Saturday, January 12, 2013

jumping back in

I've been having a hard time getting to this space....obviously!  And after being gone for almost 2 months, I decided that I just needed to jump back in and start rolling with things again.  I have missed being here, and so my goal is to be a bit more purposeful about posting.  With that said though, I fully recognize that our family is in the middle of basketball season and things are just busy all around.  But if I'm being honest, they are always busy and I have realized that it's important for me to take some time here for reflection and sharing and recapping. (if for no one else but myself) So, I'm hoping to be back here more regularly.  I won't pigeon hole myself to a certain number of posts, but I know that as with everything in life, if you want something to happen you must be intentional about it.
 I've started back in with Project Life and my daily pictures are out on flickr.  The link is on the side bar.  I missed doing that last year, but I truly did need a change of pace and the year off from taking daily pictures was a good thing.  This is the year, my oldest graduates from high school and so big changes are on the horizon for her and for will be a grand year to document!
I've been working on some cross stitch projects.  The finished snowman was actually completed last year and I finally got around to 'framing' it.  I followed the awesome directions on this blog!  I love the felt around the edges.   I followed the directions for the Felt Mounted Ornament.
I also found out that you shouldn't put your plastic shower curtain liner in the dryer!  I'm not sure why I even thought that was a good idea...but lesson learned!  I laughed so hard and then called my husband..."honey can you stop by Target on your way home and pick up a shower curtain liner?...I sort of shrunk ours!"  Who knew that plastic could shrink!  What a great way to start off the new year...learning always!

I hope your new year is off to a great start!  It's always exciting to begin a new chapter in's to hoping this year is a page turner full of blessings and awesome memories!


Christina said...

I, for one, really enjoy your posts! Looking forward to reading what's to come. :)

Debi said...

Glad you are back... you've been missed!!

Kristyn Knits said...

Looking forward to sharing journeys this year. I need to just "jump back in" as well. I keep thinking "how do I do that?" I guess a photo and a thought would be a good place. xoxo Had to laugh at the shower curtain. :) I love that we can laugh at ourselves. Love the way you finished the cross stitch! l o v e.

From All Stitched Up said...

Glad you are back. I missed your tales. The shower curtain story is cute - don't we all do stuff like that. You did a great job framing your cross stitch. I'm glad you pinned that site. I'm going to try it on my needlepoint.