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Saturday, December 31, 2011

final tusal for 2011

this is it, last photo for Tusal 2011.  I never imagined I'd get enough stitching done to cover the bottom of the jar, let alone fill at jar!  It has been a good year.

For 2012, there is a new jar coming.

come Saturday morning...................

It is Saturday, December 31st   7 am.  With coffee made and the rest of the household still sleeping, it's my time on the computer.  

Last night we watched Midnight in Paris (for the 2nd time in the 24 hr rental).  The location shots in Paris are wonderful.  Street scenes are awesome, almost feel like being there.......one day, it's on the list.  The music through out the show was very good.

Am I ready for 2012, definitely!   This year has been a mixed blessing, family member's health issues, work hours cut, beans in the garden that didn't grow...   Still, we are all here and moving forward and for this I am thankful.   We have two wonderful grandsons, Noah and Nate.  They keep everyone busy for sure.

Back in July I made a list, not really a "to do" or a "bucket list", just things I'd like to accomplish in a year or so:

Make a quilt                     I've tried once  and would like to try again.

Drink wine in Tuscany      Too many times of watching Under the Tuscan Sun.

Reach Noah                    
Our grandson has ASD, words don't always come easy.  They are there and one day will flow.              Something I read:   Tell me, I forget
                              Show me, I understand
                              Involve me, I remember

Knit a sweater                  I've actually started one.  Chunky yarn, hand dyed.

Paint a picture                   Water colors appeal most

Knit socks                         Yes, I knit but never socks...I'm always envious of those who knit socks.


Stitching is not missing from this list, as stitching is always part of most days.  There is always a project or two or three........ready to go.

DH and I are planning a quiet New Year's Eve,  A nice dinner, some wine, maybe another movie.

To everyone, Wishing you and yours a very Happy New Year! 

Thanks for dropping by my blog, Your comments are always appreciated.

till next time  ...................

Friday, December 23, 2011

photos of the Season

lights on the patio
the tree decorated

a very special stitched ornament received, thanks Nancy R!

......almost Christmas..................

This time of year, no matter how well we've planned, time runs away and here it is, December 23rd.

I'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

We will be spending the holidays with family. On  Christmas Eve my parents are coming for dinner.   We've organized a special turkey dinner with them.   Christmas Day, brunch at the Burke's with  four generations together, I can hardly wait.    

And a thank you, to everyone that reads my blog and leaves a comment, very much appreciated.

2012 is just around the corner, here's hoping for a prosperous year for everyone! 

till next time .........................