January 01, 2009

Happy New Year

Here's another Fredericksburg sampler-ready house. Perfect, isn't it? Right down to the real magnolia leaf Christmas decor.

Except there's always a fly in the ointment, isn't there? Sometimes others just don't share your vision. Especially when there's a sale at Lowe's on robin's egg blue paint. It's even more jarring IRL.

Speaking of blue houses, "Gone Fishing" is progressing nicely.

I didn't think I'd enjoy the palestrina-knot and satin-stitched acorns and leaves, and thought about just cross-stitching them. I'm glad I took the trouble; they were fun.

Pink is demonstrating some of my New Year's resolutions. I'm going to try to hang my clothes up in the closet instead of draping them over the railing--which is clearly visible from the front door. After all, the occasional neighbor and UPS guy really don't need to inspect my lingerie wardrobe when they come to the door, now do they?

More exercise. LOTS more exercise. Put the shoes on!

And stitching, lots more stitching. Take the shoes off. The heck with exercise, eating right, paying the bills on time, studying for exams, cleaning the house or hanging up my clothes--there are projects to complete.
Oh. Complete some projects from the WIP tubs.
Happy New Year, all!

11 comments:

d. moll, l.ac. said...

OH gosh, I am bad with my clothes too, I hope Pink doesn't come and show me my faults too......Happy New Year one and all.

Spinning Beauty said...

I love that house...you're right, it would make a nice sampler house.

bunnygirl said...

What does the UPS guy look like? Mine is pretty hot and if I were a single gal, I'd let him see my lingerie anytime. :-)

Oddly, I'm pretty good about hanging up all my clothes. I have a few hooks along the wall in the closet for the most-often-grabbed items like bathrobe, casual jacket, etc, but everything else goes on hangers or in the hamper. Weird, since I used to not be that way. I must be getting more responsible with age and should take immediate corrective action.

Vonna said...

Oh my...that sure is a perfect sampler house :)
And Ellie says "her bunnies is pretty"! :)))

Chiloe said...

Happy new year full of wonderful stitching !!! :)

Tammy said...

Oh, I LOOOVE those acorns-you did such a good job on them, so pretty! That's another lovely house downtown!

Melissa said...

Your sampler is looking lovely. I like those stitches!

staci said...

That house is just too cute! Your specialty stitches look fabulous!!!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Lowe's sales will plummet ... word gets around!

Great bunch of resolutions .. one for each day of the week and no getting carried away on one thing!

Pink on Clothes Patrol ... Heh Heh Heh ...

furrybutts said...

Pink's face will be set in a perpetual frown if he makes his way to my place, lol! I'm no good at house work.. but I really should try to put more effort into it. May 2009 see my place clean and clutter free :D Happy New Year to all of you!

Michelle said...

I love those little acorns! Glad you decided to stitch them that way!