Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Happy New Year!



Isn't that an awesome drawing? This was a gift from my son's girlfriend!! I have an original "Kristen"!!

The Holidays were nice... My son had put some $$ in my paypal account, and I ordered a few stitching things from one of the online shops. (That doesn't count towards my stash diet -- as it was a gift!) I also received a cross stitch calendar, and gift certificates/cards for Hobby Lobby, and Lavender & Peonies, and some cash. I'll put those to good use for stash soon! Also a neat fuzzy blanket from DH (snaps and zips together -- son says I look like a blue burrito in it -- but, I can stitch and keep warm!), a black cat calendar, a neat recipe book my sister made, and some nice sweaters.

Everyone who received the gift of a knitted scarf seemed to be thrilled with them!

I am stitching again on the Drawn Thread Game Board Sampler. I picked it up yesterday, and got a few stitches in!! I have a few other WIP on the table next to my stitching chair, and, in the basket. Maybe I can get a few into the finished pile!

The quilt squares are coming along. I will need to take some new pictures and share them with you all. I have all the material for a new quilt, but, I told myself I could not start it until I have the pink/green/white top done!

And, on another note... I have gotten so behind on reading blogs, I feel the only way to get back on track is to mark all the blogs in my Blogline 'read' and start fresh. I hope this doesn't offend anyone. I don't know why it seemed so overwhelming during the holidays. I think it may have had something to do with my switching my blog to the 'new' format. One day there would be just a few updates, and then it was like hundreds! I hope I didn't miss anything really special...

I'm going to attempt to keep my blog more up to date... at least trying to post once a week.

Thanks for reading, and commenting...

12 comments:

Nicki said...

Happy New Year to you!

I LOVE that drawing! It's gorgeous! So simple but effective :)

stitcherw said...

Very neat drawing, it sounds like you got lots of fun stuff. Looking forward to seeing your update of the progress on the game board.
Sue

Singular Stitches said...

Happy New Year!

I love that drawing!! Is she selling them????

Chelle said...

I am within 5 blogs of catching up on ALL of my blog reading. Frankly I was feeling too pooped to comment until I read that you are considering just marking your blogroll all read...and I want to say GO FOR IT! :o) Sometimes you just have to say "uncle", right? I'm sure no one will mind a bit. BTW I love the drawing. Very kewl!

Von said...

Do not feel guilty about falling behind on blog reading in December, Myrna!! I did too and haven't caught up yet. Usually I will read the most recent and kinda breeze through older ones looking for great pics, then go on. :) Sometimes I comment, but only if something speaks to me - like you feeling guilty, lol! Hugs and best wishes for 2007!

Cathy said...

That drawing is really a special gift!

I'm trying to get back into my routine too. It seems like everything always gets out of whack in December!

Vonna said...

Glad to see you are back!
Sounds like you had a very Merry Christmas!
:)

Lelia said...

Hi Myrna: Love the picture! You received a ton of neat gifts : ) Always a great time to use $$ towards our hobby. LOL ... the "blue burrito"? What a riot.

ooooo ... nice to hear that everybody liked their knitted scarves! Tis the season for them.

Looking forward to seeing the Game Board update picture(s) and your quilt block update(s).

Sew-in-Love said...

'Stash Diet', I love it!!! I'm on one of those too - have joined a 10/25/50 project challenge and listed 50 for me to do. I made excpetions of exchanges, gifts and stuff I get at stitching shows, (or else what's the point in going and I'm not missing out on all the fun!).

Elisabeth=)

Meari said...

Hi Myrna! Happy New Year. The drawing is great. I'm working my way through blogs, too. LOL, takes me about two days!

Sharon said...

Hi Myrna, a very Happy belated New Year to you too. That is a very neat drawing. Thanks for the comments you left regarding my Grandad and me.

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

Love the drawing she is very talented. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas with lots of great gifts. Happy Stitching, CJ