Friday, December 30, 2011

A Free Chart for the New Year

As I have been busily overhauling my closets this week, I have found myself thinking of the upcoming year and all that it may hold. I am not one for making resolutions, but I do find that a fresh new year always inspires me to reflect and re-focus.

My heart has been both heavy and light, as I think about the ones I love and the trials and joys that they are experiencing right now. They are spread both far and near to me, family and friends that hold a special place in my heart. I love to reflect on the happy times that we have spent together.

Truly, the classic New Year song is fitting this year more than any other year for me. Have you ever read the words or discovered the roots of the song? Do it!

And so, I give to you, as my gift for the New Year, an "Auld Lang Syne" sampler:
Click on the image to be redirected to a downloadable PDF file.

I utilized some lovely new colors in my chart, but please interpret it however you wish. The row of initials at the bottom are representative of some of my friends... replace them with your own meaningful initials. And when you are finished, will you please share a photo with me? Feel free to stitch it for yourself or to give to another, or even a limited number may be stitched for sale, but as always, please respect my gift and give credit to me as the designer.

Wishing you a year that includes meaningful time spent with those you love, both near and far.

21 comments:

Mouse Droppings Fine Folk Art said...

Another beautiful freebie...thanks so much...I am trying to incorporate more cross stitched details into my work...and your freebies will give me some much needed practice.
Happy New Year to you! Cheers Susan

Christie said...

Beth, Thank you for the beautiful freebie. I hope you and yours have a wonderful New Year. ~~ Christie

Dora said...

Love it! Thanks for this design to ring in 2012. Thanks also for the link about the song.
Happy New Year!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the New Year's pattern, it is very nice!

Susan

Patti said...

Oh Beth! Thank you so much for this wonderful New Year freebie! I want to stitch it right away... I love the colors that you used, but don't have any of them on hand... I wonder how it might look in icy shades of cream, blue and grey...
Thank you for the link about the song... makes it even more meaningful.
Happy New Year to you and your family!
Blessings, Patti

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Thank you very much for the gorgeous Auld Lang Syne chart. It's so generous of you.
Happy New Year to you and those you love.
Susan

Karen said...

Thank you!! I absolutely love it! It's so nice of you to design it and give it to us, Beth.

Melissa said...

Thank you! I love the song and a special New Year's design! Of course I also love Dan Fogelberg's Another Auld Lang Syne too. That reminds me of my best friend and how we used to discuss running into our old boyfriends one day in the grocery store. We both keep waiting on that to happen. Since I moved away it's highly unlikely that it'll happen to me but her old beaus must have moved away too. LOL.

Happy New Year Beth to you and your family and thank you for all your wonderful designs. I stitched Racheal Holmes in 2011, I do believe she was my very first finish of the year. Planning on starting With One Accord some time in the new year.

Peggy Lee said...

Thank you so much for yet another beautiful freebie, Beth. And thank you for steering us to the lyrics of Auld Lang Syne. I never looked in to the lyrics before. How interesting and though provoking.

A very Happy New Year to you and your loved ones.

Lizzy Pizzy said...

Thank's Beth for the lovely freebie. Love the colours you have used. Having now been educated to the history of the song, should we presume those initials you have used are those belonging to past boy-friends?? :)
Liz x

MoonBeam said...

Oh, I really like it. Thanks so much!

Bobbi

Myra said...

Thank you Beth for such a lovely gift. Happy New Year to you and your family and all your gorgeous furbabies too. :o)

Bertie said...

Thank you so much for this lovely pattern:)
Happy New Year :)

Melissa said...

Thank you for the lovely chart, Beth!

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Paula said...

Adorable, thank you!

Stitching Cat said...

Beth, thank you for the design! Have a wonderful Happy New Year!

RuthB said...

Why thank you, Beth. This is a lovely way to start the New Year!

Anonymous said...

Beth I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy 2012.

greetings from the Netherlands

Ine M

elenamac said...

thank you for the free chart! Best wishes for 2012!

elena

Catherine said...

Another pretty design! Thanks so much for sharing a freebie with us! I thought I knew the song pretty well, but grasped so much more when reading the lyrics!

Wishing you and your family all the best in 2012!

LYNNE said...

Thank you very much for the chart