Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy 2011!  I am so excited about this new year, and, what's funny, is that I'm not really sure why. I just am.

Maybe it's because I started the year off right by finishing something.  Yes, I finally finished something.  That didn't happen much in 2010.  My quilting sort of fell on the way side, as did my blogging, as you very well know.  I'm not really sure why, but I have decided that this year is going to be different. 

I started my year off right by joining Pat Sloan in her New Years Eve/Weekend UFO Busting Hawaiian Luau.  I had just gotten back from my annual trip to Louisiana to visit my family for Christmas when I found out about the party.  I pulled out a project that has been in UFO box for four years.  It has these adorable little snow men and women (Snowdays by Moda) and it would be so fun to cuddle up with on the couch while watching TV.  It's perfect for this time of year.

The pattern is "Take Five" from Teacher's Pet.  You can take 5 fabrics and in 5 hours, or in my case 4 years, and make this quilt top.

It felt so good to finish something! 

During our party Pat asked us what our word for the year is.  Her word is travel.  My words are ones that I thought of last year, but didn't follow through with them so I thought I would try them again.  They are Bright and Balanced.  It was once the name of a blend of coffee at Panera Bread.  I really like the way it sounds.  What it means to me is to find joy in everything I do and to be present.  I want to be focused on whatever I am doing without my mind being in a million other places.  I want to find time for the things I love to do, whether it be spending time with my family, doing things for my home, working in my flower beds, excersising, being with my friends, blogging with my bloggy friends, quilting, and running my business.  Doing all of these things requires balance.  Now that I look at it all it requires a lot of balance. 

I hope that each of you have a wonderful new year with lots of happiness and many blessings. 



  1. Love the quilt and so glad you have a finish already!!! Awesome!

  2. Congrats on the finished top! Looks like you're starting the year off right. I too need to refocus this year. I might have to borrow your "words" !

  3. Congratulations on the finish.

  4. Amanda did you get your Secret Santa runner from me yet? I haven't heard from you so I'm not sure it's made it to your home yet?! I mailed it the end of November!!!!

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