So my friends, here we are at the start of a new decade. I love this feeling. The whole clean slate thing. Of course, it would help if I could clear out all of the clutter of the last decade. I'm working on that...starting with getting these college kids back to school (and back to those rooms and apartments that I'm paying for) and making them take all of their clutter back, too. And after I've taken down the trees and all of the other Christmas hoo-haw, things will return to being boring around here. Normally, blissfully boring.
But back to the New Year theme: I don't "do" resolutions very well, but this year I'd like to be more organized in my work-work and housework, because what I really want is more time to play. So I hope that being more organized will let me get more work done in less time. And stitching is so much more relaxing when you can actually let your mind rest and not wander to all of the things sitting on your desk, you know?
I went to Philadelphia over the long weekend of New Years. It was a nice trip, but it was exhausting, too. I missed being home for New Years Day, which is usually a rest day for me. But my good friend's 50th birthday bash was on January 2nd, and what a party! I'm glad that I could go. Came home on Sunday and with all that running around I'm sorry to say that I haven't picked up a needle in over a week.
Lucky for me though, I have friends who stitch, including the ever-wonderful Barbara. She sent me this perfect ornament. Honestly? I'm so happy with this and now I think every stitcher should have one of these on their tree! She also sent me that cool ceramic mug and I've already enjoyed many cups of tea in it. Thanks again Barb!