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Monday, December 31, 2012

Ready for a New Year!

2012 was a great year, despite my fears of the impending Doomsday.

Becoming a Grandma for the first time has been an awesome awakening of a part of my heart I didn't know was there.  I got to travel far away twice, to see my new granddaughter, and once I came home, began two new careers at about the same time.

Are you going to do anything differently for the '13?  Here are just a few of my thoughts on this subject...

I will become my old, organized self.  My desk is a sight, and my sewing room, well, I know where everything is, but it sure isn't a happy place right now.

I will not allow what "they" say to cloud my ideas of right and wrong.  I will continue to treat others as I would like to be treated.  I will continue to be as honest as I possibly can be, taking into account how others can handle honesty...

I will not allow anyone to make me feel badly about myself.  I will not allow the lies of others affect me, especially when I know the truth.  Those that choose to believe the lies, not my job to convince them of anything...because in their hearts, they know the truth, too.

I will continue to do the best I can, to be the best me I can possibly be.

I will not shower unsolicited advice on anyone, as it is not my job to "fix" every one's problems.  I will offer my opinion, if asked, what's done with it is their choice.

I will do my best to help my Young Son grow into the young man he should be.

I will continue to create my Critters, and since I plan to teach my daughter to sew this year, I foresee some additions to our Etsy shops...which will be very exciting!  I am thrilled to have her and my granddaughter (and their 2 dogs and 1 cat) come stay with us for the year while my son-in-law is out of the country for our country.

I will continue saying my Prayers, and will practice "listening" for the answers.  I will continue to count my blessings and actually be thankful for what I do have...if there's something I want, I will work for it.

Most importantly, I will continue to be happy, I will continue to live my life as I see fit, in the most positive way possible.  Revenge is not in my vocabulary, I am a total believer in Karma, I know we get what we give in this life.  I'm not going to be happy "if" or "when"...I am going to happy right now.

xxoo
Play Nice!
Cindy

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Are you ready for Christmas?

We didn't put up a tree this year.  I decorated the Pro-Shop more than here, and I did that by hanging one ornament and one string of green tinsel.  It does look awesome, didn't think to take a picture of it...I will before I take it down on Wednesday.

Darlin' Danielle and Delightful Delilah (and Ben, of course) were here the beginning of December for D's 1st birthday party!  We had a house full, and everyone had a good time...

My mind has mainly been on my Critters these last few weeks.  I've made I think 5 purple unicorns, 3 pink unicorns, a set of The Three Little Pigs (with the Big Bad Wolf), The Three Bears and Goldilocks (Goldilocks is pretty bizarre looking, but the set was for a little boy, so the doll isn't that important.)  A kitten, a lizard, a few flying pigs, a purple giraffe...and there may be a few more in the mix that I don't remember right off the top of my head...my hands have been busy!

I've been experimenting with some merino wool, and I really, really like it.  I have a whole lot of craft store felt to use up before I can go that way exclusively.



I've added a few Critters to my line.  One I am really excited about is the Little Dog Critter.  I have a few of them stitched up, each and every one of them turns out just a little bit differently.  The Ritzy Dog is new, I'm loving that one, too.



I've been using yarn and crochet thread as manes and tails for some of them.  I really like the haphazard look of it.  I have to admit, though, I'm nervous about cutting it too short, 'cos y'know, it can't be un-cut.

I'll wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I have high hopes for the future, starting right now!

Play Nice!
xxoo