Friday, December 31, 2010

Another Year is Passing

Its time once again to say good bye to another year. I'm not sure how your year was, but for me 2010 was a wonderful year. Not perfect by any stretch, but positive all the same.

We lost some people dear to us, but made many new friends. I believe that life is a cycle and if we are willing to be open to possibilities, new things come to replace those that we have lost. True, nothing ever replaces a lost loved one, but our hearts are resilient and always waiting and willing to embrace someone new.

My business is growing, pattern sales are slowly increasing and I have all the long arm work that I can handle. I've discovered card making and I am trying to learn how to draw. Don't even ask how it is going, I'm hopeless. Still, I plug along and keep trying. I don't want to be able to do anything fancy, just simple sketches to turn into appliques for my quilts.

My family is happy and healthy. My daughters both have fine men who love them and care for them. Hubby has found a couple of new hobbies to keep him busy. (He is semi-retired.)

All in all, life is good.

Remember to tune in starting in January. I am giving away some fabulous prizes. The first one is an Invisifil Thread collection from Wonderfil Threads. There are several color ways available and the prize may not be the colors shown. Watch this blog for rules on how to enter.


100wt soft polyester
Strong & color fast - lint free - matte finish
Tone on tone - virtually disappears into fabric
when thread does not want to be seen
Can be ironed
5 assorted packs available
Each pack includes 6 assorted colors
400m spools

Stitch in the ditch
Top & bottom thread
Bottom thread for delicate machine embroidery
Use as top and bottom thread for couching
Sew fine fabrics
Digitized lace designs

They say that New Year's is a time for resolutions. I'm not sure I believe in resolutions, but I've decided that this year is Fit, Fabulous Forty-Fine. I turn 49 late in 2011, and have decided to give me best effort at turning my life around before that day comes. I vow here and now, in front of each and every one of you that I will eat better, exercise more and swear less.

Question of the Day: Do you make resolutions? What do you resolve this year?


  1. Happy New Year to you! I don't make any resolutions as such, but I do like to set goals and work toward accomplishing and learning many new things each year.

    The Invisifil thread is also FABULOUS to use for hand applique.....absolutely LOVE it!!!!!

  2. Okay, do I have to eat better with you? No more white chocolate peppermint bark? Say it isn't so! Although I don't usually make resolutions, I do try to do better every day and am trying to focus more on business and get distracted less. I like the fitter you idea too - I really need to work on that. Maybe exercising together while we're talking quilting?... Happy New Year to you, Dave and the girls. See you in 2011.

  3. Quilt Rat: I haven't yet tried the Invisifil for hand applique. Right now I'm using Wonderfil's rayon. Maybe I'll try invisifil on a piece or two and see how it works.

    Kim: Give up white chocolate pepermint bark? Never!! I'll just have to ration myself.

    Happy Quilting one and all!


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