Friday, March 04, 2011

2011 - Goals

Well I know I am starting late with posting.  Every time I say "I am going to do ______".  You can bet that it will not happen.  I planned on posting each week this year but here we are in the 3rd month and this is the first post of the year.

Jennifer challenged us to complete 11 UFO's and 11 new projects this year.  So I accepted the challenge.  I have already posted the 22 projects to be completed this year.  I have completed one of the projects.  The second one I ran out of thread.  I need to pick up some thread to finish it.  I was hoping to be through with 4 projects by now.  (See, I plan it but it didn't happen.)  I really hope to finish all of them this year.

Also, I have been watching way too much "Hoarders".  So, on January 1st  I started cleaning out my house.  I took every thing out of each room, furniture and all, then washed the room - walls, floor, curtains, etc.  Then I only put back the bare essentials.  I finished half the house in January, but work and other obligations has gotten in the way of finishing the living room and kitchen.  My goal (which I shouldn't write) is to finish the cleaning today.  I have packed up 3 to 4 boxes for the garage sale we are having this month.

I begin spring break today.  I want to just relax (yeah right).  Maybe I will.

The End of 2010....THANK GOD!

I was on the phone with my friend Sharon tonight discussing what's happened in our life since we last talked (about a week).  We both concluded that 2010 was the worst year ever and that 2011 will be much better.  Between sick parents (and nearly losing one of them for both of us), nephews, daughters getting married (hers), no dating, very little stitching or reading, and a lot of work, 2010 was a rough year. But there were some good notes.

I finished the Seasons Series from Kick Back & Stitch.  I started this series in 2007 and finished receiving the patterns in 2008.  Well I finished the last of the series December 30th.  It seemed like I would never finish Maple Trees before the end of the new year but I did it.  I finally finished the 16th needlepoint patterns.  I only gave two of them away Crocuses to my Mother and Frozen Pond to Michelle.  The rest I have trimmed then I frame 4 on the wall then switch them out every few months.