Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year 2010!

Well, We've done it!

Started a brand new year full of possibilities!

Do you make a New Year's Resolution?

Sometimes I do and sometimes I don't

but this year I have made one.

My resolution is that I am going to FOCUS!

I tend to be the type of person lately that

does about 3-4 things all at once!

I could be cooking and doing dishes and then

start thinking about a quilting project so I leave

the dishes and go downstairs to work on the quilting

forgetting completely about that might be in the oven

leading to disastous results, not to mention that the

dishes are left undone.

So this year I plan on Focusing on one thing at a time

and completing it before I move on.

BE in the moment.

Enjoy where I am at the time.

Complete a project and have that wonderful feeling of accomplishment.

So to begin this new behavior I cleaned up the kitchen today!

Dishes, counters, and floors are all clean.

The lemons that needed juicing after making Limoncello are juiced

AND already made into lemonade

AND the rinds were cut up and placed in the compost pile!

BUT! While remaining the the moment and completing the task

I decided that I was going to design a Quiltlet to keep me on track!

AND I will be designing a quiltlet for each month of the year

and posting it here on my blog!

So stay tuned and check back soon for the completed project

AND instructions!

I rewarded myself after my cleaning session in the kitchen by

sitting outside in the beautiful sunshine in my garden and starting

the quiltlet design!

I hate to do a post without a picture so I am including this one from

our wine tasting experience from 2 nights ago.

We had a lovely time and tasted some really wonderful red wines
from Italy! Bacchus is a wonderful place!

Til next time.....
Happy quilting!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 is almost over

It is hard to believe that 2009 is almost over!
Where does the time go?
Today was spent going to Jazzercise, then to
Kohls to get a new pair of maternity jeans for
my daughter who is busting out of her regular jeans.
Mike and I then went to Savers and Goodwill to try
to find a sweater to wear to the Ugly Sweater Party
we are attending on New Year's Eve.
Ind found one, but MIke, sadly, did not. Guess He will just
have to check his closet!!!!!
Tonight we are going to Baccus for some wine tasting
with our son and daughter-in-law and some of her family.
Should be alot of fun!
Happy 2009!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It has been a busy week!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
The last few weeks have been very busy ones!
I sure hope that everyone has had a very happy
holiday season. I am so blessed to have so many
wonderful people in my life.

Christmas Eve was spent attending church then going
home for a lasagne dinner.
We opened gifts with the kids this night since we would
be driving to San Diego early Christmas morning.

One of our family tradions that our grown
kids still enjoy is searching for
the very last gift that Santa
used to hide in the tree.
This year the kids searched and searched.....

They used stools...........
Flashlights were used............
They stood on chairs......

The gift was finally found and a good time was
had by all!

Here we are in San Diego.
My brother and I went in together to get our mom
a new computer for Christmas.
Mike and Rafael installed it and
here is mom using the new computer.
Jenny always like to visit the Children's Pool
in LaJolla when we go to San Diego.
This is a cool little manmade cove
that was dedicated to the children.
It used to be a great place for kids to
swim in the ocean while being protected
from the ocean waves.
But now the seals have taken over the beach,
and the kids can no longer use it.
At any rate.......we always visit when nearby.
No trip to San Diego is complete with visiting
the Chicken Pie Shop in North Park.
This restaurant has been open since 1938!

It is good to be home.
I have lots of quilts to work on
and projects to finish.
The New Year is coming.......
where did 2009 go?