Sunday, January 5, 2014

Happy New Year

December 26 we traveled to Austin to visit with our Son and family for a few days.  Had a great visit!  We got to go with them to Julie's Dr. appointment on Friday and we all got a great surprise.  The Doctor had previously told them that the twins were both boys but during the viewing of the sonogram, it was discovered that there is a girl and a boy.  They already have 1 son, Nathan(3) so the girl will complete all wishes.

The first week of 2014 has past.  I did not make any resolutions....though

I have lots of thoughts running around in my head on projects to sew.  More than I will reasonably complete. I am hoping to retire sometime this year.  Hopefully before June.  So, this begins to build an unbelievable race in my head on things I think I can get accomplished.

1st --- on my list is to complete several clothing projects that I have had cut out for myself for years.
...a denim jacket
...a brown tapestry vest

smocking project for the upcoming twins

join the local quilt guild,
they do small quilts for children that the local law enforcement takes in emergency situations,  and I want to complete one for this project

I have purchased fabrics for window treatments in 3 rooms of my house....this has been in the closet for a year.....need to get this completed

And to add to this, I accepted the 
---2014 RTW Fast invitation from Goodbye Valentino to stop shopping for "ready to wear"
I am not a big shopper....but I have lost a large amount of weight and have few clothes.....will be a challenge and a great chance for me to learn to fit myself....something that I have been wanting to do for quite awhile.
Last challenge....
---I invited my sister to join me in the challenge to do a 1/2 marathon.  She accepted and we trained all the fall to run the St. Jude's in Memphis in December.  The weather was unbelievably cold that weekend and the race was cancelled.  Since we had felt the health benefits of this training, and we were very disappointed in not getting to complete the race.....we have now signed up for the Nashville Rock & Roll.  We begin training again this week for the race April 26.

Full year planned....Ready to get started

Hope that I can keep focused to complete the list.

Happy New Year to All