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Monday, 2 January 2017

2016 review and 2017 possibilities

2016 was pretty good for us.  We had the addition of two lovely grandsons Lincoln and Theo.  Two relaxing holidays one with our youngest son and family in North Devon and the other on our own in Porthallow, both weeks the weather was  extremely kind to us.

  On the crafting front I started selling my cards at Vintage Brew and have now raised just over £200, we also enjoyed a fun weekend there doing a craft fayre.  I managed 21 stitching finishes and read a total of 32 books.  I also spent a fabulous weekend at Scrapbook Magic doing two mixed media workshops.

I took part on my first ever Muddy Race for Life and had a thoroughly fun time with work colleagues.  We also had a few other work related outings which was also fun.  I made new friends thanks to Darnells visit from the USA, one in particular was Hazel who I hope to get to see more of in 2017.  Far more positives than negatives thankfully.

Now onto 2017 which I hope will be just as good.  All being well we are going to be grandparents yet again which will bring our total to eight grandchildren.  A Spring fayre to get ready for.  Some of the 'projects' I'm hoping to take part in this year are 2017 Art Journal Adventure,  1 Year of Stitches and 52 weeks to an Organized Home.  Of course I have lots of stitching to finish and I want to read lots of books again this year.

I have made a start on my year of stitches.  I'm using a baby's cot sheet to do this so that should I fail to complete this challenge then I've not wasted valuable fabric.  The threads were a cheap packet of threads which I think came free with a subscription.  So far I have tried blanketstitch and satin stitch, it really is stitching with no particular design in mind so it will be interesting to see how out of my comfort zone this takes me - I don't usually do random. 

  I have also completed the first 52 weeks home challenge now WE just have to follow it through each day, week, month, etc.   So for the remainder of the week I will work on the cover of my art journal for the Art Journal Adventure along with whatever other crafting takes my fancy.

What have you got planned for 2017?


Julie said...

Congratulations on the news of a new arrival due his year.
Good luck with your 2017 plans

Karen K said...

Hi Linda

Happy New Year to you !

Which one of your children is having another baby? I'm maybe guessing Bryan and Vicky as I know Colette and David already have three each !

Love k x

Brigitte said...

You seem to have had a very successful crafting and reading year 2016. I hope that 2017 will be just as good for you.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Glad you had a good year in 2016 Linda my friend! I hope 2017 is just as good, if not better! I hope to see more of you this year too, I'm sorry I have been absent for so long! Have a great week! Hazel xx

Pat said...

So pleased your year has been full of wonderful family events Linda, and congratulations on hopefully becoming grandparents again. You sound as though you have everything set in your mind for a very creative year too and you have made a great start with your stitching. I hope 2017 is really good for you and yours and wish you a Happy New Year. x