Thursday, January 1, 2015

Let's Get This Show on The Road!

Well Hello there 2015! So good to meet you this morning. I hope you are a good year this year. Your predecessor had lots of twists and turns and ups and downs. I am glad that so far, your slate is pretty clean.

Not to mention, so happy to meet you Miss January.  Especially since you are giving us a winter. I have missed winters. Rain is very nice too. I can stop being mad at the weatherman and his dire predictions.

I thought that there is no better way to welcome a new year than showing you this surprise of  tiny bits of green coming up already. Last year, being so dry, these didn't even come up. I was so surprised at this gift. I don't make resolutions. Mainly as I hear these verse in my head. From James 4:13-15

 "Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that. 

I always feel like I should just say, " If the Lord Wills." 

I do have a word or two for the coming year. 

I have two words this year. First this one. Creativity. Isn't that a lovely word? To create. To make something. 
 I admit to hearing the words in my head. " We need the room in this class for students that have creativity. In my years of teaching, I have never met a student with no creativity." 

When I was getting my new calendars ready for the new year, I ran across this quote in my Susan Branch calendar. " Hear your inner voice. If it's not saying nice things Change It... Its yours and it is trainable. 

I sat just astounded. You mean, I can train it. That thought never dawned on me. So I will be training that inner voice to say nice things, so the fear of failure becomes the joy of creating and enjoying the journey.  I can only change those thoughts as I renew my mind. Romans 12-2

"Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect. reasoning and to destroy false arguments."

The second thing on my list is my what I create. I call this the year of samplers. When I was young, I had my new house. A new baby and a new life. In that house, I wanted to make samplers. Here is the first one I made.

I was looking at it and I remembered I wanted to make lots of samplers then. I thought maybe 2015 would be a year to make good on that wish I had.
Here are my patterns for this year, 2015

Stacy Nash House of Berry's Chapel Road Miss Baxter's House

"Ann Womack 1838"  Shakespear's Peddler

His Eye is on the Sparrow, Heartstring Samplery
Of course there will be rugs to hook. I tell myself, I will hook a rug a month. Not to mention my list of books to read. Keeping my hands busy and my mind busy is a good thing. As my Granny would say, " Idle hands are the devils workshop." But as the Lord Wills.

I am excited about welcoming a new year. One filled with hope. I know that sadness will come. I know there will be hard things that happen. I know that there will be surprises, and u turns and different roads to go down. I know there will be new doors to open and as always there will be good byes. My heart says though, that every day can be a new beginning. Every morning a new adventure. Every sky can have a bit of blue even if there are clouds. All of it can be for good. I am so excited to be blessed with a new year. I wish the same for you who take your time to visit and I am so thankful for your friendship and the kindness you shower me with daily.

Happy New Year 2015

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do,
and he will show you which path to take."

" Proverbs 3:5-6"


Gail said...

Beautiful wishes.

Happy New Year.


Pom Pom said...

I love your samplers! I like cross stitching and I haven't done it for so long😔. Good words today, Kim! Yay for a Wintery January but I wish I had green popping up!

Christine said...

Happy new year Kim! I love the Stacy Nash sampler with the chickens and hope you find lots of creative moments!

Jacque. said...

You have a beautiful heart, Kim. xo

TexWisGirl said...

wow, that last sampler is amazing! bless you and your creative, sweet heart! :)

Nellie said...

I so enjoyed reading this post, Kim. Love seeing the objects of your creativity! That green must be beautiful to see this January! Happy 2015! xo Nellie

Rugs and Pugs said...

I can't believe the hyacinth are peaking out. So happy that you have had rain and a winter to enjoy. I'll gladly send you more winter!
Love the samplers, especially the Eye of the Sparrow. Have you seen Margaret's? It is breathtaking.
Happy New Year.
Hugs :)

camp and cottage living said...

A wonderful, encouraging post, Kim.
And you are certainly all set to stitch samplers!
Praise the Lord you can see well enough again to sew them.
Happy 2015!

Debbie said...

"The show on the road" favorite aunt would always say that!! Wishing you a wonderful, joy filled 2015!!!!!

Debbie said...

oooohhhhh and the sampler is beautiful!! said...

What a beautiful reflection, and the hopeful promise for whatever is ahead in 2015. It's for sure, God will be with us each step. I am thankful for my friend Kim, and for the heart that you share on this page. You always bless me Kim, each time I visit.

Love you!

Velva said...

Happy New Year!!! May 2015 be everything you hope for~


Gumbo Lily said...

Nothing green here, but I'll admire your green. Wishing you all the best in the new year's hopes and dreams.

Nancy said...

You are a blessing to so many. I love visiting you because I know you will always point me to the Father....I love the samplers....I did one when I first got married as well and it is still having in the mountains....Blessing to you and your family for 2015....Hugs...

Debbie said...

Can't tell you how much I enjoyed this post and feeling your encouragement and heart as we enter this new year! I always feel so refreshed here. Wishing God's best blessings for you and yours in 2015!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

As the Lord wills, indeed!

Kim said...

Happy New Year Kim. I wish you all the happiness 2015 has to offer. I think we will have a good year

Kerin said...

Hi Kim..
I really enjoyed this post! Full of positivity!
Wishing you a very happy and blessed new year!

Love your sampler, and the new ones that you will do too!

Here's to each new day, full of possibilities!


Gloria said...

Hi Kim
Beautiful and intricate Samplers! I can't wait to see them all done. :) Happy New Years to you!
Blessings, Gloria