Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year! I wish to each and every one of you a SAFE, healthy and joyful new year.

2006 is behind us, and I am so glad! There were a few bright spots, one was having another grandson. He is such a joy and delight and we are SO blessed with the most beautiful and wonderful grandkids! A couple of great trips thrown in and new blogger friends, which is such a delight to me. There were many other trials and rough spots last year, and I thank God for the opportunities to grow in my walk with Him.

I'm looking forward to a brand new year with some exciting possiblities in store for me. I just hope that I can keep my head on straight, my lists organized and my health and energy high enough to do all I want to do! I'm not setting any goals, per se, although my "Fabric Depression" has almost become a game. I STILL haven't purchased any fabric for me (I have purchased some for gifts), and I'm not counting the fabric Kirt bought me for my birthday. After all, I didn't ask for it! :)


I have taken down all the Christmas stuff and now is the time that I get out all the Snowman stuff. I think that my snowmen outnumber my Christmas things. At least it keeps it in a festive mood for a few more months. And it doesn't look like we are going to get any snow anytime soon-so I'll create my own. It's a lot warmer that way, and safer to drive!

Here is a new project I'm working on. A student showed me an embroidery CD that does the applique and stitching while in the hoop the entire time! Of course I had to have it myself. This is one of 12 snowmen--they are all so adorable. I also did purchase a redwork snowman CD to do too. I'm thinking since my living room is now kind of reddish--I should make that quilt soon! All my other snowman stuff was blue.

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Gratitudes:

1. A fresh start of a new year

2. 4 healthy and wonderful grandchildren

3. Homemade chicken noodle soup

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Thanks to Jeanne of Spiral for her inspiring gratitudes list. I decided that I needed to do the same.

4 comments:

Patti said...

The snowman is so cute! Just last year I started collecting snowmen so I'd have something to put out after Christmas was put away. I have only a few - I need to keep my eyes open for more.

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quiltpixie said...

snowmen have really become the "in" thing here.... they are a wonderful way of enjoying winter and decorating, without it being "christmas"

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Cute, cute snowman! Happy New Year Karen!

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Karen!
Hugs ~ Jeanne