Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New years eve reflections


It has been freezing cold here this christmas. This morning it was minus 23 cold degrees outside. I'm so happy I have my fire burner that keeps the house warm. But this is not the coldest we have had. I remember many years ago we had a new years eve with almost minus 40 Celcius. Brrrrrrrrr THAT is too cold.
It has been so cold that I forgot to get my post before last weekend, so this package from Sharon had to stay in the mailbox for a couple of days. Sharon and I have been talking about what to have behind our stitcheries, and we have swapped some samples. And look what she sendt me as a christmasgift, a lot of patterns and a charmpack. Love those transfers :)

This gives me a reflection on ALL YOU WONDERFUL BLOGGERS I have met through 2008. And that is the reason why I continue blogging. I have learned to know so many nice and wonderful ladies all over the world. And you all give me inspiration and joy. Thank you :)


I have had almost 14 days off from work this christmas and it feels so good. Spending time with my DS and DD has been the most wonderful. But I am also happy that I have had some time to sew. So these days I have been working on a block in the Joy of Life BOM. I have enjoyed doing the applique on this and have had some great evenings sewing together with my DD. She has started to do cross stitch and have been working on a table cloth.

Did I manage to finish everything I had planned to in 2008.
Oh no !!!! But I guess I am in good company with a lot of others LOL
The adventcalendar is still hanging in my sewingroom without the binding.

I did not finish quilting on my Leannes House.

My new flanell quilt for the sofa is also in need of a binding.

And sorry Stina. I did not manage to even baste the Angel Story Book quilt before deadline des 31st. I have now agreed with Hanne about a new deadline July 1st.

And what about these to Leanne B stitcheries. They are finished and I even got the frames for both.

And I know I am going to start on new projects like this one. Annie Downs new BOM Pockets of Posies. I am going to make this together with Hanne and we start now in january.
And not to mention all the other projects in my sewingroom. And all the fabrics in my stash. And all the books and patterns and magazines.
But don't you agree: What would we do without all this.
I just love it all.
I have one big new years resolution. I want to finish a lot my Ufo's or what I like to call them WIPS's (Work In Slow Progress) And I want feel bad starting new projects, because that is what makes me (us) happy.
And now I will wish all of you my blogger friends a happy new year. Take care!!


new year ecard


Saying for today:

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve.

Middle age is when you're forced to.


~Bill Vaughn

41 comments:

Elin "The quilt maiden" said...

Du har så kjempemange, kjempefine prosjekt! Trur du ikkje at du blei den lukkelege vinnaren av julequizen min? Gratulerer!
Ønskjer deg eit riktig godt nytt år! Her er det ca. plussgrader...

Sigrun said...

Ønsker deg et godt nytt år May Britt. Gleder meg til å følge bloggen din videre inn i det nye året som kommer. Her er det så masse inspirasjon å hente. Og jeg må innrømme at det er deilig å se og lese at det ikke bare er meg som har mange ufoer liggende...:-)).

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Happy New Year to you May Britt!!! I hope it's a wonderful one for you. It looks like you hav plenty to keep you buy until the next year. LOLOL
I'm so happy to call you my friend.
Stay warm!!

Cozy Cottage said...

Hello May Britt,
first: minus 20 is definately to cold! Brrrr...
I´ve read that we have an equal goal, to finish the ufos (or some of them) in 2009. I want that to so badly. I buy and buy and it gets more and more stuff, but I had to finish the ufos or use the bunch of fabrics I already have here around first. Hope I get it really done. I wish you a wonderful new year and I´m looking forward to read in your wonderful blog. If you ever search for a german pattern or something, I would like to help you.
Many greetings!
Gisela

Kirsi said...

Thank you that you have shared with us your beatiful and skilful quilts. It has been so delightful to read your blog and see what you have made. Nice that you have decided to continue!
Have a very Happy and creative New Year 2009!

Heather said...

Oh my gosh, -23 is very cold! I am sure you’ll be fine you have lots of blankets to keep you warm :) I have loved reading your blog this past year, you do such beautiful work, and it’s so fun that you share it because it inspires me! I like your flannel quilt a lot, I have a stack of flannels that are waiting to be made into something, and that may have to be it. Happy New Year to you, and enjoy working on all of those fun projects :)

Lorenza said...

Happy New Year to you! I enjoyed to read your blog and I'm looking forward to see your new projects

Lissa Jane said...

Happy New Year to you May Britt!
I love Anni's quilt and she is the loveliest person to meet!
It was 34C here yesterday so BRRR @ MINUS anything! LOL It is going to be 34C again today..

I hate summer...


Lissa
Australia

Blåbærtua said...

Hei. Nå har jeg printet ut mønsteret på julehjertet ditt. Det er jo bare så nydelig. Ønsker deg et kreativt og godt nytt år.

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy freezing NEW YEAR.........you are not alone with projects to finish.......I have lots........

Butterfly said...

Hei May-Britt!!

Ønsker deg et kreativt og godt nytt år :o)

kanskje vi sees i 2009 ;-D

Klem, Yvonne

Laila said...

Hello. Have a great new year...
It has been cold here this morning to -26 degrees. Brr.
I love the new quilt you and Hanne are going to do. Hm- may bee I will do it with you.... If you let me..
Hope to see you soon. Hugs from Jacob and me... Cyan send a hello to. ;-)

Jeanette said...

Hi. Have a wonderful 2009. I love to read your blog. Seems we have a common goal for 2009 - finish UFO's.

Annifee said...

May Britt, -23°C brrr. In Germany its -5°C. That`s to could for me :-)) My best wishes for you in 2009!
Regrads, Annifee

blueberrylane said...

Happy New Year May Britt. I have Anni's Posie quilt pattern, maybe I should try and keep up with you and make it...........

Patti said...

You may not have finished those particular items, but you certainly got a lot of other things done. Now that you are back to work full time you will naturally feel like you are being deprived of sewing time.

A very Happy New Year to you also, May!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

We had 38 deg C here yesterday - it is hard to imagine being minus 23!! Love all your new projects for 2009 - the Pocket of Posies looks lovely! I have really enjoyed seeing all your lovely projects you have made over the year. Best wishes for 2009!

Leanne said...

Happy New Year to you May Britt from sunny warm Australia.

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey May Britt! Our temps are heading in the other direction! They're predicting 34 degrees for us today and it's buildling up for storms, so really sticky and humid - won't swap with your though! Tee! Hee! Hee! Oh dear - I'm like you ... there were so many more things on my 'to do' list last year that didn't get done, but I guess I enjoyed the interesting side-track projects, so can't really complain. Like you, though, I'm hoping to tackle a few more WISP's (sounds nicer than UFO!!) this year - maybe Peg needs to hold her challenge again!! Should make for great photos on blogs! Bear Hugs! KRIS

G'G'ma said...

I'll bet if you did a survey of all quilters their story would be the same....so many projects not finished. At least that is what I'm telling myself so I don't feel so bad!!

Have a wonderful 2009. I enjoy reading your blog.

Nadine said...

A very happy, quilty, stitchy, healthy, NEW YEAR to you, dear friend ! With love, friendship and A LOT of everything you wish in the secret of your heart... ;>)

XOXOXOXOXOO
NADINE

Karen said...

Well, finished, or not, everything is so beautiful, and as you said, you are in good company. I'm at work and have brought your Christmas Heart to work on tonight. Happy New Year to you;)

Christine said...

Happy New Year. I am trying to finish some WISPs too ... Truly Scrumptious is top of the list at the moment. So many other things I want to start, but I'm trying to resist the temptation!
Christine

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

That is cold May Britt...we are having some very hot weather...I am with you I would like to finish some of my UFO's as well, I even started today...lots of lovley projects you have shown, finished or not they are all very nice...2009 will be a great year...

quiltygal said...

Happy New Year May Britt may 2009 be happy healthy & crafty

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

Hello May Britt...my that is cold!!! Here we are at around the 30 in Australia...I have many WISP;s too...Happy New Year to you too and Happy Stitching...Dzintra

Käranån said...

Gott Nytt År!! Jag vill tacka dig för all inspiration du ger mig!

mreteveian said...

Jeg bøyer meg i støvet for alt det lekere du har fått gjort i løpet av dette året, MayBritt! Begynt på, fått ferdig, - hvem bryr seg for mye? Jeg er heldig siden du har villet dele framskritt med oss all i bloggerland, og du er til stor inspirasjon ved både bilder og ord året igjennom!!! Godt nytt (sy og blogger) år til deg! Gleder meg til å se hva din flittige/ kreative/ dyktige nål vil finne på i 2009!

Vigdis said...

Godt Nytt År. Gleder meg til å følge bloggen din i 2009 også :)

anna said...

This work loves it for me. It's very beautiful.
Happy new year!!!kisses.

hortenzita said...

Happy and Crafty New Year!

elsie123 said...

It's always nice to see someone else with WISP's! Nice blog, I'll be back.

Guðrún said...

I look forward watching the progress of your Pockets of posies, it is beautiful.

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Stina said...

A new deadline for the Angel quilt is a good thing to do...have thougth of that to... so i will probably make a new deadline too...since the prize still hasn´t come...lol... :o)
And for Annis new quilt...I ll will try and keep up with the two of you... and think I have a vague memory on doing Journey of Life with yo too.. oh my gosh...this will be a busy year!! :o)

Quilts And Pieces said...

Love your applique so far. And I've been eyeing that basket pattern for a few months, but I really don't need a new project! Heck I have to get up the nerve to start my Winter Wonderland!

Thimbleanna said...

Happy, Happy New Year May Britt! I can't wait to see what you'll post in 2009!

Joy said...

Oh Boy it's cold where you are!!! I'm sure I'd never be able to handle such freezing weather!! It's so hot here at the moment it's hard to imagine you sitting by the fire to stitch.
I have so many WISPs as well (what a lovely term) .... and I'm going to resolve to finish at least some of them off too :o).
I wish you only good things for 2009 :o)!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

F.Gina said...

I wish you Happy and Crafty New Year!
I must to finish some UFOs, because I have some new textiles, and I want to use :))

Beth said...

Happy New year for you too!

Suzie said...

A wonderful 2009 to you, too! Thanks for sharing so much with us! May the New Year be full of creativity and happy times spent with family and friends!

Sølvi said...

brrr - kaldt ja. Vi hadde 25 da vi sto opp i morrest, og så sank det til 27.5 rundt kl 11...Ble ikke skitur av det nei. Godt Nyttår forresten. jeg må lese meg litt opp på den utfordringa, men tror nok jeg blir med ja

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