Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012, here I come!

Dear readers,
Hope you all celebrated the New Year in your own special way, with friends or family, or doing whatever pleased you. It was a very quiet one here with the weather so bad that New Years Eve concerts were cancelled all over the country, including the one here in Palmerston North.
However an evening indoors with the rain pelting the roof, meant I could catch up with some blog surfing, and visit with some friends I haven't had the chance to visit in a while.

I have decided to make a few changes to my blog, hope you like them. One of the main changes I'm going to attempt is to write more. I am usually very visual but intend to make it my goal to include more text. We'll see how that goes.

How are the New Year resolutions going? I made a good number of them this year. Normally I make one or two, but when you've got so few to follow, I am sure you set yourself up for disappointment. I figure if you have a whole list of them, then the chances of you being able to cross a good number of them off are pretty high. You are setting yourself up for success. 

Of course I had to start the New Year on a positive note and got to add a few fat quarters to my collection of florals. As you will know if you follow my adventures, I am always on the lookout for floral fabrics and think a new project is brewing...

During my holidays I also wanted to work on the stitching of my Maude the House Mouse stitcheries which have been waiting for me to finish them, and perhaps get my garden nice and tidy.

I've got several larger projects happening this year too. One of them being a special quilt for a special person, as in June I will become a first time Gran! We are all excited about the new arrival and I am sure you will hear much more about it as the arrival time nears.

You might remember I bought a copy of this book a while back and picked it up yesterday to read. Now I can't put it down! I'm not sure why, I don't think it's a memorable work of literature, but I think on reflection I would call it an Enid Blyton book for adults :) it's a mystery which seems to suck you into it's pages, and who doesn't love a good mystery/fantasy? As the author's first book, I think his ideas have been really clever. Well worth a read.

Miss Peregrine's home for Peculiar Children written by Ransom Riggs.

I'd love to know what your New Year resolutions are for 2012! Perhaps you will inspire me to add a few extras to my list!

I hope that 2012 brings you happiness and health and above all lots of creative inspiration!


Mrs A said...

Happy New Year Carole, hope the weather improves, very pretty fabrics you have there, ive got a motto i will live by, plus trying to spend more time with friends, and family, and try to tame the garden into submission!

Doreen G said...

Happy New Year Carole--I haven't made a list this year because I still have to finish last years list--I wrote on the bottom of it---to be continued-----
Oh and I may get to see you this year :))

Linda said...

Looking forward to seeing the baby quilt!!! Congratulations! It's so exciting!!! Glad you got some time to piddle.... I do like the background color. I've been considering doing a color on mine.... we shall see! You always inspire me. I,however, do not make New Year's Resolutions... good luck with yours!

Jennifer said...

Best wishes for 2012.....sounds as though it will be an interesting year for you!

Pam Kellogg said...

Hi Carole, what lovely fabrics! I don't make resolutions. Instead, I spend January going through closets, drawers and cupboards and weeding out the clutter. It always gives a nice sense of accomplishment to start the New Year out by getting rid of the old to make room for the new. Or, to just make some empty spaces!


ANNA said...

Hi I have not made resolutions this year but do have a list of things I would like to achieve - my family and I are going to help each other achieve these aspirations. Good luck with yours and all the best for 2012

Emma said...

Lots of wonderful things to do here, I'm working on my list!

Here's to a creative & lucrative 2012!

Katie said...

I don't do New Year's resolutions but do do floral fabrics! Those are so pretty. :-)

Margaret said...

Well I didn't make any as I'm totally incapable of keeping them! why bother I thought, so I didn't!
Love your new look Mx
ps what IS Linda on about, must go and have another look...