Tuesday, December 31, 2013

And we’re off!!!!

To 2014!   2013 is almost history, and actually in some parts of the world – already is!  So off to 2014.  Will you set goals?  Do you make New Year resolutions?  Have a big vacation planned?  Me?  No real goals.  Like most, I’d like to lose a few pounds and like to think I’ll make healthier choices, but I’m also a realist…. New Year resolutions?  Not for me – I don’t want to feel like a failure at the end of a year.  I’d rather concentrate on what I did than on what I didn’t do!  Big vacations – nothing out of the ordinary.  I will attend Sew Fest with the QFC group.  This year it is being held in Sept. on the Oregon coast.

I’ve sat here this morning wondering what I did in 2013 and was thinking “not much”… then I looked at some pictures and realized I really did have a pretty full year.  I wish I knew how to make one of those picture collages, I’d post one of some of my finishes this year.  Alas, I don’t know how so I won’t repost pictures that I’ve already posted…  In summary, though…. I made at least 12 quilt tops and all but 4 of those have been quilted so therefore – finished!  I quilted I-don’t-know-how-many quilts for QFC (Quilters for Comfort for those who don’t follow me on a regular basis) and constructed a few quilts start to finish for that, too.  I made most of my Christmas gifts, either by sewing or knitting.  I sewed a few ‘home dec’ items.  And that’s the sewing room stuff.  I spent 5 days at Disneyland with my son and family – super great time but always reminds me that I’m not getting any younger.  I don’t keep up with those (now) 4, 7 & 10 year olds!  I spent a week at the QFC Sew Fest in the White Mountains here in AZ at a wonderful retreat called Quilting on the Rim – talk about relaxation!!!!  Saw my granddaughter, Kari, graduate from high school and start her studies in journalism at Northern Arizona University (can you tell I’m just a bit proud?!)  My 10 year old grandson hunted and shot his first deer (yes, the men in our family are hunters!).  I was honored when he called and asked me, “Grandma, I need you to show me how to bone a deer.”  Yes, another one of my talents – I have butchered the game in our family for a lot of years!    There is so much more from 2013 that gives me joy.  Top of my list is that my family is healthy.  The second is my dear friend who underwent stem cell transplant for leukemia is doing well and considered ‘cancer free’.  He still has challenges and works daily to regain his strength but I am so thankful to God that he is still with us.  So, Yes, I’m very blessed in my life and pray I will continue to be as blessed in the New Year.

Blessings to you all,

Katie   who is saying about 2014 “bring it on!”

1 comment:

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Happy New Year, Katie!! - ;))