Thursday, 31 December 2009

Blessings Be Thine

Although the piece may not be finished, the wishes that it expresses are sent from me to all of you. May 2010 find you blessed in love, health and prosperity. I have met so many new friends through this blog and I thank each and every one of you for your friendship and encouragement.

I guess I should have dated this piece 2010 rather than 2009 but I'd seriously hoped to be finished by this point in time. As the holidays come to a close and my house settles back down into its regular routine I should be able to find more time for myself and my stitching.

Our Christmas here was full of fun (and exhaustion!) with the arrival of my granddaughters. We managed to cram in a whirlwind of activity in the short time that they were with us. The weather cooperated and we paid a visit to Upper Canada Village's Alight At Night. The entire pioneer village is decorated with lights during the month of December and into the first week of the new year. Horse drawn wagons are available to take visitors through the village and since the girls had never seen a horse up close before, we opted to tour the sights this way. All I could hear from the youngest was,"C'est beau Grandmaman!"

It wasn't a bitter cold night but it was still cool enough and considering we had a 30 min. wait to get our tickets and then another 30 min. wait for a wagon, I thought the girls were very well behaved. I think they were so awed by the sights and the number of other children there visiting. Following our tour we stopped for hot chocolate and then it was home to bed where not a peep was heard from any of us!

Christmas is always so much more fun through the eyes of a child and I'm so very blessed to have been able to spend some of that precious time with Océanne and Summer.

Our celebrations are still not complete since my youngest son Chris will be arriving here this weekend. I look forward to seeing him and spending some time catching up on his life in Toronto.

As usual, I've found a Christmas piece that I'd like to stitch now that the holiday is over. When visiting another stitcher's blog, I was introduced to some of the designs of Nathalie Cichon of Jardin Privé. I just received a pdf for her Christmas design and I'm looking at kitting it up next week. I'm always looking for something different to stitch and I love a lot of the French designs that are out there. If you get a chance, check out her site.

Now I'm going to try and stay awake long enough to ring in the New Year with my DH and DS. I'm working early tomorrow morning so I might see my bed before I see the New Year!

Have a very Happy New Year and I'll chat with all of you soon.


  1. Happy New Year,Lynn!
    You have a very nice start on Blessings - can't wait to see more. :)

  2. Wow, it's beautiful with all the lights, I can see why your granddaughters were thrilled with it. Your planned Christmas design new start is so pretty, it reminds me of Peppermint Twist by Blue Ribbon Designs which I have in my stash. Wishing you a wonderful new year,

  3. Happy New Year Lynn to you and your family!

  4. Blessings is a such a lovely piece and I hope to stitch it this coming year.

    Lovely photos of the Christmas lights.

    Happy New Year!

  5. Happy New Year Lynn! I hope there is a lot less chaos in your 2010... especially with those renovations done!

    Your piece does look lovely can't wait to see it finished1

    Glad you enjoyed Christmas!

  6. Happy New Year my dear friend.
    Love your Christmas photos. I didn't know that Upper Canada Village was decorated like that.
    Love the photo of you and your girls. They are so cute.

  7. It seems that you had a wonderful holiday season with your children and grandchildren. The same here (just no grandkids yet). It sure is a blessing to have them all at home for a while.
    Happy New Year 2010.

  8. Happy New Year to you and your family!I'm glad you had nice holidays and your Christmas photographs look very nice and cozy !Happy stitching this year !