Friday, December 31, 2010

Hats off to 2010--Welcome 2011

Hard to fathom that 2010 is done, 10 years of 21st century finished. Who would've thunk it??

I bow to a fellow blogger for her summary of accomplishments...Southern Matriarch 
Martha also does a great job of writing many of my same thoughts and wishes.  I suspect someday we will see her writings published on paper! Seriously dear lady, you should be snapped up!!
Martha accomplishes so much with regards to stitching, and her tutorials are wonderful. Enjoy reading her posts.

We do share one thing this year...becoming grandmothers! Her first grand daughter! my second grand son. I often ponder if we should match them up...they would make a fine pair!!

JJ in his romper...about 2 months old...only for the picture ;-(

Another wonderful teacher, friend and blogger [by the way, courtesy of Martha] is Jeannie B.  Old Fashioned Baby  If you are looking for wonderful patterns, ideas, photos, commentaries Jeannie has a very wonderful way of showing life as so beautiful.  Sometimes I just want to crawl into her photos to touch, smell or be there!

Let me not leave off one other very special blog that I follow.  And I admire this lady no end, as she has had a year of trials and continues to go forward with poise and joy in her postings.  BessieMary  Jan, I cannot fathom how you have managed to post, and bless us with your insights and more. I pray that your early Christmas miracle/surgery is a huge success and that God will keep you and your vision whole in the coming year.

This blog may be a bet scattered and often neglected.  I hope today, the end of 2010 will open a more organized and better presented writing schedule.  Not many of you follow me, but those who do, I appreciate you all. And for those who also have blogs, know that I do read them, enjoy them and spend far more time searching links and other things than writing my own.  Some days, it has to stop!! but then at 2am, I at it again.

JOIN ME in a Salute to 2010 and a big HELLO to 2011!!  HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE.

PS>>  between two computers, I managed to get his written...but can't find my music to add. So the HAPPY NEW YEAR  post/ card is where you hear one of my favorite pieces!

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Time races on


So here we are, the end of the year and I am trying to catch up on much internet work, blogging, website, and more. Dear SANTA HUBBY managed to get my laptop up and runnng, albeit with some 'glitches' but for now, I will deal with it.  Much of what I need to, have to do is still sitting in the wings as I try to figure out how to get my life on a steady pace.  

The holidays have always interfered with routine...even when life was not interrupted by computers, internett etc. This year was no different, and with the fabulous UPSET of dear hubby starting a new JOB..yes he is working!! we had to wait patiently for financial things to settle in. That made Christmas Eve shopping [almost] a necessity. BUT WE COULD SHOP!!

Of course, in the middle of all this, I had a strong urge to stitch and create. Had to...dear little JJ needed a special outfit. He got one, but the first one didn't recut, resew was the order of the day! But isn't he just the jolly little elf that he should be for his first Christmas??

Can you guess that this is late on Christmas day?? He was so interested in everything!! 

The best part of JJ is that he seldom develops the crankies or crying when he is tired. Just quiet...a wonderful thing for a little guy. Of course, the wide open eyes with no smile tell you he is close to done. 

My dear son is the photographer and we are waiting for the holiday photos he took. So I have no more to add at this point in time.  With all due respect I wish you all