Friday, January 01, 2010
Happy New Year !
Happy New Year! May 2010 bring lots of happiness, plenty of good health and loads of good fortune to one and all.
Here is my most recent progress photo of MHIBIG. I have done some more stitching on it since this picture so there is really more done than this.
Will this be the year of Hawk Run Hollow at our house? I have all 3 of my HRH patterns kitted up and ready to go. Since I consider myself a slow stitcher compared to so many others who seem to wield the needle faster than a speeding bullet, it may take me 5 years to finish all these up! I am giving myself that long because if I should finish them up sooner, I will be surprised and very pleased! Besides I know I will want to work on other designs along the way as well as these.
Yesterday I sat down with my 3 boxes of kitted up designs and made a list of the ones I would like to see finished this year. I would post the list here but I'm afraid I would be very embarrassed next December to see how little was actually achieved or I could be surprised at how much I actually did get done! Sort of a glass half full - glass half empty situation. I will just stitch as I can, when I can and enjoy it all.
We will be having our traditional southern New Year's meal today. We always have some type of pork (usually a pork roast) which symbolizes living high on the hog, Black Eyed Peas for luck, Collard Greens for wealth, Cornbread for humility and Tea for health. I will probably fix up a cobbler just because we're southern! LOL.
When we put away what few decorations we had displayed, we decided to downsize our Christmas inventory and put it all in one place. We really don’t put out very much anymore and I made a list of what I wanted to keep and use from now on. One place makes it all much easier to get to. It didn’t appear as though we had downsized as much as I had planned because the closet was really crammed full. Of course, I had to share it with Harold and some of his things plus I guess a lot of what we kept was just big and took up a lot of space. Wreaths, outdoor garlands and lights.
Once again, thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to leave a post on the December 28th post if you are interested in the giveaway. Happy New Year to everyone.