Happy New Year!
A New Year has just began!
Let’s hope it will be a good and healthy one, with lots of projects (accomplished ones, if possible!) and happy hours spent in the sewing room. That’s a quilter’s wish from the heart to all of you!
Unfortunately I did not have the chance to report much about our Christmas this time. We had a nice, happy and peaceful one, with a little bit of snow and pleasant hours enjoying ourselves. I hope you all had a wonderful time with your families.
Here are some pictures of the decoration:
I want to share with you what some dear blogfriends sent me. It was such a joy to receive so much caring from all over the world!
The first parcel came from Melanie with beautiful gifts!
A towel from the region where she lives, a recipe book, and a very pretty sewing bag with more goodies inside. A heart pincushion, a needle book, a cute matryoshka, and a darling wooden mushroom for my collection!
There is plenty of place for everything, her work is beautiful! Thank you so much, dear Melanie, you know how to make someone happy!
Then came Ulla’s parcel with these adorable goodies from Finnland:
A towel in blue with her fine stitchery, tea with spices, a special chocolate with chili, a green plate with a lovely painting. Look how sweet the bird is:
What is on the plate now? The delicious gingerbread cookies she made! They are so tasty, I’m glad she also sent the recipe for them!
Heartfelt thanks Ulla! How nice of you sharing the joy of Christmas with me, too!
On the same day I also got Stephanie’s, I was smiling and giggling like a little girl!
Isn’t this pincushion a darling one? I love the little tree and the ric-rac! The fabrics are so lovely and I am so happy to have a red bobbin, too!
Thank you so much, Stephanie! I wish you could have seen my smile! Actually, I smile anytime I see the adorable gifts from my friends!
From one member of my quilt group I got this lovely pressie:
She knows I like gingerbread man so she filled a little box with all things “ginger”. I especially like the buttons she made herself, aren’t they cute? I do value the time she spent doing all these gifts.
Deb sent me a Christmas card with a lovely stitchery (that is now hanging on the tree). It took a while to come here all the way from New Zealand, it is something I’ll always treasure, thank you so much!
Thank you all for making this Season even more special!
I’ve found a saying from Abraham Lincoln, “The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time”. That sounds like a good resolution to me. I’ll try to take each day as it comes and hope to make the best out of it. How about you, have you set goals for the new year?
It has been snowing and everything is white, it looks so peaceful, so nice. It is the kind of weather quilters enjoy!
I should get back into sewing soon or the withdrawal symptom will get harder!….
Wishing you a lovely and creative week!