I know I don't post often these days, but I wanted to be sure to wish all of you a Happy New Year! I hope that everyone is doing well and that 2012 is a fantastic year for all of you!
A couple of weeks ago I posted that our 3rd granddaughter (grandchild #8) was born and we were waiting for GD #4 to make her appearance any day. Adeline Katherine was born on Monday, January 2nd! All is well and she's just as beautiful as her little cousins! I guess she wanted a birthday year to herself, so decided she didn't want to share it with her other three girl cousins! So we should be 'quiet' on the grandbaby front, for a while anyway! (the kids tell me there WILL be more... someday!)
Slowly getting back into the swing of things, checking out postings on here every so often and working on some new resolutions. Like I had posted on my blog, I noticed that most people's blogs had resolutions about weight loss and completing UFO's. Those are both on my list, but I've added something a little different. I have had some time to reflect on what I have been missing about my quilting life and realized I need to give up a few things, for now anyway, so I can enjoy quilting again like I used to. I don't want to get involved in challenges and exchanges unless they are something I really, really, really want to do. I will no longer be doing our guild newsletter when my position is up for renewal at the end of summer, and most of all, I really want to get back to doing some fun stuff for me. This is more where the challenges and exchanges come in; I think in recent times I have been feeling a little too much like I 'have to' do them. I will continue to make family quilts and charity quilts, but I won't pressure myself to make gifts for others.
With that said, I have been noticing that so many of you have been having better times lately, and that makes me feel really good, and always gives me hope! I'll continue to read posts, and I'll try to post a little more often than every couple of months. I know you know how it is, it seems like everybody is going through something at one time or another and can't get on here very often!
Happy New Year!