Tuesday, January 3, 2023

I have a couple finishes!

 I'm off to a good start so far.  We'll see how long it lasts! LOL!  I finished my Christmas ornament for this year so this Friday I will final finish all 3....mine and the grands....

I also finished my first book for the Good Reads Challenge......one book read and only 51 left to go!

I started this book in 2022 but finished it in 2023.  This was a delightful book of short stories about Christmas by Louisa May Alcott.  I might have to read it every Christmas it was so enjoyable.

My dishwasher wasn't cleaning very well so I got some dishwasher cleaner and ran it through.  I hope it does the trick!  I know you're supposed to clean your filter but I have an old dishwasher and I'm not sure it is removable.   I've tried but it doesn't budge.  Yesterday I made a menu and grocery list and ordered my groceries.  I picked them up and did the usual routine of disinfecting and putting them all away.  

 I put together my list of cross stitch projects to rotate and work on until done.  I replaced the ornament with another small; the Mill Hill Baby Jesus which I will work on now until done.    The others are a focus piece, Elizabeth's Squirrel; a piece that is close to being done, the pumpkin alphabet; the mini-quaker which was my New Year's Day start, and Winter which was my New Year's Eve start but I have to wait for the material and dye which is on the way.

Last night we had a humdinger of a storm and a tornado watch and flood warnings.  We didn't lose power and it was a great evening to read my Plum Island mystery!  Today, I have the windows open and it is 70 F!  But not for long evidently. It will be going down into the 50's soon.  But it was a great day to be out and about.

I hope you are having good weather.

Happy Trails!!! 


Betsy said...

We had rain, freezing rain, ice pellets and finally snow today. Actually it's still snowing. I'll take your 70's please!
Your ornament is really cute and it sounds like you're making great progress on everything so far.
Blessings and hugs,

Leftycrafter said...

Cute ornament. You are really getting organized. Today was the first day of some sunshine in almost a week. But still below 60 for the high.

Far Side of Fifty said...

70 degrees wow!! Your ornament is very cute!

Jeanna said...

You really are off to a great start. Such an adorable ornament. I wish I was already as organized as you but I still have to figure out what I want to accomplish in 2023. Please send me your IG name...I'd like to look you up there as well.

Miss Merry said...

Gosh, you are doing great on your goals! I love to watch the progress of your projects.

Cousin Kay said...

Little cottage is adorable!