That means we're another year older & have lots more to stitch, right? ;-) How did 2009 get here so quickly? With all the "going's on" in the US, I'm a bit stressed & worried, but I'm trying to be positive & not let it get to me so much. There isn't a lot we can do to change all the "big" things so I'm going to try to work on what I can change, the small but most important things.
I want to thank so many of you for making 2008 a happy year. I've made lots of new friends and I love hearing from you & reading your comments to my blog. I'm going to TRY to do better about leaving comments too, but no big promises. There are just simply not enough hours in the day to do all I'd like to do. I bet you know how that feels don't you? ;-)
I'm happy in some ways to see the new year roll around. Last year opened my eyes to a few things I'd rather not remember, but I will take them to heart & try to let go. One was how someone I cared about very much just "dumped" me as a friend. I don't know why... maybe she was upset because I knew she lied to me and it really hurt me to the core. She's now a "new person" (but I won't go there!). What goes around comes around, I truly believe that! I have a couple of other "friends" who are too wrapped up in themselves to think about anyone else as well. They contact me when they want something & that's it. That's fine... I KNOW who my real friends are & that's what counts. I'll take my hurts, tuck them away & do my best to let them go (and not let myself be hurt again!).
On the stitching front, I don't have any real "plans" for 2009. I haven't signed up for any SAL's or exchange groups, etc. I am just going to "wing it" this year and do what I want. Let's see how that goes.... I had approx. 79 finishes in 2008, many were exchanges and some were gifts. Very few were kept, which is fine, but I have so many pieces in my stash that I want to stitch. Let's see if I can get any of them done in 2009!
I do know how blessed we are & I'm so thankful for all of it. I wish you a very happy, healthy, prosperous & blessed new year and hope that all of your wishes & dreams come true!
OH, and also hope you accomplish lots of stitching as well! :-)