"Hey, if I had somewhere to go, I certainly wouldn't be in Cleve-Land." -Howard the Duck

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year !!!

Well, it's 2012.  Good riddance to 2011...and here's hoping 2012 will be a much better year for all. 

The postcard above is from 2008...I haven't been doing much paper art lately.  I'm not sure why...I just got burnt out on it.  So I've been playing with beads...and dyeing ribbons...I need a creative outlet, that's for sure.  I never did get a Remains of the Day journal done last year.  I have boxes of paper & ephemera pulled out to do one or more, but once the tension got messed up on my sewing machine, I lost interest.  One of the first things I'll do this year is attempt to fix that tension as there are also pillows & curtains that need to be sewn to freshen up this house...and then I'll get back to making some journals.  I'm feeling the need to play with paper again, which is a good thing as I have tons of it!

Our New Year's Eve was quiet...aside from my coughing because of the way the cold weather affects my asthma.  We enjoyed good munchies, including a warm spinach & artichoke dip that was especially yummy.  Hint: if you make an artichoke dip yourself...buy the frozen artichoke hearts...they're wonderful.  So much better than the ones from a can or a jar.  We also had some Prosecco for our bubbly & after Phil fell asleep, I talked to some friends in Nevada & CA.  And I played with Sunny Cat.  It was a nice evening.

Today will be quiet again...although I'll probably be swearing at the TV once the game starts...it's Pittsburgh here against the Browns...or Clowns...all I hope is that Clevetown looks like it's playing football & we don't embarrass ourselves too much!  No roast pork & cabbage or sauerkraut this year, but we will have those foods in our dinner.  They're good luck, & we can't mess with that.  Ours will just come from some Chinese takeout.  Roast Pork with Chinese Vegetables, Pork Fried Rice & Egg Rolls (for the cabbage part).  This might become our new tradition...I never did like sauerkraut anyway!

Here's wishing you & yours a wonderful, happy, healthy, prosperous & creative New Year!

1 comment:

  1. Have a happy, healthy and creative new year, dear Debbie! I know what you mean when it comes to technical problems (e. g. sewing tension) - that´s one of the advantages of paper artwork for me: just scissors, glue and my beloved stamps!
    Your meal sounds delicious, but I´ve never seen frozen artichokes here in Germany ...


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