Saturday, December 31, 2016

Good-Bye 2016...

Saying Good-Bye to 2016 seems like a very good thing to do.  It has had its issues and so have I.  With the decision to list our home for sale has come a lot of added work and responsibilities.  It also added a lot of travel to find where we will relocate.  Nothing is certain and there are still many decisions to be made. 

I am busy auditioning words and meanings for my 2017 journey.  I have a few that I am pursuing and hopefully I will "focus" on one very soon.  Focus was my word a few years ago and to be truthful I am continuing my struggles with being able to focus.  I do get easily side-tracked. 

I wasn't able to do as many creative pursuits this year.  I am hoping to make my creative interests priority in 2017.  This photo is showing some Needle Tatted bracelets I was able to make for my girls for Christmas...daughter, daughter-in-love and two granddaughters.  I found this YouTube video by One Virtuous Woman and it was just the perfect help as I learn Needle Tatting.  Thank you very much OVW.  I wasn't able to be with my daughter or granddaughters this year so I can only hope they liked their bracelets.  My daughter-in-love put hers on right away and I know she liked it.  Her favorite color is purple and she loves copper.  I saw her actually smiling as she carefully looked at the tatting.  It warms my heart.  I shall continue to pursue Needle Tatting in 2017.  In fact Santa gave me an instruction book and I have read it once through.  I even ordered new threads.  I will share more on this in the future. 

For now I shall wish each of you a Wonderful New Year in 2017.  May you have Happiness and Love and Health and Creative Bliss.  Mr. C and I will be safely staying home and enjoying a nice dinner and conversation with our dear neighbor who watches over our home when we are gone.  We are not late revelers so I can assure you we will not be out and rowdy as midnight strikes...a second later than normal. 

Peace and Love and Health and Happiness for each of you and for everyone in our World.  XO


  1. These are really pretty. Have just had a quick peak at the video link and it looks quite easy to do too. I hope that 2017 will be the year of the sale of your house and a move to pastures new. wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. I'm sure the bracelets are being used and loved! How I wish I could wrap my reluctant fingers around tatting, but it totally eludes me and I can create more unidentifiable tangles of thread than anybody ever thought of. I must be happy with being able to crochet and knit and realize my limitations. Instead I can enjoy looking at what you create! All the very best to you and Mr. C for a happy healthy 2017!

  3. what lovely bracelets, have just checked out the video and will have a go soon.
    Wishing you both happiness in 2017 and the finding of a new home wishing that the sale of yours etc goes smoothly and you find where you want to live

  4. Happy New Year, dear friend! I wish you great joy, creativity, and focus in the new year!

  5. Happy New Year, Sherry! As always, I am way behind and running to catch up! Focus should be my word for this year!!! I'm so ashamed that I haven't yet thanked you for your lovely tatted snowflake. I love it and love you for thinking of me! I was so amazed at the intricate design; I can see that you've really learned to tat. Thank you so much!

  6. The bracelets are wonderful- well done! Will await to hear your word for the year ahead. I don't always choose one, but did for 2016- it was "relinquish". Perhaps fitting for you as well with the pending changes. All the best to you for 2017!

  7. Happy New Year Sherry and wishing the best of luck with selling your home and a new move. Your tatted bracelets are beautiful, I'm they were much loved.

  8. Oh, Sherry, they are gorgeous! I'm glad to see tatting! I was afraid it was a lost art. The only thing prettier is the tatted snowflake I found in my Christmas card! Happy 2017! I have a gut feeling this will be YOUR year! XO

  9. Dear friend,
    Happy New Year Sherry. I hope your evening was wonderful, and that your 2017 will be happy, healthy and with the joy of finding a new home to live in.
    Wonderful bracelets, for your loved ones, my friend.
    Sending hugs.
    Dorthe, xx

  10. Hi Sherry, Happy New Year my friend. Love the tatted bracelets you created for the girls. They are stunning. What a gorgeous treasure to wear and I know they love them. I hope 2017 brings you many joys and lots of creative time and blissful moments.
    Thank you for your friendship. You are always an inspiration. xo

  11. Happy, happy new year to you my friend!! I hope 2017 is an amazing one for you!! Oh wow, the bracelets are so gorgeous!! I absolutely love them!! You should sell these!! They are works of art!! Happy, happy new year sweet friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. Still figuring things out over here. A bit distracted with my boys at home. Love those bracelets! Amazing work! Happy New Year!


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