Sunday, December 27, 2020

The New Year Fast Approaching

Last year I was the lucky winner of a pattern giveaway from Acorn Hollow.  Cathy already had the Cushing pattern and was the recipient of a second one as a gift exchange from her guild.   Since I put my Woolly Santa away thought it worthy of displaying the hooked piece today.  Thanks Cathy, I loved hooking it.
Can't believe a new calendar will be in effect just 5 days from now.  It will probably take me a week to remember to print 2021 when writing a check. 

Made sure to purchase a bag of black-eyed peas last week because one year I was too late and couldn't find black-eyed peas at Walmart anywhere, not in the freezer section or canned goods.  Same bad luck at another grocery store.  Decided to take a chance at Roses discount store and saw someone re-stocking canned black eyed peas so grabbed a can.  Not as good as fresh cooked but if it gave me just a 'little' good luck for the new year that would be good enough.  A little luck is better than no luck 😄 .

Although I do have some Germanic DNA I never grew up eating sauerkraut and pork on New Years eve (Sylvester).  My mother always had the traditional southern meal of black-eyed peas and I carried on that tradition albeit just for me.



  1. No black-eyed peas for me! Never had them but they don't sound good to me. I don't eat sauerkraut either. I am still hoping for better luck for the world in 2021.
    Little sled mat looks perfect there!

  2. I have heard of that Southern tradition. No New Years traditions in my family. Great rug. Janice

  3. I had black eyed peas once when invited to a New year's Eve dinner. They were good.
    We will have some apps and be good I think. You did a lovely job on that piece so glad you won it.
    Happy New Year!

  4. Oh I hadn’t thought of it being only 5 days away 😳. We’ve always had regular peas on New Years for good fortune. I think after this year, we might try both! (I do have black-eyed peas too).

  5. Well aren't you quick on putting the holidays away LOL. But I do love the sled mat. Yes, a little luck is better than no luck, but no luck is better than the crappy luck I have. Seriously. I've heard of the black-eyed peas tradition, but it is nothing our family ever ate so I would have no clue how to prepare them. My mother always said you had to eat herring on New Years' eve for luck in the coming year. That may explain my crappy luck...I DESPISE herring!! ~Robin~

  6. Carry on UR tradition,,,,Sounds good,,,
    Love that sweet mat,,,
    More Snow here,,after rain overnight ,,,Not Nice,,,

  7. Black eyed peas and collard greens for this Southern girl....peas are pennies and the greens are for dollars. Never has worked, but I’m not one to give up on things. Cute little sled mat.

  8. I just can't wait for 2020 to be over !!! We usually have seafood New Years Eve ...just another day for us .....Will Toast to 2021 with friends on Zoom though !
    Love your pretty Sled Matt ! Hope to get some hooking done before the end of the year !!!


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