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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year ! Prost Neues Jahr Bonne Annee 2016

Wishing everyone a wonderful 2016.   I have been talking about the coming year with some friends.   The last few years we have talked about a word for the year, something to refer to when we are struggling, and something that we feel might help us be more aware.   I still have not completely decided !   I think I need a word that will not just mean work or discipline, usually I choose something that I think will aid me in doing more, or better.   This year I need a word to help me live more fully and truly enjoy life.

So in that spirit, we had a walk on the beach at Honeymoon Island here locally.  The beach has been renourished and is glorious, fine white sand, glistening sea and warm temperatures - even on 1st January, it was 84 deg.F.    Someone had drawn 2016 in the sand with seagrass:
It seemed so perfect for the day.
One of the stitcher's traditions is to start a new project on the 1st of the year.  I decided to start one I have been keeping for several months.  Although the photos make the picture look white, the fabric is in fact a rich gold - Provence sunshine !  I needed to complete the pattern by adding a design to the "melons" that were left open by the designer so each stitcher could personalize her piece.  This is what I added:
I drew two small motifs and added them opposite each other.
 Imagine this as a much stronger gold color.

Wishing everyone a wonderful day and of course, a happy, healthy and successful year.


Donna in SW PA said...

cant wait to watch this come to life!

hiromi said...

Finally, you started! Show me it in May!!

Lou said...

Normalement l'ouvrage de brodeuse commencée le 1er doit être fini le 31 janvier mais bon de quelle année s'agit-il ? lol
gros bisous

Marie du Gard said...

coucou Heather, je te souhaite une belle année 2016. Beaucoup de santé, joie, bonheur et amour.
Gros bisous.

Heather said...

Il doit etre fini le 31 janvier ?????? Je ne savais pas .... mais bon, comme tu dis, il y a un 31 janvier chaque annee !!

Karen said...

It is going to be lovely! I look forward to seeing it as you progress. Happy New Year.

Angelikas quilts and knits said...

Liebe Heather,
ein frohes neues Jahr auch für Dich und Deine Familie :-) Dein neues Projekt ist atemberaubend und ich bin sehr gespannt, wie es weitergeht.

Liebe Grüße

smurugappan said...


Thanks a lot for share this one.

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