and I find myself looking over at what I finished, and
pondering on whether I achieved all I had hoped.
Here is a glimpse back over the things I made this past year 2017
I love to embellish clothing with hand embroidery
I love to restore lovely embroidered linens that
that have had their original embroidery worn out
I love Victorian ladies and wanted to thread paint
one with my hand embroidery
the flowering trees are so beautiful this time of year,
I had to design and embroider my own version
I love the ladies illustrated on old dress patterns,
and made a "pattern lady" by appliqueing and
hand embroidering her
a lovely vintage coat made me want to hand
embroider roses on it
hand embroidered dish towels and matching hand
crocheted dishcloths took up 2 months
of time for making Christmas gifts and items for
a lovely vintage design that I just had to embroider
I restored and made clothing for a vintage Horsman doll
for my great niece's birthday
I started hand crocheting snowflakes in October and
finished them November to send to friends and loved
ones in Christmas cards
for our holiday table, I gathered our backyard pinecones and
made miniature Christmas trees out of them
As I put the Christmas tree away, I am already focusing my
attention on my work box.......which is waiting........over-full of things
I want to stitch, to paint, to create...........
not sure as to what I will start to work on this new year............
Tell me, what have you accomplished this year in your dreams and creations?
What are your dreams and plans for the new year?
Farewell, Old Year! the rustle of whose garment,
Fragrant with memory, I still can hear:
For all thy tender kindness and thy bounty
I drop my thankful tribute on thy bier.
What is in store for me, brave New Year, hidden
Beneath thy glistening robe of ice and snows?
Are there sweet songs of birds, and breath of lilacs,
And blushing blooms of June's scent-laden rose?...
~Julia B. Cady (d.1869), "New-Year Thoughts," in Sabbath at Home, January 1870
Wishing you a very blessed new year!