Wednesday, January 5, 2011

THE NEW YEAR

My grandson's wants some snow so they can go coasting. They have all gone back to school after Christmas Vacation and I think the parents were ready. I don't know about the kid's.
We have had some cold weather, but have escaped so far what has gone around us. I shipped one of my baby quilts off to Australia this week for a little one due in March. It always makes me feel honored when they choose one of my quilts that I have embroidered.
I have started a new one which is starting to come alive as I like to say. I have two blocks done, but quite a ways to go. When I get it done, I am not going to put a binding around it. I think I will let who ever buys it pick the color. It won't take me that long to put it on. I have also been given advance notice for some tea towels with fall designs so I have been seeing what I can find. So many patterns are for machine embroidery instead of hand embroidery.
The way the month is going I think it will be gone before we know it. I just wish that it would slow down a little. I think part of it is there is always so much to do this time of the year to get all payroll tax reports, w-2's and things done before the end of the month. I finished setting up my account to pay the payroll taxes on line. The bank will no longer accept them and the government will charge you a 10% penalty if you do deposit them through the bank. Do any of you feel like the government is trying to control to much of our life? They were talking about the health care bill today. It is such a mess that is all I know and I don't like it.
We did get a late Christmas present. My husband's insurance company is going to continue to help with his medicine that helps with the blood clotting. It is not covered by medicare who calls it a vitamin. The only problem it is not a vitamin and it only does one thing.
I don't think I want to go into that at the moment. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. Have a great day.


3 comments:

Sheila said...

Hi Shirley,
Thanks so much for the lovely comment :)...I hope your year has been off to a great start.

Smiles,
Sheila

Char said...

I too wish it would all slow down, but the minute I think that, it seems to speed up.
I would love a peek at the new quilt, I have no doubt it's going to be beautiful. I look forward to seeing your tea towels too, have a great one, Char

Michelle May said...

Happy new year sweets! Wishing you all the best new year. May all your wishes come true!!!
xx, shell