Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

I wish you all the blessings that the new year can hold. I've been blessed with this group in the photo...they've brought so many wonderful things into our lives.  Jake and Ellen are on the left, Grace is in the center and Andrew and Dayna are on the right.  They're all remarkable young adults and I can't wait to see what wonderful things they do with their lives. 

There are changes in the works here at Lakeside Quilting.  We've invited Jake to live with us, after a rough patch in his life.  He's been a welcome addition to our household and a tremendous help with Daisy!  I've given him my sewing room as his bedroom, so there will be much less sewing by machine in the new year.  I currently have 3 or 4 quilts to be handquilted, as well as enough yarn to keep me busy for several years, so I'll be content with whatever time I get in front of the sewing machine.

Andrew will be spending more time at home as well and I'm so happy about that too!  Of course, with all these adults living in the house, I'm cooking a lot more, which is a good thing.  I enjoyed focusing on home this holiday season and we loved staying in with the kids this year...there's something about having everyone under my roof for Christmas that makes me happy and at peace. It was fun when they were little, but even more fun now that they're adults...and adding Dayna and Jake to the mix this year was fabulous.

So, 2011 will be an adventure here at Lakeside...and I'm looking forward to sharing it with you. Thanks to all of you who have continued to visit, in spite of the fact I don't post as regularly as I used to.  Thanks to those who comment and let me know that you're still out there. Thanks to all of you who have become such a large part of my life!


furiousBall said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! Glad to hear you'll have more Andrew in 2011 (I saw you retook the Lakeside Quilting Studio back on Foursquare!) and you opening your doors to Jake is awesome. I love having people around my home, especially if they help with the pup!

amy said...

Aw, what a handsome group of kids! Happy New Year to you all!!

Meredith said...

Happy New Year. Can I see your hand quilting in progress or completed? I hope you have a great 2011.

Judy said...

A new 'family' member - good for you! This RAK will never be forgotten and you will be the one to get the credit! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Bev's Blog said...

Happy New Year Carolyn...and it sounds perfect. I love a housefull of kids too!

Kathie said...

happy new year....glad to hear all is well and that you had a great holiday.
Very nice of you and your family to open your home to Jake and give up your sewing room. we can sew anywhere can't we?