Sunday, 7 January 2018


Happy New Year to all my friends near and far.

All the Christmas things are away , apart from a few bits . So I am ready for the New Year .
Yesterday we went to a friends for Nibbles and Noggin and it was very nice .
I have one more Christmas meal to go to with my sewing club then Christmas is really over .

So how have you been hope you are rid of those nasty colds,  so many people here with the flu and colds.

We have had some nasty storms the last week and some nasty frost and ice too.
 But today I was woken up by our Robin again singing a beautiful tune he sings early morning and late at night and today is very sunny but bitter cold.

The bulbs are coming up already and some of my flowers are still flowering so hoping Spring will be here in a couple of months.

I now know what I am stitching this year I am not setting goals because that will not work for me and I don't want to be stressed so this is what I want to do.

Stitch more Christmas ornaments for friends and myself, I would like to stitch one per month but if it does not happen I won't lose sleep over it.

I want to stitch a stocking this year it may take me two years but we will see , this one is for DH a gardening one , I have to kit it up first before I can start it , and can only stitch on it when he is out.

I have a list of Birthday gifts I would like it stitch .

I want to work on my UFOs and will work on one each month .

I have also started a new design for me that I like I do this every January .

And I still want to stitch on paper or plastic each week .

So that's what I will be stitching for this year , and I have already made a start .

I am smiling because the robin is singing again bless him .

 First up My first Christmas stitch.

Maisons Janvier  by Tralala 
Stitched on 32ct with dmc threads 
There are 4 Maisons so Feb,  March and April will be stitched later.

My new start .

Love is a garden .

My first UFO for the month this year will be this one.

 Before .

Already started to work on this one over the holidays.

 Cherry Sampler by Sugar Stitches .

Found this stocking book in my stash , so here is the one I will start this year .

I  thought I could fill it with all kinds of gardening treats like packet of seeds etc .

Look at my orchid plant it is doing so well , it died off last year and it's come back to flower .
The garden is dead but look still flowers are trying to bloom outside 

Have a good week my friends and once again thank you for the wonderful comments you leave me .


  1. I can never get an orchid to bloom in this house, not sure what it dosen't like. You have allot of great ideas for the coming year and the stocking looks great, I hope you can finish it for this Christmas. My arm and shoulder are healing nicely. Left arm still weak but getting stronger each day. I can now type with two hands. Have a grand day. hugs

  2. Happy new year to you too. Love the idea of a garden stocking, I need to finish my grandsons stocking during the year so he has it ready for Christmas 2018 xx

  3. Wishing you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
    I love your stocking stitching idea. Have fun with all your stitching projects this year.

  4. The ornament looks great.
    I like your new stitching project with the flowers and the stocking looks nice.
    Lovely your orchid.
    Best wishes Manuela

  5. I haven't mad any resolutions/goals this year at all. I decided that tI find them stressful, and there is enough stress in my life already. So I am just going to try to enjoy life as much as I can, and stitch what I like when I feel like it. Happy January. x

  6. Beautiful stitching and the finishing off is perfect xx Happy new year to you and Ron xx

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  8. June that little ornament is so cheery it just makes me smile! What a great pattern for Ron's stocking. You know I love that dog filled pattern too! Your orchids are lovely. One of mine is filled with buds.

  9. Such a sweet first finish for the new year, pretty design.
    Dh's stocking will be so lovely, I need to stitch one for my DS this year as DD and her family all have one.
    My orchids got a new stem appearing this week, who would have thought it with the cold temps we have been having.
    Have a lovely week dear June xx

  10. Wonderful stitching. I also do not want to set goals so that I will move at a nice slow pace this pressure. Love the stocking patterns.

  11. Your little ornament is so lovely and so is the cherry cake, lovely bright happy colouring.Hope you will show us progress of your beautiful stocking that you are going to do if you are able. A wonderful idea. Happy New Year June. Love the orchid.

  12. Cute ornie. I am stitching a stocking this year, a garden themed one. Have a blessed new year.

  13. I love the charts you have chosen. That Christmas one is too cute. Stay Warm!

  14. Beautiful finishing of the ornaments and looks like you are onto a good start with your WIP.
    Happy New Year !

  15. Love your stitching, the garden one is so you with all your flowers. Happy new year.

  16. How wonderful when you are awakened by small birdsong.
    You have great plans for the new year, but do not put yourself under pressure, take your time, it's more fun. And you have chosen beautiful projects.
    Hugs, Martina

  17. Happy New Yer!
    You have wonderful stitching plans! I'd like to see your stocking in process, it is realy great!

  18. How wonderful to be woken by a robin, and to have your orchid blooming! Love your plans... that stocking is so cute
    Hugs x

  19. You have good plans for this year,with no pressure.I like the stocking you have chosen.Your orchid is very pretty.
    Happy New Year June.

  20. Hope you have a very successful year stitching, June! Your plans are great and as you say, no pressure. Your first little finish is adorable and I love the piece you chose for your new start, it's so You!

  21. Looks like some lovely stitching plans, June! That stocking for Ron will be fabulous--just love all the little details in it :) And your first ornament finish of the year is wonderful! The Cherry Sampler looks like it must be so much fun to stitch in those luscious colors :)

    I hope we hear a robin soon, but I am not holding out hope. It is still snowy and cold here... Have a wonderful week ahead, my friend!

  22. June: Your plans sound wonderful, I think stitching a stocking as a gift is a wonderful and loving idea.
    We do not have Robins here in winter very often, in the spring they are abundant, I love their song so pretty.
    Your firs5 ornament of the year is adorable with a perfect finish, your other projects are so sweet.


  23. Your orchid is very nice, the color too. I like the Christmas ornament and the patter “Love is a garden”

  24. Beautiful finish and WIPs. The stocking looks wonderful. Love the orchid. Have a good weekend.

  25. Happy New Year! I love the stocking you have chosen to stitch; it looks like such a lovely pattern. Lovely ornament finish too x

  26. Pretty Christmas ornament and I like the border around the Cherry sampler and also the wonderful Santa stocking design, very fitting. Gorgeous orchida, mine are starting to bloom also,

  27. Happy New Year June. Love your sweet stitches. Beautiful flowers too. RJ@stitchingfriendsforever

  28. I hope you've had a wonderful start to the new year. I love your list of goals, you're going to be busy in 2018!