Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January 1, 2013:

Happy New Year!!!

Here is hoping that 2013 goes a little smoother than 2012!!

It is the first day of the new year and I have a finish and  new start...

My finish is 6 Fat Men by Lizzie Kate.  I really enjoyed this pattern.  I had hoped to finish it by Christmas or at least by the end of 2012, but life intervened.  Lots of color and fun in this one, it's a happy design.

I should be finishing up some of my works in progress but yesterday I received the latest Mirabilia Roses of Provence and I couldn't resist starting it.  Here is my start on Lilac by Hand Dyed Fabrics by Stephanie.

It's not much to look at yet - but the pattern is amazing I can't wait to see it develop.

The Haro family ended 2012 on a sad note.  Our beloved dog The Return of Jafar got out of the yard and was hit by a car and killed.  The boys, particularly Mark, were heartbroken so we decided we would get a puppy.  Yesterday we picked up our new family member Gollum.  He is a very cute little lab/hound mix that we rescued from the shelter.  He is approximately 3 months old.

A few stitching resolutions for 2013:  I will finish The Thimble Fairy; Madonna of the Garden; and Dress Makers Daughter.  I will also try to work on at least one of my HAED's.  In addition, I would love to finish the Muses and stitch the Red Ladies series as well.  I am also going to try my hand and framing some of my pieces on my own.  I have a ton of completed designs that are boxed up because I can't afford to have them professionally framed and still buy more stash.  And finally I will try to post updates more often.