Tuesday, January 2, 2018

What I Did On My Christmas Holiday, and Happy New Year

If I was a slightly more normal person, I'd be posting photos of myself on a beach.  However...taking two weeks off gives me the time to attend to some slightly more practical chores.

This was the neighbour's barn.  I painted it many years ago when I was still working for RBC and going through a great deal of stress.  I'd come home from work, open a bottle of wine and get rather snockered while I painted the evening away.  Maybe not the best way to handle stress, but it worked for me.




Since I had about 3/4 of a gallon left over from last winter's paint job in the bedroom it seemed sensible to use the same paint colour for my workroom.  Next up will be the hallways that run from the front door down into this room, and also up into the second floor landing.  I'm taking a breather for a couple of days before I tackle that.

As I have for the last few years, I spent New Years Day stitching with some friends near & far.  Near came and sewed here, shared a lunch of hamburger soup & sourdough bread, then stayed for Chinese takeout for supper.  It's like a one-day retreat for both of us.

This is the baby quilt she was working on.  The gals from a distance were in touch all day long via email.  We were nine in total this year, from the Soo, Manitoulin Island, Ennismore, and here in southern Ontario.

I was working on the Binbrook Guild challenge.  I added the borders today, so it's ready for quilting now.
Since this is the time of year to make all those silly resolutions (which I am NOT doing) I thought it might be ok to give myself a little 30 day challenge.  Starting today, January 2nd, there will be no food or beverage consumed after 8 pm.  I've gotten into a bad habit of having a second glass of wine around that time of night, and then deciding I need some potato chips or cheesies, or some other unhealthy food item to go along with it.  All this excess consumption is showing up quite nicely on my arse.  I'll keep you posted as to my progress.

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