Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009

Happy New Year and all the best of 2009 to everyone.

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas day spent with loved ones.
I didn't post or even comment during those couple of weeks, come to think of it I didn't even stitch, Now I am just trying to get in the knack of it all again.
Well, we survived the week with Brianna, but was so glad to see her mom and dad. I know now why they call us Grandma's, lol
Kellie and I have been baking up a storm and with the holidays over, we are still baking. Heather never really had any interest in the kitchen and is still like that, lol.

We also had a bout of the flu along with the festivities of Christmas.

I don't have Heather's camera to upload any pics of their vacation and they don't have their wedding cd back. So that will be on a later post.

I started "And They Sinned" exactly one year ago on 01/o1/2008

I am so close to being done. I don't know why the photo's turned our crappy, but if I fixed them it would cut time in my stitching, lol. You get the idea though.
I wished I had time in the last few days of the year to stitch the few I am so close to finishing. I kind of got out of the habit of stitching and blogging, the computer all together.

I stitched alot this past year with all of your support and inspiration. May it continue.

I woke up early this morning with anticipation to start a new stitch, but the two I had kitted up since march. On one I can't find my 2 skeins of spring green to start the border and the other I just doubled checked the fabby and I think it is cut to short. I have lots to stitch though.

I didn't get any stitchy stuff for Christmas :(

I never do, but every year I hope to open something stitchy, they don't have a clue around here and never will, lol. I did buy a few things the other day from the The Stitchers Closet sale.

I would post pics, but I received a letter awhile back saying it was rude to post pics of my stash. I don't know about you all, but I love to see all the piles of stash or maybe just that one chart you get.

Have a happy, healthy, safe and stitchy 2009


tkdquintmom said...

Happy New Year Ranae! OMG I LOVE your And They Sinned! I'm so impressed with the who stitches that piece. It is so awesome! You're almost done with it! Don't feel bad, I didn't get any stitchy stuff either. My house is clueless as well and it is a bummer, I understand. Just a little something would be great wouldn't it? Well, that just means you get what you want now! I do! LOL

Cindy said...

Your "And They Sinned" is amazing!

I didn't get anything stitchy, either (but that's okay!) I can't believe that someone would try to tell you not to post stash pictures. Just my what you want, and if people don't want to read it they don't have to!

Happy New Year!!!!!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

WOW you better keep working on the ATS and get it finished today if possible... then it will be a piece done in a year.

I can not believe someone would tell you that posting stash is not ok. I love seeing others stash it gets me anxious to do stitching.

I love the family photo.... we want to get a Christmas card photo like that but have everyone in jammies so it looks like we just woke on Christmas to open gifts. LOL

Ginnie said...

Happy New Year, what a lovely photo of you all.
Please do post your stash photos - I love to see what people have got ready to stitch one day. 'They've sinned' looks fab hope you get to finish it soon!

mainely stitching said...

Oh wow, ATS is incredible! You must be walking on air. Love the pictures, too. :D

Wishing you a wonderful new year!!

Chiloe said...

Happy new year Ranae !!!

I hop you saw the post I made on the magazine I won on your blog. Thanks again for sending it to me !!! I really appreciated it !!! Thanks also for the little bag !!!

You can post picture of your stash. That person must be jealous because I, I'm always very happy for the person who get new stash because I know how exciting it is !!! ;-) And it gives ideas to get more stash for ourselves !!! lol Come on, show what you got !!!

No stitching gifts here either ... I guess Chuy didn't have an idea of what to offer me (I may not stitch enough close to him EVERY single night !!! lol )

You have a beautiful family (unless it is not allowed to show pictures of our families? lol )

staci said...

I am so impressed Ranae that you started ATS a year ago and you are so near completion!!! Happy New Year!

Hazel said...

Wow!!! ATS looks amazing. xx

Laura said...

And They Sinned in looking beautiful! You will have a finish so soon! I don't usually get stitchy stuff either. And I love looking at stash pictures. It sure takes a lot of nerve to tell someone what to post or not post on their blog.

Julie said...

Happy New Year to you all.

Lovely pic, fab WIP almost done!

Why would someone mail and say its rude to post stash ... we are stitchers isnt that what we do -drool over everyones elses stash and secretly wish we had it too - how silly. Post pics - I LOVE TO SEE THEM!!!!

{{big hug}}

Mylene said...

Your ATS piece looks beautiful!!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Theresa said...

Wow Renae
your ATS looks fabulous. Happy stitching in 2009

Teri said...

Oh my goodness; "And They Sinned" is amazing! What great progress over the past year!! Here's to a Happy New Year!

doris said...

OMG, you're almost finished with ATS!! You must be speedy like my sister. Thanks for sharing ... I'll be back to mine in no time.

Laura said...

Happy New Year!!! Just popping in with my opinion that it is definitely NOT rude to post stash pictures!!!! Where else would we see stuff we might also like to do? I like to feel happy for people when they have a good stash and love to see pics of stash. So, if you are inclined in the future and you get any flak, please refer the flakkers to me!!!!

Anonymous said...

De-lurking to say that the person who thinks it's rude to post pics of stash is rude themselves. Just give them the big finger & post your pics. After all, it's YOUR blog! :)

Love your ATS piece..I admire anyone who can stitch that. It's huge!

Sharon said...

Happy New Year Ranae to you and your lovely family! Love the photo!AATS looks fabulous. You are so good about finishing your big projects. Congrats on the finish!

In regards to those stash pics. It's your blog-post what you want! I love seeng them!

SimplyStitchingintheGarden said...

Happy New Year Renae, I am so impressed with you "And They Sinned". What a great accomplishment getting as much as you did stitched.

Love the picture of the family what a great looking group.

And by all means do show pictures of your stash - I always love to see what others have!!


Cheryl said...

Your family photo in lovely! Wishing you all a Happy New Year!
Can't believe someone told you it was rude to post stash pics! What?! Just ignore them!

Tammy said...

WOW, Ranae---that sampler is absolutely breathtaking, seriously! And I LOOVE to see stash photos, and you need to post them every day if you want!

Cindy F. said...

Your wip is gorgeous and you really are so close to a finish!
Love your stash and why would someone think that was rude to post. Hey, that's how we get ideas...seeing new, yummy stash!
Great family photo!!
Oh, forgot to mention, so sorry you cut your piece up in next post. I've had those kind of days.
I didn't get any stitchy stuff for Christmas either:(

Karol said...

Love your And They Sinned. I have this piece and was going to start it on New Years but wanted to finish what I was working on instead. So now I think I will start it on my birthday in June. Looking forward to seeing your finish on it.

Suzanne said...

A Happy New Year to you and your family!

I just ATS, it's just so amazing!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Whowever said it was rude to post stash pictrues? jealous I suppose?

Great family portrait!

Pumpkin said...

It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas Ranae, although I'm sorry to hear that you had the flu as well :o(

OMG! That is just INCREDIBLE!!!! And you are SO close to being done. YAY!

Tell that person to stuff it! We want to see stash :o) Of course the picture of your family is just as nice too ;o)

I've enjoyed reading your Blog this past year and I look forward to another :o) Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

I am so impressed that you are so close on ATS. YOu should have it finished in no time at all. That is such a wonderful piece and a great accomplishment.