Things are getting more and more eccentric at Casa de la Swain. Changing styles in my textile work, falling in love again with painting and photography...and then there is the ever illusive quest for continuing creativity through working with Eric Maisel. Still on the road teaching, posting now at the Ragged Cloth Cafe and taking the pledge to keep handmaiden up to date.

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Important Information for All

Beware! There is a superstition in my family that whatever you are doing on New Year's Day is what you will be spending a lot of time doing throughout the rest of the year. Think about it. My plan, of course, is to be making quilts. Consider yourself warned about house cleaning, cooking, etc.

15 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh I love this. I will be taking it to heart tomorrow as I'm adverturing around town with family.

Micki said...

I am planning on taking down the Christmas tree, so I don't think I have to worry too much about doing that again for another full year.
Happy New Year!

Deb R said...

Ok J doesn't know it yet, but after reading this I have decided that tomorrow (today!) I will be sewing, writing, taking photos, reading, and maybe watching a movie. That should cover most of my favorite activities and guarantee them all a place in my 2006, yes? :-)

Claire said...

Oh Bugga. I read blogs, drank a bottle of wine and knitted. Not at all like my plans for 2006! If only I'd read your blog earlier LOL

cheers
Claire

Liz said...

Well, so far I've spent a couple of hours on the computer so no change there....

Happy new year, Gabrielle!

Valeri said...

Well at least I did the walk so that bodes well for the rest of the year and I did some machining. Plus I was on the computer so as Liz says not a lot of change there. And I haven't eaten too much...yet! So OK I'm doing alright! But I am going to try knitting a pair of ankle socks so is this where it all goes pear shaped because I don't do knitting!

Scrapmaker said...

Well, this morning I spent an hour alone with my sketchbook, so that's a good start. Jen

Teri said...

I'm doomed already. I have been spending my day cleaning my studio, and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer Marathon..

Coyote said...

Superstition is poetry of life, so that it does not injure the poet to be superstitious.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Ha! I got in the Gothe quote, that only leaves you Nietzsche. Muhahahahaha...

*runs off and makes sure to work heavily on his trains, while watching Christy eat her black eyed peas,

gabrielle said...

1. "That which does not kill me only makes me stronger."
2. Life without music would be a mistake." Fredrick Nietzche
Called and raised one. You better be eating some peas with Christy...for every pea brings good luck.

gabrielle said...
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Coyote said...

1. All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.
-Thomas Mann

2. There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect.
-Thomas Mann

I see your Nietzche and raise and you a Hegel.

Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
-Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel


It is only my great love for you, my mother, that kept me from laying in with Schopenhauer. *grins*

Sarah Ann Smith said...

Yippeee...didn't see this until 8 pm Sunday evening...and I spent my day feeding my kids, quilting, knitting, trying out needle felting for the first time, looking for a sweater pattern, reading, blogging a little, and doing just a few dishes. This is gonna be a GOOD year! Oh yeah..and I exercised! Since I want to sketch, guess I'll get out the sketchbook before bedtime....

Thanks, and cheers, Sarah

Pat/SWquilter said...

Oh dear, I spent a lot of time reading, drank some wine. . .oh good, I just remembered, I did do some sewing too so maybe 2006 will turn out okay!!

cfent said...

that must be a southern thing. its somethign i;m very familiar with.
i spent the day recovering from the cold from hell and watching one more awful saints game. on the postivie side, i was actually breathign again, and i managed to do a sketch (of my vicks inhaler)
i;m goignto have a fantasy first adn substitute that.
;-)

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