As usual I started out the new year with a new word and cleaning my sewing studio. This years word is choice. Last year’s was evolve. I think I have improved some of my skills and am hoping to continue improving my drawing skills. Choice is my word this year because there are so many — choose to find time for art, chose to keep things organized or not, choose to practice and hone new skills … I chose to recover my chair while I was cleaning. I really like it. The main cleaning is done, but the small sorting goes on.
I have finally made the commitment to unstitch my goddess for my mother earth quilt. Taking out tight stitches in 2 pieces of 1 inch foam stacked and fabric was tedious. I love the new results and can now finish quilting the background and adding the beaded spiderweb. Then for the trees and 3-D leaves.
I celebrated my 50th birthday early by having a half century celebration party. The party was to thank all those who have made my life what it is. The menu was lasagna, spaghetti, garlic bread and vegetable soup. I also baked two chocolate cakes from scratch and made chocolate molded pretzels. Family brought fruit and veggie trays. We had a great time. Guests were to entertain me. Even my grandson stood on a bench and sang in front of everyone. I wrote and sang my own old age song to the tune of My Favorite Things. (Side note – the malox version going around the web was not written by or sung by Julie Andrews)