I am not sure what foods are traditionally cooked for New Years Day around the country. What do you have ?
Here in southwestern Pennsylvania, the custom for most of us is to cook pork, kielbasa and sauerkraut. It’s such a nice, easy dinner to throw together…everything goes in to the crockpot and later on, make some mashed potatoes. ( if you have a hangover from the night before, just serve those potatoes in the same pot you mashed them in, alongside the crockpot, ha ha! :)
My staying up late, partying and hangover days are long gone so I’ll be doing some sewing prior to dinner time.
First of all, I decided to join in the One Monthly Goal link up this year over at Elm Street Quilts. The idea is to post a goal to link up at the beginning of the month, and if you achieved it, link up at the end of the month. She has sponsors and prizes lined up for the achievers :)
If you are tired of seeing Stars and Spools, so am I. My OMG for January is to finish hand quilting the last border. It is slow going but that is an achievable goal for the month. If I can actually totally finish it, as in binding it as well, great, but my goal is to finish this last border.
Then, in my previous post I showed a bit of life around here after Christmas as well as the first border completion in regards to my Flower Basket Medallion project. ( Here )
I wasn’t in the mood to start prepping leaves, berries, etc. for the next border yet. I decided to prep my next Airship Propeller Block and a few Little Baskets. In the past, I had not saved tiny scraps…I generally did not save anything smaller than what could be used for a 2 1/2 inch square but times have changed :)
Now I can use the tiniest of scraps for the little circles in the baskets as well as for the berries that will continue to go into the Flower Basket Medallion.
My middle sons’ family are traveling to a friends house to spend New Years Eve, and they’ll stay overnight. Before I do any cooking or sewing on New Years Day, I’ll be down at their house at the crack of dawn to let the dog out. My Facebook feed showed a memory of how little and adorable he was at this time last year :)
Update … I went there and brought him here for the night. LOL here he is ( Half Rottie and Half Lab ) playing with my dog Jugsy ( Half Rottie and Half Husky )
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