Saturday, January 25, 2014

Halloween ornament received

Melissa made me this very cute Halloween ornament for Hooked on Exchanging. It's by Heart in Hand. Notice the technique to make the bow. I definitely need to try this because bows always give me fits. Thanks, Melissa!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Goals for the Year, Etc.

So after my flurry of finishing...I got the flu! The whole family got sick, but those who had had the flu shot (Mom and Logan) got a much milder version. I don't get the flu shot because I rarely get the flu; I may have to rethink that. I'm still coughing during week three after getting sick. Once I get completely better, the diet starts. I gained back all I had lost, which is very depressing, but I have to get back to it.

To recap the year, I didn't finish much. At least not stitching -- I've been reading tons, which has taken up my stitching time. I think this year I need to make an effort to read less and stitch more. I did finish TW's Summer Faerie and a few Halloween and Christmas ornaments (wow, not much at all for me, now that I look back!).

I still want to finish Magnificent Wizard this year for Matt. It's on my frame accumulating dog hair. I'll start out with one length of floss a day, I think.

I also need to reduce what I spend, so I'll try to work from the stash as much as possible. It may be time to do a budget...