My very first post was about my New Year's resolutions for 2009 and they were-
1/To be more frugal with my time, and cut down on 'wasted' time, really spent doing nothing worthwhile. Hmm, not too successful there.
2/ Work toward acheiving my goals - well I tried and did achieve finishing my 'gift' stitching. Started walking more often and read a heap of books for relaxation.
3/ To concentrate on the positive aspects of life. Maybe I had a premonition that 2009 would be a year of outside-my-home negative influences, it took until June to rid our family of this person, and the next 6 months trying to deal with the after affects of her actions. However, within our home, my marriage and committment to Steve remains strong- 15 years of marriage this year, and my love and nuturing of Nicholas into tween-hood continues and my dear friends remain so.
4/To keep my stitching on task, and not be frantically stitching, trying to finish off gifts, at the last minute. Hmm, birthday gift stitching went okay, but Christmas stitching was waaaaay off track.
5/ To reduce waste and our carbon footprint. Well,I had a good bash at this. I've planned meals better & reduced food wastage. I've recycled the usual cans, paper, green waste etc, but also given away books to the local library, clothes to friends with younger boys and stopped buying so much unnecessary clutter. I've bought a little shopping trolley and walked to the supermarket, and walked home from school with Nicholas instead of driving.
My 2010 resolutions, funnily enough, after reading through 2009's, are much the same. Stay on track, keep focus on my family and myself and my true friends and reduce wastage. I hope to be even more successful at achieving them than I was at achieving some of them last year.
Now, my blogoversary giveaway!!!
First - the prize!
One of these cute little pinkeeps 'My favorite kitten' pinkeep by primitivebettys to be stitched by me, just like this one.
As well as
the chart and fabric for 'The Pink Bag' by Dutch Treat Designs
'Heartstrings' by The Cat's Whiskers
'Child Proof' by Glory Bee.
Now, how to enter- just because you're here, post a comment and you'll be entered.
If you're a follower or become a follower, post another comment.
Then if you post about my giveaway on your blog, come back and post another comment.
I'll get my delightful tween to pick an entry on Tuesday 12th January around lunchtime, so post your comment(s) by Monday 11th January lunchtime in the States as we're ahead of you timewise.
Good Luck and Happy Stitching!