Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wow! A Year Has Passed

Hi all, I bet you have been wondering where I've been? Sorry for the terribly looooong absence but I do have an excuse. I've been struck by the love bug. Yes, I have found myself a wonderful man whom I've been seeing for the past year. Things are going extremely well and he treats me like a princess. The only down side to it is that my stitching has well and truly been put on hold. I have no time for that and many other things. We see as much as we can of each other, without being obsessive. He's truly one in a million and I am lucky to have found him.

I rarely get the chance to have a look at peoples' blogs so please forgive me for neglecting this area. A few of you have emailed me asking if I was ok. Thank you so much for contacting and showing your concern.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and are planning an exciting New Year ahead.

In August this year I travelled to Eastern Canada/USA for a few weeks with a friend. We did a two week bus tour seeing New York, Washington DC, Pennsylvania, Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Boston, and ending back in New York. I absolutely loved NY!!! Wasn't there long enough to do everything I would have liked, so it's a destination I would want to go back again one day. Pennsylvania was also a favourite. I was so interested in the Amish way of life. We stopped off at a town called Intercourse (yes, you read right) where there was a shopping village. I was totally in my element. Craft, country, and gift shops galore. Fantastic!

When I arrived in Quebec, there was a red rose waiting for me in my room. My boyfriend had sent it. Very romantic - he was missing me terribly. I took that rose with me all the way from Quebec, Boston, New York, then on the plane over to Los Angeles. My friend and I spent four nights at the end of the trip in the Hollywood Hills. A day each of Disneyland (needed at least 2 or 3 days there), tour of LA, and Universal Studios.

Loved the trip overall but it's a long flight from Australia to Los Angeles. At least 14 hours and very uncomfortable in economy class. I'm still sorting out photos (I took over 4000 of them) but will hopefully show you some one day.

I just wanted to update my blog and to let you know that all is well with me. Sorry I have no stitching photos to share. I hope everyone has been keeping busy with their craft and are creating some wonderful heirlooms for the future.

Happy New Year and thanks for dropping by!


Nina said...

Jane, welcome back in the blog world :) I have been missing you and your posts....
Happy to read you have found your man, wish you all the best, hope he is the Big One :)
Happy new year and let your dreams come true!
Best regards,

Dovilė said...

Happy hearing from you Jane:)
I'm glad you are fine and wish you HAPPY 2012!

Stitching Cat said...

Sounds like you have had quite an exciting 2011 and wishing you the best in 2012.

Ma Teakettle said...

Well...Love is the best excuse ever!
Oh, Jane I am so happy for you and wish you the happiest New Year and throughout.
I want to tell you that without your blog, I would never have begun cross stitching again or started a blog of my were my inspiration and to know that you have found true happiness is the sweetest post that I could have ever read.
Love you!
Ma Teakettle

Jan said...

Such an endearing thing to be in love!! I am so very happy for you and I pray that everything works out wonderfully for you!!

Looking forward to seeing some of your travel pics, as well as possibly a stitching pic now and again!

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Susan said...

Yay, Jane - it's so lovely to read a post from you.

I'm glad that you had a good reason for being absent! Your man sounds like a keeper.

I love NY, too! It was the very first city in the US that I ever visited on my first trip here (back in '84). I have been back only once since living in the US, but would love to go again. Next time you plan a trip to the US, you should come down to Texas - I would love to show you around this part of the country!

Even if you don't stitch much these days, I hope you will continue to update your blog!

Happy 2012!

Wendy said...

it´s so nice to here your fine, better then ok even !
take all the time you want, love is precious !

Lynn D said...

I am so happy for you. I wish you all the happiness in the world.

Lynn in Alabama

valerie said...

Happy New Year! It sounds like you had a fun 2011. Best wishes for 2012!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

So glad to hear from you! I am so glad you are in love and that he's a good guy and is so good to you. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip.

Happy New Year!!!

Deb said...

It sounds like you've had the best year!! That is so wonderful!! I hope that your 2012 is the best for you and your wonderful man.

Melissa said...

I'm so happy to see your post, and even more happier that you and your fella are still going strong!

2011 was obviously a great year and I wish you even more for 2012!

Colleen said...

Happy & relieved to see your post. Been missing your stitching pictures. You've had an awesome 2011 and here's wishing you and your lovely guy, all the best, happiness & health in 2012.

Karoline said...

It's great to see a post from you, glad to hear life is treating you well.

I hope you have a great 2012

Melanie said...

Nice to hear from you!!!! :)

Loraine said...

AHHH! Love I am so happy for you! Enjoy every minute of it. I miss you, but you should enjoy your time together. It's worth it. I've been a bad blogger, but I have new goals and high hopes of returning to blogging this year. Hope to get lots and lots of stuff done!
Hugs to you dear friend. Thanks for checking in.

Анна - Зонт said...

I am really glad to see you :)))

Zlata said...

Happy New Year, dear Jane!!!
I am glad to hear from you! It's wonderful when we find love! Let the new year, it warms your heart and fills the soul with happiness!

Poussy Stitches My Love said...

Oh I am very happy for you !!!

Have a good life

bisous bisous de France

dixiesamplar said...

Hi Jane!!! So sorry I didn't comment sooner, but your sweet blog was one of many that I lost when my old blog died...but, I have found you again and couldn't be happier for me...and for YOU, you are in love??!! How wonderful!!!! I am so happy for you and wish you & your lovely beau much happiness...even if it does take you away from your lovely stitching :o)

When you have time to come back to blogging, check out the new

Happy Stitchin'

Jennifer said...

Hi Jane, Hope you will do another update soon . Are you stitching much ? Sure miss your beautiful photos. Maybe you could email me and let me know how things are going . hope all is well .

Jennifer said...

PS . I haven't updated in months but hope to soon . xo

Tammy said...

Hi Jane! Just wanted to say I'm so happy you found love! Enjoy it-there's always time for blogging (or not!) later on. Even if you give it up alltogether, just know I wish you much happiness!