December 31, 2010

New Year's Rockin' Eve

Things will be quiet here on New Year's Eve. I picked up my car today, did a bit of grocery shopping and headed home. Spaghetti and Italian sausage is on the menu for the evening meal, and if I can stay awake, a bit of stitching toward the Crazy January challenge, the rules of which I'm altering to manage the huge WIP pile of things I've already started. But there will be some new projects, all of them from my stash but one--a pretty, new-to-me sampler that I picked up yesterday when I visited In Stitches. No picture of that yet--I'll be posting each of the next 15 days with a project each day, and I think that will be day 3 or 4.

Here's the update on Christinia Cathcart. The alphabets are VERY time-consuming. In spite of working on this sampler every day for 4-5 hours per day since Sunday, this is as far as I've gotten. I'd hoped to make it over to the right border, but not yet.


Have you seen McDonalds' new toy promotion? The little stuffed animals that come in a Happy Meal are adorable. I'm contemplating buying a Happy Meal each of the next 15 days so that I can collect a bunch of them--but most of all, I want the little white rabbit that's part of the collection. I went through the drive-through today, and when I opened the box there wasn't a little pet, so I parked, marched into the place and asked for my pet. I got it, but it wasn't the rabbit. I'll keep trying. I'm thinking that collecting these animals may be at odds with my diet. I'm wondering if I can get apple or carrot slices instead of fries.


Anna and I have similar lists of New Year's resolutions in several points; here are some of mine:

1. Stitch on the Crazy 15 challenge
2. Learn to crochet
3. Become a better knitter
4. Become proficient at QuickBooks Pro (I've been taking a sorely neglected class)
5. Clean and declutter my house before I become like the crazy people who are buried and smothered by their own possessions
6. Spend some time on Cape Cod with my parents--my mom and I are going to hit some yarn stores on the Cape and walk windy, freezing, deserted beaches.
7. Exercise, eat better and try not to get to bed at 4 a.m. (true story) because I'm busy stitching
8. Find a job [edited to add that BF typically does not read my blog, or I would have put this up on #1. Hee.]

My Crazy 15 list (I'll add one title each day):

1. Christinia Cathcart

This is an older photo of Elvis and Scratchy:


Happy New Year, all, and see you tomorrow with a new start!

27 comments:

Catherine said...

Christinia is a beautiful piece!

Love the picture of Elvis and Scratchy!

Nancy in WI said...

Oh you make me laugh with our McDonald's story. That is something I would do and what fun with apple slices and carrot sticks be? I, too, need to seriously declutter my house and get to bed early this year!

Katherine said...

I gave up on Christina Cathcart a few years ago - that alphabet IS time consuming. Chopped up what I had done and made it into a useful tool for my desk. SO funny about not putting job at top of list. It's on bottom of mine! Happy New Year - Stitch ON!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Christinia is beautiful, it's going to be gorgeous when done

Anna van Schurman said...

Happy New Year! I think you have your priorities straight, after all you've only been unemployed for a little while not (almost)--gasp--two years.

Alice said...

Happy New Year!

Kellie said...

Looking forward to seeing your 15 projects. :) Christina is lovely. The McDonalds toys are cute. When my son sees them, we will be going every day too. When he is searching for a specific one, we ask every time we visit if they have that particular one. The McDs here is really nice about going to the back and looking for what you want. (Of course I live in a small town and that could be the reason they are nice about it. LOL!).
Elvis and Scratchy are cute! Scratchy looks like he/she isn't too sure about Elvis coming up for a visit. :)

Hope you have a happy new year! Enjoyed reading your resolutions.

Karen said...

Christina is lovely. Looking forward to seeing pics of your 15.

Margaret said...

Love Christina! So pretty! Looking forward to seeing your crazy 15. I think you deserve some time off -- don't go looking for a new job too hard. :D Have a great New Year!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Christina looks great and I think the alphabet is worth the time it takes to stitch. I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll be stitching for the next 15 days.
Happy New Year!

Karen said...

Quiet New Year's Eves are good. I may not even try to stay up until midnight; depends on whether my guy will be able to come in and that depends on his getting off work in time to catch his flight. If he does, I'll be tootling off to the airport at 11-late-p.m.

I like your resolution list. I think the job is okay at #8. Take a bit of Glenna-time. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of your Crazy 15 list!

Daffycat said...

Best wishes in the New Year, Glenna!

Jan said...

I need to do some of the things you have on your list. LOL! I'm looking forward to following your 15.

Love the picture of Scratchy and Elvis. So cute.

Happy New Year!

The Fab Furs said...

Sounds like a good idea to put first things first in the New Year. Hops!

Littlebit said...

Happy New Year! That CC sampler is absolutely beautiful! I have spent the entire day decluttering and organizing..always feels so good to get that done. I think I could furnish 2 houses!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Good luck with the ambitious list! But doesn't that little thing on your left shoulder keep singin "Get a Job, sha na na na, Sha na na na na - Get a Job sha boom yidda yidda sha boom, ... etc." ??

Elvis - the weiner bunn! We have an old post of Racer all weinered out!

Maybe we all should send you our McDonald toys - keep a list of the open slots you need filled posted.

Kim said...

Happy New Year, Glenna! I'm sure lovin' that colorful alphabet!!!

Cari said...
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Cari said...

Happy New Year !! I'll be watching for all your wonderful completions and adorable bunnies!! Warm Hugs

Wrought By LaDonna said...

Happy New Year!

Katrina said...

Love the McDonalds story. Try going to different stores and ask for the toy you want, LOL.

Christina is gorgeous and I love your goals :-). Happy New Year!!!

CalamityJr said...

What a lovely piece you're working on! And a white bunny from McD's, huh? I want that one, too! May your new year be blessed with many blessings and much joy!

Melissa said...

Glenna, I had to chuckle about your McDonald Happy Meals story. When our son was little every time they had these promotions we were in trouble! Good luck with your collection!

Christina is looking lovely and bright!

Happy New Year's Glenna. Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful samplers this year!

Danielle said...

I have the penguin and the yellow lab. I love that giraffe!!!

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

Good list! hope you'll chart your progress for the home audience. Re: No#5; I've been thinking of you as I unpack, deconstruct and reconstruct my various lives after moving. Have some dark chocolate on hand, it helps....I like the way you put the funnest things first. HNY !!!!

Michelle said...

Christina is so beautiful. My Scottish Sampler has all those little curlicues too and it does take forever! Love that you're going to post each day on what you've worked on. How fun.

mainely stitching said...

LMK, if you want, when you hit the Cape. Perhaps I could be dragged down into Massland for a good enough reason. ;)