Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Will I Listen to Me?

I was thinking I learned a lesson.  I always wait too long, and then regret not having some snowflakes or Christmas ornaments done for the holidays.   You know, to throw in cards or on top of gifts.  Soooo, I decided I'd make some snowflakes throughout the year this year.  I never seem to have much time to get much tatting done, so smaller motifs are perfect.  AND, I found some ornament hooks on clearance at Target, so that was a little motivation too.  (Doesn't take much to excite me . . . )

So, my January accomplishment is TWO snowflakes.  I know, compared to most of the bloggers I follow, this is nothing.  N O T H I N G .  But, it's two more than I had in December.


I love Jon's patterns.  I like having the written pattern AND the diagram to follow.  I am just not happy with how mine never seem to look as symmetrical as they should.  But I realize most people will never notice that - just me.  

Did I learn a lesson?  Yes - try to make a few snowflakes and ornaments all year long.  Will I listen to me?  I dunno.  I saw somewhere today that Renulek is starting another spring doily tat-along.  I'm thinking about trying that . . .

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Live, Learn and Be Kind

Well, Happy New Year!  Once again, we've made it through the holidays and are on with a new beginning.  And, once again, I've been neglecting my blog like I haven't been doing ANYTHING. Which is untrue, of course.  I've done some sewing, some decoupaging, some baking, and even some tatting.  Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures or take the time to write about any of it.

And so it goes.  I guess I was living life! 

As for resolutions, I rarely make any real ones.  I do, however, ponder the past, regroup and rethink my goals for the upcoming year.  My main goal is usually just to be a better person all around. Healthy, kind, happy and wise. With this in mind, I have two very favorite quotes that I try to remember to live by:

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  
Learn as if you were to live forever.
-Mahatma Gandhi


I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
-Maya Angelou

So, here's to 2015.  Live, learn and be kind.