Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year


I waited right until Christmas Day to open my Secret Santa gift from Cheryl - and it was certainly worth the wait - just look at all the goodies she sent me! I'm intrigued by the Peppermint Bark - we don't have anything like this at all in the UK - and you may have noticed that it is all sitting on a lovely Christmas table runner which just fits nicely across my hall table.
We have been in Carlisle since Boxing Day and just got back yesterday so not much done on the creative front (what am I talking about - I haven't done anything creative in weeks). I seem to have lost a bit of impetus - my sewing room is a tip, which doesn't help. Another reason is that I've got three tops waiting to be quilted and I don't want to start piecing another until I've quilted at least one - I really want to see them out on display and not folded up in a plastic bag. I think the thought of sandwiching a big top is becoming a bit of a mental barrier. Still, it has to be done, no pain (in the knee region), no gain.
I'm not much of one for New Year's Resolutions, but I do want to get back on track both with blogging, which I have missed enormously since I've been so busy at work and with getting on and being creative.
Part of Cheryl's Christmas Gift was fabric with pre-printed quilt labels with quotes on them, and one of my favourites was this one, "The best things in life ... aren't things". With that thought in mind I'd like to wish everyone reading this blog peace and happiness in the New Year.

14 comments:

Screen Door said...

Great Gifts... Happy New Year!!! You are so right, 'The greatest things in life aren't things...' I wish you all the best in the coming year.

Andrea said...

Best wishes for 2008 Fiona. I always stall on the quilting bit too. Good luck with getting them done.

Andrea said...

Best wishes for 2008 Fiona. I always stall on the quilting bit too. Good luck with getting them done.

de vliegende koe said...

Wonderful gifts!! Happy New Year!!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Happy New Year Fiona - I hope 2008 is a good time for you! Lucy x

Lynda said...

I know exactly what you mean about big quilts staying overlong as tops! Never mind, make your New Year resolution to layer one up during January (well, it's worth a try!)
Happy new year to you, Fiona.

anne bebbington said...

And a happy new year to you too Fiona - have missed you lately but totally understand how life just takes over sometimes - here's to more 'you time' in 2008!

Tazzie said...

What wonderful treats you received in the SS exchange. Just lovely. Happy New Year Fiona, 2008 is going to be wonderful!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Chookyblue said...

it's okay to have a break..........makes you more inspired when you get back into it.......thanks for joining in the SSCS..........

Leslie said...

Good to hear from you! :D
Ya know... I made three of those pieced sachtels for our guild's boutique and not one of them sold. Go figger. Should've given 'em as Christmas gifts! Cheers!

Clare said...

Happy New year Fiona. Don't worry about the all work and no play thing. Stressing about it won't make it seem any better and you'll get there in the end.

I too am overawed about the work in progress and have come to a grinding halt!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

happy New year...and well done on the present front, all looks lovely, Tracey

atet said...

What lovely gifts! Happy New Year to you and your family and may the new year bring you joy, love and laughter and some time to be creative!

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