Thursday, January 2, 2020

A Gentle Start To The New Year...

Neutral Shades of Valdani Perle Cotton for Punch Needle Embroidery by Rose Clay at

I can always tell how busy my Holiday 
season was by how fast I gravitate
towards calm neutral shades,
once we head into January...

Neutral Shades of DMC Floss for Punch Needle Embroidery by Rose Clay at

I crave soft gentle colors...
low stimulation !
And, these are just the ticket.
These shades are currently 
on my worktable.

A Needle and Thread and tea in my favorite handmade mug...I'm ready 2020

I'm up every morning at 5:00 a.m.
How I start my day in the first hour,
sets the tone for the rest of the day.
This handmade mug with tea is a constant...
(Mug from 'OneTable')

Favorite Postage Stamps

I keep a large folder of stamps
in my Studio...
while most of the time,
I print my postage online...
I often will use stamps and these are some 
of my favorites to have on hand.
The Winter Berries are my fav,
but the succulents come in a close second.

Wishing you a happy and healthy
New Year, my Friends...

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  1. Beautiful neutrals.
    How I wish I'd wake earlier, but I'm not smart enough to get to bed at a reasonable time...but I've never been a 5:00 am riser :)

  2. Lovely restorative...peaceful...calming. My husband rises at 3:45 every day...rain or shine, holiday or weekday...he's up and starting his day. I'm closer to five myself. Have a great 2020.

  3. I love everything about this post. And I normally get up between 6 and 6:30, but it's long been on my goals list to start getting up at 5am and having some time to myself before I start work (I work from home). Thank you for the reminder!

  4. I love your mug and have several that are hand made I love.
    what a great way to start your day.

  5. So love the gentle colors. Look forward to seeing what you create with them. Happy New Year! Janice

  6. Your choices and work are always so drool-worthy :-)

  7. I always know how stress free my holiday was if I am stitching so soon after Christmas. I think I stitched every day this year or it could be the pattern I am working on. I love your colors and they are so nice and warm.
    I like your cup too. I hope you have a lovely New Year.


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