Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy and Blessed New Year!!!

Another year is beginning and time seems to be on "fast forward!" My prayer for my blogging friends on this New Years Day is for health, joy, peace and happy stitching in the year to come. There is something very exciting about a blank calendar and a new year before us...but also very challenging. I don't make resolutions but I have done a lot of thinking about 2010.

We survived the Christmas Eve "blizzard of 2009!" We expect a little snow in Oklahoma each winter but a blizzard with winds 60 mph and almost a foot of snow was quite a surprise. I had mentioned to my sweetheart that I hoped for a white Christmas (which we rarely have)so after the blizzard, he reminded me to be careful what I wish for. Here's the view out my kitchen window and the snow on our back deck!

We did enjoy the white Christmas and the white week after Christmas. Today was the first day of real thawing and another cold front is due in tonight with the forecast calling for more snow and temperatures below freezing for at least the next week!!!

Cold weather and travel advisories mean staying home and working in the sewing room. I've spent the last couple of days housecleaning. I enjoy starting the new year with a clean house. Tomorrow I clean and rearrange a little in the sewing room and then I'll be ready to work on some new projects and finish some UFOs. Two of my Christmas gifts from two very special ladies are calling me to quilting and reading...a Moda Bakeshop Sampler and the new Jennifer Chiaverini novel.

The New Year finds us with two "granddogs." Our younger daughter and her husband adopted a very sweet little Beagle/Dashschund girl...she joins our Boston Terrier granddog who owns our older daughter and her husband. Here's Violet (on the left) and Virginia (on the right.)

Happy New Year!!!!


Anonymous said...

Don't you just love Moda fabrics? It will be wonderful to see what you do with them. Cute puppies, happy new year!

The Other Barb said...

Wow...that is certainly a "white-out" picture of from your kitchen window.Snow is pretty & I don't even mind doing a "little" shoveling :)
Love those Moda fabrics! Will be waiting to see what you make with them.
Adorable puppies :)

Anonymous said...

That's some serious snow! :)

Here's hoping your 2010 is off to a terrific start!