Saturday, January 1, 2011

A Simple New Year!

What is it about a new year that gets everybody in a scramble to make big changes, new(and often useless) promises to themselves thereby setting themselves up for a guilt trip 2 months later when they've reverted to the normalcy and true version of their lives?  I never was one for New Year's resolutions or big changes....I guess because at the basic level, I am mostly happy with myself and my life.  I think a commitment to life long improvement is a much better plan...that and weeding out what doesn't work in my life.  Keep it simple is my motto!  So, no big New Year's commitments here LOL!  More of a "get'er done" agenda LOL!  Oh, I can't believe I broke down and put that expression in my blog! LOL!

Christmas came...Christmas went...lots of visiting and sewing :(
Some photos to share:
 Misha patiently waiting Christmas morning to open presents!
 You can't see me!  I is hiding under this tissue paper!
 The quilt I made for my sister for Christmas.
The quilt I made my brother for Christmas.

Plan for! sew! sew!  I am in severe withdrawal, the sewing room is a mess and I have to plan some classes.  Happy stitching!


Marj said...

I started back sewing today and it feels good. You'll see when you get back to it. The Christmas quilts are beautiful.
Happy New Year!


Hi Shelly--I too agree with you and I "quit" setting new year plans a few years ago--I discovered that if I said I was going to lose 10 lbs--instead I gained 10 pounds--etc--so I just find it better to take one day at a time and enjoy it!! and for my lifestyle to just be a healthy one all year long--and what ever happens happens!!!!lol
I also did not set any quilt/sewing goals--though I did go through my unfinished project tote and I did take pictures and I did list them on my other site--!!!
Have a great year in what ever you do!!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Michele said...

What beautiful quilts you gave for Christmas! I can't wait to get back to sewing after I put all of these decorations away :)

Riel said...

Happy New Year Shelley! Your brother and sister are very lucky to get those quilts!! I haven't sewed anything since before Christmas either, but may get to today!

QuiltSue said...

My visitors left today, I'm putting the house back to normal, and tomorrow I'm planning to SEW!

I love the quilts you made for your brother and sister.

Cathi said...

Happy New Year, Shelley. I don't make New Year's resolutions either -- as far as I'm concerned, that's like setting myself up to fail.
Misha is adorable! And those are lovely quilts!