Monday, January 4, 2016

2015, a recap..

HAPPPPY New Year dear friends.. Wishing you and your family the best of all this year.. Wow, yet another year has flown by and here we are wishing each other a Happy New Year!!

The past year saw me doing a little of everything.. some beading, lot of baking, some cross stitch. It was a great year as far as work was concerned.. hectic yes, for sure, but satisfactory. I had taken on a new assignment towards the end of 2014 and the first few months of 2015 went in getting accustomed to the new role. It was extremely demanding but paid off towards the end of the year, when our milestones were met and accolades came pouring in from all sides!!

The major event of 2015 was the floods in Chennai after a century which shook the whole country!! The city is still recovering from the shock. Many families faced very heavy losses. The good part about the flood was the city saw the rise of many a good Samaritan. People helped each other out in all possible ways.

The hectic work took me away from my stitching the first few months, but I managed to catch up in the second half of the year. In the beginning of 2015 this is where I was with seashells
..and this is the current status
There is only about 1/4th of the design left and I can't wait to put in that last stitch and get it framed

My first bake of the year is.. of course a rich fruit cake

The recipe is here. I followed the instructions for an eggless, non-alcoholic version

Signing off on this positive note today.. till next time.. Take care.. Be happy.. Keep stitching.. Au Revoir