Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year - it's 2009!

New Year 2009 Graphics

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! :-)

18 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Happy New Year!

Carolyn NC said...

Happy New Year and hope this one is a little easier.

Dianne said...

Here's hoping that 2009 is a wonderful year filled with lots of projects that you get to keep!

hohla said...

Happy New Year!

Cindy F. said...

Amy, I'm sorry 2008 gave you some not so happy times, especially re: friends. I also believe in karma..that it'll bite you in the butt! I have also had those kind of friends in the past and the older we get, and moving away, it's harder to meet real friends, not just acquaintances. Friends come and go,,,but real friends are always there, no matter what.
Wow! 79 finishes last year!! I haven't done that many in 30+ years of stitching!! That's incredible!!
I hope 2009 is a most wonderful year for you and your loved ones!

Vonna said...

Happy New Year my friend :o)
2009 will be a great year!

Kathy said...

Happy New Year Amy. May 2009 bring us all good health, love, laughter and lots of great stitching.

Julianne said...

Happy New Year!

I hope that you and your DH enjoy a happy and healthy 2009.

Barb said...

Wow! I am really impressed by your amount of finishes! I can tell you really love your craft. I am new to the blogging world and just getting back into stitching and you and others are such an inspiration to me.

Happy New Year!

-missy- said...

Ah Amy. so sorry you were hurt by a so called friend! I hope the New Year will bring you all your heart desires!!

Sharon said...

Happy New Year Amy!

Terry said...

Happy New Year Dear Friend!

Ruth said...

Happy New Year Amy!!!!!! May 2009 be very, very nice to you.

hugs!

Cathy B said...

Happy New Year to you Amy! Looking forward to a wonderful year filled with lots of stitching!

Lisa said...

Happy New Year gal and hoping you get everything you wish for this year! Also, the Christmas gift from Ray was beautiful! I have to show it to Phil and see if maybe I can get him to make me something like that! I bet he will complain and not want to! LOL We shall see! Looks great!

Ellen S said...

Happy New Year, Amy!!! I consider you one of my friends, even though we don;t talk that often!!! Maybe we can keep in touch better in 2009!! A Happy and Healthy 2009!!

Ellen Sharp

Shelleen said...

Happy New Year Amy. I am sorry to hear about your friend. I know how that is though. You do know who your real friends are and we are only an email and phone call away. I am one of those that want to call my stitching friends but always am afraid that i will be bothering them. So I am guilty of not staying in contact as well.

Donna said...

OMG, 79 finishes?!? That's crazy. And impressive! Looking forward to following your blog.