Welcome Stitchers and Friends! This blog is about my wee cottage industry: Fearn Abbey Needleworks; and about my own personal stitching adventures. Have a wee look around and see if we can be stitching friends. Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

What a Year This Has Been

I actually think a LOT of people can say that about this year.  So many ups and downs, and absolute craziness.  People literally losing their minds all over the world.  I will not really be sad to see this year go.

I did stitch quite a lot during the year, but didn't do much designing.  I haven't felt "myself" this whole year.  I wonder if any of you felt the same way?

I am starting to regroup, remove extraneous things from my life; get on with it.  And I am definitely trying to go deeper in my faith.  As well, I started a new job halfway through the year.  Now, see... I'm basically "retired".  I was a schoolteacher for many years, and worked in youth ministry, and things like that.  I thought I was pretty much done with out-of-the-house jobs.  But no.  Now I work for the Church of Scotland as an organist / pianist in four of the local churches here.  Except... I'm an Orthodox Christian!  It works out well, though, because most of our liturgies are on Saturdays, so I can play for the Church of Scotland on Sundays, with my priest's blessing.

So, I have been learning some new routines and setting some new goals.  And my stitching goal for 2017 is to get back to designing, get back to blogging, and stitch as close to "daily" as possible.

Do you have stitching goals?

Once the glorious Christmas Season is past, I will take time to photograph and post about my stitching goings on.

Also, please NOTE:  I have deleted my website for Fearn Abbey Needleworks, and have decided to come back to this blog for both my wee business and my own personal stitching.

I'm sure I've lost all my stitching friends by now, but... I'll keep plugging away.

Meanwhile, I'm wishing you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and lots of time for stitching in the New Year!
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1 comment:

Kate said...

So nice to see you posting again. Stitching keeps me grounded - too bad I don't enjoy the finishing as much as the stitching ... proper finishing is my goal for 2017. Happy Christmas and I wish you all the best for 2017 ... I think I've given up on wishing for 'peace on earth'.