Thursday, December 29, 2011

New Year's Resolutions

Hi!!! I hope you're all doing well and have had a wonderful Christmas! I've been having blog withdrawals. Still at my parents' house visiting.  My Dad's computer is finicky and s..l..o..w.., and sometimes won't let me read your blogs.  I'm probably the last person on the planet that doesn't travel with a lap top or iPad, and I really haven't had anything of note to post about sewing wise. 

Christmas pics are stuck in the camera right now, as I forgot to bring the cable to download them.. :/ I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can do a post from here. We are having a fabulous time, though, and the weather has been so unseasonably warm!  It's been beautiful!

SOOooo, since I don't have any recent pics to share, I thought I would make a public New Year's resolution... using a (scary?-ha) pic I found on my Dad's computer.

Okay, here goes. 
I hereby solemnly resolve --wait I should change the ink color to black as it's more serious-- I hereby solemnly resolve to never *EVER, never ever ever NEVER* wear red tights with white open toe sandals and a mini dress again. :o) I'm serious.  Really.  If I do, please sic those What Not to Wear people on me!!

I'm wearing a coat.. so it must have been chilly.  Not sure where the bottom half of my outfit went. lol  And I love the big giant patches on the knees of my brothers' jeans. :o)  This was taken in the CA Redwoods.. one of the best places to camp, EVER.  Oh yah. We were camping.  WHY am I so dressed up?

Second part of my NYR for 2012 is to finish my UFO's.  You've heard about those a few times.  I really hope to finish them all.

Finally, I'm wishing 2012 to be a drama-free year. :o)  2011 was a tough year for family and other relationship drama, illness, death, natural disasters, etc.  One thing after another it seemed like.  I'm ready for a slow, mellow year. A year devoid of drama, and full of love and respect, good health and all things quilty of course. :) Rebecca Lynne of Making Rebecca Lynne and I are thinking about teaming up and making a blog button, as we shared some similar experiences and would love a DRAMA-FREE 2012!!! :o) With occasional posts about fun stress relieving things.

Blogging was one of the best things I did for myself in 2011.  It has been almost five months now, and you've all been so kind and welcoming and supportive.  It has really helped me to focus on the positive and creative things in my life.  And has really just been a ton of fun!  So thank you, thank you to all of my readers for reading, and for your sweet,sweet comments.  It has been great fun getting to know all of you/reading and commenting on your blogs, too.

The ticker is counting down to 2012, and I am ready to welcome it with open arms!!! :)  I think I need one of these. haha
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P.S.  I am missing me some hubby and Buster.  Will be seeing them next Wed.!  He is off work now, and took Buster to the beach yesterday and they had a blast!


Oh my, that photo of you in the redwoods is quite, err, special, in the way that photos from that era often were, and the dresses were ridiculously short!

As for resolution #2, have you checked out Rhonda's Finish Along? It launches on the 1st of January, but runs all year :o)

I hope resolution #3 comes through for you!

I don't think you'll have any problems achieving goal No. 1... LOL!!!

Patti said...

OMG Kelli! I think I snorted out loud! I swear I have a similar photo somewhere........and I'm NEVER looking for it.;-)
Happy New Year!

sunny said...

Love that 1st resolution! I'm all for a drama free 2012. 2011 was a bit challenging for me, and I'll be grateful when it's over. Happy New Year!

Kathy said...

I don't know what all the fuss is about.....Santa and his elves probably loooove red tights, not to mention Mrs Claus! And as for camping attire - if you HAve to go camping - you might as well 'camp' it up (I hope this is a joke that translates well across the Atlantic!)

Have a fab new year, Kelli!

quiltmania said...

I love the tights. I think you should resurrect the look! Thanks for sharing!

Maria said...

I love those red tights and white sandles. Just perfect camping wear....
I don't do resolutions as I never forfil them but I do wish you a much better 2012.
It has been fun meeting you and look forward to reading more of your posts.

I think you look very cute and it is a lovely outfit...drama fee sounds good to me...

bichonpawz said...

I am pretty sure that if we all looked in the archives of our parents computers...we'd all be able to find something similar to the red tights and white shoes! Even while camping!! And those patches on the jeans...I remember them. Yes I do!!! I would SO love to be enjoying warmth and palm trees at the moment. Alas...I am looking at snow and ice and cold. I don't like it!! Here's wishing you safe travels and a bright and beautiful New Year!!! Lots of pics of the furry guy too!!

joe tulips said...

LOL, I had to wonder.... why is the princess so dressed up and the brothers are in patches? Such a cute picture. A modern day picture of this old one would be hysterical.

Happy New Year and yes we need to finish our WIP.

Kelli what are you talking about?? You quite clearly rock those sandals and red tights ;)

Yes! Drama Free! Drama Free! Go 2012!

In answer to the question "Why was I so dressed up?", as the mom of three girls, I can answer definitively "Because you were about 3 and in your "I will NOT wear anything but fancy dresses, skirts, or minidresses" stage, and your mom just caved, as we moms do. Of course I dressed like that too! What a silly question. But really, the most telling part of our sisterhood for me about this blog post was that I could have written, word for word, the first two paragraphs. And this comes after a morning where it took me a good 90 minutes to set up a Wii, and I still haven't figured out the sync-ing of the second remote. I'm so thankful that 2011 brought me my long lost twin!

At that age (somewhere in the 80ies) my parents made me wear WHITE socks in open toe sandals to kindergarten... So you were not alone! I´m with you on never wearing that again and finishing my UFOs in 2012. A happy New Year to you and your family!

Donna said...

Kelli, think about printing out your blog. Google Blog 2 Print and see what comes up. I started blogging at the beginning of 2007 and have 4 books so far. Today I just did the 5th one!

Drama Free? Then this is the year for me. Here's to 2012!

Remington said...

I agree with Donna -- I will be getting my 3rd book from Blog 2 Print for my 3rd year of blogging -- they are awesome!

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