Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

I’ve been fortunate to have off the last few weeks and just returned to work today.  Thankfully, I have a job I love and I actually looked forward to returning to my normal routine. 
I made the most of my time off and completed some house projects and started some new stitching projects.  I am also in the midst of stripping wallpaper in the kitchen.  I know it sounds crazy, but I actually enjoy stripping wallpaper…
My sweet Penny enjoyed my time off as well.  I had time to take her for longer walks, play dates at the dog park, and she got to lay outside all day in the sunshine.  Penny was a rescue puppy that I adopted in March 2013 – here she is as a puppy….


And here she is currently on her visit to see Santa, 14-months old….


She is actually a very gentle giant and loves people. 
One of my goals over break was to finish raking up the massive piles of leaves in my side yard,  I purchased a tarp thinking it would  make raking up the remaining leaves easier and quicker....silly me.

Here's how it really went - I laid out the tarp, turned to grab my rake - Penny runs off with the tarp

Reclaim tarp....Penny takes off with the rake.

Have rake and tarp (victory!) actually fill the tarp with leaves only to have Penny grab one end of the tarp and begin to shake it.....It’s funny now, but I was losing patience quickly that day

One of my Christmast starts was Rachell Howells 1856 by The Scarlett House – love my A&E patterns!!

This is my progress so far….

I also joined three SAL’s for 2014:

The Snooty Parrot by Barbara Ana Designs – still waiting on my pattern to arrive
Mary Gail by the Scarlett Letter still waiting on my threads to arrive

Hannah Lovina Joslin by Blackbird Designs – I have made a little progress on this one.

I also plan to stitch a Chrstimas ornament each month – anyone want to join me?  I picked this cute and quick little one by Lizzie Kate:  

It’s almost complete, waiting on Whitewash to arrive.
What stitiching goals do you have for the new year?