Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1 - happy new year, thinking, & changes already!

Happy new year! I hope everyone had a fabulous start to 2012!

We had a really good time last night, marking the new year with good friends, good food and lots of fun, dancing & just having a good time. We haven't done that in fact, I don't even remember the last time we saw midnight in the new year!

Today, our day started with a trip to the emergency dental care place so hubby could get a tooth extracted. Fun! (not) Then it was home for hubby to watch football and off the LNS for me! It was a rare Sunday opening, and they were holding a couple of charts for me...the February CCN cottage and LHN's Elizabeth Hancock sampler. And then I had to buy a gazillion threads....some of which I know I have bought recently but put "somewhere safe". If anyone can tell me where that somewhere is, I would appreciate it. I know I can not be the only one who puts things there!

So, then I came home and read for a bit and fell asleep. And apparently I did some thinking while I was sleeping, because I woke up with all new plans for the new year.

Besides stitching, there are several things that I want to concentrate on for this year. One is working on my weight. I also have a stack of books already waiting to be read. And after my little fiasco with the threads today, it is time for some serious organizing of my stash. I also want to keep up better with my groups and participate more in all the fun things they do. And I have to pull out my sewing machine and start using it again for finishing.

So....the crazy 15 challenge as planned, has been scrapped. I still want to start those 15 projects this year, but not necessarily in the first 15 days. I might try to start a rotation, but not sure yet. I hope to start one new project each week, and hopefully still be able to take part in the fun SALs in my groups and keep up with my letters and posting and blogging. I have felt so disconnected this past year and I really want that to change.

We have a January 1 start SAL at Stitcher's Timeout, and I have decided to stitch LHN's Autumn Band Sampler for that, and I will get started on that tonight.

So we'll see what happens! And before I forget, Sarah is having a great giveaway on her blog...check it out...

Thanks for taking the time to visit!


  1. Happy New Year! You have a good list of things to concentrate on this year. I spent Wednesday and Thursday doing some organization in my sewing/stitching room and it felt good. I have to admit, I don't understand starting 15 projects in 15 days. There isn't even enough time to fall in love with a project before one is moving on!

  2. Happy New Year! Hope your DH is feeling better sans tooth. Sounds like you have some great ideas for goals, hope you are able to reach most of the them!

  3. Happy 2012 to you!! Sounds like you have a great plan for the start of 2012. I also need to get organized. I keep losing things too.. lol

  4. I have a few of those MIAs in my cupboard somewhere too! Hope hubby feels fine after the tooth problem. I have decided this year to have no plans and see what happens!

  5. Happy new year to you :) and fingers crossed you get your goals .... look down the back of the computer table as that's where ally lost hers and found them after we go the replacements and can't wait to see all your stitching etc and seeing you around :) love mouse xxxxx

  6. happy new year and good luck with all your goals.
    hugs cucki xx

  7. Happy New Year and good luck with your 2012 goals

  8. Happy New Year to you!! LOL....I have a similar problem with putting things "somewhere safe." Isn't it infuriating?! Your goals are fantastic, and somewhat similar to mine...good luck with them, and I look forward to seeing your 15 new projects!

  9. I find sleeping on it is often the best way to formulate a plan. Sorry about DH's tooth-ouch! Cannot wait to see the one a week starts( you could go crazy and end up with 52-YIKES)

  10. Awww! Now your DH had to meet a dentist! What next? I hope you get even a little bit time to stitch in the future.


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