyed my tree and all the different ornaments that I have stitched over the years.
You have some fabulous stitching to keep you busy. Beatrix Is beautiful. I love Quaker samplers.
All the best in 2011!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Maggie!

Karen said...

Maggie, your Beatrix looks great -- I love the color you've chosen. You have some lovely choices for your 2011 plans; I really like the Sampler Stocking and the Sampler Game Board.

What is the photo of in your header? It's a beautiful place.

Kathy A. said...

Oh those treats look so tempting. Love the colors of your Beatrix.
Wishing you a wonderful New Year 2011.

KarenV said...

I love the colour you've chosen for BP - I'm still trying to decide whether I want to carry on with mine or not. Looking forward to seeing what you stitch in 2011 - Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

What wonderful projects you have lined up for the new year.

I hope 2011 brings you everything you wish for.

Lynn said...

I love the look of your stitching choices for the new year. And I look forward to seeing more of Beatrix Potter.

Best wishes for happy and healthy New Year!

TinaTx said...

Happy New Year to you!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year to you! Looking forward to your 2011 stitching, Especially "Molly" - one of my favourites!

Mouse said...

happy new year to you :) love your choices of what to stitch ... if the mince pies don't go I'll help heheheh and BP is lovely I love the thread you are using ... keep up the good work :) love mouse xxxx

valerie said...

Happy New Year! Your Beatrix looks wonderful!

Julie said...

I love my time at home too Maggie

Beatrix is such a lovely project to stitch, i'm going to enjoy watching updates of your plans for 2011

Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

Your BP sampler is lovely! Happy New Year to you!

Lucy said...

I'm with you....homebody for me!!!

Von said...

Love being home this time of year. We almost always take down the Christmas tree on New Year's Day, usually while watching the Rose parade, or a football game.

Happy New Year!!

Sherry said...

Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what all you do in 2011

Nancy said...

Happy New Year, and enjoy everything that you have planned! (I am one that enjoys my own company too. I think we're lucky that we do.)

Cathy B said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog! You have some lovely charts selected for 2011. Hope your year is filled with an abundance of stitching time!

Happy New Year!

Siobhán said...

Happy new year to you and your family! I love your choices for stitching this year. I'm going to be working on CHS Elizabeth, and hope to finish up my Sampler Stocking at some point. I've wanted to stitch Mary Prentiss for years!! Hopefully soon. ;) I hope this year is wonderful for you & your family.

Heidi said...

Hi Maggie! You have lots of wonderful things planned to stitch for next year with the excuse to be allowed to stray too. That is always fun to stray a little. I still plan to finish off a number of my UFOs in the coming year but also allow lots of fun new things that come my way. A good mix of the two. I also have my BP sampler to finish.

I love being home and pottering around the house. I love decorating so find I am never finished in my home. Of course, with this move we are literally not quite finished yet but got things done over the holidays. I think those of us who love to be at home get such satisfaction out of stitching. Those who like to run don't want to sit long enough.

I want to stitch my cat wall this year and some ornaments. I have so loved seeing all of yours. I kept telling myself I did not need to start stitching ornaments but was just too tempted seeing yours.

May 2011 bring you loads of inspiration and pleasure with needle and thread!

Hugs from Holland ~

Kerry said...

Great projects that you have lined up for the new year, I have been struggling with a bad cold and have not put a plan in effect as of yet. I love your blog. Happy New Year from Canada!

Brigitte said...

This will be a CHS year for you, won't it? Oh, and not to forget the wonderful Beatrix sampler. You chose a gorgeous thread colour for it. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on it.