Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hello January


January beckons and I am home in every sense of the word.

Though I enjoyed my unplanned break from technology, I missed being here. 

I'm falling under the spell that is January...of warm blankets and cold, crisp walks.  Of savory suppers and and solitary days.  Of frosty mornings, snow falling and journeying within.   It's peaceful today...making space for wonder and dreams...and for new embroideries.  

It's electric...this January feeling.  And I am charged up and ready to begin.

I'm making my way to the blog reader which is overflowing with all of your unread posts...brimming over with your thoughts, lives and dreams. Just two weeks ago, that unread pile would have been a burden.  Today, it's exciting... an unread book, full of promise.  

Happy New Year and I'll see you again tomorrow...

It feels good to say that.  

25 comments:

Lisa said...

Welcome back! We've missed you too! Love seeing your beautiful January piece once again! It really is spectacular and I think it is my overwhelming favorite of all the beautiful things that you have done!

Wendy said...

So glad you are back, we have missed you! Hope you and your family have a blessed and love filled new year for 2013. I just love looking at your Jan. block.

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Susan - This piece of art is simply stunning! You are amazing. I hope the new year brings you joy and happiness. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Elmsley Rose/Megan Hodges said...

You know the hollow in the tree of your "owl" piece (that's what I call it, coz I love the owl)? I'm very fond of the hollow too, and it's inspired me to put a hollow in the largish tree that features on the 2 Thistle Thread casket panel designs that I've done so far - only mine will be in gimp. Maybe, maybe some mica to fill the hollow.
Welcome back, and looking forward to a New Year's of Posts.

Suztats said...

Love your "January Reflections"!
I've missed reading your posts while you've had your break.
Welcome back and Happy New Year!

MaggieLove said...

Happy New Year! Looking forward to your blogs this year. Wishing you peace of mind then all good things will follow.:) Love your work!

Laurie said...

It's so good to see you back, I so enjoy your posts and seeing your creations! I LOVE this picture you did, each time I look at it I see something new that I missed! Welcome to 2013, a new year, and new creations!

Karen said...

Welcome back! Boy oh boy, did I ever miss reading and seeing new things on your blog.

gracie said...

Glad to hear from you!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Stunning needlework, love it ! Happy New Year.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hi Sue Sue!!
We've missed you, but been busy ourselves. Can't say I have the same feeling about January as you do. I see it as a countdown to Summer...Come on hot sun!!
Happy New Year.
xx, Carol

shawkl said...

Oh the frame is just perfect for your winter CQJP block! So special!
Kathy

Catherine said...

So nice to see your post ~ and to see your January piece again!! I forgot how serene and stunning it is! Wishing you and yours a very happy New Years!

Mouse said...

oooooooooooooo just had another mouse like drool on the wonderful winter piece in your header .... simply gorgeous :) welcome back and I wish you a very merry stitchy new year :)
looking forward to seeing what you get up to this year :) love mouse xxxxxx

margaret said...

good to see you back and wow how I love your january picture. Best of luck with your catch up on blogs!!and a very happy 2013 to you too.

Susan Hook said...

Happy New Year! The winter picture is just beautiful.

Miriam said...

Happy New Year Susan!

Glad to see you back. :)

Linda said...

Oh, the winter piece is so lovely! The bunny, the owl, the feeling of cold it imparts.....just spectacular! I am among the people who missed you. I'm a fairly new follower, but I love your posts as much as I love your work. It is so inspiring, and the stories about your family really warm my heart. So much love among you. It is so much fun to look forward to the posts.

xo Linda

Rachel said...

Good to know you are recharged and ready to go - here's to 2013!

Createology said...

Oh my goodness I have missed you. Your Winterland stitchery is beautiful in its mirrored frame.
I definitely remember my Grandma having these little red and green elves. Yours are fabulous and what a wonderful way to carry on your family tradition. Uber cute in your hand stitched outfits. Creative Bliss and welcome back dear...

Lorraine said...

This is truly a stunning block and more so framed.

Sandra Henderson said...

I'm glad to come by and catch up with you. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas and still have that sweet, peaceful feeling going...
This is so beautiful! I love how you recessed it and used the mirrors. GORGOUS!

black bear cabin said...

i dont think i got to see this piece all finished and framed...it looks gorgeous! :)

underatopazsky said...

That is utterly beautiful!. Happy New Year to you and yours. :o)

Heather said...

I love this piece... stunning! Perfectly framed too! Cheers~

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