Monday, December 08, 2008


I know I say this every year but HOW can the year be almost over ???

I am pleased to say I have finished ONE rug hooking project this year. It wasn't the biggest one in my WIP pile but it is a nice one. My Desert Rose miniature oriental is complete. What no photos you say? Not yet - I still can't find my camera - not even sure it got moved from the old house to the new house. If I can't locate it soon I will have to beg one of my friends to take a finish photo for me. It came out quite nice and I was very pleased. Next year I hope to have my big 3 X 5 rug finished and maybe a smaller rug too. Considering I got a ton done on Merrie Halloween at the Halloween Hooking workshop at the Azalea House with Diane Stoffel - I might can get that one finished in 09.

I'm not close enough with any stitching or knitting WIP's that I will have a photo finish before the EOY. AWWWWWW - If I only applied myself and stuck to one or two projects instead of 10 or 20 - I would probably not be having this EOY Woe is Me conversation with myself! But as I always say - it's the journey thru my needlework life that counts - not how many finishes I have in a year. However an occasional finish is certainly good for the soul !

Christmas is just a little over 3 weeks from now - We have decided not to do too much exchanging in my household this year. Having all the added expenses of moving in July - adjusting to new and bigger bills including keeping up a pool AND still having to support my old house until it sells (if it ever sells) is just about all I can handle right now. I participated in a couple of guild group exchanges and that is about it for exchanging with friends. Sadly - I just can't do it this year.

Hopefully I'll be back soon with a photo of the mini oriental - until then - happy stitching


Jackie said...

You truly are someone who enjoys working on a project and that is a delight to see!

Your rug is stunning and I'm so glad I got to see it on Friday!

Jeanne said...

Congrats on your rug finish and I'll be looking for when you can post a photo. It is hard to face yet another year not making the goals we want to, but we probably are unrealistic in the first place! Things always take longer than we think. May we all have a healthy and productive 2009!