Monday, January 26, 2009

New Year, New Look

Happy New Year! Okay, so I'm nearly a month late, but better late than never, right? I've been horribly delinquent in blogging-- both in updating my own and in reading others. I am trying to catch up, really I am, but it is not going to be easy. I'm a creature of habit. As long as I keep up, things go quite smoothly. But the minute I stop doing something, whether it's blogging, stitching, or whatever, I have a very difficult time getting back to it.

That's where I am with practically everything in my life at the moment. Stalled. Being that it is the middle of winter doesn't help, either. I hate winter. It's cold, it's dark, and I don't want to leave the house. Great thing about not working-- I don't have to leave the house. It's also the bad thing about not working. LOL Because I don't HAVE to go anywhere, I usually don't. Anybody see a nasty pattern developing here? LOL

While trying to catch up on some of my blog reading, I discovered a fun site with free backgrounds and gadgets for blogs-- The Cutest Blog on the Block. It probably isn't new, but it is certainly new to me. I had lots of fun playing with backgrounds before finally settling on this one. It's bright and cheerful... everything that winter isn't.

Since it's a new year, I decided to start a new project. It seemed like as good an excuse as any to start something new, and I thought it might be just the kick that I needed to get me out of my stitching slump. I'm delighted to report that I actually FINISHED it as well. The design is L*K's Autumn Boxer. I picked the chartpack up a couple of years ago and have had it sitting in my stash ever since. I'm a sucker for anything with pumpkins, so of course I just had to have this. Isn't it cute?

I haven't decided how I will finish this one. It's a regular size-- about 5" x 5"-- so it would probably work in a standard 6" square frame. But it would also make a cute pillow. Decisions, desicions!


Chiloe said...

Happy new year !!! Theyt are more free background site: just try a search with google ;)

lynda said...

I love anything with pumpkins too...that's a cute finish. And I like your new blog background too!

Daffycat said...

Well, that's just great. I'm such a sucker for Autumn designs, now I HAVE to have this enabler you!

Maren said...

Happy New Year! That's a cute little fall design. I tend to frame everything, since I can't sew to save my life. But you're right, it would make a neat little pillow.

Brigitte said...

I also love autumn designs very much and have this oine in my stash, too. Time to finally stitch it. Congratulations on stitching yours! How will you finish it?

Nancy in IL said...

Juanita, this is just adorable! It turned out just great. You just can't beat a good LK. Lovely stitching!