Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year

Another year has past by!
My husband & I stayed home and spent the time together, we were in bed by 11:00.

As the year ends it makes a person think about all the things that went on the last 365 days.
Some happy, some sad. 
One thing that has been on my mind is in March my 9 month old puppy got hit by a car, she had 2 broken legs. We got her all healed up but she still like to chase cars. I tried my best to keep her off the road. On Monday night she chased her last car. She got hit and died instantly. Rest in Peace my Sweet Girl! Our other dog Sonny misses her a lot and keeps looking for her. So I have been spoiling him more than normal.

OK on to more happy things!
First an update on American Flag Quilt Sampler.
I finished Connecticut  and only have to do the backstitching on Massachusetts
And all of the states that I have completed
I am really surprised that I have not grown tired of the piece but I just want to keep going on it.
This past week I have not had much time to stitch because I was asked to help out at another post office,(8 hour days- I have not done that in several years) so that means no stitching during the day. This is a temporary position and I should be back to very part time in about 6 - 8 weeks. So if you don't hear from for a while you know why.

I was looking through my monthly planner that I started at the beginning of  2013
This is January. I drew a line threw the date if I did not do any stitching.
And this is Decembers page

And this is a summary of my year in stitching
January - 3575 stitches
worked on 3 projects

February - 4183 stitches
worked on 3 projects
FINISHED 1 - Birds of a Feather

March - 2436 stitches
worked on 2 projects

April - 4802 stitches
worked on 4 projects
FINISHED 2 - Poinsettia House
and April Showers

May - 3528 stitches
worked on 2 projects

June - 5032 stitches
worked on 3 projects
FINISHED - 2  Home of a Needleworker
and Rose Wings

July - 3579 stitches
worked on 4 projects
FINISHED 3 - Busy Needle, USA and
Abigail's Birth Sampler

August - 5533 stitches
worked on 4 pieces
FINISHED 1 - Blooming with Inspiration

September - 7935 stitches
worked on 6 projects
FINISHED 4 - Welcome Fall, 2013 Santa, Happy fall
and Beneath the Sunlit Sky

October - 8503 stitches
worked on 5 projects
FINISHED 1 - Merry Christmas

November - 3867 stitches
worked on 4 projects
FINISHED 3 -  Angel, Witch, and
Hope for the Holidays

December - 6133 stitches
worked on 2 large projects

So to sum it up I did approximately 59105 stitches through the year- this does not include all the backstitching I did or any beads that I might have attached. And I completed 17 pieces this year.
No goal for 2014 - I plan to go with the flow and stitch what I want, when I want.

Well I am off to do some stitching and watch the Rose Tournament Parade.

Happy New Years
Happy Stitching


Karen said...

So sorry about your puppy! Hope you have as good of a stitching year as last.

happy stitching....

Linda said...

So sorry for the loss of your puppy Denise. I loved your stitch count for the year. The American Flag Quilt is looking awesome.

Happy New Year,

Vickie said...

Oh Denise! How sad. How very, very sad. I am so sorry.

Cindy's Stitching said...

sorry about your puppy. so sad. I hope you have a blessed new year. Happy stitching.

llknbillburg said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your pet. They are truly our family members. I wish you success in stitching in the coming year and hope you survive your new work schedule. I don't think I could do it now!! Laura

Catherine said...

So sorry to read about your puppy....I hope your other pup does okay...hugs to all...

Simply Victoria said...

Sorry for your puppy loss...
Looks like you did a lot of x's in 2013. Happy stitching in the new year.

Sarah in Stitches said...

Wow, you've had a productive stitching year! Your American Flag Quilt looks beautiful, great job. So sorry to hear about your puppy, though! :(

Bekca said...

Your stitching plan sounds great to me, just going with the flow :) I'm so sorry to read about your dear puppy. I hope you find comfort in your stitching.
Best wishes.

Carol said...

That's a lot of stitches--wow!! Hope 2014 is filled with lots of stitchy goodness, too.

I'm so sorry to read about the loss of your puppy--what a sad, sad thing for your family...

Lana said...

Wow!! So organized! I think this year I'm gonna try to keep track of hours I stitch. We will see how that goes! So sorry to hear of your puppy!!! ::hugs::

Terri said...

I am so sorry for your loss! Hugs and prayers!

Your American Flag Quilt Sampler is looking wonderful!!

Dani - tkdchick said...

I`m really sorry to hear about your dog, its always hard to loose a pet! Take care!

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