So the new year has begun and already the the projects are starting to pile up. A friend gave me a 2013 knitting calendar with patterns to make throughout the year (100+ patterns). She literally ran out of her house with it as I was passing by while walking my dog! So I felt obliged to get right to it and start with a new pair of socks for her. I am a little over half way through with the first sock.
I am also going to joing a quilt along and possibly a quilting bee. As I received some generous gift cards to the local quilting supply store for Christmas I figured that there is no time like the present to put them to good use! The quilt along start this week so I shall have to post pictures soon of the fabric selection. Can’t wait!
The holidays were peaceful and pleasant at our house. Everyone recieved exactly what they wanted – Mostly because the gift lists were VERY short and VERY specific. There were a few surprises tho – Like the “Papa’s Cooking Show” apron for Tom and new socks for Ansley and Tierney. I got a Wii Fit which I have been using religiously and trying to shed a few pounds. So far so good. I actually do feel much better for the exercise – even tho it is not very strenuous. I am walking on my treadmill and doing some core work and yoga as well so hopefully by summer people won’t have to run in horror when I stroll around the backyard pool in my bathing suit!
Tom and I are also gearing up for the new season out at the farm. He is going to be planting lots of flowers this year – along with the veggies – to give away to charity groups who can then sell them as a way to raise funds. We’ll see how this works – I am a little skeptical….. I am going to stick with the veggies. I will be cutting down on varieties this year and planting larger amounts of things I know we will use or that friends have expressed interest in. I ended up with to many veggies last year that just went to waste – and then didn’t get as much as I wanted of others…. Hopefully we will have a better growing season this year – not so hot and dry!
Hope everyone is starting out the new year on a happy note – and for your enjoyment