Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!


I would like to wish everyone the happiest of New Year - all the best of everything!
I am feeling very positive about this upcoming year - I think it will be the best yet! Yes, I know, all the predictions are all doom and gloom and everyone is concerned about the financial situation. I don't feel that way though - I am sure that in spite of all that it will be a wonderful year. It might be a year of belt tightening but what better way to get creative? Leftovers, patchwork, crazy quilting - all ways of making the most of what we have in our scraps!

Yesterday, the horse seemed to be mirroring my own feelings about the new year. She was rolling in the snow like a young filly on a hot summer day! I'm sharing a picture of her here with her face covered with snow after her antics. So, the horse and I have the same advice for this year: roll around for the pure joy of it, dance like no one is watching and sing out loud!




This other picture is one of the fireworks we let off at my house at midnight last night. They are nothing compared to the huge displays in the cities on New Years Eve but to us country folk living out in the boonies they are exciting enough to bring the neighbour kids over to watch! So, that is my other new years advice while I am waxing philosophical. Don't look too far for your joy or expect it to be too big. I think that leads to disappointment inevitably. Look to your own life and within yourself for your joy - find it in the small things! If you wait for the big events to be happy you waste too much time waiting.

Well, those are my deep thoughts for the day. I am off now to work on my resolutions for the year. They will doubtless have a lot more to do with stitching!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have just discovered your site,It's really inspiring..
I hope to finally jump in and figure out which crazy quilt I want to create this year,
(i promised myself NOT to start a quilt project untill i finish the quilt i started 27 yrs ago~~~ well~~ the good news is, I made That quilt into THREE quilts for three Grand daughters,AND gave them to them this Christmas!
( They will be moving into a new home this spring~ so good timinig after all..)
Now to get inspired~
Happy New year to you,from the chilly Alaskan wilderness..

Anonymous said...

I have just discovered your site,It's really inspiring..
I hope to finally jump in and figure out which crazy quilt I want to create this year,
(i promised myself NOT to start a quilt project untill i finish the quilt i started 27 yrs ago~~~ well~~ the good news is, I made That quilt into THREE quilts for three Grand daughters,AND gave them to them this Christmas!
( They will be moving into a new home this spring~ so good timinig after all..)
Now to get inspired~
Happy New year to you,from the chilly Alaskan wilderness..