Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

Here we are again on the eve of another year, and I'm doing the same thing probably lots of folks are doing--reflecting on 2009 and thinking about the future in 2010. What is most important to me this New Year's Eve is that my husband is back from a six-month deployment in the Middle East, and my family is all in one piece again. As a military family we've been through so many deployments and separations, but this is our last one. After 30 years in the military, we are retiring.

The last three months have been a wash for me as far as any quilting is concerned. Except for a few raffle blocks I made, I haven't done a thing in my sewing room since sometime in October. Burnout, I guess. I didn't really intend to take a sabbatical from blogging either, but the two of those things go hand in hand for me. Last week I picked up a quilt again, a UFO that I've put off working on for nearly two years because it required some ripping, and I hate ripping. It feels good to get back to quilting.

In 2009, I wish I'd busted more stash, finished more quilts, practiced machine quilting more often, and learned more new things. In 2010, I'd like to make some of the quilts that have been on my "to do" list for years, make more scrap quilts, and teach myself some new tricks.

To all of you who have visited me throughout the year, I thank you for your support and your friendships, and I wish you every success and only good things in 2010. Happy New Year.