WOW!! I can't believe how fast the last year went by!
SO MANY great things happened for me in 2012.....I got my family room wallpapered, I started my blog (Yay!! LOL), I found A Primitive Place Magazine and Forum (my favorite place online!), I created lots of wonderful things, and I got my kitchen TILE floor -- yippee!!! :-D
I can't wait to see what 2013 brings! I'll have my first blog anniversary in April, that will be very cool!! And I have my List of Project Goals that I talked about.....basically, getting the main living area finished - all of it! And then there's just regular ME-stuff -- like, I want to start an herb garden behind my house, and I want to make pretty things (like wallpaper boxes!), and make more furniture.
So I'm expecting to have a really great year!!! :-D
OH! And I found a wonderful planner (I'm obsessed with "planners", and very picky about them, too)!! I've never seen one like this before, usually I have to settle for calendars, because I can't find a planner that I want to use. Look at this one!......
It was $10 at Walmart, which I would never pay for a planner normally, but I had a Walmart gift card that was a gift for Christmas! So I splurged on it!! Oh, I am going to LOVE it -- all the plans that I can keep all together in one place -- PERFECT!!!
For New Year's Eve, we did what we always do......not much!! LOL Brian NEVER stays up to see in the new year, but my kids are old enough to, so we've been having some fun for the past several years! Mostly we watch movies or play games, and then when the countdown is on, we get our special glasses and some sparkling red grape juice, and watch the ball drop! We don't really watch the "show" that they put on.....I used to, but it has become more and more annoying to watch over the last 10-12 years, that I only change it over to that channel about 3 minutes before midnight, and leave it muted until the ball starts to drop! I don't like ANY of the singers that they put on, none of the music (BLAH!!), the hosts are all completely uninteresting, and then there's tons of stupid commercials!!!! I remember when I was a little girl, we watched Dick Clark and it was exciting and fun. I don't know if it's ME or THEM, but it's all different and ruined now -- I'm sure it's THEM!! Hahaha!
I let the kids stay up until a little after 12, and then I fall asleep at my usual time - around 2am (yeah, I'm still doing that!).
When I was in my late teens and early twenties, I spent a few New Year's Eves out in the city at First Night -- mostly in Worcester, Ma, but once I went to Boston for it! That's when I realized that I wasn't the big party-person that my sister and friends were!! I was more the at-home type.....and I've stayed home ever since!! :-D My brother went to First Night in New York, and said it was the worst thing he's ever gone through! LOL There are just too many people out there! He couldn't move, he couldn't get in to the bars, it was too loud to talk to anyone.....he was there with his girlfriend and our sister that I was with in Boston 20 years ago when I had my epiphany!! Haha! SHE loves that stuff! *Sigh!* She's crazy! :-D Sorry, Karen! (she never reads my blog, anyway! LOL)
So for the past few days, I've been SO enthralled with period clothing!! LOL Soooooo......I decided to crochet something I saw in an article about late 1800s crochet patterns -- a caplet!! (I told you I have ADD!) I found a pattern that had the primitive look I wanted, here's their picture......
(I used my huge skein of brown wool that I've had waiting around for a few years....I have tons of yarn just "waiting around"!)
I didn't like their pattern stitch for the bottom of it, it was kind of boring, and I wanted something a little more cozy looking.....so I just changed it to a shell stitch.....
I love how it came out.....
And I might still pull it all and make it again a little bigger.....I'll have to wear it for a few days to see how it feels. It felt wonderful to crochet again, though! :-D
Tomorrow, some wool that I bought just before Christmas should get to my Post Office (finally!), and then I'm going to start my next penny rug! I'll wait until I start to post any pictures or talk about it.....it's coming, though -- I can't WAIT!!
So, that's some of my New Year's fun that I've had going on.....2013 is starting out to be fun already! LOL
I hope all my blog friends are having a fun and happy start to their New Year, too!! ^-^