This year I have decided to go back to a goal word for the year and if you noticed my new topper on my blog…. you know my word is Focus on the Present… this will be my closing each week here too!
So I woke yesterday (01/01/22) and focused on the “present” of my Hand Quilting….
I finished the crazy cross hatching in the heart on this row… then moved out and finished the swirly hearts of the neutral background!
Once it was dry I rolled it down and look!!!! All the top of the last 1/4 of the quilting to do is now visible completely!!!!
Sew Exciting…. Sharing this magnificent progress at Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching where I am proud to show off a whole row of slow stitching 🙂
I have worked on pouch 1 of 4 some this past week. when I wasn’t quilting…. and made another dishtowel with holder for our favorite neighbors…. but otherwise…. slow stitching here 😀
I did receive a slowly stitched item from a very dear friend….
Cathie stitched this and fashioned it into an ornament for me and my honey to enjoy year after year… Her kindness and talent will NOT be wasted around us though 😀
Rick had been working pretty steady on our side porch…
Until he reached a good stopping point….
At this point in the porch it will widen out and a shorter set of stairs will descend onto the side yard. So he put all his energy into this project….
The above photo was taken in pitch black darkness with the flash on my phone camera! lol
That is a picture of a storage closet on our screened back porch to hold my honey’s tools when not in use for safety and their protection too! And honestly we like a neat porch and tools everywhere is not relaxing… they talk to you! lol
He still has to paint all the hardware on the closet black but that shouldn’t take too long 🙂
I played around with the remaining “Wrap it up” nail strips….
And came up with this variation to keep my nails protected a few days into the new year when I will put on all fresh strips….
Actress and Comedian Betty White passed on this week in our history… in memory of her and how much I loved her I watched this movie and LOVED IT!
It also has Jennifer Love Hewitt in it and I love her and a good romance going on too! lol
So today… I will use my hands to pack up all the Christmas until Thanksgiving rolls around again… we took our snowman down day after Christmas… but the inside decor will be down today… and work on pouches and hand quilt… and focus on the here and now….. How about you? Do you do anything special to mark the end of a year or beginning of another?
I chose focus as my word this year from this saying but then for my life realized the here and now is what I need to focus on….
So until next Sunday….