Thursday, December 31, 2009

2009 Winding Down!

The countdown has begun! How will you spend your New Year's Eve? I, for one, will put on my 'party hat' and stitch the night away (at least until DH says he's had enough). We're in pretty much white-out conditions here with no end in sight. A foot of new snow today, so far. Luckily we have everything we need and no-place to go. The plow probably won't get up here 'til Saturday.

The dogs are having a great time whenever they venture out. Kelly's specialty is snow angels. Jessie does a fine high-step. What a riot to watch! Moses (the cat who owns us), on the other hand/paw is quite miffed. He cries to go out and two minutes later is scratching the screen on my window to come back in. I know I'm going to have to replace that screen. Dang! He hates the litter-box but hates the snow too. My new 2010 desk calendar is already damaged by wet cat laying on it & my keyboard.

As I've been AWOL since Christmas Eve morning, I will tell you that we had a safe trip both ways over the mountains and a fairly quiet Christmas (with two young boys NOT!). Again, I did not get one stitchy related gift. Next year I am being VERY specific. Obviously these guys won't buy me gift certificates. DH & I bought a Wii FIT for ourselves, exercise for me, games for him.

It's only fitting to mention here how I did on my goals for 2009:
finish 6 stitching UFOs before I can buy more stash (exceptions are auto ships and exchanges) Big uh oh! Really missed this one! I was worse than ever buying stash and only finished one UFO

complete at least one ornie per month yea! Stitched 14 and two starts. Unfortuantely, I only finished one. Need to work on my finishing techniques.

stitch a minimum of 6 charity pieces Well, I only stitched four blocks, but I did make three charity quilts.

begin a new BAP (this is difficult because I have so many I want to do and several in my UFOs to complete) completed one UFO and started two more

finish 5 quilting UFOs DONE still have at least this many more to finish Yikes!

take at least one class DONE

make two handbags or totes DONE


practice Gratitude doing better but still needs work

be kinder to DH doing better but still needs work

drink, drink, drink water doing better but still needs work

excercise needs lots of work

eat healthier much better but still needs work

P.S. I did lose over 60 pounds this year!! Big Hooray!!

Tomorrow I'll fill you in on my new improved updated goals for 2010. Have a safe time if you celebrate tonight. Wishing you all a prosperous new year.


  1. Congrats on your weight loo, that was great! I have started but Christmas didn't help :( - will comtinue working harder on it this year...

    Happy New Year!

  2. Great job on the weight loss! Looks like you did pretty darn well with last year's list to me :)


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