11 January 2009

Doldrums of winter

Does anyone else feel like they're in the winter doldrums?

I have been trying to stitch, and spent much of yesterday, watching a marathon of Real Housewives on Bravo and working on Simply Old-Fashioned's "Like Feathered Wings." I'm changing the colors from browns on the horses to greys, not because I have anything against chestnut horses--I've ridden them and owned them--but I always did have a yen for grey horses, so I have one in a light grey/white, one in medium grey, and one in a very very dark grey/black. But I am not super-thrilled with it. But it has been a long-term UFO and so I want to get it finished.

There is a new book out by The Sampler Girl that I am jonesing for. It is on 123, but I am trying to talk myself out of it. I think the project during the holidays of not buying was really a great thing for me, and it's not been hard. I've been finding so many great freebies online that are exciting. Wierd, hunh.

But other than that, it's been pretty quiet. SO's parents came to see our Christmas tree and have pizza on Friday night. I started taking down the Charlie Brown tree yesterday, but didn't really have the heart to finish it (I guess some part of me thinks someone will leave a present under there if I just leave it up long enough?). Taking the decorations down is so depressing, and it was rainy and grey and sleety yesterday and I just gave up. I am putting all my stitched decorations in one box together, so they're all together. I had to work today, and they were calling for foul weather, so I went to Mom's last night, so that was another reason I didn't get it done. Til I went on my walk (I am really proud that I jogged part of it, probably 1/8th of a mile), and made the bed, and loaded the dishwasher, and watched scads of Bravo, it was too late to do the tree. Hopefully I can get it down tonight, though I have no idea where I will shove said Charlie Brown tree.

I realize I didn't ever post a photo of our decorations. This is the Charlie Brown tree with the ornaments on and the pets' presents underneath. Robbie loves that pink toy.

And my afghan hanging up so it would not get dirty. SO's mom said we couldn't see it because of the tree, but, then again, we knew how it looked. I wanted to use it under the Charlie Brown tree, but SO thought it would get dirty there:


Kathy A. said...

Yep, the winter doldrums are here. I am starting to hear people say they are losing their stitching mojo. Hopefully, yours won't last too long.
That is quite the Charlie Brown tree. You were wonderful for rescuing the poor thing.

Pumpkin said...

LOL! LOVE the CB tree :o)

I'm in the depths of winter doldrums but I'm trying to get out of it.

Meari said...

I am so ready for winter to be over! I still need to take down my trees and decorations.

CraftyT said...

I am not bragging or anythiong but we are in the high 70's all this week LOL..I do not miss the grey days of winter in the least.
I have an idea about the tree.Keep the tree up and decorate it with valentine decorations and keep it up through easter with springy decorations.That way you dont have to worry about where to store and you get to look at it through most of the year :0)

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls