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'Til needle, thread and fabric meet.
~Author Unknown

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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.


papel1 said...

Happy Birthday Kathleen.

LindaSue 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

Pam said...

Happy, Happy Birthday, Kathleen!

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

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

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.