Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year

I hope everybody had a great time during Christmas and New Year and I wish you all a very happy New Year and may all your dreams come true. :)

The last bit of Christmas stitching, both finished off as Flatfolds .....

 Songs of the Seasons by The Prairie Schooler
Fabric: 32ct Belfast by Picture This Plus in the color Fog
Recommended DMC

Then I started on Christmas Eve a new project. This years choice fell on "Santa's Village", the new series from Country Cottage Needlework.  Part one is finished - minus the button over the tree. That has to wait until the end because the fabric is mounted on a scroll frame. Now I'm waiting  impatiently for part two to arrive here. 
Santa's House
Part 1 of Santa's Village by Country Cottage Needleworks
Fabric: 32ct Belfast Summer Khaki
Recommended Threads, minus the button

I hope you all have been good and gotten nice gifts from Santa. Santa was quite generous here. I got from my daughters the Feller Collection book, and from my husband a kit with silks. Plus fishing gear (not pictured).
To be honest the story was that the original gift wasn't available which we got to know only shortly before Christmas. My husband said then enthusiastically "What about some FISHING GEAR? Which got me in high speed to "help" him choosing the right gift. Thanks to the fantastic service of The Attic Needlework, a most beautiful sampler kit was laying under the tree in time. Oh, and he got me the fishing gear anyway. No complaint
Not that I deserved any of that. Because I wasn't that good....
I crashed my car, and it's a total write off. All my fault.
And I'm just utterly thankful that I didn't harm the truck driver and made it out of the car in one piece. 
Since I don't have a car to drive and there for not going anywhere, and it's too  hot here right now to do anything anyway,   I'm going to spend some quality time with Emma Miles - under the airco.  
Wishing you all a fantastic New Year filled with wonderful stash and lots of gorgeous finishes :)


Brigitte said...

Ich liebe diese Prairie Schooler Songs of the Seasons. Und als flatfold sehen sie so schön aus.
Santa's Village ist ein toller Start für's neue Jahr. Und deine Weihnachtsgeschenke werden dir viel Freude bereiten, vor allem die Scarlet Letter Packung - wunderschön.
Gut zu lesen, dass du den Unfall heil überstanden hast, und der andere Fahrer ebenfalls.
Alles Gute im Neuen Jahr!

Shebafudge said...

Sorry to hear about the accident, but glad everyone involved was ok - cars are replaceable.

Loving Santa's Village, I'm still waiting on the fabric to get mine started.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you are okay, and the truck driver too.
I really like the Songs of the Seasons pieces. I haven't stitched them but maybe on of these years.
Love your Attic gifts.
Just wanted to offer, if you get to hot down there in Australia I could maybe send you some snow from North America mainly Northern Iowa. It is -15 degrees here this morning with the windchill. Our high today will be 28 without windchill but I am sure there will be some sort of windchill factored in, there always is.
Take care.

Annette-California said...

Thank goodness you and the other driver are alright. Great gifts you received. Love Santa's Village. I'm stitching it too. Happy New Year. love Annette

Giovanna said...

Ouch - so sorry to read about the accident. I totalled a (very old) car myself several months ago, so I know how you feel... and the huge relief that nobody got hurt. Of course you deserve every last one of your lovely gifts :-) - enjoy, and have a happy stitchy 2013.

Krista said...

So sorry about the accident, I am glad to know you are okay. I love your Prairie Schooler finishes, and what lovely gifts you received. The SL pattern is beautiful and so is all that silk! Happy New Year, Gabi!

Chris said...

So glad that you and the other driver are ok.
Lovely Christmas finishes and finishing.
Santa was very good to you.
Stay cool.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Glad you're safe! Lovely stitching and finishing - with lots more beauty to come from all that great stash. Be well in 2013!

Margaret said...

Sorry about the car accident. Ouch! Glad everyone walked away from the accident safe though. Love your Christmas gifts. Hope you enjoy the fishing gear too. lol! Beautiful flatfold finishes! And nice first finish on the Santa's Village piece too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Thankfully you weren't injured in the accident. Love your flat folds and new Christmas design start.
Lucky you to have received both the Feller book and the kit for A Parrott, etc. I love that design.

Ma Teakettle said...

OMW Gabi, so glad that you are unhurt, how scarey that looked...and your poor car...hugs!
I love your finishes, just gorgeous, as are your gifts...including the fishing gear, I imagine, lol...husbands are so darn cute,
I had to stop and giggle at myself as I forget that it's summer there, so when you said "airco" I was like brrrr, it's snowing outside!

Vickie said...

Yikes! I am glad no one was injured.
Beautiful flatfolds. You were spoiled!! ;)

Susieq said...

I'm glad no one was hurt. It was a choice between the Santa Village Series, and the new LHN Sheep Virtue series for me this year. I chose the LHN Sheep, so I will enjoy watching your choice come to life.

Evelyne said...

O,God dank ben je er goed afgekomen met het ongeluk en de andere bestuurder ook.
Je had vast een engel op je schouder!
Mooie borduur werkjes zijn het geworden van de Prairie Schooler.
Jij en je familie ook een goed en gezond Nieuwjaar1

lieve groetjes, Evelyne

Katherine said...

Oh, Gabi, I hope you're all OK and only your pride is injured. You'll get better at fishing! Happy New Year!

Loraine said...

So glad you were not hurt in your car accident! That is so scary.
I love your Christmas gift, and your flat folds are wonderful too.
Have a great day!

Cindy's Stitching said...

glad you are ok. The flat folds are real pretty. the new piece looks good. Hope you get a new car soon.

Nicola said...

Oh Gabi accidents do happen and as long as no one was injured cars can be replaced or repaired. Your guardian angel was looking out for you.

What type of fishing do you enjoy?

Santa's Village is a fantastic project, it will be amazing when finished.

marly said...

Happy new year to you too. Thank goodness you weren't hurt! Oh to have hot weather!!! I can't wait.

Catherine said...

Wow on the crash! So glad everyone is okay. Love the goodies you received and your stitches look great!

Margaret said...

Thank goodness you are safe. Hoping you get your new car soon

Denise said...

Love the Flatfolds, they are awesome. And a good start on Santa's Village.
So glad you were not hurt in your car accident.
Happy Stitching

Sally said...

Oh Gabi I'm so pleased you weren't hurt.

Love your flat folds. So beautiful.

Your Santa's Village is looking gorgeous. I'm not surprised you can't wait for part 2.

Penny said...

Glad everyone is okay after the accident! Love the flatfolds - they are something I would like to try. Santa sure did bring you some lovely gifts! :) Happy New Year to you!

Lanie said...

So sorry about your car, Gabi, but thankfully you were not hurt!

Your Christmas stitching is fabulous and the "Santa's Village" looks too, too cute. Looking forward to seeing more of that!

I wish it was too hot to go anywhere the States we are, of course, having our winter season and it was 0 degress F overnight this week...yuck!

Ellen said...

Glad that you and the other driver are ok!

Love Santa's House! I am still not sure whether I should start this series ha ha!

Love your flatfolds too, they are gorgeous!


Kathy A. said...

I am happy to hear that you are okay. Your poor car is not! Love your progress on Santa's village.

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Très bonne année 2013 !
bisous from FRANCE


Carol said...

Oh, my gosh, Gabi!! What a horrid accident--I'm so relieved you weren't hurt!!

Love those PS flatfold finishes. I've done one in the series and hope to do more in the future, too...

I do hope the rest of 2013 brings you much joy and happiness!

Nancy M said...

What another great set of flat folds! And the Christmas Village series has my intrigued, but I'm holding out until I see more. So glad the accident didn't get anyone hurt. Are you being "punished" by not getting a replacement?? LOL

SoCal Debbie said...

The flat folds look great! I hope to make one some day. Santa's village looks great. Sorry about your car accident! Thank goodness no one ended up in the hospital. Have fun fishing! LOL

Mary said...

So sorry to hear about the accident, but relieved to hear that you are OK!
Lovely stitching and finishes! And, great gifts. I'm anxious to follow your progress on the new sampler!
Happy New Year to you!

Suzanne said...

Thank goodness you were ok after that accident!

Lovely stitching you have been doing. Lucky you to have received such lovely stitchy gifts.

Terri Overton said...

Oh my goodness Gabi! I so thankful you are not injured!


Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Gorgeous stitching and the Feller Book!! I'm so envious!
Glad you're safe and the lorry (and its driver) are undamaged too.

Siobhán said...

Fantastic finishes, Gabi! I just love the PS flatfolds. Lovely gifts, too! I'm so glad that you and the other driver are okay!

Wishing you and yours a blessed 2013.

valerie said...

Love your Songs of the Season flatfolds! They are gorgeous! And great start on the Santas Village piece. I am so glad you are ok from your accident. So scary! Happy New Year!

Jean said...

Beautiful Songs of the Season flatfolds, glad to read your were safe from your car crash..

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wow you are sooo lucky you're okay after the carwreck! They're quite scary!

Your flat folds are beautiful and you received some fantastic stash for Christmas!