Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Good Bye 2009!

My cousin had this quote on Facebook:

There's an ancient Chinese curse/blessing that says "May you live in interesting times!" That's the way 2009 has been, and I for one am EAGER for the new year! May all your wishes come true, all your resolutions turn out well, and may you live a year of hope, joy and service!

I could not have said it better. I want to say I am glad 2009 is over but it sounds so much more positive to say I am looking forward to the new year.

Our holiday was great. We had family here and a crowd the day after Christmas. It was so much fun. We got together with my husband's mother's family last night. My aunt, her daughter in law and 3 grandchildren came today. They had a blast with my two grandsons. My aunt said we used to spend the week between Christmas and New Years visiting and we don't do that any more.

My kids went together and bought me a Kindle. They know how I love to read. Does anyone else have one and how do you like it? The funny thing is we gave our daughter one too! She is going to be traveling with her new job and she thought she would really use it.



























My daughter in laws mother sent me a huge bag of remnants. There is nothing a quilter loves better than free fabric. There are lots of very interesting fabrics, different from what I would buy and I like the diversity.


















I got some time to sew today. I have wanted to do something with black and white. At first I had thought I would do a snails trail with black and white but I think I am going to do something more graphic. What do you think? I trimmed the blocks to 7 1/2". I might use them for bedspreads on the twin beds in one of my extra rooms.


















Happy New Year to everyone!! I appreciate all my blogging friends, thank you so much for your support.

15 comments:

Barb said...

An extremely Wonderful New Year to you as well...it is great seeing your enthusiam for the up coming year!!

ROZ said...

Happy New Year, and have fun sewing

luv2quilt2 said...

My husband gave me a Kindle for Christmas, and my daughter gave me an Amazon gift certificate. I'm having a hard time trying to pare down my list of books to a reasonable length! I love it! I've found that most of the books I want only cost about 6.50. Have fun with it!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

happy new year to you Nana...i don't have a kindle, but love books, I got a great new one for Christmas.

Carol E. said...

Love what you have started with the black and white. I'm eager to see how it is when finished. Hope you love the Kindle. I've been interested,too, but feel a little disloyal as my sister owns a bookstore... sure would be nice for traveling, though.

Helen said...

Hey True Blue!! A very Happy New Year to you and yours!

Let's sew our way into 2010!! Love the black and white blocks - I'm just about to cut into my stash and commence the black/white/many brights baby quilts!

Happy Sewing,
and Happy New Year to everyone!

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

whee, a Kindle! love those graphic squares - gorgeous. happy new year!

whatktmadenext said...

Oooh, a kindle - lucky you! Happy reading!

The black and white squares are great. I love the way you've added a random bit of colour in them - very interesting!

Clare said...

Great graphics!

Happy New Year.

elle said...

May you be blessed in the new year. I like the graphics in the black and white. Now I have to google 'kindle' but I have to say I luv the feel of a good book in my hand.

Mrs Moen said...

Happy New Year to you too!
I love the solid colours you have added to your black and white blocks!!

belinda said...

Happy New Year to you!!!
You are doing great on your B/W
quilt top...hope you get a chance to do some 'heavy' sewing soon!!

Barb said...

Love your blog! Thank you for finding me--I have become a follower of yours! Happy New Year! Love Gus--he is so handsome!

YankeeQuilter said...

Here, here...to a less interesting 2010!

Melinda Cornish said...

I got a kindle for christmas too and I just love it.....happy new year!