But while there has been challenges and sorrows, turmoil and tears, there has also been accomplishments and laughter, blessings and learnings.
I spent some time in London, travelled to Edinburgh and then to Cardiff. Travelling on my own for the first time in over 15 years was admittedly slightly daunting, but once I was comfortable I had a blast! Having a safe and reliable transport network is a HUGE bonus!
I didn't visit any stichy places.....but Stonehenge.....WOW....I've always been enthralled by it....and to actually get to sit in it's shadow was an amazing experience.
I lost 30 kilos of excess weight....which has done wonders both on the health front but also my self esteem :) I'm still not 100% there yet.....but hey! It's been a long haul and I think I've done good so far!
On the stitchy front, there were a few extra finishes in 2013.....
The Lions....done at last!!!
|The Lions - Completed and framed|
A tooth pillow for my little one who lost her first tooth this year.....she starts Grade 1 in about a week!
And the gorgeous Dawn of Spring finally complete! This will go to the framers very soon! Thanks Ms Mouse for sharing your creativity with this slacker!
I have been stiching on a few bits ....old bits really.....
My Alphabet is coming along....still a while to go but it is getting some stitch time!
As it's a new year and a fresh start...I've decide to devote more time to my stithcing and have again signed up for the Totally Useless Stitch A Long 2014 (or TUSAL as it's known!) Never heard of it? Curious? Then head on over to Daffy's Blog here and read about it!
Wishing you all a fabulously creative and marvelous year! May 2014 have you realising all those wishes and dreams.Remember...if you can dream it...you CAN achieve it!