In Warner Bros. movie "New Years Eve" the New Year’s ball inadvertently stops half-way down and creates a moment when Hillary Swank says the following:
It's suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the new year, to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by.
To remember both our triumphs and our missteps, our promises made and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures or closed ourselves down for fear of getting hurt because that is what new years is all about --- getting another chance.
A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more. And stop worrying about what if and start embracing what would be. So when that ball drops at midnight and it will drop, let's remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other. And not just tonight, but all year long.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
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Friday, December 28, 2012
I made one shawl, a couple of scarves and one cowl for some gifts this year. This yarn is gorgeous and crazy soft. Today and the next two posts are all made with the same stitch--foundation-less double crochet. Some people call it a "Foundation Double Crochet" as in this YouTube tutorial (click HERE).
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Monday, December 17, 2012
I picked up some odds and ends sale yarn. Made a basket to throw them in and then sat and looked through dozens of patterns on Pinterest trying to decide what to make with the odds & ends that don't match. I guess it doesn't matter, I just need to be doing something.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
A button is a fastener. It fastens (connects) one part to another - literally and, for my tree, symbolically. Wishing you lots of opportunities this holiday season to button.
Friday, December 7, 2012
“Christmas gift suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.” - Quote by Oren Arnold
Monday, December 3, 2012
I'm in California spending time with friends and family who are nurturing my soul and lifting my spirits. So a post of an abstract painting I made as a display for this bead crochet rope. Be back soon. Hope your holiday season has started out with kindness and joy!