Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year!

Yea, it's the New Year!  I'm always happy to go in to a new year, not that 2012 was bad or anything but it always feels good to turn over a new leaf and start afresh.  I am feeling creatively reenergised - one of the things I want to conquer my fear of this year is paper piecing and as I have a paper pieced bee block to do, it looks like that will happen one way or another. There are also other areas of my life which I really want to work on like getting fit, decorating our house and finally getting to grips with the Morccan dialect! I have a lot of vocabulary but I need to get those verbs sorted...

We spent New Year up in Warwick with my aunt and uncle.  It was a lovely quiet evening in front of the fire with a bit of Jools Holland watching some wrinkly singers from the eighties make a reappearance - it was great!

Even the sun made a reappearance yesterday.  We blew away the cobwebs on Warwick racecourse in the morning and it was beautiful - one of those perfect cold blue-skyed sunny mornings.

Zaki

Ramona
Walking the course
Mum took her quilt with her so that she could show my aunt, and we managed to get some better photos of it - in the sunlight.  So indulge me if I show you a couple more for the last time!

Here's my mum...she looks happy! Any ideas for a name for the quilt?


...and a vertical shot of the front.


I have plans for what I want to achieve this month - assuming that I return home with my machine.  I have a couple of finishes for the Care Circle of do.Good Stitches to do, then I will be retiring from this bee. I have my husband's quilt to finish and some bee blocks to make and send off...yikes, that machine had better be ready!



20 comments:

Canadian Abroad said...

Happy New Year Annabella. Love all the plans you have for 2013. And love seeing the sunshine bring out the vibrant colours of your mum's quilt. It is so beautiful that I am happy to see more photos whenever you want to show them.

And I would lie and tell you that the sun shines all the time round here - but you already know the truth!

dutchcomfort said...

Happy New Year Annabella to you and your family!

Your plans for 2013 sound really good!

Sunnybec said...

Love your pictures! Your little boy is a treasure. Nice to see some sunshine, send some over here, it's freezing and foggy and has been all day. I long for the summer and some warmth. Hope you get your machine sorted. Hugs x

Charlotte said...

Happy New Year! Your mum's quilt is even more beautiful in the sunshine - it really glows!

Laura said...

Happy New year!! love your mum's quilt. but why oh why England in Winter?!!!

Leanne said...

I love seeing more pictures of the quilt, it is wonderful. Your mom does look so happy.

Katy Cameron said...

Happy new year! I'm rather jealous of those that got sun yesterday, it rained here, and guess what, it's doing it again today...

Good luck with your to do list!

E Wix said...

Thank heavens the sun came out at last!

Sarah said...

Happy new year! Nice to see you got a sunny day :-) Quilt is beautiful x

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

That is such a beautiful quilt..I am sure she loves it!
Name?? It remind me of corners..so maybe "turning corners"?? Sorry....that's all I got!!

Catherine said...

Great photo of Zakki enjoying the fresh air. And the quilt looks even better in the daylight

Cindy Sharp said...

You should call your mum's quilt "Beautiful". Glad you got a day in the sun.

diane said...

Happy New Year Annabella! You know me, always the smart ALec...how about naming the quilt "IT was a long time coming"?

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Happy new year Annabella!

Flying Blind... said...

Yay for the brief sunny interlude - the quilt does look stunning xxx

Jenelle said...

Happy New Year Annabella! The sun came out today here too. :) Good luck with your goals this year!

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Gorgeous quilt Mrs! Happy New year to you and your gang :) x

Rebekah said...

Happy New Year Annabella! I've been enjoying following your blog for the past couple of months. Although silently! I just wanted to let you know that I've set myself a challenge to give the blogging thing a go, and in setting up my blog yours is the first that I have added to the blogs that I follow!

Cindy said...

Look at how cute your mom is! She's beautiful with that humongous smile :)

leanne said...

happy new year to you :) love that quilt you made your mum - super cool and when you add it all up you had a very busy year !