January has affected me differently this year. It feels like a fresh start. It’s as if Spring has arrived five months early with its promise of bright warm days ahead. (I tried to find a video of this song. No luck. This is as close as I could get)
My newfound hopefulness surely has something to do with the Celexa. *rejoicing*
This past week I decided to put myself on a computer fast so that I would be more able to focus on projects in my house that have been needing my attention for too long. I have allowed myself to get on Facebook for brief periods but only AFTER accomplishing something. Like dusting the decorations on top of my kitchen cabinets.
It was no small job!
I got rid of several items, too
A friend made this for me over 25 years ago.
Next, I cleaned the refrigerator. You don’t want to know how much dog hair was in the bottom.
In. The. Fridge.
Another accomplishment: I wrote a list of twelve big creative projects I want to complete this year. I won’t bore you with the entire list (yet).
Here’s my plan for the first two months;
January – Finish the quilt I started in December.
Here’s a sneak peek
I love these prints.
February – Finish this flower shawl I discovered on Pinterest via the help of my friend Janet. The pattern is from the book Motif Book Volume 4 and can be purchased (as far as I could find) on etsy. I ordered my yarn from KnitPicks. I chose Capra. This is their description –
“Capra, our elegant Merino and cashmere wool yarn, is as pleasurable to knit with as it is to wear. Available in a DK weight, Capra is a perfect weight for garments intended to be worn next to the skin, or special cold weather accessories. If you think this yarn feels soft in the skein, wait until you hand wash your project! After the yarn blooms, you won’t be able to keep your hands off of Capra!”
I chose a range of blues and one neutral (cream). The actual names of the colors I chose are; Admiral, Caviar, Celestial, Cream, Harbor and Platinum
I hope to finish it by the end of Feb. or mid-March at the latest (the year is young. I’m still optimistic).
Have you set any goals for 2012?