Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful celebration and rang in 2008 with much joy. Eric and I spent the evening with Dick Clark (or more truthfully with Ryan Seacrest). We had a wonderful champagne that Eric found that is the most gorgeous color! It looked so pretty in my Millennium flutes. New Year’s Day I had intended to plant myself on the couch, watch the Rose Parade and stitch. Alas, someone (you know who) decided that it would be a great time to take down the Christmas decorations. So, I only managed to sit and watch thirty minutes of the parade. But, I made my new start anyway. Can you guess what it is? You’re right – Mermaids of the Deep Blue! I wanted to treat myself to a fun new start. Anna is going to join me in a mermaid SAL with her own lovely gal.
I’ve made precious little progress on my turtledove as well, but all it is lacking is the words and holly in the borders. Soon I’ll have a finish I’m sure!
Also, the day before the holiday I received a lovely package in the mail. I won a giveaway on Wawanna‘s blog, and she sent the beautiful beaded set you see here and a great tool for frogging (which I hope I won’t need!). Thank you so much Wawanna, they are beautiful!
And of course, one of my favorite things about the new year is that I get to hang up a new calendar. (I love calendars, it’s a little obsession of mine!!) This is my new Susan Branch calendar. Since I’ve been spending some time making my house into a home, I thought Susan’s calendar would be a good cozy reminder. Last year I had an autographed Selina Fenech mermaid calendar. That was fun.
That’s all for me today. I spent my first day at home alone today, and worked on resumes/cover letters. I had to take Eric to the eye doctor this afternoon, so he is sitting in the living room with his sunglasses on because his eyes are dilated. I wonder if I’ll be able to turn on my stitching lamp? Hmmm. Hope you’re having a great week and relaxing after your holiday festivities. I’m working on getting through my blog feeds, so have patience with me!
Oh and you may notice I’ve updated my sidebar to include a link to my post about my plan for 2008, and I’ve got placeholders for my 2008 finishes!
I am grateful for my sweet friend Pam and all her wisdom and comfort.