Friday, January 1, 2010

The First Day of 2010

I truly hope everyone's first day of the new year got off to a great start!  As I talked to friends and read through my favorite blogs, it sounds like today was spent packing up the last bit of Christmas and planning for the year ahead.

I spent today with a new friend.  We became friends early last year and she has been a delight to get to know.  We met for lunch where we had the best ever crab and roasted corn chowder.  While she was good and had a roasted veggie and goat cheese sandwich, I had a fresh from the oven raspberry and white chocolate scone!  Yes, it was to die for!

Next, we went to her new house where I got the grand tour and was properly impressed!  She has a huge, huge space in her basement for doing crafts and I'm sooo jealous!  I have a very nice sized spare bedroom, but compared to her space, it looks like a closet!  More about that later.

For some time now, we've talked about getting together and working on projects.  Today, we decided to meet on Thursday evenings and I'm so excited about it.  I won't be machine sewing but  I do have this project to work on.  I'll talk more about this next week!

I can't wait to start a project from this book. I've ordered it and it should be here next week.  I'll have more on this later, also!

The rest of the day I spent thinking about my goals for 2010.  I need to make some decisions about my business, my Etsy shop and my personal life.  There are so many things I want to learn, do and experience!  I have to admit that it's been a long time since I've been excited about the possiblities a new year brings.  In the past year, I learned a lot about myself and what I am capable of.  Because of that, I'm eager to get started doing and learning more!  I'll probably be sharing some of my hopes and dreams with you in the coming weeks!

What about you?  What are you looking forward to or excited about in the coming year?  Whatever it is, let's encourage and support one another in our endeavors!


  1. You will love getting together every week! 6 of us used to get together once a week to paint. We did it for 5-6 years, then we all just got to busy. But it was a lot of fun!

    Here's hoping you have a wonderful productive 2010!!

  2. What a nice way to start the new year,,as for me I am hoping to work on my crafts more and have time to read more book,,also explore Florida more with my husband..hope this new year brings you Hope,Love,and Good Health..

  3. I am right there with you ! I have spent so much time doing things for everyone else. I want some crab and corn chowder for myself ! I am jealous of your crafts dates too ! It's nice to have some one there to push you foward. My craft room is an unheated sunroom off my kitchen that is about TWENTY right now :(. I would like to challenge myself to create more and perhaps challenge others too . You are going to LOVE that book !!! XO, Patty

  4. I love making new friends! And that quilt looks gorgeous!

  5. Hi Annette. Was I next to you at a Craft Show this year?

    Linda B

  6. Happy New Year! Spending time with friends is so wonderful and a great chowder makes it even better! Can't wait to see the new projects from your new book! It looks really good!


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