Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Ah, I am feeling loads better! I started feeling better late yesterday afternoon after making a serious decision. That decision was to withdraw from my sewing class. As much as I wanted to learn to sew, now is not the time. My mental and physical energy must be focused on helping *the boy* when I can, taking care of myself and continuing my stitching to keep myself centered and sane. I notified my instructor and he said he will be using the same materials in the Fall so I will hang onto what I have for when I re-enroll in the Fall. I just do not have the time to focus and concentrate on learning a whole new craft right now...especially when I truly need my stitching right now.

Since I cancelled the class, I spent the evening watching Cold Case and Grey's Anatomy, stitching on Rowyn's RR and relishing in a glass of wine. And you know what? It was exactly what I needed and it was fantastic! Mind you, I made a counting mistake in Rowyn's RR and had to rip out a good part of what I had stitched last night. Blasted frogs! But it didn't get me down because I was actually stitching at home, while watching my shows instead of sneaking time during lunch hours and 10 minutes here or 10 minutes there. I can't wait to stitch more and more right now. So watch this space. I'll have more updates and pictures soon. I just wish the light would cooperate with me. So hard to take nice pictures at nighttime. I *obviously* still need to read my camera manual.

I just got a call from *the boy* a few minutes ago with the best news. I've been waiting on pins and needles for the last two hours. *Drumroll please* He got the job!!! OMG, this is a huge relief! He's been looking for a good job for the last five months. It's tough out there! I am just happy he's got a job with a well-funded start up...who'll actually pay him. Getting to work and back to the East Bay will be a challenge for him considering he's on crutches but that is only temporary. The inconvenience will exist for two months but he will still have the job once the cast is off and the crutches are cast aside. At least he won't be home all day, looking at his broken leg and feeling down. The job requires brain power over physical power so the only exertion will be getting to/from work, to/from restroom and finding lunch if he doesn't pack it. I am so excited for him!

Thanks to everyone for their positive thoughts and encouraging words. You've all helped me immensely over this incredibly difficult week.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Join My PIF!

I was just chosen as one of three PIF members on Dianne's blog, and I'm passing on the PIF here! I've been meaning to do this for a while and I am finally doing it! =)

Here are the rules:

If you would like to receive a hand-made gift made by me within 365 days please leave a comment on this post to say that you are interested. If I get three people to comment, those will be the three people to receive a "work of art" made by Valerie. If there are more than three (what are the chances!?), I will do a drawing. And if there are less than three, then I will chose the recipients and gift my PIF within a year. I hope that makes sense.

I will make this available for one week. Please comment by Tuesday, February 3rd to join/be considered.

In return, you must offer the same on your blog! Remember, it's all about "paying it forward"!

I hope that you will join my PIF...

Tags and Awards

It appears that there is another round of awards and tagging in blogland!

I was tagged by Carol R. to list five of my here goes:

1. Stitching...obviously...and shopping for stash!
2. Coffee...I move like a slug without a daily cup or two, or three or four.
3. TV...yes, I must watch tv and my shows to feel centered.
4. The foggy city I live in. Never moved away and never want to.
5. Baked sweets...cakes, cookies, donuts, pie, scones, brownies...OMG...keep it away if I am to have any figure at all! But I so love sweets!

I also received the following award from Lisa. Thanks Lisa! I feel so honored.
I am supposed to tag and pass on each to 5 people but I will gracefully decline to. I hope Carol and Lisa don't mind. If you feel like sharing your addictions or passing the award onto others, please feel free. I think everyone's blog is fantastic and I gain so much from everyone that I just can't even fathom choosing just five.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Not Feeling Talkative

I'm tired. I'm sad. I'm angry. I'm frustrated. I'm cranky. I'm sleep-deprived. I'm on edge. I would give a $100 to have an entire day to driving around the entire Bay chores...just me, the tv and my stitching. But after being off work for almost a week, I can't take a day for myself...too much to do and too many people depending on me to keep on keeping on. So...I do.

Despite getting 6-8 hours of sleep a night, I feel like I haven't slept at all. A million thoughts race through my head. What *the boy* needs to do. What I need to do. What I need to buy. What I need to fix. Where I need to go. How to maximize my time.

The good: *the boy* was released from the hospital on Saturday afternoon. I went to the East Bay to get him settled at his friend's house since my 50 steps up and 50 steps down would not be conducive to anyone on crutches. He looks and feels better everyday which is a relief considering he looked a tad scary...and still kind of does. But it's all getting better. He rescheduled his interview for Wednesday and his friend is driving him. Yay! I hope he gets it. He also isn't requiring as much pain medication as the doctors expected so that's a positive as well.

The bad: I spent the entire week/weekend dealing with hospital, medication-induced hallucinations(not mine), transportation, driving around the entire Bay Area twice, buying groceries for a boy who seemingly drinks gallons upon gallons of water, juice and gatorade, packing up all his belongings and carting them to the East Bay and doing my laundry plus his laundry AND doing a visit to the parentals. Not one minute was mine...and if I did happen upon a minute...I was staring off into space because I was just that tired and no longer had any energy for anything. I feel robbed of my weekend...the two days that go by so fast to begin with and I hold so dear. *The boy* will need help for the next eight weeks and so for the next eight weekends, I'll be making my round trip around the Bay Area...which means less stitching than I'm currently getting done. Stitching...which keeps me centered and sane. Less stitching makes me sad....and more driving and chores makes me cranky. I kind of wonder if *the boy* realizes that this act of violence doesn't only affect him. That it affects me too. And I wonder if he appreciates all that I have done before, during and will do after. This relationship has already given me lots of tests...did I really need a test this difficut on top of everything? I guess I'm feeling a little beaten down.

And...more sad because I had told *the boy* before the assault, that if he got this job (that he's interviewing for on Wednesday), I wanted us to go out for a nice romantic date on Valentine's Day. We hadn't done anything totally romantic since his move to the Bay Area and it doesn't look like we'll be doing anything romantic for quite some time now. I guess this will be like any other Valentine's Day from years' past. Quiet, unromantic and no fun.

Thank you to everyone who commented and emailed me your kind thoughts, prayers and offers to help. It humbles me to know I have wonderful friends in cyberspace. I greatly appreciate your time and caring.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Update on *the Boy*

Thanks to everyone for their kind and concerned comments about *the boy*. He made it through surgery okay and is in good hands. Luckily he was taken to the top trauma hospital in the city. It was a very long day at the hospital for me. Lots of friends and family calling for updates and making sure I know what his status and issues are from the many doctors and nurses. By 8pm, I couldn't handle another phone call and managed to drive home and fell straight into bed. He's on a lot of pain medication with makes him very loopy and nauseous. It concerns me that he can't keep much liquid down but maybe things will progress to soft foods today. I'm still not sure when he will be released from the hospital...maybe tomorrow...maybe Saturday? Things are still very much in the air and I am trying to organize things for next week. Things like where he can stay, when he might be able to reschedule his interview and options for him to get around. It's all a little stressful. To take my mind off things, I decided to work a partial day before heading back to the hospital this afternoon.

I didn't have the time or brain power yesterday in my post to comment about my anger. I titled my post "the state of the humanity" to comment that during this time, people attack each other instead of help and embrace each other. People are more worried about their financial situation and the downslide of the economy and do not really take other people into consideration unless it benefits them. In my 33 years in this city, my entire lifetime, I have never been hurt, mugged, accosted, raped or hurt in any matter. In the last week, I've heard of two muggings and now that of *the boy*. *The boy* has commented that in these times, people get desperate and you need to keep your guard up. Poor guy didn't have a chance against a coward who attacked him from behind and left him cast aside on the street like garbage. I am thankful for the people who called 911 for him and held him in a c-spine hold in case he had any head/neck/back trauma which luckily he did not have. And I am thankful for the people who were brave enough to provide a description of the attacker and I hope that the police find him and that he gets the charges that he deserves. *The boy* wonders "who could do this to him". He sadly was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. A minute of violence now equals 3 months of recuperation time and lots of planning.

I am also thankful to be a part of the stitching community; everyone is so giving and kind. Please continue to keep your kind thoughts and prayers headed our way. I can use all the kind energy and positive thoughts to help get *the boy* out of the hospital and on the speedy (hopefully) road to recovery.

I may be AWOL for the next few days and my stitching has somewhat suffered as I can't even focus and concentrate on counting and patterns. I'll be back soon with updates and stitchy stuff.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The State of Humanity

On a day that signified change in these United States and the plea and co-mingling of humanity to turn the state of this world around, *the boy* was assaulted. It's upsetting to begin with but now the day that Obama became President will be tainted as being a day that my boy had to fight to survive. As I sat at home wondering why he wasnt home yet, worrying and calling his cell phone multiple times, he was in a scary hospital all alone. I've never been good in hospitals...already much time spent in them for my somewhat short-ish life so far. Upon seeing him bloodied and bruised, I became hot, dizzy and faint. Luckily, the doctor brought over a chair for me just in time otherwise, I may have had to heed *the boy's* advice of falling on him versus falling backwards. It's been a long, long time since I've had a fainting spell. Stupid me! My boy got all beat up and broken and I go to him to pass out!

In the end, things could be much worse. The attackers could have had guns or knives. *The boy* suffered many bruises and a badly broken leg that requires surgery, casting and crutches. In a time that was already difficult, this makes things worse. He was supposed to have another job interview today for his job lead. A lead so good, it seemed like he would get the offer. I've had 2 hours of sleep and have been emailing his friends and his, hopefully, new employer to tell them all what happened. I also had to call his mother to tell her what happened and managed to get through that call and console her with minimal breaking down. I need to rally and they all need to rally to get *the boy* through this tough time and hopefully into this new job. His surgery is supposed to be at some point today. I would appreciate any kind thoughts and prayers if you're into that sort of thing.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

And Another One

I had a productive weekend. Lots of time spent with *the boy*. Lots of errands were done. And best of all, I managed to get a decent amount of stitching done. At least enough time to get my section on Wendy's QFRR completed. As I mentioned before, I got a little backed up in the QFRR group and I have been working diligently to catch up. I hate being behind on deadlines! So I set my goal and warned *the boy* because I was determined to finish Wendy's RR by the end of the weekend. By Sunday night, I was doing my little jig around the living room. Below is the section I stitched. I had the upper right corner and stitched it in DMC 808. Wendy's RR was varying shades of blues and purples and the color I used was a nice dark blue.
And here is how Wendy's RR looks all completed. I was the last person to stitch on this piece as well so I get to give Wendy the happy news that her RR is finally on it's way home. Yay!!
I still have one more RR to stitch on for the time being so I will start on that tomorrow. I think that I can manage to finish it by next week and actually mail it before the deadline and be all caught up. I'll feel very accomplished if I get it all done on time.

On Monday, *the boy* and I decided to take a drive to Half Moon Bay...just because. We wanted to see some of the Mavericks competition but we saw that the waves were too mellow for that type of a surfing competition but I wanted to go anyways. We headed to the Moss Beach Distillery and the weather was amazing. 70 degrees on the coast!! Usually the coast on the Half Moon Bay side is a total fogpit! But we managed to get a decent spot on the deck and take in this view.
Amazing, isn't it?! Ugh, I wish I could spend every Monday like this. We sat, drank, watched the waves roll in and out and made friendly with the nice couple next to us with their very cute Boston Terrier.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

More Round Robin Stitching and Work Woes

I haven't had very much time to stitch since last week but the little time I've scrounged up so far has been devoted to Wendy's QFRR. I'm a little backlogged in this group due to the holiday crunch. Not to mention I signed up for a lot of stuff thinking I was a single girl. Now, all of a sudden, I'm in a relationship! How the heck did that happen so fast?! I'm still trying to get into my routine for work, *boy*, stitching, parents/friends and classes and I still haven't gotten the hang of the juggling act. As you can see, I've done one medium sized motif, one tiny motif, my initials and I've just started one large motif. I just need to finish that one, do two more and then I'll be done. My goal is to have it finished by the end of the holiday weekend and ship it off to Wendy. I'm sure she will be happy to have her completed round robin in hand as I am the last one to stitch on it.
After this round robin, I am debating whether to make a start on Rowyn's RR or do my christmas ornament for my Christmas Challenge. I have the supplies but just need the time to make the start. I think it will all depend on when I finish Wendy's and my mood.

This week has been stressful as well but it's been a combination of work and personal. Work has been hellacious lately and I don't see an end in sight. I am the grantwriter for my organization and I am in the process of finishing up the management on one grant(that got completely screwed up), starting the management of another and brainstorming to write up a third and seeing where a fouth is in the planning process. This is on top of my regular work duties. Work is busy!!! *The boy* has been having a tough time. He took a job last month and he told me that the people have not been paying him so I told him to confront them and if they don't pay, to move on. This puts him in a hard position. Strangely enough, on the day he did not report to work, he had two phone interviews with a panel interview the following day for another opportunity. He has one more interview next week . Please send any happy thoughts and vibes his way. He really, really needs to find a good job...that actually pays him. I know that in this downturned economy, we can't be picky but payment is kind of necessary. Any good vibes are appreciated and I am so hopeful that he gets it.

Tonight, I am dragging *the boy* with me to the local community college so I can buy my books for the sewing class. Yup! I signed up. I figured that it was a good opportunity at a good cost and my schedule will never get any lighter so now is as good a time as any. Class starts next week and I will be sure to report. Afterwards, we'll have a low-key date night of dinner out and a video in. Should be nice. I hope everyone is having a good week...

My Life in Review

I've seen this list posted on a few blogs already and I thought it would be fun to reflect upon my life, see what I have done and what I would like to do. Following is how it works and what my life has turned out so far.

Things you’ve already done: bold
Things you want to do: italicize
Things you haven’t done and don’t want to - leave in plain font

1. started your own blog
2. slept under the stars
3. played in a band
4. visited Hawaii
5. watched a meteor shower
6. given more than you can afford to charity
7. been to Disneyworld
8. climbed a mountain
9. held a praying mantis
10. sang a solo
11. bungee jumped
12. visited Paris
13. watched a lightning storm at sea
14. taught yourself an art from scratch
15. adopted a child
16. had food poisoning
17. walked to the top of the statue of liberty
18. grown your own vegetables
19. seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. slept on an overnight train
21. had a pillow fight
22. hitch hiked
23. taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. built a snow fort
25. held a lamb
26. gone skinny dipping
27. run a marathon
28. ridden a gondola in Venice
29. seen a total eclipse
30. watched a sunrise or sunset
31. hit a home run
32. been on a cruise
33. seen Niagara Falls in person
34. visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. seen an Amish community
36. taught yourself a new language
37. had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. seen the leaning tower of Pisa in person
39. gone rock climbing
40. seen Michelangelo’s David in person
41. sung karaoke
42. seen old faithful geyser erupt
43. bought a stranger a meal in a restaurant
44. visited Africa
45. walked on a beach by moonlight
46. been transported in an ambulance
47. had your portrait painted
48. gone deep sea fishing
49. seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. been to the top of the Eiffel tower in Paris (base of tower, not top)
51. gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. kissed in the rain
53. played in the mud
54. gone to a drive-in theater
55. been in a movie
56. visited the Great Wall of China
57. started a business
58. taken a martial arts class
59. visited Russia
60. served at a soup kitchen
61. sold girl scout cookies
62. gone whale watching
63. gotten flowers for no reason
64. donated blood
65. gone sky diving
66. visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. bounced a check
68. flown in a helicopter
69. saved a favorite childhood toy
70. visited the Lincoln memorial
71. eaten caviar
72. pieced a quilt
73. stood in times square
74. toured the Everglades
75. been fired from a job
76. seen the changing of the guard in London
77. broken a bone
78. been on a speeding motorcycle
79. seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. published a book
81. visited the Vatican
82. bought a brand new car
83. walked in Jerusalem
84. had your picture in the newspaper
85. read the entire bible
86. visited the White House
87. killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox
89. saved someone’s life
90. sat on a jury
91. met someone famous
92. joined a book club
93. lost a loved one
94. had a baby
95. seen the Alamo in person
96. taken a road trip
97. been involved in a law suit
98. owned a cell phone
99. been stung by a bee
100. met the love of your life (I have *the boy* and things are still new…what a pressured question!)

There are many things that I have already done but there is even more I would like to do. Travel is one thing. I would love to travel more but my travel plans always fall by the wayside. I do think that #17, #73 and #82 will be fulfilled this year though. At least, that is the plan that currently only exists in the head at the moment. We'll see what happens!

Monday, January 12, 2009

QFRR and Laptop

Well, during my Friday ramblings in my last post, my photos were still on *the boy's* camera and I truly had no energy other than to whine and complain and wonder what cocktail I would order for myself during happy hour. If anyone is at all curious, Ketel One martinis truly helped dull the pain away and put a smile on my face for the rest of the weekend. happy hour!

So after the 30th time of me asking *the boy* to send me my pictures already...he finally did. Ugh, that is the last time I have him take a blogging photo. I am reading that stupid camera manual ASAP!! So here is a picture of the section I stitched on Donna's QFRR. Please excuse the unevenness of the photo...the futon cover was all wrinkly underneath. I was a stand-in stitcher for this group when one of their original stitchers went awol. This is the first piece I stitched on and I was "assigned" the devil's horn section which consisted of two large motifs, two small ones and my initials. It was enjoyable except the devil's horns attacked me early on and I had to do a bit of frogging. But I didn't let it get me down! Plus...
I got to be the one to stitch the last section on this piece and send it on to Donna all completed! It's the group's first completed one! I heard she received it today and is very happy!
I have two other QFRRs sitting in the wings and I will begin stitching on Wendy's tonight. I was supposed to start yesterday but I keep getting these blasted migraines that prevent me from doing anything fun so my Sunday was shot and I spent most of the day lying about trying to forget I had a blasted migraine. Oh well...I get to stitch tonight.

Below is a photo of my new laptop (off the retail website). It's definitely not as pretty as an iMac but it cost me $500 less and I get 4GB! Talk about a great deal.

Friday, January 09, 2009


75 minutes and counting until I can go home and start the weekend! This has been a rather difficult week. Work has been stressful and kicking me in the tush everyday and I come home brain-dead and cranky. *The boy* has been getting an earful! The only thing saving my sanity has been quiet evenings filled with stitching, a cocktail and my tv shows. The high points have been staying in during my lunch hour at work and holing myself up to stitch for an hour, finishing the round robin I was currently working on and getting a new laptop! I wish I could have gotten an iMac but I could not justify the extra $600 right now and I got an awesome deal on a PC laptop. My current laptop has been barely functional and I have been using *the boy's* laptop. He's been nice enough to share but he is looking at getting his own space soon (not because we're splitting or anything) which means he'll be taking his laptop with him. I will soon return with photos but in the meantime, I am just so relieved it's Friday and I intend to take full advantage of a fun happy hour this evening! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

To Sew or Not to Sew...

That is the question.

I am having a hard time making a decision. For the last couple of years, I've been eyeing sewing classes...schedule and money never coinciding. It's seems shameful to admit that I am a daughter of a seamstress yet I have no idea how to sew beyond a simple whipstitch or sewing on a button. My mother's 1930's Singer always intimidated me. It seemed like an object for play than one to whip out wonderful fabric creations. My sister gave my mother a new Singer years ago...but my mom is *old school*. She still uses her 1930's Singer with massive iron footpedal as well as her old manual typewriter.

I'd like to *borrow* the newer sewing machine and see if I can enhance my needlework by making bags, bourses, wall hangings, etc. I found a very reasonably priced class at one of the local community colleges and emailed the director of the program to see what would be involved. She replied by saying that the projects would be a knit top, drawstring pants or elastic banded skirt and a lined, reversible vest. I figure that if I can make those items, I can incorporate the skills learned into finishing needlework pieces. The class would be 3 hours long, every Tuesday Evening. This would be on top of my 75 minute yoga class every Monday and Wednesday night so each week would start off very busy with little time to myself the first three days of each week. Thereafter, the week would mellow out and I would just have to juggle my stitching projects, do any potential sewing *homework*, work, parental visit, hang out with *the boy* and schedule *hang out time* with friends. I think it's manageable. I just worry about my time management since I already have so much on my plate.

But I think that if I can gear up over the next two weeks and catch up on my stitching, then I will be ok provided I don't go overboard in signing up for exchanges. I may sign up for one but that's it. What do you guys think?

If I wait until the Fall, I'd still be under the same circumstances since I am trying to keep to a 2 workouts a week plan for the year. I am very tempted to just go ahead and sign up.

To sew or not to sew?

Monday, January 05, 2009

First Finish of 2009!

On Friday, I had my first finish of 2009. Just a small little project I started on Christmas Eve and I had hoped to breeze through in a day or two...but then I got sick. I had wanted to start this on Thanksgiving Day but as the last few months have proved...even the best-laid plans oftentimes get derailed. Here is Tall Turkey by Heart in Hand. It is sold as a small kit so I used the 32 count tobacco belfast included with the kit and used the recommended GAST Threads. I like how he came out and will look into finishing him as a standup pillow soon.
I think I will need to add another resolution/goal to my list...learn how to use my camera and not keep posting awful over-flashed photos. I figure it's about time. I *have* owned my camera for over a year already. It would be nice to use it to it's full (and correct) capacity.

The rest of the weekend was a massive blur and despite it's busyness, I don't have much to share. The pretty christmas tree was taken down and dragged to the curb for recycling. It saddened me was so cheery and now I have a big empty spot in my apartment. I found new prescription sunglasses. It's so strange ordering sunglasses in January but I my eye insurance comes due every December. I'll be sure to show you guys my new find. I made a quick trip to NiaH and only came out with a small piece of fabric. Can you believe it?! I go to stitchy heaven and come out with one small little piece of fabric and nothing else...when they're having a sale! I think I'm shopped out...especially in the stash department. Maybe this will be a good run for 2009. I can use my stash and save a bit of money...or pay off debt as the case may be. I did manage to drag *the boy* to a movie over the weekend. A seemingly impossible task at times and we saw Marley and Me. It was a good movie but what a tearjerker! I don't think there was a dry eye in the house at the end. The rest of the weekend was spent trying to get ahead on Donna's Quaker RR. I've made good progress and am working on my last motif! Yay! By week's end, I'll have my happy dance with this and have it posted in the mail.

Friday, January 02, 2009

New Year, New Goals

On NYE, *the boy* asked me what my new years resolution was. I didn't have an answer for him because I just never have been good at keeping a resolution ever. And usually, it is always the same thing. Lose some weight, take some classes, pay off debt and save some money. Here is a year in review. I posted my goals on the blog last they are.


~Lose the pesky 10-15 pounds I've been talking about losing for the past two years::Lost 5 pounds only to gain them back at Christmastime
~Be diligent about doing my balance ball core exercises on non-workout days::Ummm, no
~Do three workouts a week (yoga covers two of the workouts when it's in session)::Did 1-2 workouts a week up until mid-October due to shoulder and neck issues
~Clean my apartment! Deep cleaning top to bottom with many donations to Goodwill planned::Pretty that I have a lovely cleaning lady come help me. I need to do more purging and organizing in my closets.
~Be out of debt in 2008!::Ummm, no
~Put myself *out there* in a non-dating social atmosphere (social/new friends groups)::Ugh, so hard. But I have met some wonderful people through the stitching community and I have now (almost) been dating *the boy* for four months.


~Sweet Dreams Stocking - Dimensions (Carryover from 2007)::About 1/3 done
~Fairy Moon - Mirabilia::Not Started
~Thanksgiving Fairy - Mirabilia::Not Started
~Titania, Queen of the Fairies - Mirabilia::Not Started
~Halloween House - Lilybet Designs::Started, hate fabric. Must find new fabric for it
~In the Tall Flowers Sampler - Liberty Street Designs::Not Started
~Retro Kitchen Aprons - Needle Treasures::Not Started
+ at least four stitching exchanges::I have done 5 exchanges, made 7 gifts and am participating in one round robin.

So as you can see...I am not good with resolutions whatsoever. I am not disappointed in myself though. 2008 proved to be a very busy year. I had exercise classes most of the year, took a work-related course in the Spring, house-sat for my parents for four months, dated a lot of frogs, found one good guy who makes me laugh and have stitched a lot...just not as much as I would have liked. I do notice that I did not accomplish any of my *me* stitching but I did stitch a lot for other people. I would like to do some *me* stitching this year to aid in my holiday decorating. However, I will try to be reasonable in my 2009 goals/resolutions. So here they are:

2009 Personal Goals

~Lose 10 pounds and keep them off
~Be out of debt in 2009...for reals this time
~Purchase a new laptop
~Maintain, stretching and walking
~Learn how to sew...enroll in class(es)

2009 Stitching Goals

~Quaker Friendship Round Robin
~Peppermint Twist SAL
~2009 Christmas Challenge - 12 finished ornaments by the end of the year
~Bent Creek Snappers - July through December
~Trick or Treat Fairy -Mirabilia
~Fairy Moon - Mirabilia
~4 exchanges/gifts
~Keep better track of my finished projects for blogging

I don't know if I will accomplish more or if I will accomplish less this year. In the end, the most important thing is to be happy and healthy. I hope that everyone has a happy and healthy new year too.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!!

Wishing everyone in Blogland a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!