…and so, here we are at the end of 2011. Two significant losses made it sorrowful, so I’m glad it has passed and we’re on to another new year.
How did you wind up the old year? Did you rock with Ryan, Dick, and GaGa? For me it was stitching. The final stitches of 2011 were placed to finish ‘Jingle all the Way’ by The Scarlett House (Tanya). Man alive, were those snowflakes ever … It’s stitched on 35ct WDW Kudzu using an old favorite DMC 115 and White. It turned out cute, and will be a sweet finish…next year!
The old TUSAL ball was put to rest, and the brand new one placed for the New Year as well. If you want to play along, the simple directions can be found here at Daffy Kat’s site.
I also did a bit of last minute end-of-year shopping at my LNS, Stitch and Frame. Everything was discounted, so there were a few things I had to have (like that piece of Ruby Wine linen)! I do believe I will try to follow the example of a few friends who have said they will rely more heavily on stash this year. I NEED to follow that example, so we’ll see how that works out!
2012 – how does that roll off your tongue? Is it two thousand twelve? My auto is twenty twelve. And what does it mean? Well, at one time it was my retirement year – twenty eight years of service to the state of South Carolina in July. Now there are three years tacked on, but it was ‘a deal I couldn’t refuse.’
The old tales say that “what you do on New Year’s Day is what you’ll do all year.” Well, much like any other Sunday, my plan is to finish up here then watch football and stitch. What will the New Year’s first piece be? I’m planning to add to the tombstone angel collection with Primitive Winged Head Gravestone Sampler by Country Rustic Primitives (Jenny Hoffman).
The tales also say to eat greens and peas (dollars and cents) for the New Year’s good fortune. This article also lists a few foods to avoid, which I’d never heard about!
What are your desires for 2012? “The older I get, the more like me I become.” What does that entail?
v Be grateful
o Appreciate and give
v Continue the journey
o Be an example of peace, love, and joy
v Do the things I love with those I care about
o Not due to guilt or pressure
v Live in the moment
o Listen and hear, see and experience
I’m grateful for all y’all stitching blog friends – and for each and every comment you send along!
And so… may your New Year be filled with
and Happy Stitching
and Happy Stitching