Saturday, January 01, 2011

it's a new year...2011

The first day of a new year our wraptheminlove online group spends working on charity is my finished quilt to kick off the year.

I also visited Tonya's blog and ordered her book-it will be here in about a week...a gift idea I did not share with anyone but so very much wanted...and now I will be able to enjoy it when it arrives.

Quilting mojo has returned...2010 saw many health challenges happen at once in my life...and I learned as you age, and you don't keep active...muscles and other body parts "lose" now I am in the process of regaining lost functions which will enable me to fully live the life I want and love.

My sister asked what my word this year is...and after doing "balance" for 2 years, I decided on "follow through" for this year. I have many great ideas and intentions...and most of the time do not go any further with them than thinking about them...this year I will put into action many of them.

We often chose a theme for our home for the year as well....with M retiring later this year...setting the house in order is our theme- also known as less is more...!

We just finished having our living room floor tiled- with heating installed under the tile...cold feet will never be an issue (physically) again. I will share a photo of the floor in another post.

Last night Steve and Elizabeth (a former neighbor and dear friend) were married at about 12:05....thus their wedding date is 1-1-11...very cool. They are a wonderful and fun couple and we are so very happy for them...even if it meant we did not get home and to bed until 2 am!!!

It's been a pretty easy going day and tomorrow will most likely be more of the same...quilting/reading/sorting stuff/putting away/listening to music/and in general getting ready for the upcoming work week.

Thanks to all my friends who have accepted my being gone so long and are happy to see me back at my sewing machine and back doing again.



At 7:04 PM, Blogger Michele Bilyeu said...

I'm thrilled to have you back, Cher! I've learned that the way balance works, we are always in a state of flow...and never what we think balance is. So, follow through is a good one since it is action with an appreciable outcome ;)

Did you get the Sister's Quilt show brochure and see that the Gee's Bend ladies are back in Sister's this year. Maybe, things will work out and we can all meet up again in July! No Freddy and Gwen this year, but I've heard they might return next.. sure hope it's not just talk but true!!! Also, expect the price of cotton to skyrocket, so hang on to your stash...we'll need it!

At 5:55 AM, Blogger Clare said...

Lovely to have you back! We've missed you.

You are in for a real treat. Ton's book is wonderful.

At 5:52 AM, Blogger Tonya Ricucci said...

woohoo for returning mojo! Follow through is an excellent theme for the year - I'm trying to work on that myself...

At 6:19 AM, Blogger Linda C said...

I am just glad that you have turned a corner on the health issues, Cher. I am guessing the sewing slump was, at least, in part because you just plain did not feel up to it much of the time?

Good to see your pretty quilt finished up and you posting!

At 8:41 PM, Anonymous Pam said...

Less is More! I am with you all the way!

Follow Through! Yep...there too.

Happy 2011 my FAB pal!

At 3:44 PM, Blogger Rosalyn Manesse said...

Welcome back and wishing you the best of health in the New Year

At 3:29 AM, Anonymous Beginning Quilting said...

Hi there. Just stumbled on your blog. Glad that you're back. I hope you're all well. :) Looking forward to seeing your quilts soon. All the best to you and to your family. :)


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