Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

Hello Everyone,

I'm wishing all of you a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year.  May you never run out of projects to make and may your stash always be full!

Now here are a few words from a special guest "older" sister Gail.

Good morning everyone!  Lynn and Mr. Joe invited me to the cabin for this New Year's holiday weekend and I jumped at the chance to visit.  "Santa Mike" and "Mrs. Mike", their long-time friends, are also joining us.  What a great place to be to ring in the New Year!  This is a special place for the whole family and their many friends.  Of course, wherever Lynn and Mr. Joe (and Zinny) are, is a special place to be, whether it's at the cabin or their home in Livermore.  They always go out of their way to make our time together wonderful.  Lynn and Mr. Joe have a plaque in their dining room that says:  "To invite a person into your home is to take charge of his happiness for as long as he is under your roof."  They always treat all their guests with those words in mind.

As this New Year begins, I am looking forward to spending more time with Lynn and her family.  I have just recently retired and have moved closer to Livermore.  I have enrolled in one of Lynn's new classes, Winterset, and decided this would be a great way to get me back into quilting again.  I feel lucky to have such a good teacher!  Lynn helped me pick out fabric the other day, so I am ready to be the "pattern test dummy."
 As you ring in the New Year today, I wish you all many wonderful quilting days and may you be as fortunate as I am to have wonderful family and friends to celebrate life!        --Gail

Lynn gift to you throughout the year will be a recipe a week.  I added a new category at the top of the blog, where you can go to check the newest recipe.  To get back to the regular blog, press Home.

Our agenda today is a simple one.  Mr. Joe and Santa Mike are headed to the dump this morning.  You know what they say about out with the with the new.  We don't need anything new, we are quite content with what we have.

We are also planning a three-mile hike to the overlook area at Big Trees State Park.  The vista is gorgeous and is a nice reward at the end of the walk.

We decided last night that we don't plan on staying up until midnight to ring in the new year.  We can do our celebrating earlier.  We have to get our rest so we can cheer our favorite football teams to victory tomorrow!

Happy New Year and as always,



  1. Happy, Happy New Year to you and yours, Lynn. Here's to full bobbins all year long.

  2. What a nice post. I'm sure your sister will love taking your class. Thank you for the lovely wishes. Happy New Year.

  3. Thanks for a lovely guest post, Gail! Also congratulations on your retirement - I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Lynn, I sure look forward to your recipe posts in the coming year and not to mention your amazing talent!
    Happy New Year!

  4. Love your changes!! I had no idea writing instructions took so much...but I guess you have to write them for the beginning quilter!! Take care and love watching the process!