Those English Elves and the US Elves must have gotten over their contract issues with Santa! Because the magazines from the UK made it! OMG - the patterns! How do you pick what to stitch first? The UK patterns seem so soft, fuzzy, and warm! I need to take some pictures to show you what I plan to add to my stitchy list. But, it is way too early to dig out the camera for a bad photo. Hopefully, Mr Sun will come out today and then I will take those pictures. Marlene - thank you for sending these to me. I can see hours of fun! Woohoo!
I've been in a funky/grumpy mood of late. At first I thought is was the let down from the holidays. Or maybe just tired from work and the holidays. Then there has been the lack of stitching. Not sitting with my daylight lamp could be part of it. I've never before been problemed with SAD - but there is always a first time. But, honestly, I think I have been grinding about something said to me. It hurt and for some reason - I'm not letting it go as quickly as I should. And this thought brings me to a resolution for 2011.
Normally, I don't do resolutions because they just don't work for me. I've already listed my stitchy goals for 2011 and looking back at that post - I think I am NUTS! Why put that kind of pressure on myself for something I enjoy? I will burn myself out. As for the challenges - I'm sure none of you will smack my hands for not completing every project I listed. So here I am even before the New Year arrives - changing my mind about HAVING to do 30+ projects. I'll get to what I get to!
And the other resolutions?
~ Be a duck. Let what others say to me roll off my back. If it is offensive, unkind, or just not nice - let it roll away. That would be their problem not mine.
~ Be a bear. Get more sleep. Hibernate if needed! Quit taking on too much.
~ Be a bird. Eat like a bird. (yeah, I know most eat more than their body weight per day but you get the idea!)
~ Be a turtle. Slow and steady wins the race. I'm not 20 anymore. Fast and flash are not my style anyway!
~ Be a jitterbug. Get up and move/exercise. Have fun with it!
So, when I tell my hubby I plan to be an animal this year -- do you think this is what he'll have in mind?
To All of you ~ Thank-you for making my first 8 months of blogging a wonderful experience. If no one tells you this today - hear it here first - you are a great bunch of women with hearts of gold! Please be safe tonight and have an awesome time.
Here's to 2011 - may your health, wealth, and happiness be where you want them to be. And to another year of us blogging and stitching with few visits from the frogs!
Salute - Denise