Monday, January 2, 2012

Ending and beginning. . .

Each new year fills my heart with reflections on the old and expectations for the new.  While taking down the tree this morning, thoughts of  "Will I always put up a tree?" came to mind.  How could I not?  Each ornament has its own story to tell.

Even Annie was a little sad to see the tree go. . .

However, starting the new year stitching was a perfect way to bring in 2012.  Thank you Beth (Heartstring Samplery) for providing this lovely little chart


Will you make new memories and remember the old?

31 comments:

Margaret said...

What a great piece for a New Year's start! Yes, it is a bit sad to see the tree go, isn't it? I don't think Mia was sad though, just discombobulated by all the activity. lol!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Sweet piece for your New Year start. It's bittersweet taking the decorations down... but I'm also joyful over the brand New Year ahead of us and all the possibilities.

Stitching By A Cornish Sea Shore said...

Oh that's such a nice piece to start the New Year.

In the UK it is considered unlucky to take your decorations down until the 5th so I have left one tree up and packed away the others.

The house looks a bit bare but at least I could have a good dust and polish.

I like the sampler to the left of your tree. I couldn't make out how it is displayed. Is it on a frame stand?

April said...

My mom and I was just talking about her puting up a tree next year.. lol She was just wanting to do a tabletop this year.. I kind of talk into the big tree. I guess I will let her decide next year.. It is hard for me to let her decide.. I like that big tree... lol Great Start for 2012!

Katrina said...

Sweet new start!!! I am a bit of a Scrooge and by the time Christmas is over I am ready to get rid of the tree. I do enjoy it while it's up I just get tired of cleaning around it, LOL.

Michelle said...

Beautiful choice for a new start! I hate to see the tree go as well. I love the lights and all the ornaments. The house seems so empty without it. But I do love the quiet and peacefulness of January.

BitsAndPieces said...

I'm with you, Joy...a tree with treasured ornaments is something I hope to do for years to come. I get nostalgic when I pack the ornaments away, but before long excitement about the new year takes over.

Sandy

Penny said...

I love the holiday season, but look at the new year as a great big clean slate ready to be filled and that makes me excited. Like your sweet Annie, I know my cats will miss the tree. :)
Your new start looks like it's going to be pretty.

Siobhan said...

Great idea for a new start! I need to stitch it, too.

I have often thought of doing a scrapbook with pictures of each ornament and tell its story--something for the kids and grandkids to treasure in future years.

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