We’ll take one little step
We’ll show off all our talents
We’ll give up all bad habits;
Oh well, Happy New Year anyway!
By Joanna Fuchs
Getting my ducks in a row for the new year, and thinking of the projects I've signed on for.
Take a Stitch Tuesday (TAST) that will be a year long project offered by Sharon Bogon - her site is down for the time being. She will offer a new stitch each Tuesday and we will work and play with the stitch to find all the variations of the stitch.
Completing the Newbie Group 1 Birthday swap
The Chains of Hearts (CoH) group that is an 'as you complete' group. There are many with whom I have not swapped and would love to.
The Newbies Share Our Hearts (SoH) group that is a monthly heart
Finish the Travel Quilt
I imagine others will come along as the year progresses, but these are it for now.
I'm thinking of joining the 25 Tatting project, but need to investigate it further.
The Christmas celebrations were not exactly as planned. After making preps to have the party at my house this year, my aunt who has been fighting ovarian cancer had an after surgery blockage, and was in the hospital for the week before. She had surgery and went home on Saturday. On Sunday, the day of the party, she began bleeding from the incision, so she went to her daughter's home, and they asked to have the gathering there so she wouldn't have to be up and down, in and out. Packing up all the food was a pain, but it was fine if it made her more comfortable. Also on Saturday I went to the doctor to have an abscess under my breast checked. The doctor sent me to the ER to meet a surgeon at 3:00 to take care of it. After several hours a PA incised it, saying it looked like a spider bite to him, leaving a one inch hole, and I left at 9:00 pm. I've been on pain meds since then - and it still hurts. Need to go to a surgeon to have it evaluated again. We were able to have Christmas morning breakfast here, and open our immediate family presents. I'll have a few pics to share soon. Everyone seemed pleased.
I'm off work, and with all the preparations over, there's un-decorating to do. I'm ready to get stitching again!!
|Your Birthdate: December 15|
You take life as it is, and you find happiness in a variety of things.
You tend to be close to family and friends. But it's hard to get into your inner circle.
Making the little things wonderful is important to you, and you probably have an inviting home.
You seek harmony with others, but occasionally you have a very stubborn streak.
Your strength: Your intense optimism
Your weakness: You shy away from exploring your talents
Your power color: Jade
Your power symbol: Flower
Your power month: June
I tried the Christmas tree again, and it does look a little better to me.
Was attempting another that went awry, so I was about to toss it, then thought - it COULD be used as a sleigh in the right place??
These are some small practice flowers from the Tatting Collage book.
We're finally getting a little cold weather - it's only supposed to be high 30's today. The wind is so blustery, Pixie needed a sweater to wear outside.
I got her a cape first, but it was too big, so this is just the thing for her to wear to our Christmas party.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!