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.

8 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

I wanted to email you and find out if your hubby was home but thought I should wait until you posted it. I am so happy he is home safe. Here's to a new year of quilting (and ripping)!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Glad to have you back! You were missed. Glad your family is all together again. Happy New Year!

Kathie said...

yes heres to 2010 and making more scrap quilts and using what we have!
Oh congrats on him retiring and thank him for his service to our country.
Kathie

Judy S. said...

Happy New Year, Sue. Glad to hear your DH is home safely! Best wishes for a happy, healthy 2010 with lots of fun doing the things you like best. Have you finished the thrum mittens? I've been thinking about giving that a try....

Brenda said...

Hope you have a safe and happy new year with lots of things that make you happy.

Becky said...

Happy New Year! Glad to hear that your husband is home. Missed your posts. Good luck with your projects and retirement!

Stephanie D. said...

Glad he's back and that you won't have to worry about that any more!

Great way to start a new year!

Teresa said...

I'm so glad to hear that your husbands home & all is well. We all need a break sooner or later, but it's nice to see you again! Happy New Years to you and yours & Happy quilting in 2010!!