Monday, December 29, 2014

Happy New Year! Read On.....

Thank you friends who sent me surprises!  I received books, patterns, fabrics, Polish pottery and gifts from your hands.  My birthday is just a few days before Christmas so these are from both celebrations.

Cotton, wool, a crow and big primitive stitches!  I love how she quilted the border too!

Wool table mats with a special note of more to come!  I was thinking of creating a space on my studio wall for these pretties!

A hipster bag with polka-dots!  How cute is this and just the right size to carry on my first ever cruise!

Jeff and I celebrate 31 years of bliss tomorrow and have booked a cruise for later next month.  Our first vacation we are taking that is just the two of us, and hundreds of other cruisers.  LOL!

Quilt Hollow is making changes for 2015.  I've got to make the change for my own health and peace of mind.  While I still plan to quilt for others, I will no longer custom quilt.

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!


Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Congratulations on your anniversary and enjoy your cruise

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Phew! You scared me there. Happy you're still going to be quilting. Happy Anniversary and enjoy your cruise! Where are you cruising to?

Karen said...

The hipster bag will carry your coins for the ship's slot machines.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Wonderful gifts from special friends! Best wishes for all your 2015 plans. Your cruise sounds perfect!

andsewon said...

How nice to be remembered in such nice ways! Happy Belated Birthday and wishing ya'll smooth sailing on your anniversary cruise!

WoolenSails said...

This is a special month for you in lots of ways and congratulations on your anniversary! A cruise sounds nice and I hope it is somewhere fun and warm.

Lots of beautiful gifts and beautifully made.


Rita said...

Wow, birthday, anniversary and Christmas all in the same month! Congratulations on 31 years. My husband and I love crusing....enjoy! Happy New Year!

Sharon said...

You have some lovely gifts and a cruise, yeah for you. I'm hearing more and more quilter's not wanting to custom, no money in it and it's hard on the body. I have a few more custom pieces in my but not 'show' level.

belarmina said...

Felicidades !!!
tantas celebraciones juntas suena muy
regalos magníficos todos.....
buen crucero

Lori said...

Quilty friends always seem to send the best gifts!
Have a fantastic cruise!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy belated Birthday and Happy Anniversary! Lots of lovelies - enjoy your cruise.

Loris said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Mary! I am finally coming back to life slowly after missing all the festivities. I'm so happy to hear about your cruise. What a wonderful celebration!
And good for you and your business decision! Smart! You will live longer and happier!

Jeanna said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday and Christmas. Also wishing you a very happy anniversary tomorrow. I hope you and Jeff enjoy your cruise and special to,e together.

You received some nice must have been very good this year :)

Janet O. said...

Beautiful gifts you received! Love the wool mats!
You gotta do what you gotta do! Custom quilting for others can be SO consuming! Hope your health is not a constant problem!
Congrats on your anniversary--about time you had a vacation for just the two of you! Enjoy!!

Darlene said...

Beautiful gifts! Happy Anniversary - enjoy the cruise!

Sharon said...

You are going to love cruising! Happy Belated Birthday and have an amazing 2015!

AnnieO said...

Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, and Happy New Year!

Mental health is important--so glad you are not quitting entirely this quilting biz...

Enjoy your cruise!

moosecraft said...

What wonderful surpises you received in the mail! Enjoy! Have a relaxing and cozy anniversary cruise! :-)

Cheryl said...

Great gifts, belated happy birthday, and happy anniversary! Sad to hear no more custom, but totally understand why! Enjoy your cruise.

QuiltSue said...

In order: Happy birthday, Christmas, Anniversary and New Year.

I am ashamed to say your card is still sitting here, as I realised I had lost your address and then I forgot to email you to ask for it, I am so sorry.

Anyway, have a great cruise.

JudyCinNC said...

You certainly have enough reasons to celebrate all of December and January. Lucky you and wishing you warm wishes and a belated Happy Birthday. Judy C in NC

Valerie Z said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! Wishing you a very happy anniversary today and a fabulous cruise to celebrate 31 years! Sending warm wishes for a happy, healthy and joyous 2015!

paulette said...

WOW!! December was the month for YOU!! Happy belated WISHES!! All the best as you sail away!!

Lynn said...

A cruise! Hurray for you! And happy after the fact birthday. Even though you will no longer be custom quilting, I still look forward to seeing what you make and share, it always brightens my day seeing your beautiful quilting.

Vivian said...

Happy celebrations x 3, Mary. How fun to have a month packed with multiple reasons to smile. Lovely gifts, and all for the deserving, talented quilter and special lady that you are.
Happy New Year! Happy 2015. I can't wait to see what it brings.

Bari Jo said...

Have a wonderful anniversary celebration! Enjoy!!!! So glad you will still be quilting! ((phew))

Little Penpen said...

Happy New Year! Happy Anniversary!! Are you still traveling to J Brewer for your hair? ;)

Carrie P. said...

Happy Belated Birthday! and Happy Anniversary! too. What fun, a cruise. I hope you two have the best time ever.

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