There are 5 things in life you cannot recover: A stone...after it's thrown. A word...after it is said. An occasion...after it's missed. The time...after it's gone. A person...after they die. Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. Never regret anything that made you smile. Enjoy Life!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Missing in Action

Since my last post I have:
  • Had a cold
  • Gone to a stitching retreat
  • Started the "Elizabeth Easton" sampler by the Goode Huswife
  • Celebrated my 40th birthday
The cold was not fun and I was down for a week with it.  At least it was the week before the retreat.

The retreat was great fun.  We were there from Thursday night until Sunday morning.  Our LNS puts this retreat on in January every year.  This year I think there were over 70 people in attendance.  There are no classes, just stitching, a little shopping (LNS brings trunk shows and a whole bunch of other goodies for us to spend our Christmas money on) and lots of laughing.  Here are two snaps of the stash I got:

On the retreat and last week during my birthday I also received some great birthday gifts from my wonderful friends.  They all spoiled me rotten.  Jenny gave me a "Stitch Happy" water bottle.  I dink lots of water, so it was perfect.  Adele gave me a great pair of Valentine's day socks and the above Lion chart.  Lisa made me two wonderful zippered fabric pouches that hold me stitching project and floss/tools.  Marsha gave me a pretty, pretty piece of linen to stitch a snowman chart for my oldest daughter on.  Linda sent me a needle threader and Meem gave me a very tasty piece of pie.  Like I said I was SPOILED ROTTEN.  I have such wonderful friends.

My husband and daughters sent flowers to work and gave me this beautiful paw print necklace:

Another post I will show you the alphabet sign that my parents, Aunts and Grandma gave me and the pottery candle holder my sister gave me.  We went to my Mom & Dad's yesterday for dinner and cake. My IBS and Firbomyalgia were both acting up, so I was not feeling the best, but had a nice time.  Mom read our tea leaves and it looks like bright happy things are finally coming my way.

Until next time, stitch and be happy.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Resolutions!

One of my resolutions this year is to actually post on the blog I created many months ago.  One down, more to go.

The rest of my resolutions this year are:
  • Stitch more
  • Finish the stitched pieces (either frame or sew into something
  • Work on the decorating of my house
  • Walk more and lose the "stress weight" I have gained (Indigo will love the more walking part)
I hope to get a little something stitchy started today for the traditional "start something new for the New Year".   I also need to decided on what I am going to take to a weekend retreat I am going on in two weeks.   You would think that will all the stitching stash and UFO's I have that would NOT be an issue, but it is.   I plan on staying in my P.J.s, watching movies and stitching. 

Here's to a wonderful New Year that will hopefully bring many completed resolutions to all.