Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Whoops! Another Year!

Well, needless to say time has quickly passed and life has moved on at a pace I have been chasing to keep up. I am just popping in to say 'Hello'! Once again thank you all for your kind messages. We are here and the year has been kind. And now we are snuggling into our home for our second Christmas.
There have been many highlights this year, perhaps most special to me was to take one very keen little Birder up to the Farne Islands in the North East of England. A very different landscape to our beloved Norfolk and a place to which we hope to return one day as we found it so captivating.
 There have been commissions and stitching in the midst of life's busy-ness...
 I only work to commission now and love to stitch with a particular person or event in mind...
 I am busy busy now completing one more stitchery for the year as a very special gift for a baby's first Christmas...
 There have also been Embroidery Workshops which have been a joy to teach, a new experience for me. It has been such a great pleasure to share chat and stitches with ladies who had much to teach their 'teacher'. It never ceased to amaze me how 14 people could dive into the same scrap bag and come up with so many and varied designs. I am looking forward very much to more workshops in 2012.
 So all in all a year of stitching and growing and settling. There have been a few changes here at Kitschen Pink and I have been giving a lot of thought to how my little blog should develop going forward. I have paused to think and spend time with my boy.

I shall be back in 2012, not least because I have those beautiful books which I had been sent to offer to you as giveaways. They are still sitting on my workroom desk waiting for their new homes!
I hope you will join me from time to time and share your thoughts as we used to do.
Wishing you all a beautiful and peaceful Christmas, wherever you are and whatever you have planned. t.xx

29 comments:

cathy@home said...

Wishing you and your Family,
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
From Cathy

KC'sCourt! said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

Thefabricofmylife said...

About blinking time, I've missed your posts ;-)

Wishing you a Happy Christmas lovely lady and a wonderful New Year ahead for you and your beautiful boy xxx

Menopausalmusing said...

HELLO (with bells on!). Great to hear all your news and those embroideries are superb. I especially like the spotty dotty wheat ears......

Happy Christmas to you and that young man and hope next year is wonderful for you both.

The Vintage Gardener said...

Your work is inspirational. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Planet Penny said...

Teena! It's lovely to see a blog post from you. Have a wonderful Christmas and I hope 2012 brings all you wish for, for you and the beautiful boy, who looks like he's growing like a weed!
Penny xxx

Teena Vallerine said...

Oh how lovely to hear from you all! Thank-you for your kind wishes!
And yes, Penny, rather like the human equivalent of Knot Weed!! Almost as tall as mummy and only just 10! :)
xx

Catherine said...

It was great to "see" you again! Have a wonderful Christmas and a very blessed and happy New Year! Cx

Kitsch and Curious said...

Lovely to hear how things have been going for you. Your work looks super as always!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

MelMel said...

Wishing you a festive time and a wonderful christmas and new year....xxx

zjizjipke said...

I missed your posts! Wishing you a warm and cozy Christmas and a very happy 2012!!

Love, Zjizjipke!

Country Cottage Chic said...

A wonderful Christmas to you too T!
x

Mary - Vintage Cottage said...

Great to see you back. Have a lovely Christmas with your boy!

Jenn said...

Nice to know things have been going well for you! Wishing you a Happy Christmas and wonderful New Year!

Jenn

LissyLou said...

Those stitchings are so gorgeous!! merry christmas xx

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely pictures, Teena! And your little embroideries are so beautiful. Merry Christmas!
Helen x

dosierosie said...

Great to have you back and Happy Christmas to you and your son.
Gillx

Brownieville Girl said...

Just love that photo of your handsome son.

Happy Christmas.

A tale from toadstool house said...

lovely to hear from you.Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your lovely boy.xxx

Miss Prudence said...

And there she is! I do hope you pop in more frequently, i miss seeing your creations and hearing your chats...and I am dying to see your new decor, but i wouldn't be surprised if you didn't want to keep something for yourself, you were so generous with sharing your old cottage to the world of bloggers (and we thank you for the inspiration....Merry Christmas Tina. xxx

Shu Han said...

happy holidays! (: hope you had a great christmas, and have a great year ahead!

Lynne G. said...

Lovely to read your blog once more. Hope life is treating you well, and look forward to reading more soon. Happy Holidays!

oooh, PS, how do I find out about your workshops, Tina?

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Happy New Year T! Love to you both - Hope 2012 will be all you hope for.

Take care,
Niki xx

Jay said...

wishing you & your family a very happy new year..
keep rocking..:)
Tasty Appetite

Ruth said...

So glad you are back! I have read you for a while but never commented before. I love you work and find it inspiring. Hope you both have a fabulous 2012. Best wishes from across the border in Suffolk!

Teena Vallerine said...

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girls who like to gorge said...

Fabulous photos! You have a beautiful house - hope you're enjoying your start to 2012!

Indie.Tea said...

I hope you are having a wonderful New Year!

Jeans Manufacturer in Pakistan said...

2 years passed but still seems that it was like yesterday :p