Saturday, January 3, 2009

2009- What Are Your Plans?

" The best laid plans of mice and men" are often altered.
I had good intentions of starting the year with making art (I am sharing pieces from my archives- these ATCs are not new). But instead, New Year's Day I was taking down Christmas and cleaning. I have been told that whatever you do New Year's Day, you will be doing all that year. Hmmm. Is that why I feel this urge to clean and organize? Boohoo! I have shot myself in the foot!

So, if you don't see much new art from me, rest assured it's because I am scrubbing my floors with a toothbrush or I'm ironing my bedsheets. heehee And at the risk of sounding like the new "Hints From Helois", I have to tell you that if you have candle wax drips on a tablecloth, they come out easily with a steady stream of boiling water (I just held out my table cloth on the back steps and rinsed through it over the flower bed). It also worked for a sweater I had spattered candle wax on (no, not from creating bee's wax art, but from messing around with candles that wouldn't burn evenly).

2009 is the Chinese Year of the Ox, but for me, it looks to be the Year of Cleaning & Organizing. How's it shaping up for you?

6 comments:

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Hi Friend!
I can't remember what I was doing on the 1sr day of 2009 ~ O'no... this could be a bad sign of what's to come. I do know I want to live creatively in 2009! If only I didn't have to do that one little thing of "going to work" I would be great at it!

Many heartfelt blessings!
Katie

Linda said...

My mother said the the first 12 days of the year represent what you'll be doing the first 12 months. So plan accordingly! ha
I have wax on my favorite black pants from candlelight service Christmas Eve...I was going to freeze them and scrape the wax off...so you think I should pour boiling water over them?

Anna said...

super cute! I love it... the year to purge.... boy do I need to follow suit! I love the thinking cap atc! You and Linda are the most clever ladies! all the great sayings you come up with! I love it! missed you and your blog! xoxo anna

Margaret said...

oh dear don't like the sound of that!! I was racing down a hill on a toboggan and have the bruises to prove it! I'm with Linda on this one, yipee that'll be another 6 days I've got then...

Donna said...

Thank Goodness! I was lounging around!!Hahaaa....
Quit all that cleaning! You're giving us all a bad name!!LOL...
Happy day Sweetie!!hughugs

Jeanie said...

Now that's the best way to start the new year! (I cleaned the fridge, which was sort of scary.)

Have a beautiful new year -- I'm looking forward to catching up and if I don't comment on everything, please know I did look (and if it's like every other time I visit your blog, loved it all!)

Happy New Year!