Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year

A little late, but Happy New Year everyone.  We travelled to our block of land near Bundaberg last Friday and friends joined us here on Saturday - so my links to the blogging world was confined to quick looks on my iphone email!!  We spent New Year's Eve sitting around a camp fire.  It was so cold!  Finding the weather very hard to believe for the Christmas/New Year period in this part of Australia.  We ventured to the beach yesterday for a bit of r&r on the first day of the New Year and the wind was blowing so much we could hardly stand on the beach.  Kids still swam though!  We then found a sheltered park and had a lovely bbq dinner.  Once again we sat around the camp fire to complete the first day of 2012.

Based on my theory that whatever you do on the first day of the year, you will do throughout the year - I sewed.  I just HAVE to sew on New Years Day.  So, I have another block completed for Some Kind of Wonderful and another partially completed.  Not a huge amount - but another step on the journey.  Hoping for some more progress today.  And some photos.

Starting out to be another beautiful day in this part of the world.  Cannot believe how cool it is - just incredible for Christmas.  I'm aiming to enjoy it while it lasts!

I love the start of the New Year and closing the door on the old.  For us last year was not the best we've had - with floods (and we weren't affected personally to flooding, just inconvenienced really!!) it was a scary start to 2011 and a series of personal issues followed that created challenges.  However, we survived and everyone's health is good so really we have nothing to complain of.  However, I am looking forward to a great 2012.  As a child I just loved getting my new school books each year.  I would look at all those blank pages and think about all the exciting things that I would be learning in the year ahead.  (I told my eldest DS this and he looked at me in amazement and said "Mum, they can treat that now!")  I look at the New Year in the same way - a fresh new start, and wondering about all the exciting things ahead, new things to learn, new quilts to sew............  Bring on 2012.

Happy New Year Everyone!


Fiona said...

Happy New Year... it is lovely to start fresh... I laughted at your school book story!!

Allie said...

Happy New Year hon - I feel the same way about it, it's like a huge blank book that you get to write in anything you want! I didn't sew today but did spend time with family and friends. Your campfire and beach sound heavenly!