Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2013 - Stitching Seldom. - Seasons Greetings from bronny

Hello all my friends and followers.
Please forgive me - life has intruded and I've not posted nearly enough this past 18 months.
I had a massive lifestyle change in May 2012- leaving my husband and striking out on my own.
I did barely any stitching in 2012 -a wee bit more in 2013 - who knows what is likely to happen in 2014
Stitching, prior to my break was my crutch - to the point of obsession - as was my blogging - dropping out of the world of reality and huddling comfortably in the welcome arms of my stitching sisters (and brothers)

While I don't think I will ever return to the excessive output of 2011 - The year of the sheepies, I do miss the camaraderie and show and tell aspect of blogging.  I truly felt I have friends out there, beyond the keyboard and screen, friends who have their own interesting lives.

It's nearly Christmas - and I've managed to almost catch up with my Christmas Tablecloth.  

2010 - We celebrated Christmas and my Dad spent the holiday with us - so naturally, Santa symbolises that year around the table...

2011 -  It was heading into prickly time - I didn't know at the time, it would be the last Christmas with the extended family - Holly seemed to be a suitable symbol for that year....  located on the edge of the cloth..
We also had lunch that year at a friend's home - there were more at the table, but I've included the family on a banner above the 2011 square

2012- After calling in to see my boys late morning on Christmas Day, I was invited to lunch with my girlfriend's family.   All I need to do is to add the names and 2012 is done

John and I

With my younger son, Harry
2013 - I have the chart all ready to go.  Christmas Lunch this year will be with my boys - and to symbolise my eldest who is now in the Australian Army, I will stitch a Christmas Toy Soldier.

Time now for me to log off again.  It shouldn't be so long this time around.

Seasons Greetings to all my friends - Happy Stitching - I'll be back in 2014



Sheila said...

Welcome back! Merry Christmas!
Hope 2014 is a very good year for you!

pam said...

Hope you have a better year and have adjusted to your new life.

Kay said...

Congratulations on striking out on your own! Sounds like you have everything under control. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Catherine said...

So good to see your post ~ it sounds like you are adjusting to the changes in your life. Loved seeing your stitches and pictures of your boys. Enjoy the holidays, and may 2014 be all you wish it to be!

*-* said...

Christmas Greetings to You & Yours, Bronny.
You seem to be doing very well & how those boys have grown.
I've been otherwise busy this year, working for my Daughter, so not much stitching for me of late.

Vicky said...

Merry Christmas Bronny and I am sure that 2014 will be fabulous for you!

Bronwyn said...

Lovely to read yur latest doings
Have a good Christmas B1
from B2

Pauline said...

Hi Bronny,

Its been quite a busy time in the last 18 months for you, hasn't it? Hope you have a wonderful Christmas whatever you do!

Shebafudge said...

Lovely to see you again. I was only thinking about you the other day when I was contemplating another attempt at designing my own blog background! Hope you had a lovely Christmas. xx