And since we just moved a sofa table, it caught my eye. Haven't had a new runner in years, and I'm not usually a "seasonal" decorator. Turns out this runner is a tad too long for its intended spot, so I had the bright idea to cut off the holiday ends, and turn the runner into an every-day piece. The ends can be seasonal table toppers! (See how my mind works?) So . . . I'm thinking I can tat an edging for each end of my every day runner. But what color? The current edging is a sort of brown/green color, and my living room is fairly neutral with a little olive green. I am contemplating these threads, and leaning toward the top brown. I also have two balls of that color, so I would probably not run out when 75% done! Actually, looking at this picture makes the green a definite "no". So, brown thread or a lighter beige?
So now for the fun part. Which edging? I'm considering one of the bottom two in this picture:
My other project this weekend has been to prepare a "Gratitude Journal". I had a blank book with an ugly cover, and decided to dress it up a little with some decoupage for a journal I've been wanting to get started. The New Year is a perfect time to start documenting the things I am thankful for.
To acknowledge the positives each day won't allow me to dwell on the negatives that I encounter. Studies show that positive attracts positive. Have you ever noticed how attitudes are contagious - whether positive OR negative? I strive to be the positive one, and I truly believe that happiness is a decision we all make every day. Thus the keys on my book. The key to happiness is being grateful for all that we have.
So. My book will be in my living room, and my goal is to write in it every day. And my family and friends are invited to write in it as well, whenever they visit.
And that's just a couple of the things I have planned for the New Year . . .