Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year and a finish for 2006

Here is a picture of my daughter during the first blast of the blizzard of 2006.


Below is a picture of the finished LK December Flip It!




Happy New Year! This past year has been interesting. I finished off 2 different UFOs and I finished 2 different new projects. They were all pretty small, but never the less they all got done.

I finished off one of two pillowcases (embroidery). I finished off a butterfly which I gave my aunt. I finished a gecko piece I gave to my cousin. I finished a christmas piece I gave to my brother's family.

This past year my family celebrated my sister's 50th birthday in fine style. Last winter my mother recovered from a fall which broke bones. Denver is recovering from 2 different major snow storms that happened within 8 days of each other. I believe we made history in Denver for all these storms and the amounts. The first one started on December 20th and we got 23 inches out of that one. The last one started last Thursday and stopped by Friday. At home here we only got about 10 inches. But, the outlying foothills got as much as 30 or more inches.

Those are some of the bigger highlights of the year.

The year ahead is interesting. My daughter turns 15 in 2007. She starts high school next fall!

Happy New Year everybody!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Ho Ho Ho

Things around here are starting to look up, sort of. I wish it were easier to get into the holiday spirit. My mental states really take a toll on me. So what have I done to cope? Well I drink lots of tea as you can see from my blog skin. I also have been stitching! yay. I am working on a December Flip It by Lizzie Kate. I hope to have it done by Christmas day as a surprise present. I do lots of surprise presents. My last finish was a gift and he really loved it.

My stitching goals: (1) finish up Christmas piece (2) work on a surprise secret gift (3) work on pillowcase

These projects I want finished by end of January. At least started. I have a real surprise gift in store for a stitching buddy. But, that is a particular seasonal piece that needs to be done before the end of winter.

Happy Stitching and enjoy the holiday season as it only comes once a year.

Ciao!

Friday, December 08, 2006

'Tis the season for Old St Nick

Here are the lyrics to one of our favorite Christmas songs. It will forever remind me of my mother living or not:

It is by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band


Colorado Christmas

Looking out the window of this hollywood hotel,You’d never know that it was christmas eve.The billboards and the neon took the place of silver bells, And the temperature is 84 degrees.I can hear the traffic on the crowded strip below As the palm trees poke their heads above the scene There’s not a single reindeer and it hardly ever snows, And Santa drives a rolls royce limosine.But all along the rockies you can feel it in the air From telluride to boulder down below The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere Is a quiet christmas morning in the colorado snow remember christmases when I was just a boy In the morning I would run to see the tree. And the carolers on the hillside sang their songs of christmas joy Well, I always thought they sang them just for me.Now the sun is setting in the california sky And I can’t find the spirit anywhere So I think it’s time for me to tell los angeles goodbye I’m going back home took for christmas there But all along the rockies you can feel it in the air From telluride to boulder down below The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere Is a quiet christmas morning in the colorado snow