Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy 2008 Everyone!

Sorry I'm late *VBS* But here I am, at last! My new year got off to a good start..!A visit from two of my kids, oldest DD and youngest DS and his sons. We're a happy bunch after presents are opened.The youngest DGS, now 4 1/2 yrs...getting all grown up with lots and lots of imagionation.
And his brother, nearly 8 1/2 yrs....way too big for his britches! He's getting to be way to quick with the 'comments'....LOL
And last, but not least, I got this gorgeous ATC in the mail last week from Studio Christine in Oz. It's just lovely and I can't imagine how she found time to make them! The fur on the boot is 'furry'...neat! Love the background fabric. Thank you so much Christine, I'll tresure it and add it to my little collection of ATS's!
I think the time period, just passed, might be the longest I've gone without journaling here on my blog. No place to put any blame...cold weather mostly, some "under the weather" myself. I did quite alot of sewing, got all the blocks for the double 4 patch finished. Just need to press them and join them up in rows. And I'm about 170 '4 patches' ready towards the Kitchen Sink Type quilt I'm working on. I've just about used up the odds and ends of 2.5" squares and strips that I had laying around.
I will be needed 240 of the 4 patch/4.5" square combos to make the top, so I've a ways to go. I'll be back tomorrow with more news and sewing stuff *VBS*

17 comments:

Norma said...

I am so glad you are back..I was beginning to worry about you! (mother hen is my other name). Glad you got to see the little ones open their presents.

Something about little boys..........one minute they are sweet and next thing you know, just full of it! Now little girls are always full of it.....

Take care friend, and welcome back! Keep warm.

Quilt Memories said...

Glad to have you back, I too, was worried about you!!!!
Happy New Year to YOU and all your loved ones!! J

Susan said...

Darling little boys. Thanks for the pic. I love that ATC, too.

Patti said...

I'll echo Norma - I'm glad to see you post. I was really beginning to wonder if you were OK.

After what happened at Christmas I'm so glad you got to see some kids and grandkids for New Years!

Nadine said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you, Finn !

dee said...

Glad to hear your voice. I was hoping you were not down with a winter bug of some sort. Nice that you got to spend some time with the family.
Happy New Year!

joyce said...

Christmas is so much more fun with little kids around. Happy New Year.

dordognequilter said...

Christmas is for children. New Year's Eve is for adults. Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!

Dear Finn, a very happy new year to you - have a great 2008.

Angie said...

I was beginning to worry about you and Ms. Ebby! So glad to 'see' your smiling face!! :> What a beautiful family you have, Finn! Your stocking ATC is just adorable! :> Happy New Year!

Annie said...

Love seeing the pics of your family!

Wishing you good health.

: )

meggie said...

Kids make Christmas, there is no doubt.
Happy New Year Finn, to you & Ebby!

Lisa said...

Happy New Year Finn! What lovely family photos, it sounds like you had a lovely time.
What a cute ATC. It has given me an idea to make gift tags for the pressies next Christmas. I making postcard sized cards at the moment (don't think that's virtuous of me thought because I didn't mail any Christmas cards at all in 2007 so I'm
planning to make up for it next year - BVG)

Elaine Adair said...

Just wanted you to know, I'm reading your posts - just not doing a lot of commenting, due to holidays, and an actual JOB, darn it!

Always nice to read whatever you are up to. 8-)

julieQ said...

Hi Finnie!! I am glad you got to those young un's! I know you loved every minute. Sounds like you are making great progress on your Kitchen Sink quilt. Those are the best kind!!

Hope you are doing Ok and staying warm!! It is so cold here...

Are you working on the mystery quilt?
Hugs from Rusty and
JulieQ

Libby said...

Happy New Year, Finn - so happy to hear that you had the chance to celebrate with those young'uns *s* Looks like a good time!

Tropical Screamer said...

I have about 5,000 hexagons to cut. Guess we'll our perspective pieces cut one at a time, won't we?

Missed you and I'm looking forward to enjoying your blog in this wonderful new year.

All the best.
Darilyn

Hedgehog said...

Happy 2008 to you and yours!! Thank you for your blog.