Happy New Year

Its no good. I was going to do a thorough review of my year, telling you of significant events in my life, and linking back to my most “significant” posts. I wrote 92 posts last year, so WordPress informs me. That’s less than 2 per week, but its still a lot of posts to review. My eyes are glazing over.

Let’s see if I can make it as pain free as possible, and summarize my year from memory.

I went to Haiti. That trip was easy and difficult at the same time. I have surprised myself by planning a return trip to Haiti this coming February. More on that later.

Other travel included a wonderful trip to Ohio, which included a visit with blog icon Lynn! Interesting to me is that I already have all my travel plans for 2014 made, including most reservations. And part of the plans include another blogger visit! More on that later.

I was successful at losing 25 pounds (that I had re-gained in the previous three years.) I’m very happy about this. I know that I would be having a lot more arthritis pain if I had not lost this weight. More on this later (what? Its a new year, and you KNOW we’re all going to be talking weight loss and maintenance for a few weeks : ) )

A major garden re-do took a lot of my time this spring and summer. Of course, MLG did most of the work, but I still did a lot of the lighter work. I love the garden. It looks kind of sad right now, but things are in place for a very pretty spring show.

I quilted. A lot. I joined a national organization for art quilters. I do have some goals to be more organized with my quilting and to enter some exhibitions, and to try to set up an Etsy shop to offer some of my quilts for sale.

Just two weeks before the end of the year, the construction for my new studio started! When the contractor left today, there was siding and windows already up. I can’t believe its going so fast.

I’ll write more about these last three things as they unfold in the new year.

And as my new sign says, I spent a lot of time taking care of the doggies. And loving most every minute of it.

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Happy New Year to one and all! Stay healthy, and I’ll see you on the other side.

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7 thoughts on “Happy New Year

  1. Happy New Year Debby! You had a lot of teasers in that post. I suppose the blogger visit isn’t a surprise visit to see me, is it?

    • Shoot, iPad. First it wouldn’t remember me and then it MADE me do a typo. Anyway…I bet between your yard and the studio, it feels like you’re living in a new place! Looking forward to hearing more about your teasers. šŸ™‚

  2. Between your beautiful new garden and your new studio I am so excited to see your home in 2014! Also, I am POSITIVE that if I check my email right now, you are writing me to say you will be in Connecticut. I will take care of getting us halfway to see Lori! šŸ˜‰

    Happy New Year my virtual friend!

  3. Happy New Year Debby. You had a great year and my wish for you is that 2014 will be even better than last year. This time I’m sticking around for a full year, since I found your blog in 2013.

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