This is the end of my first year of blogging and I have had so much fun meeting new friends, exchanging gifts, and hosting giveaways (my fav). I am looking forward to a new year of fun, stitching and laughter. I have decided that if I make a list of "goals" and actually write them down I will be better at accomplishing them, unlike making a new year's resolution that usually fails by the end of January. Does anybody else feel the same way?
by Carriage House Samplings
Stitched with DMC
32 count Lambswool Linen
Tonight I will be staying home with my family for New Year's eve. We'll light the fireplace and get settled down a bit, then we will probably start scarfing down some Robintino's sausage pizza while battling our skills against each other at the game of Chinese Checkers. I love all the beautiful marbles, it is such a fun game that doesn't seem to get the recognition it deserves. Then maybe we'll play some Yahtzee and Idiot. We will pop open the sparkling orange juice and have a glass of bubbly and watch the latest Terminator movie. Maybe I will get some stitching time in, then again, maybe not. Then we will watch Dick Clarks New Years Eve Party on tv and watch the ball drop at Times Square in NY ringing in the new year 2010. Then I will be serving my hubby some more bubbly with some homemade clam dip,wavy potato chips, cheese ball and crackers. Gotta have that food!! It's tradition!
With the new year beckoning, what new designs will you be working on? I am finishing up a Sisters and Best Friends Design and I have a few projects in line when I am done with it.
We have had alot of snow here lately. Lots of shoveling followed by more shoveling! lol I'm hoping I can persuade my son to help me make a snowman. I haven't made one of those for years!!! I better find a carrot, some eyes, buttons and a scarf, oh and maybe a black top hat so Frosty can come to life!!! Sounds like a fun day don't ya think? Then of course we will have to make some hot chocolate with milk and marshmallows to warm us up when we're done.
I wish you all a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve and I will catch ya next year!! Enjoy!
RECIPE FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Take twelve whole months.
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness, hate, and jealousy.
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.
Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty, or thirty-one different parts,
but don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.
Mix well into each day one part of faith, one part of patience,
one part of courage, and one part of work.
Add to each day one part of hope, faithfulness, generosity, and kindness.
Blend with one part prayer, one part meditation, and one good deed.
Season the whole with a dash of good spirits, a sprinkle of fun,
a pinch of play, and a cup full of good humor.
Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Cook thoroughly over radiant joy, garnish with a smile,
and serve with quietness, unselfishness,and cheerfulness.
You're bound to have a happy new year.
P.S. Check back soon, I have something fun in store come the 1st of the month.