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January 3, 2017

a new year...a new post

Well hello there.  To say I had no intention of going so long without posting would be an understatement.  If you are still checking in on blogs in general and my blog in particular than a very Happy New Year to you!


You'd think I'd be full of tales of my exploits while I was MIA but no such luck.  Let's just say that
2016 was one heck of a ride and I am sure glad I wasn't the one in charge of the ups and downs that flew my way.


But 2017 is here and that means a fresh start, with new hope and big dreams.  That's the best thing about being an eternal optimist...no matter what life throws at you, there is always tomorrow.


I started off the new year by cleaning out my craft studio (which I moved once again) and it feels so good to hunker down in the chill of winter with all this color surrounding me.  I have been working on project bags and have taken up the needle arts once again.  Just a bit of crochet and embroidery work plus a renewed mission to learn to knit...again.


My stash of yarn has grown quicker than my learning curve but that should come as no surprise to anyone who creates anything.  I will be sharing what I have on my hooks and needles in the days ahead.

Okay, now it's your turn.  What's been happening with you?

xo, Patty

10 comments:

  1. Hi Patty, I have missed you. I am so glad you are well and back to blogging. Can't wait to see what you have made with yarn. It's been years since I did any crocheting. I wonder if I can remember how. LOL. Hope you show us some nice things. Blessings to you sweet girl, xoxo, Susie

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  2. I love the optimistic spirit you've shared in this post. My year has flown by with mostly family obligations. I no longer blog myself, but I sure do enjoy reading them.

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  3. Hi Patty, Glad that you have back.. do you know, few hours back,while folding laundry, I was thinking about you. I was really missing your post..
    A very very happy new year.. hope to see beautiful pictures from your studio... loads of love..

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  4. I always love your creativity. Glad to see you back in the craft room. I am determined to be in my sewing room more in 2017. Life will always have its interruptions and troubles, so I have to just determine to make time to be in there. Tonight I made a dog box cover. Our Golden's box sits in the corner of our family room. Over Christmas break, I saw a cover in LLBean out of quilted material and I actually thought about purchasing one as it has been covered with a sheet. Tonight I went all out and whipped up a linen one to look a little nicer in the living room. My daughter said it was screaming for a monogram. We southern girls and our monograms.

    Anyway, I am glad you blogged about your craft room. Instagram is great, but we want details:)

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  5. Well, I'm so glad I see you on IG, so your blog is a bonus and a welcomed one. I was afraid you had given it up for good :)

    I've started a new website, been busy with goal setting for the new year and waiting on granddaughter #2, who should have been here yesterday.

    Otherwise, just enjoying all of your pretty colors and projects :)

    Happy New Year!

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  6. I've enjoyed following you on IG, but it is very nice to see you back here!

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  7. So good to see you back in this space! I love all this color! :)

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  8. Hi Patty! I've not blogged in a very long time... thought about it for an instant over the Christmas break, but said "Nah!" I have enjoyed finding you on IG ... that is my hang out nowadays. I do miss the blogs though- and from time to time I will sit down and play catch up on the reading. I loved your video and the still shots of your creative space! I'm inspired to get some organizing done in my space and set up for a "Me" place! It also doubles as my computer space... so let's say it's wrecked and needs drastic attention before I start back to school in a few weeks! Glad to see you posting-- looking forward to seeing your thread shares!

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  9. I'm going to guess my 2016 went about the same as yours. I'm rather proud of myself for riding it out, always believing it was just a rough patch and all would be well in time. Things are on a better course now and I'm looking forward to the new year.

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  10. I'm glad you're back! I'm determined to learn to knit socks this year!!! So I'm practicing my skills too.

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