Tuesday, January 19, 2010

January Progress

Sense this is a blog to document my stitching accomplishments I have some progress for January 2010. I made mittens for my daughter's best friend who lives in NY. She complimented Marissa's and thought they would be handy when she road the subway.

I also finished this sweater for my nephew whose wife had a baby in Decemeber. This is the Felix sweater pattern I had done last year.

I had started this cross stitch from Prairie Schooler that I picked up at Christmas. I had done quite a bit on it and then realized I was off two. This meant that I had to frog about half of what I had done. This weekend I caught up to where I was and now can proceed with the "Weather Wise" sampler.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

FAITHFUL for 2010

For the last few years I have tried to think of a word that defines me and something that I can focus my thoughts on. I have had words such as ENOUGH, GRATEFUL, and SIMPLIFY. As I look at events that have transpired over the course of the year I realize that my actions and feeling usually can be summed up in the word. So with 2010 here I think that I want to be FAITHFUL. So this year I will center my actions and goals on being faithful. Faithful in living the values and principles I hold dear. I want to be faithful in my relationships with family and friends. I want to be faithful to myself and most importantly to my Heavenly Father. Here's to a productive, possitive, and faithful 2010.
First Finish of the year.

I went through the Knitting 2010 calender and saw the pattern for the neckwarmer/cowl. While watching the Fiesta Bowl I made this for my DD. It is so soft and it came together in just a couple of hours. I think I will make a few more for gifts.

Friday Ric and I went to Hailee's school to watch her receive an award of excellence. We are so very proud of all our grand children when they are recognized for their hard work.

As I put the last of the decorations away, I wanted to post about one other tradition that started when I was little. During the break between Christmas and New Years I would always put together a jig saw puzzle. It gave me something to do as well as a pass time while watching the Bowl games. This year was no exception to this long standing habit. I finished just as the last football game ended and in time for Sevrine to be home from Utah.