Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Welcome 2011

Christmas has come and gone, my favorite time of year. 
I was so enjoying the season, I didn't have time to blog, 
but I will share this little stocking I knit. Isn't it cute? 
The pattern is from Little Cotton Rabbits. 
I'm a fairly new knitter, but it knit up so easily. 

Happy New Year!

Now we're on to 2011. Resolutions? I've never been 
a resolution kind of gal. 
I do tend to reflect and enjoy the freshness and possibilities 
of new beginnings at the first of the year. 
This year I'm wondering, 
why at the first of the year only? Why not look to new beginnings 
or a freshness to each new month, or each new week, 
or even each new morning?
I'm going to try to focus on the possibilities in smaller increments of time. 
I am so blessed. I just want to be more aware of God's moment by moment presence in my life, whether I'm busy and there is a whirlwind around me or I'm sitting still....just be aware. 
I want to focus on God's faithfulness 
and attention to details, His consistency.

I have a few goals regarding quilting....to finish the flimsies I have. Only two quilts I've made live among my family. Sad I know. I am hoping to fix that this year. I've pieced several quilts, but I always get stuck at the quilting stage. I have a small machine,  its hard to manage a large quilt, I don't practice enough & I'm a perfectionist. There I said it! I will quilt quilts because after all, whats important is that the quilt surrounds the recipient with warmth and love. It doesn't matter that the stitches aren't perfect. So I'm putting perfectionism aside and finishing those quilts!


  1. Wonderful post mom! Love you!

  2. I just wanted to say Hi! I'm from the scrap bee...and was so blessed to read your blog and see you're a Sister in the Lord. =)

    I pray that He blesses your new year and that you accomplish each goal you've set for yourself.

  3. Very cute little stocking!! I think awareness of all our many blessings is a wonderful thing to strive for...I will too!!