Happy New Year

Have you ever noticed when you thank someone, and use their name, it makes them smile?    I have been experimenting with this off and on the past couple of months.  I am going to start reading name tags more often.

I am very happy today is the last day of 2011.  While I know it could have been a whole lot worse, and many, many people did have it worse than I did, 2011 was not kind to me.  I am not going to dwell on it a second past midnight tonight.  What I am going to dwell on are the good things I want to happen in 2012.

Here’s a before picture of my January 1 start 😉

Petite Mexican Sampler
40ct Lakeside Palomino
Au Ver a Soie “Soie d’Paris” silk

I’ve been sneaking looks at the Eagle cam the last few days.  The nest is being constructed but I’ve yet to see either of the Eagles.  This evening, though, I was blessed with the view of a tiny field mouse flitting here and there!  All I could think was she/he better get a move on before someone shows up and makes dinner out of her/him 🙂

Tonight M and I are staying in and gorging ourselves on Pollo, Pork tamales, salsa, guacamole, tortillas and rice.  There will probably be beer and margaritas involved, too.   Most definitely there will be some Whipped Cream Vodka and hot chocolate 😉  Don’t know if we’ll make it to midnight or not, but here’s hoping!  We’re watching football right now, but I think I’m going to ramp up the other TV and get him to watch a movie for the rest of the evening.

I also found 1 more WIP so I’m up to 35.  My kits stand at 26 but that’s only because I haven’t finished adding them to my spreadsheet.

I’ve been enjoying catching up on my blog reading and seeing everyone’s stitching year in reviews.  It’s been making my clicky finger itchy though 😀

The fireworks have started around here.  The dogs aren’t exactly sure how they feel about them.  It is a little strange living in the desert and having fireworks going off all around.  They were illegal for personal use in Oceanside.

Tomorrow I’ll post my ort jar for December and my whole year collection.  I’ll also post a progress picture of Hannah Beeby since the light is so dreadful in my house this late.

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5 responses to “Happy New Year

  1. Happy New Year! The colors for that sampler are beautiful! Silks…so shiny…. That sampler would fit right in with Jardin January (Theme-a-licious 2012)…just sayin’. 😉

  2. Love the look of your first start 2012 – the silks are so luscious – I’m sure it will be a pleasure to work on.

    Happy New Year Terri, I’m feeling really optimistic that we will all have a great year.

  3. Fun plans for New Year’s Eve, we stayed in and had fajitas :-). Love your new start too!!! I always try to provide links on my blog when I can too.

    Hope you have a happy, happy new year in your new home!!!!

  4. Beautiful start! It will be lovely when it’s done.

    I recently discovered Whipped Cream vodka. Good stuff, especially mixed with sprite zero.

  5. Happy New Year, Terri!!! Love you guys!!! xoxo