Monday, December 31, 2007

It’s New Year’s Eve…I’m up at 4:30 am. I’m definitely going to need a nap if I am going to make it till midnight. We’re going to have a quiet dinner at friends. Probably won’t even make it till midnight.

I’m in good spirits. I played with fabric all afternoon yesterday. Granted, it was just folding, but I filled my cabinet that I’ve been planning on doing since September. My Magazines, books, tools, thread and fabric are all in one place. Maybe tomorrow I can share a photo.

December 31st is a time to look back and reflect, but after you realize the lessons you’ve learned, leave things in the past and move forward. Here’s a gift to friend that will be opened this morning.
It’s a great movie for a Quilter (and my daughter). I had a copy of the book but book is no longer printed. I found it on a used book site. It said excellent condition, $2.00. Don said, “It’s only two dollars, if you want it, get it. Take a chance.” Well, the outside cover was torn in about five places and the hard cover had a bad spot in it. I was totally bummed. But a “miracle worker” of a friend at work took the outside cover and some scrapbook paper and with scissors and glue made a beautiful new cover. Even Chelsey said, “ Mom you should keep this one and give yours away…” But there was something about a handmade gift and the story of the hands that touched it ----- I knew it had to be shared. I hope she likes it.

I hope everyone has a safe evening and New Year to follow. At the very least, I hope you have a needle and thread in your hands…
Happy New Year…

13 comments:

Linda said...

Oh my Mel, up at 4.30.... I think I'd be needing a nap by 9am....lol... Hope you enjoy your evening with friends. Great gift, I'm sure your friend will adore it. Happy New Year to you and the family.

Juliann in WA said...

You are such a generous soul Melanie. Hope you have a wonderful evening and very blessed 2008.

Patti said...

Here's to a happy, quilty new year!

de vliegende koe said...

Watching the movie with the same title is the reason I started quilting...! Happy New Year my friiend, I enjoy having you met in blogosphere in 2007! Let’s hope 2008 will be a very inspirational and creative year.

CONNIE W said...

Wishes for the best in 2008 for you and your family!

Marilyn R said...

I love the movie too! Such fun! I'm sure your friend and daughter will be thrilled with their gifts. Any day that you can play with fabric makes it a better day!

Kristie said...

I love the books!! I have the movie "How To Make An American Quilt" I really enjoy watching it.
Kristie

Tazzie said...

What a wonderful gift for your friend Mel, I'm sure she'll love it.
Have a wonderful New Year dinner, and here's to a fabulous 2008.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Judy said...

I just watched that movie again last week! Watch it all the time. I never knew they had a book to go along. Excellent gift!

Shelina said...

Happy New Year to you as well.

Jeanne said...

Happy New Year, Melanie! Hope it's a special year for you.
Hugs ~ Jeanne

Clare said...

We persevered and stayed up to see the French and UK New Year in. Absolutely exhauted the next day!

I've never heard of that book or film so have made a mental note to find the DVD.

Happy New year to you and your family.

Pat said...

Hi Mel, I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year. Keep working on those Primitive Garden Blocks. I saw a picture of the finished quilt. It is beautiful!!!!!