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Saturday, September 6, 2008

My New Year

Although New Year's day is celebrated the first day of January, I make my new year's day the day of my birthday, which is tomorrow. I feel blessed to have a new year to look forward to. For the past few years, I have decided to make the new year starting with my birthday, a time to do something new, different, and worthwhile.
This year, I will finish the horn of plenty napkins and table runner so that I can have it by fall next year to decorate my table with. So far, I have one napkin done! Also, I plan to finish a cross stitch project to give away to the local kennel club. I also plan to teach myself to knit and to knit myself a sweater! I also plan to learn a new stitch or technique I have never learned before in embroidery.
I also plan to read more. I have a large collection of books that I have always planned to read. I have a wonderful front porch which would be great to sit out on and to do so.
I plan to take a lot of pictures of flowers and nature to keep in a book to make up new embroidery designs. And last, I want to find a way to make my embroidery into a personal business. Now what about you? How do you celebrate your birthday or your new year? I would love to hear.

7 comments:

papel1 said...

Happy Birthday Kathleen.
Judy

LindaSueBuhl said...

Happy New Year Kathleen - and very good perspective on what makes NEW to you. I am pretty low key about celebrations for birthdays etc. - I should be more introspective and goal setting - but somehow my life just GOES rather than goes as planned. Hope it was a lovely day and the first of a year full of glad surprises.

grammyof13 said...

Happy Birthday to You - Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday dear kkaathleeeeen! Happy Birthday to you.

Blessings and Smiles
Doris

Pam said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Kathleen!
Hugs,
Pam

LINDA said...

happy birthday! looks like some lofty goals. but, hey, everything is possible. i love your positive attitude!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Happy belated Birthday, sweetie!
I love hearing about all your plans... it gets me all excited and I can't wait to see the end results!!

Gina E. said...

Happy Belated Birthday wishes to you, Kathleen! Your first napkin is really sweet - I'm looking forward to seeing the runner finished!
I gave up making new year resolutions many years ago (I could never keep them for long!) and I usually celebrate my birthday by going out with a group of girlfriends for lunch, and with my hubby later on for dinner.