Wednesday, January 27, 2010

some secret projects

Well, a little update to share what I have been working on the last week.

I've been working on a little quilt for Baby Isaac who is due in a few weeks, a circle quilt, a new endeavor which requires a lot of pinning and a lot of ironing and a lot of time to get the hang of it! phew! But it is coming together splendidly and I can't wait. I have also been helping Isaac's mom and dad get their nursery ready. I'll have some pics of that when it is all done!

The other top secret project is a vest that I am knitting for my lovely man. Thomas is turning 26 this Thursday, and I wanted to knit him something. A sweater seemed too scary, so a sweater sans sleeves... perfect! I am about 1/3 done I think... his birthday is tomorrow! yikes bikes! this is a week that has snuck up on me!

also working on a book summary/report/analysis for school. I read Strengthen Yourself in the Lord by Bill Johnson, and I really recommend it!!

A good reminder of how to stay fresh and rooted in God. I'll post some of my paper when I am done writing it!

so, too-da-looo!

I'll see you guys on the flip side!

oh, ps. still haven't finished those thank you cards! eep!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Oh, thank you cards!

I have good intentions, I plan to send thank you cards.
I plan to make my own beautiful thank you cards.
I plan to do this all promptly in the first few weeks of January.

Then, all of a sudden, it is March, I have no cards made.
I still feel I need to send them, so I end up with a box of generic thank you cards to send to all who blessed me this year (mom, dad, sisters, auntie's, friends and so on)

So, it is still January, I still have time.
I'm hoping that by posting on here that it will give me a kick in the pants to get me going.

Maybe this afternoon.

A little Sunday project!

Monday, January 04, 2010

New Year!

2010, wowee!

Christmas this year with the VP ladies was quite fabulous, it was mom and the gals for about 5 days sans Thom and Alex (we love Alex!!).

(here we are 3 1/2 years ago at my wedding)

with just the girls hanging out, we had lots of fun, we had a lunch visit with my Grandad and Gramma-Mary (my dad's parents), shopping and Rozzaroo and I went to the lovely Stuart. Fabulous as per usual and we were blown away by Matt Andersen, a man with the most phenomenal voice!!

Thom and Alex both arrived in the Hammer on the 23rd.

Thom's arrival coincided with a great tale of Dani patting a taxi drivers hair (decongestants and wine apparently do not mix!), I was a quilting fiend, I finished the baby quilt for baby Samuel, and mostly finished a beautiful ocean quilt for lovely auntie Maureen. It will be completely done when I visit next.

Thom and I also got to spend a few days with his family in C'ford.

Then back to Ottawa to relax and for Thom to head back to work for a few days.

So, it being the New Year, the resolutions are in full swing. While I am not entirely sold on the idea of new year's resolve, I do believe that any opportunity for change and growth is great.
so the resolutions are as follows:

  • My lovely friend Amanda A. and I are partaking in a fitness boot camp. 3 times a week for 3 months... at 6:15 am. yikes! Our first morning was this morning, and it was pretty intense. My legs are hurting a bit and my abs get pretty sore when I laugh.
We'll see how much worse it is tomorrow!
  • I plan to have more regular updates in the shop and on the blog.
  • Thom and I want to be more hospitable, to have people into our home for dinner at least 2-3 times a month
  • I also want to be a better journaller, I think making some of my own journals will help with that process. similar to those of ms. Pam Garrison
I'm not sure what else, but I'll let you know if I come up with anymore.

So, it was back to school today, and oh how much I love school and my 15 classmates!


What are your new year's resolutions?