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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!!!




Happy New Year readers!

Today I got to empty my ort jar. It was filled with a year's worth of fibres and memories from all the projects I stitched this year, but now its empty and ready for a new batch of fibres, projects, and memories.


Todd and I had a lovely New Year's Eve out at Rebecca's home with her husband and children. It was very low key and relaxing. LOL we didn't even notice when the clock struck twelve!!!





Rebecca and I stitched all evening once the boys were in bed. I started out with Rowyn's Neighbourhood RR but decided that wasn't the best piece to work on after my first adult friendly beverage! So I tucked that away and pulled out Mini Cottages 5 I figured aida cloth and bright colours would be the safest bet, and I worked on that until just after midnight. I did start to have a bit of a Moonlight Guardian crisis around 10pm (my New Year's start), I pulled it out and after a good fondle I was calmed enough to put it away and continue on my Michael Powell. However at midnight MG did make an appearance, I got in maybe 30 stitches then we all hit the hay.


This morning we woke up to a lovely surprise... MORE SNOW... that's right. We've had at least another 10cm today. It made our drive home a lot longer than it needed to be as well, and we would of stayed longer at Rebecca's for a leisurely morning. Our 1.5 hour drive turned into a 3 hour drive, Todd was a brave man and he white knuckled it home, and I worked on Mini Cottages to keep myself distracted and my mouth shut so he could focus on the road. I have to say there weren't too many idiots out there we only ran into two vehicles in the ditch on the whole trip.


Once we settled in at home I stared working on Moonlight Guardian in earnest. I had to stop for a few hours, I could feel a headache coming on so I took a power nap and that did the trick.


I really want to pick this project back up tomorrow, so far even just the border is so enjoyable! However I'll be a good girl and stick to my SAL schedule and pull out Paradigm Lost for a full day of love and attention. I know that once I put that needle to thread I won't want to put it down.

After a relaxing day at home by myself tomorrow I'll be heading off to Brighton to visit with Ann! I'll be arriving in time for her Thursday stitchers where I'll get to see Beatrice and the gang! I can't wait.

20 comments:

Little Cat said...

Sounds like you had a lovely New Years eve. You've certainly done some great stitching :o)

Cheryl said...

Sounds like a fun time (apart from the long drive)!
Happy New Year to you!

Redwitch said...

Happy New Year Dani! Loved the ort jar photos, nice idea. Great stitching as always. I love snow but don't envy you that drive, keep safe!

~Tammy said...

Love the ort jar. I've saved my orts from a piece I made my grandmother and turned them into a Christmas ornament. It was really very pretty. Do you do anything with your orts at the end of the year? I've thrown mine in the yard for the birds to use in their nests.

Sounds like your New Year's Eve was a perfect way to spend time. The drive home afterward doesn't sound like much fun though.

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Becky K in OK said...

You've certainly had your share of snow this year. Loved the ort jar. Mine isn't near that full! Congrats on all your stitching in 2007. Happy New Year and keep on stitchin'!

Carla said...

Happy New Year!!!

Vonna said...

Sounds like you all had a lovely New Year's eve! What a lovely way to spend it with friends and stitching!
Sorry about the snowy drive home though...
A day with the gang at the Thursday Stitcher's day...sounds delightful, wish I could join you all :)

Karoline said...

Happy new year Dani, nice start on Midnight Hunting

Carol said...

Happy New Year Dani! Oh, that snow looks sooooo familiar! Drove through a bunch of it today to get to the office... grrr.... come on January thaw!!!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

The photo of Todd clearing the car off in the drive turned out well for being taken with Cameron's Fisher Price Camera! And he really does exist!
We had a lovely time with you both and hope you will come again for some time stitching and chatting.

Ranae said...

Have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!
Love the ort jar.

Margaret said...

Love your pictures Dani and I'm going to start my own ORT jar right now.
Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Healthy 2008.

Judith said...

Sounds like a great new years eve and you have done a lot of stitching.

Kim said...

That's a great start on Guardian, you should finish in no time ;)

Where do you find Michael Powell in the states? I have a magazine somewhere with one of his designs but that's it. I like his stuff a lot, can't wait to see how yours turns out.

KaLu said...

congratulations on emptying your ort jar...today i feel like celebrating anything heehee!
all your project looks beautiful
i love the fabric for Moonlight Guardian so far the colors on it look beautiful

Happy New Year!!!!x

DaisyGirl said...

Looks like you got a great start on a bunch of projects! I like the snow pictures! We are having a cold snap here in GA, it's 25 degrees right now, suppose to get down to 17 degrees tonight! I'm gonna freeze my toes off!
Donna

Jaimie said...

Wow that drive sounded scary! It hit the low 30's here and that felt cold. I know, we are wooses(sp?)out here in CA. I love the jar you keep! What a great idea!

Lynn said...

Happy New Year Dani! Sounds like you had a great time at Rebecca's. You managed to get quite a bit of stitching done considering the adult beverages, lol! Glad you made it home safe. My DH stayed put in Windsor. The 401 wasn't the safest place to be during that storm!
I'm looking forward to our next SAL!

Mylene said...

Happy New Year to you and your family, Dani. Sounds like you had a nice stitchy new years eve.
Best wishes for the 2008!

Michelle said...

Mini Cottages looks great. I loved seeing your newly emptied ort jar as your New Year's post. What a fun tradition!