In the Chinese Astrology Horoscope, 2011 is the year of the Rabbit and the forecast is:
A placid year, very much welcomed and needed after the ferocious year of the Tiger.
Good taste and refinement will shine on everything and people will acknowledge that persuasion is better than force. A congenial time in which diplomacy, international relations and politics will be given a front seat again. We will act with discretion and make reasonable concessions without too much difficulty.
A time to watch out that we do not become too indulgent. The influence of the Rabbit tends to spoil those who like too much comfort and thus impair their effectiveness and sense of duty.
The scene is quiet and calm, even deteriorating to the point of somnolence. We will all have a tendency to put off disagreeable tasks as long as possible.
Money can be made without too much labor. Our life style will be languid and leisurely as we allow ourselves the luxuries we have always craved for. A temperate year with unhurried pace. For once, it may seem possible for us to be carefree and happy without too many annoyances!
It's a good forecast isn't it with much to look forward to!!!
Still on the subject of rabbits, look what Lois from http://ofneedlespinsand.blogspot.com/ sent me:
'Bunnies Galore' by Leisure Arts with (wait for it) 50, yes 50, that's 50, a big 50, bunny designs! Cross stitch heaven for me, I love it, thank you so much Lois for thinking of me, I can assure you it will be put to very good use!
I started stitching this one a couple of nights ago:
Lizzie*Kate 'Love Crazy' which I'm stitching on 28-count linen in my choice of GAS threads, really easy stitch and only 5 colours needed.
And I promised a stash update!
I found the most fantastic needlework store this year in Florida called Needle Orts with the most helpful and friendliest owner who also does mail order. The store was lovely, clean and spacious (and even had comfy seats for the men in my life to sit in and chill) and the chart selection and threads was just out of this world.
Yummy, yummy charts ~ Plum Street Samplers 'Hares Christmas', LHN 'Spot of Coffee', 'Joy to the World', 'Red House in Winter' and 'Peppermint Twist', Hinzeit Charmed Flakes 'Deck the Halls', Little by Little 'Hot Chocolate', Erica Michaels 'Button Button', L*K 'Snowman 10' and JBW Designs 'The Bunny Collection'. A few threads to top up and my choice of fabric oddments which were stored by the bag load, good sizes perfect for ornaments and 5 pieces for only $3 . . . . . ahhhhhhh, heaven!
These 3 kits I found in another store and all took my fancy for future projects ~ Dimensions Feltworks Applique kits 'Holiday Pocket Ornaments' & 'Snowman Cheer Stocking' and another cutie by Candamar Designs 'Guess How Much I Love You'.
Oh Dear! Did I just read in the above forecast that this is 'A time to watch out that we do not become too indulgent'! No more stash for me! ALTHOUGH Hobbycraft have a Sale on, the Stitch & Craft Show in London is fast approaching and the Knit and Sewing Show in Brighton is just around the corner, I'll just go and have a look, just a look, just in case!!!
Take care everyone and have a fab week.
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