2013

Happy new year!  I was immensely glad to say goodbye to 2012.  It was a year that a friend perfectly described to me as containing ‘the worst kind of awfulness.’  It changed me forever, but made me stronger too.

For 2013 though, I have high hopes.

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Last month I asked all my family and friends that were spending Christmas with us for one word or phrase.  Something that summed up their hopes or wishes for 2013.

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Some people offered the same words, and so they were simply included twice.  Some people got a little excited about their word and wrote it out three times, so that’s how I stitched it.  Round here, animals are part of the family and so their words were included too.

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It took a while for me to decide how to finish it, but its now hanging in my office as a reminder of the lovely people I’m surrounded by, and of what they are all aiming and hoping for this year.

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My word is at the very end, stitched in a lighter thread.  It feels a little like a whisper, not really legible unless you’re up close – hope.  This year I hope for happiness, light and life, for me, for my family and friends and for all x