Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year, 2013

So today is a lazy day. It is raining, raining, raining here in Upper East Tennessee with a temp of 39 degrees. The rain makes it a lazy day for me because I don't like the damp and cold. I've got achy joints all over but that goes with the territory when you have RA. So I'm taking it slow and easy today.

The Hubs is working on another kitchen project. He decided the utensil drawer needed some organizing and for the past 2 days he has been downstairs cutting, grooving, sanding etc to make the drawer more usable. It's really looking good. I can't wait till he finishes so I can show you my new, organized drawer.

We've also decluttered it somewhat. There were items in there that hadn't been used in a coon's age. (Hillbilly coming through now. *smile*). So we sorted and culled and it will be easier to find things.

I have been working on the stacking, sorting bowls from here. I love these and I'm hoping the grandkids will also. I'm making 3 sets. I plan to give them to the GA grandbabies, the Tennessee grandbaby (even though Jellybean will be too small for a while to enjoy them) and my "Morristown grandson", the little boy who lives across the street. I am enjoying this project so much. The bowls are so easy to make and I'm loving the colors. I'm using the leftover yarn from Jellybean's blanket  so the colors are really bright. I have 2 more bowls to go for each set, an orange one and a red one. Then I will need to make the balls for the sorting part. It's been a relaxing project for the time between Christmas and the New Year.

I have several projects rolling around in my head and I probably need to write them down. I tend to forget things, sometimes. *giggle*

I need to get started on Elijah's birth sampler. Poor baby, he will be a year old in February and I still haven't started. I also need to work on the design for Jellybean's sampler. The Hubs bought me PC Stitch software for Christmas so I'm hoping I can use that to get the design the way I want it. I have already done a rough sketch and it has met Abby's approval.

I also plan on making the GA grandbabies a blanket each this year and start on my Patchwork blanket for my bed. I've been inspired by Lucy at Attic24, Heather at Little Tin Bird and Jacquie at Bunny Mummy. I've started buying the yarn and I'm trying to decide if I want to do granny squares like Lucy and Jacquie or if I want to use Heather's pattern. I really like the simplicity of Heather's pattern and I'm leaning strongly in that direction.

There are also several cross stitch projects in the cabinet to get started on. This year is going to be so crafty, I hope. All of you have inspired me so much this year and I want to do so many things. Hopefully, procrastination got lost in 2012 and won't find me in 2013.

I want to thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post. I may not know each of you personally but I feel so close to you. The well wishes for my son's surgery have been so nice and comforting. Thank you, kind bloggy friends, for your words of encouragement and comfort. And a special thank you to Ellen. You have been so kind and sweet and I treasure your emails.

Happy New Year to all of you. I hope this year is brings more highs than lows, more laughter than tears, more projects, walks, rides and trips.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my little blog. Your encouragement has made my foray into the blogging world a wonderful thing.



  1. I'd say that your foray into blogging has enriched the lives of your readers! It's a two way street..and that is something very special.
    Those bowls are so bright and cheery.
    Hope the rain stops soon for you and that the discomfort goes away. It does take so much energy to be in pain.
    All goodness and blessings to you...plus a heartfelt thank you.

  2. Happy New Year to you my friend~~~ I am so glad we met and you are inspiring to me to "get going" on a variety of projects this year too! I love your bowls and if they don't look sweet all nested together! You are talented lady!
    I love the Elmer patchwork crochet blanket...I may be adding that to my YOP 2013..like I need another project! LOL! But I love it! I can't wait to see yours and your cross stitch.
    It's damp and gloomy here and 35...it rained yesterday....good day for needlework! Cleaning out drawers is a good project too..I need to do that one of these days. Take care....crochet keeps those joints loose!

  3. I rather like Heather's blanket too....

    Those bowls do look like fun, and I know the grandbabies will love them.

    We're having a bright, cold day here in Wisconsin - it was 5 below when we got up - a good day to stay in and crochet and read the posts of bloggy friends! So glad you became a part of the blogging community last year, and looking forward to seeing what you make this year!

  4. Hi Sharon, Looks like you have a crafty year ahead. All the best for the new projects. Those bowls are so cute (adding them to my to-do list). I am so glad to have met you thru blogging. I love reading your blog and especially the little glimpses you give us into your life. I know we are going to have a great blogging year in 2013.
    Love and hugs.

  5. You certainly have lots of projects to keep you busy. Good luck with all of them. Wishing you a wonderful new day! Tammy

  6. Happy 2013 to you, I hope it's a gentler year for you! Lots there to keep you busy, you certainly won't be bored! :) x

  7. I missed this ... what lovely gifts you're making for those kids.

    Happy New Year Sharon ... and I hope that damp isn't bothering you too much now x

  8. I'm just catching up on your posts from the holidays, Sharon, and add my prayers to others for a healthy happy new year for you and yours. Your crafting goals for the new year are exciting! [The bowl set is very clever, and will be fun for your Grands.] xx from Gracie