Happy New Year

I’m hoping you all had a wonderful Christmas filled with family, great food, fun times and perhaps even some time to fondle fabric.

Mine was an unusual one this year. We left home on a rainy, slushy morning and headed to Sandpoint to spend some time with DH’s wonderful sister in law for her birthday. It was so good to have some time with her and her husband.

DH then got the brainstorm to head to Reno for Christmas! In case you are wondering, he is a Grinch and does not enjoy the big family gatherings. So off we went. It only took me 2 days to make the drive. I tried to make sure we arrived at a stopping point before dark since our night vision is so bad. I didn’t quite make it some days but it wasn’t so bad. He had fun “working” at the poker table until he lost his bank roll. He has no idea where he lost it. It did make the trip home a bit sparser than we had planned but we made it. While we were away it was like seeing the man I first met. He was up to walking more with me and his sense of humour was prevalent. He overdid it a couple of days but now that we are home he will have some down time to recover. I am thinking this might have been his last road trip because he is going downhill so quickly. We will see how he does after he goes through the new treatment. Our internet access was on and off so I really didn’t keep caught up with emails and blog posts. Time to get up to date now.

Christmas Day I was able to FaceTime with my kids, grandkids and great grandkids so it was almost as good as being there. I did manage to finish Ruby’s sweater and charlottes only needs the sleeves. I didn’t get any time to browse in quilt shops, but we might get away to Alberta or Spokane to replenish my stash after the worst of winter is over. We also are overdue for a trip to Kelowna to the MS Clinic and to see Kenny and Davida and there are a couple of great shops. For now I’m content to be home. Once I recover from this cold I will get busy with my 2019 To Do List. I have some great projects in mind and my UFO List is slowly diminishing! I’m content with my 2018 accomplishments and look forward to the Goals for 2019. Life is good and I did get a bit of a rest at Years end so what more could I ask for?

I just finished talking with my daughter. She is moved again to be with my granddaughter and great grandkids to help them out through my granddaughter’s separation. She and her husband are being good with the kids through it all, but having Nanny there will make it easier for the kids. Stacy has been a constant in their lives and has always been their caregiver when Nicole is at work. Now that Mason is in school full time it makes it easier for Stacy. She is still waiting for her date for her back surgery. I’m thinking I might have to go help out when that happens.

Now I am off to finish the laundry, get caught up with emails and social media, and sort out my sewing space. I left it a bit of a mess when we headed out because I was working on a few things before we left. I am behind on the Good Fortune Mystery Quilt since we were away. I have to do 5 and 6 to be caught up. That’s my first goal for the week. Then I need to make a new pair of slippers and some more project bags. DH always laughs at me because he says it’s a never ending Goal List each week.

So now we are caught up on my misadventures and fun.

Wishing you all a healthy, prosperous and Happy New Year,

Carol 😉


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

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