Thursday, January 7, 2016

A New Year, a New Start!

Happy 2016 friends!  I don't know about you, but I really like the idea of a new year.  It's a time to set fresh goals for a whole pristine year ahead.  You get to start over and try again.  We have a tradition on New Years Eve.  The whole family sits down and formulates their goals for the new year.  We report back on our goals from last year and our accomplishments.  We set our new goals and tell one another what they are.  Then we each get a family assigned goal.  Sometimes it is an all you can eat character assassination but there is alot of laughing and loud discussion.  When you speak your goals out loud and others hear what they are, you seem to become a bit more serious about achieving them. 
I have been saving my ball bands from the entire year.  At the end of this year I worked out how many yards of yarn I have crocheted/ knitted in 2015.  Turns out it is 11.1 Miles!  Not bad - that's a few afghans I would say!  
I am taking part in Katja Marek's Quilts on the Go Hexie Quilt.  I have completed two of these hexies and we have four to make this month.  
My sweet son made this amazing metal rose for me.  He is such a talented and creative man.  My kids are all artistic and I absolutely love watching them create beautiful things.  It makes my heart sing that they love the creative process.


  1. wow Chantal, that's a lot of yarn!

  2. Happy New Year to you too. Love the hexi block. ;^)

  3. I'm impressed with all the yarn you used as well!
    So far I am holding back on the 2 new hexie projects- but I could change my mind at any time since everyone's blocks look great. The rose is also amazing - your kids are definitely creative!

  4. I love the Hobby Lobby yarn. I enjoy crocheting and knitting in the winter. I need to check out the EPP project, too. I should probably finish a few things before I start something new. Happy New Year!

  5. That's a striking hexi block, its so much fun making them isn't it!
    I think after making the rosettes, its sheer fun just making I block and not six like last years Millie BOM!
    What a wonderful rose, lucky you : )

  6. Happy New Year - Your EPP looks great. the metal rose is beautiful!!!