Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

As 2010 closes and 2011 rapidly approaches, I'd like to take a minute to thank you all for continuing to read my blog and for leaving such marvelous and inciteful comments.  As you know, I really enjoy your feedback, and often it is because of it, that I continue to write.  I wish you all the best in 2011: peace, good health, happiness, and lots of creative moments.  

Above is the quilt for our grandson Charlie, which I finished binding earlier this week.  I hate to sew on the binding, but I love to wash a new quilt and see how the batting and the cotton fabrics pucker up a bit.  I'm pleased with the way it turned out, and really cannot wait to make him yet another quilt.  I think that the next one will be hand dyed fabrics of my own....and now that we know he's a boy, I may just make it in blues!  Here's a bit of the border and binding:

ha: I'll bet you didn't know that I love polka dots!

We are grateful to be spending New Years Day with our daughter, son-in-law and new little healthy and adorable grandson.  We will be enjoying traditional Southern New Years fare, which includes 'Hoppin' John', Collard Greens, and cornbread.  Hoppin John is a dish comprised mainly of black eye peas, which are supposed to resemble coins, thus bringing you good luck in the coming year.  The collards suggest green bills, also bringing you riches in the new year.  I've also heard folks say that if you 'eat poor' on the first day of the year, you will be guaranteed riches throughout the coming year.  Who can resist that?  I am rich in family, love, and much good fortune, so I ask for no more than what I already enjoy.  I am content.......but I'll still eat my greens and peas!

Speaking of content, how's this:



Elizabeth said...

Happy Happy New year to all of you!! I ahve been missing lately sorry for not stopping by!!! We are all just recovering from this nasty cold virus and I am really ready to get back on a schedule as I have been sleeping way too much!! I am sure that you are enjoying many wodnerful moments with the new family and Charlie is one lucky littl boy to ahve such wonderful parents and Grands!!! Big Hugs to you dear Judy!!
Art On!!!!!!

Jeannie said...

Ahem, move over Barker! I'd love to sit on the hearth with you and toast my cold paws. Judy, I love Charlie's quilt and the polka dots are perfect! Wishing you and yours a joyous new year full of hope, happiness, joy, health, and of course, hours of success in the studio. Hugs.

Gerrie said...

Hi Barker from Scooter and I! You are such a gorgeous boy. Happy New Year to You and C. What a blessing grandparenting is. You are going to excel. I love the quilt.

Gerrie said...

Oops, I forgot to tell you that I am wearing the scarf you gave me. It looks tres chic with my new Eileen fisher dress.

Carol said...

Beautiful quilt, Judy, and I love polka dots too. Oh, I wish I could give Barker a big new year hug. You'll have to do it for me.

Hey, the word verification is "petswun" Don't they always win? xox

Eva Hagbjärn said...

Happy New Year and Peace to you and your whole family too!

Gott Nytt År!


Joyce said...

Best wishes for the new year to you and your family. The quilt is beautiful and I'm sure there will be more to come!

Eva said...

Happy New Year, Judy! Thanks for your good wishes. I love the colors of this quilt. It is like first rays of sunshine between trees.