Thursday, January 4, 2018

Hello, 2018!

Happy 2018, friends!! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and brought the new year in with good health and happiness! We had a quick bout with the flu and have been snuggling in here keeping warm, it's been so cold in Pennsylvania, enjoying a few relaxing days after the holidays together resting up and eating the last of the treats before those resolutions begin. I meant to pop in here last week to share a few of my favorite Cracknell family photos, but I was right in the thick of it all, so better late than never!

The things I most love and look forward to over the holidays are with out a doubt our family traditions -- a trip to Wending Creek Tree Farm, decorating our tree with hot cocoa and Christmas music, Christmas Eve gifts of new pajamas and nutcrackers - fifteen years strong has grown quite the family of nutcrackers! It's so wonderful to see how our traditions have taken root. These things that we started all those years ago, that initially felt 'made up' when we decided to do them, are now ours so fully and deeply. It's a beautiful thing!

Merry Christmas!

Christmas Tree Farm 2017 Collage

Decorating 2017 Collage

Holiday 2017: Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!

Yesterday I went to the studio for a few hours for the first time since before Christmas to stitch up a few Etsy orders all while thinking about my intentions for the coming year. I have some exciting new plans already in the works that I'll be sharing more about soon, as well as lots of sewing to be done with Love Story, my brand new collection for Art Gallery Fabrics that began arriving to shops right in between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm really looking forward to giving some creative time to these pretty prints, I have so many projects planned! My Love Story LookBook should be out any day and I'll be back to share those details just as soon as it is!

From my family to yours & from my heart to yours, I wish you all a very happy, healthy and creative 2018!


  1. Lovely decorations Maureen. I am glad you had a nice Christmas season. Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Your friend,

  2. Beautiful tree! Have a Happy & Healthy 2018! Thank you for sharing, Susan

  3. Your home photos and your family are lovely and your pup looks quite content.
    Family is everything.
    Happy New Year to you and yours. 2018 is going to be a good one.
    I can't wait to get my mitts on your fabric

  4. Your pictures are beautiful! I love the picture of the front of your house, it is lovely. Your family looks great. Hugs,

  5. Happy New Year Maureen!! Can't wait to see your new creations this year. They are always so awesome!!

  6. You have a simply beautiful eye. I always love your photos, and might just have started copying your nutcracker tradition a couple years ago. Happy New Year!

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