Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006 / 2007

Well, the year is at an end. It's about half an hour until we ring in 2007 with a bang and I'm sitting here blogging about it on my computer. lol. What an exciting life I have. The kids are asleep and Jason's watching the 'tube' And me, Well I'm here bragging about having one last final finish in 2006. Yes, you heard right. I finally finished Fairy Celebration!! Woohoo. The only finish this year that didn't involve an ornament. (and only 2 of those!) Needless to say I'm not one of those "power stitchers" out there that stitch an L&L or Mirabilia pattern from start to finish in 2 short months or anything like that. But damn it, when I do get one finished I brag about it to everyone I know. lol

Here's a picture of my newest masterpiece. I plan on finishing it as a wall hanging. I just need to find the perfect material for it. I don't want to get something too busy or it might take away from the amazing fabric it's stitched on. I'd like to get a simple fabric, maybe a single blue or purple with some sparkles in it. When I get that part done I'll post another picture of it then. I should have a little time to look for fabric when I go to town on the 18th.

I've got a doctor's appointment in Fredericton that morning and since my mom is laid off for the winter, I asked her if she'd watch the kids for the day (Thanks Mom!!) to give Jason and I a chance to get out without them. I know, we just got out in December for the day without them, but that was a busy day Christmas Shopping, not much time to just browse around and take our time. We barely stopped the whole time we were away. Still nice to get away from the kids for a few hours, but it's not the same.

Now, on to the part of the post that everyone seems to be posting about the past few days. New Years Resolutions... You know, I hate that term. I REALLY hate it. Everyone breaks their resolution. When people are talking about New Years Resolutions you automatically think Weight Loss, Quit Smoking, Learn Something New, yadda yadda yadda. Nothing new here folks. I gave up making new years resolutions several years ago. Instead, this year I'm making a 2007 To Do list. It's got more on it then a typical resolution, but it's more specific, attainable goals. Not the generalizations that a lot of people usually go with.

So, that being said, here is my 2007 To Do list. Much of which involves stitching. (heh, imagine that.)

  1. Play with and read to my kids more
  2. Try to keep up with my housework (or at least a little more than usual)
  3. Post on my blog at least once a week
  4. Post more to the email lists I belong to (no more lurking!)
  5. Comment more on other's blogs. - I always complain that no one (or rather very few people) comment on my blog, but I'm guilty of reading and running as well. But not anymore!
  6. Try and stitch at least two nights per week (EVERY week)
  7. Finish "Waiting"
  8. Start "Summer Blooms" (It's the second picture in this post)
  9. Finish "Summer Blooms"
  10. Start "Fairy Moon"
  11. Finish "Fairy Moon" (though not likely!)
  12. Stitch "Quilt" (a DMC freebie I picked up online. See the pic here) and make it into a needlebook
  13. Stitch and "finish" 3 new Christmas Ornaments for 2007
  14. "finish" 3rd Ornament from 2006 (Blackwork Noel)
  15. Get started on a scrapbook for Rachel.
  16. Make a monthly "to do" list each month to help keep me on track.

So, there it is... I'm done my list and most of them seem pretty attainable. And lookie here there's still 4 minutes to go until midnight. Well, I should go spend the next few minutes with Jason.

(Edit: Well, now that I look back I see one or two generalizations there... play with and read to my kids more? Yeah, it's a good one, but not a very "time specific" - "completable" goal. It's more of a generalization... yeah, you know that thing I was just complaining about... oh well.)

I hope that 2006 treated you well and that you have a wonderful 2007!


Cuidado said...

Happy new year, Christine, though now that I think of it, I think I did that yesterday. Twice won't hurt.

Christine Doyle said...

Oh, that is beautiful, Christine! Now - where can we find that pattern? Just gorgeous!

Happy new year!

Christine said...

Hi Christine.

The Fairy Celebration pattern is a freebie from Passione Ricamo. The site is and click on the link (at the right) that says French Collection. It's one of the first ones in there!

Happy Stitching

Christine said...

Thanks for the new years wishes C. You're right, twice never hurts!

debijeanm said...

Oh, she's marvelous! I love her on that fabric; what a great choice! Are you the one who shared the pattern site on xstitchinprogress? I followed a link from there and fell in love with this chart. To me she called "filet crochet" so over the winter break I bought a how-to book and some thread to give it a try. If I don't like the craft then I'll stitch her. Now that I've seen your beauty on that fabric, the decision is a little harder. Congratulations! What a great way to finish the year.

Faith Ann said...

Fairy Celebration is gorgeous... what a great fabric for her!!

Happy New Year... and good luck with the To-Do list :)

tkdchick said...

Congratulations on your final HD for 2006, its just lovley and your fabric choice is perfect!

Happy New Year!

Katie said...

Oh I love the Fairy Celebration, what a gorgous colour combo!!

Hope you had a nice visit here in Fredericton :)

Christine Doyle said...

So apparently I need to check my freebies folder more often. I already have the pattern. Gah.

Some (but not all) blinkies adopted from:

Others found randomly around the net and put here to use for my own nefarious purposes! Muahahahaha. (*J/K*)