New Year Blessings To You, Friends!

A happy HELLO to you, sweet friends!
And Happy New Year!

Oh, how I have missed you!
I truly hope you had a wonderful Christmas season. . .
I would LOVE to hear all about your gatherings and festivities
so please feel free to share all about it in the comment section.
As for our Christmas. . .
it was good, but different.
And by different I mean my little one got the tummy bug 
on the Thursday before Christmas
and then on Christmas day it decided to visit again along with a cold.
We had to forgo the festivities at church and my in-laws
which was quite sad, but unfortunately it couldn't be helped.
Thankfully he has completely recovered
and we have started the New Year off with health and happiness.

I am still wrapping my mind around the fact that it's now 2017.
I know I'm not the only one asking where 2016 went.
This year will be my 5th year blogging
and I am anticipating great and wonderful things for this little ol' blog of mine.
I want to take the time to thank you, sweet friends and followers of mine,
for faithfully following along and commenting on the many posts I share.
Your words always bring a smile to my face
and the kindness you share in comments and emails 
touches the very depths of my heart.
Your support keeps this blog going so thank you. . .
thank you for everything, dear ones.
I hope you continue on the journey with me
as I share about my love for the Lord, beloved hymns,
tea related things, crafting and sewing tutorials, recipes, and more.

While on my break I did some sewing
and restocked my Etsy shop
There are lots of new goodies to be had
including some sweet Valentine's Day items.

And have I got a delightful treat for you. . .
For only $25.00 you can purchase a SURPRISE BOX of handmade goodies
that is valued at $50.00 or more.

Inside this box you might find:

Christmas decor

Autumn treasures

Spring delights

Shabby loveliness

Tea related items

Throw Pillows

Tote Bags


Baby Items


Who doesn't love surprises, my friends?
This is a limited time offer
and I have only 5 listings available.

Here are a few things you will find listed at
Rose Petal Blessings.

~ Baby Delights ~

~ Tea Goodies ~

~ Gift Bags and Storage Bins ~

~ Tote Bags and Zippered Pouches ~

~ And some random sweetness ~

Well my lovely friends,
I have rambled on long enough.
I wanted to let you know that I am back from my blogging break
and it will be an absolute delight to catch up with all of you.

May God be with you through the New Year 
and fill your life with comfort, love, and cheer. 
May this day and the days ahead, 
hold many blessings for you and yours.

Much love and sweet hugs to you!


Anonymous said...

The happiest of New Year's to you, my friend! I am so sorry to hear that you all got hit with a nasty bug right before Christmas Day, but I'm glad to hear that it has passed and you all were able to start the new year off healthy and well.

I must say, all of your Etsy shop lovelies are just beautiful! I am still enjoying my tote bag set thoroughly. I've decided to use it as a knitting bag/book bag, which is quite handy, indeed {{smiles}} It is such a gorgeous set, and I smile whenever I use it!!

It is so good to see you back at blogging after taking a wee little break...I look forward to reading here this year and learning more from you! May this little corner of the web continued to be blessed by God!!

Thinking of you and wishing you and your family a very happy 2017! I hope it is a year of abundant blessings, much joy and happiness and lots of goodness ♥

With love and joy,

Alex said...

Happy New Year , Stephanie!
Hope you all continue healthy and happy in the coming year.
Your blog is always a treat to read, and I have missed you!

Red Rose Alley said...

Dear Stephanie, you are such a talented seamstress. You have been busy making all sorts of goodies for your etsy shop. And the "surprise box" sounds delightful. I'm so glad to hear your little one is doing better. I love that New Years Wish and vintage picture, and I am wishing you a bright new year too, Stephanie. You deserve all the goodness that comes your way, and you are a treasured blog friend to me.

love, ~Sheri

Daniela said...

My Dearest, Beloved friend,
I was going to email you for I was missing you so, so much, and this post of your has brought such a gladness to my heart, you cannot even imagine what a joy it means to me ... my heart is overflowing :) !!!

In the hope the New Year just begun will bring many blessings to you and your family, I'm sending my biggest and warmest hug to you, Sweetie, blessed be !

Xx Dany

Sylvia said...

Good to hear that your little one is better.
This will be my 5th year also blogging and hope to get back going soon.
It has been a busy season but with a new year a new start.
Have a blessed week, Stephanie.


Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Glad to see you are back Stephanie, and Happy New Year to you! Hope everyone is healthy now. Poor little guy being sick for Christmas.

Oh you have the sweetest treasures in your shop.

Debbie said...

your hand crafted items are so beautiful stephanie, it looks like you have been very busy. i really like the fabrics you work with, you have a "type" and that type is gorgeous!!

sorry to hear about your christmas but i'm sure you enjoyed your little one just the same. i was glancing through the post before this one, the house looked so festive for christmas!!

happy new year stephanie, happy blogging!!

Elizabethd said...

Happy New Year to you dear Stephanie. Let's pray that everyone gets rid of the awful viruses and has a healthy year ahead.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie, So glad you enjoyed a beautiful Christmas but sorry your little guy got sick. It happens doesn't it, but so happy he is better and all is well.
Your new items are beautiful and I am going over to your shop for a visit.
As always your treasures are so pretty and bringing in the springtime inspiration like only your creations can do.
Wishing you and your beautiful family a very happy new year and a 2017 filled with many blessings.
Love and joys, xo

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Stephanie, I too am sorry you had sickness with your little one, and glad for you that he is better. Made me think of Queen Elizabeth and her nasty cold at age 90. I hope God grants her a full recovery. Imagine being 90! My life has slowed down alot due to my Parkinson diagnosis/symptoms. We must count our blessings and rejoice in God our Saviour! Nothing can alter the love of God and his plans and provision for us. I am on the h unt for more 300 piece puzzles by Susan Brabeau. Its tempting to buy 500 pieces but 300 are so much more fun for me. And I can handle them myself if I get no help...haha. Wishing you a blessed 2017! love, Maggie Ann

Turn The Page said...

What a lovely blog! Not sure how I landed here, but I am glad I did! All the best to you and yours for 2017! Aloha!

Christine said...

Reading all your comments, you are loved!
How sweet!
I agree, you are a wonderful seamstress, with some really cute ideas.
Welcome Back, you were missed.

Anonymous said...

The products in your Etsy shop are lovely. Wishing you and yours a blessed,healthy and happy 2017.
Marilyn and family

September Violets said...

Happy New Year Stephanie! It is always nice to visit you here and share moments in our lives. Too bad for your little guy to be unwell on Christmas, but I think it's happened to the best of us. I hope he recovered quickly and was able to make the best of the days afterwards. Our Christmas was quiet with only the four of us, and I didn't see any other family. I'm not really sure why none of us got together, but it made for a strange, unfinished holiday for me.
Your sewn items are just gorgeous Stephanie! You do such beautiful work and I've seen a lot of your items shared on others' blogs as they gift them to their friends. Small world. Speaking of which I had an interesting exchange with your mom recently which you'll have to ask her about. Seems we used to be practically neighbours! It still makes me smile and shake my head ;)
Wendy x

Debbie Harris said...

So good to see a post up from you, and oh my your Shoppe is just brimming over with gorgeousness! Everything looks so lovely with all those new fabrics.
You have been a very busy shoppe owner.
I love your idea of the surprise box, but then, I love surprises. :-)

Have a great day~~

Debbie Harris said...

So good to see a post up from you, and oh my your Shoppe is just brimming over with gorgeousness! Everything looks so lovely with all those new fabrics.
You have been a very busy shoppe owner.
I love your idea of the surprise box, but then, I love surprises. :-)

Have a great day~~

Debby Ray said...

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I am sorry to hear about the sickness your little guy had over the Christmas holiday...but, God is still good and so glad that He has brought back good health to all. My, but you have been a busy girl! Do you have any fingers left??? LOL! Looking forward to the new year and to what you will be sharing...may 2017 be the best year yet! Much love and hugs!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm so sorry he was sick during the holidays. That's always a drag when they finally have some time off. Hope everyone feels better now! Can't wait to see what's in your shop! Gotta go.....!!!! Happy new year sweet friend. Hugs, Diane

Margie said...

Welcome back, Stephanie! I'm so glad to hear that your son has recovered from the illness. I look forward to more enchanting posts from you in 2017! Now I'm off to oggle your handcrafted pretties on your Etsy store!

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh Dearest Stephanie, I am so truly sorry that your sweet boy was sick. That tummy mess was going around and still is along with colds. My youngest daughter has struggled off and on for 2 weeks with cold. Three of my five grands has had the tummy stuff. It through it all it did not affect our Christmas. That is a big WOW. I remember once as a teen being so sick on Christmas that I could not even stand the smell of cooking. I pray that you all have a blessed and healthy New Year Stephanie. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

sarah said...

I am so sorry your little one was sick over Christmas, but I wish you all wonderful health and happiness into the new year. <3


HAPPY NEW YEAR to you sweet Stephanie :)
Not fun for your little guy at Christmas time to get sick. My hubby was sick the day after and thankfully I didn't get it.
All the best in the New Year.

Poppy said...

Happy New Year, sweet Stephanie! All the very best for 2017! So glad to hear that your little one is all better, now.

Your creations are so pretty and what a charming collection of collages to bring in the new year! Happy selling!


kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

It's so nice to see your post today, sweet friend! I know it was with sadness that your little fella was sick for Christmas, but now all is well in the New Year. You've been so busy over your break and have so many lovely items in your shoppe. I had to smile when seeing the fox fabric. Kristen picked out Minky fox fabric for me to make Harper a change pad, and matching diaper wipes case, before she was born. I had enough left over to make a drawstring backpack, too.
Happy New Year blessings to you and your sweet family! Love you!

Wanda said...

How nice to see you back. We all need breaks. You have many faithful followers, which show how your 5 years of blogging has blessed so many people. Congratulations! I was just thinking, goodness, I've been blogging 10 years... Where does the time go. I've had several different titles over the years ans my life has had changes. Some of my dearest friends are those I've met on the blog, and have had the opportunity to meet a couple of them in person and share much time with them.

Love and Hugs

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Welcome back! I have missed you! Your new items in your shop look lovely! How lovely to spend your blog break spending time in your sewing room doing what you love. Glad to hear your son is feeling better. We had a Christmas like that a few years ago when our son was sick my husband's whole vacation time. Such is life...we go forward! On we go into 2017...Happy New Year!

Visits With Mary said...

Welcome back! Sorry to hear your young one was sick on Christmas. Love all the new etsy items, that's a great gift box!!

Teri said...

Dear Stephanie ... ♥ Welcome Back ♥ I have been away from blogging for a while and it is nice to be back. It is so nice to visit you and see what has been going on in your neck of the woods. We had Christmas with our son, 'daughter' and her parents. We had a lovely time together, a delicious dinner and opening gifts from one another. New Year's Eve was a quiet evening for us. We did make it until just past midnight. It was a short night as we were up bright and early to get ready for our church service on New Year's Day. We did snuggle in for an afternoon nap on New Year's Day afternoon. I am sorry to hear that your son was not feeling well, but so happy to here that he is on the mend. I enjoyed seeing all the "pretties" you have been working on. Wishing you and your family a blessed New Year. Love & Hugs ♥ Teri

Carla from The River said...

So happy to have a post from you in my inbox. :-)

We enjoyed a lovely Christmas. We traveled back home to my parents farm. We stayed 4 days. It was nice to have time with my parents.
We enjoyed Cross Country Skiing and playing board games.

We did have to travel back a bit earlier, because of a storm moving in. Thankful we made it home before it hit. And did it hit. Lots of freezing rain! And 50 mile an hour wind gusts.

So thankful God protected us. We were all snug in our home.

I am thankful your family is feeling better. Sorry to hear about the illness. We had a Thanksgiving like that a few years ago.

Happy New Year,

Cheryl said...

So happy you are back, sweet friend! I can't wait to start ordering things for my dear niece's baby now that we know the gender!! I saw your little burp cloths, and I definitely want to go on there and see what else you have on there! Happy New Year to you and your dear family...I am so glad your little one is better! God bless you!

Billie Jo said...

SO happy to see you here!
I am so sorry to here your little one was sick for Christmas...
Glad to hear he is better and you were able to celebrate the new year!
Blessings and love for a happy, healthy 2017!
Oh...and thank you!!!!
I was thrilled to purchase one of your Surprise Boxes!!!!

Huckleberry stitches said...

Hello there Stephanie! Well by now your little is back to being himself. We had it over here beginning November 19th, and still have the remnants of it left...it was awful! I think on a hole this past Holiday season was different for most of us! Definitely different for us as well. But one thing that has not changed or is different is the Birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen!

Going to hop over to your shop and take in some eye candy. Everything always looks so lovely. Here's to a Blessed 2017 to one and all!
Happy New Year!!! Tilda

Kelly @ Homespuns 'n Hayfields said...

Hi Stephanie, so sorry to hear that Elijah was sick. How disappointing for all of you, especially him. So glad to hear he's on the mend now. Welcome back and congratulations on your 5th year of blogging. Your crafts look beautiful!

Love Aunt Kelly

Vee said...

Happy New Year, Stephanie. Good to find you here. Sorry that your son was under the weather. So many were over Christmas. Lovely to know that the year is well begun and all are back to good health.

Tania said...

Happy New Year to you too!

So glad to have you back, and those beautiful crafties are delightful!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

HELLO Stephanie! Goodness, where did the time go, huh? And here we are racing off through January. It's already the 4th and I go back to school next week to prepare my kids for their finals then start with the second semester.

Your goodies are bright and lovely, and it's so good to see you back again! Much love!

Anonymous said...

Wishing you and yours a blessed new year, dear Stephanie. xoxo

Linda said...

You and your pretty blog always makes me smile, Stephanie...a very Happy New Year to you as well...

Anna said...

I wish all the best for 2017 !!!!
Big hug !

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Happy New Year Stephanie! Our family has been down since boxing day. Getting sick during the holidays seems very unfair and yet, for us there is no better opportunity for rest.
2017 seems like a number somewhere in the distant future. I remember when I first had to write the year 2000 on something and I truly could not wrap my mind around it.
Your Etsy shop is so beautiful, and I wish you much success with it this year, so you have room to create more beautiful items!

janice15 said...

Happy New Year dear Stephanie. Glad your little is all better. I had a wonderful Christmas this year was the furst time celebrating in the Lords house.. it was just wonderful. I never been so happy.. i learned some new things about Simeon and Ana, which was a excitement as well. The Lord has given me so much in 2016, I can't wait to see what he show me 2017.. im so ever grateful... your secret bag/box sounds lovely. May 2017 bring you joy love and many good things with love Janice

mamasmercantile said...

So sorry to hear about your son hope all is well with him now. You certainly have some wonderful things listed in your shop, a real delight. Wishing you and yours a wonderful 2017.

Sara - Villa Emilia said...

Hello dearest Stephanie, I was going to write I love especially your Tote Bags and Pouches, but no... I love all the items you have shown here. :) So skillfully made and with exquisite details.
Wishing you and yours a blessed new year, with much happiness and good health. xx

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year sweet Stephanie! I pray that everyone is doing well and that the bug has left the premises :D blessings... mari

krishna said...

Happy new year.. all the things are so adorable..

KimM said...

Best wishes for a blessed 2017. May you and yours be touched by love and kindness.

Chris Lally said...

So glad your year started off on a positive note! May you and your family enjoy abundant blessings this year!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Stephanie, I am so sorry to hear that your little guy got sick at Christmas time, I remember when Amanda was young we also missed out on all the celebrating because she was too sick. So good to hear he has recovered and I hope that you can get through the rest of the winter without anymore sickness in your home! So good to see you back and blogging and glad you were able to get some creative time in during your blogging break also.
Many blessings to you and your family in the year ahead!

Trish said...

Happy New Year, Stephanie! May it be a really great one for you and your family. God bless you....Trish xx

hobbyloes said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Stephanie!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I wish you all the best for the new year, Stephanie. May you always be as creative!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, sweet Stephanie! I hope your little one is on the mend and you are enjoying 2017!

Lowcarb team member said...

A very warm welcome back.

So sorry to hear about the sickness your little one had over Christmas, glad to read he is well now.

Good wishes for the New Year, wishing you and yours a happy and healthy one.

All the best Jan

Ida said...

Happy New Year! - Welcome back. I took a blogging break too.
Our Christmas was nice. Some family members weren't present but we still enjoyed opening gifts, having the family that was here for breakfast, enjoying a good dinner and a relaxing day. Looks like you've been busy with all those new things in your shop, very cute.

Julia said...

Empecemos a disfrutar de las pequeñas cosas, así podremos hacer grandes planes para nuestra vida. ¡Este año 2017 será nuestro. Levantemos nuestra copa y brindemos por los que están, por los que ya se fueron y por los que vendrán a nuestras vidas. FELIZ AÑO A TODOS Dejemos pues que este año se marche, y recibamos el nuevo año con entusiasmo, con tolerancia y sobre todo con mucho amor. Gracias por celebrar-lo un año mas conmigo. Elracodeldetall.blogspot.com

Kim said...

What a delight to visit your lovely place again and read your beautiful words and have a peek at your glorious pretties, sweet Stephanie! As ever, my heart is beating a li'l faster at the sight of all your yummy loveliness. So glad your little one is feeling better. May you have the most blessed new year. I for one can't wait to read your uplifting words and have a lookity look at all the pretties you imagine and fashion this year, lovely lady!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Happy New Year Stephanie. Nothing worse than a bug over the festive period. Glad your son is feeling better.
You amaze me with all the wonderful crafts you create. Such gorgeous colours!
Have a beautiful weekend :)

baili said...

i can see through your lovely post that you had a wonderful Christmas with your precious family dear friend!
wishing you a very happy new year .hugs!

Tamago said...

Happy new year, Stephanie! I'm so sorry your son was sick over Christmas, but I'm glad he has recovered. I wish you and your family a very happy and healthy new year!

Laura Lane said...

Happy new year my friend!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

A very Happy New Year filled with love and blessings, dear Stephanie! I am in agreement - where did 2016 go? So sorry to hear about your little one getting the bug for Christmas. Poor little guy. Seems that bug is getting around :) My two daughters loved their sweet gifts I bought from your Etsy shop! Everything was so very charming! I am squealing with delight over those fuzzy hearts you have just shared.....Have a lovely weekend! Hugs xo Karen

Big Rigs 'n Lil' Cookies said...

So sorry that your little one didn't feel well over the holidays, but glad he is better now!
Happy New Year!!

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, dear Stephanie...a richly blessed and joyful new year to you! May it be filled with the Lord's light and love! Thank you for your precious friendship throughout 2016...what a gift to know you and be a reader of The Enchanting Rose! I am excited indeed to see where the Lord leads each of us in this coming year - what a privilege to serve a loving God who cares so deeply about us! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration you are...I cannot describe in words how special you are to me - know that! With much love and hugs to you!
Oh and I want to say how sorry I am to hear how ill you got over Christmas - two years ago I cam down with flu right before Christmas which was just horrid...no happy baking and cooking or even crafting for me...just lying in bed feeling sorry for myself! Hope you're back to normal now and feeling good! Just gorgeous goodies you've been creating, dear Stephanie!
Love always!

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Happy New Year Stephanie! So glad your little one is doing better now. Looking forward to visiting with you on your blog in 2017 :)

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, yes, where did 2016 go?! I hope your family got "the bug" over with in 2016 and will have a completely healthy and happy 2017!

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