Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year


One of my favorite things to do when I was a child was to lie on the grass and look at the clouds. If I had time, I would most likely still do that. Hopefully, I will be able to experience that with our grand children again someday. My mind needs quiet times to simply think my own thoughts and connect with my higher power. This year I hope to try some new things, and think outside of the box. Creativity in trying something new just makes me feel good. A sense of accomplishment! Last year I tried applique quilting and knitting, and love both! Many blessings to anyone reading this and have a Happy New Year!

8 comments:

Rudee said...

The pictures are beautiful. Are they taken with your new camera?

Happy New Year to you too. May your fingers fly across the needles this year.

Winifred said...

Happy New Year to you Brenda and your family. I hope you find lots of time to look up at the sky with your grandchildren. I used to do it when I was little and see all kinds of things in the clouds. When we had a coal fire I used to love to look at it and imagine all kinds of shapes there too.

Another thing I used to love to do was roll over and over down a grassy bank or hill. That was fantastic. I've enjoyed going on my grandchildren's trampoline this year too, a great feeling but very hard on the legs.

I've taken up my knitting again this year. You're right creating things is very satisfying. Hope to get around to some quilting but that needs a lot more planning and I love that bit. What I find more difficult to do is choose the fabric and then I generally procrastinate. So I'm hoping to get to a class to help motivate me.

I have really enjoyed meeting new friends this year via Blogging, it's so lovely finding out about people, their lives and what makes them tick. So thank you Brenda for your friendship.

Brenda said...

Rudee,
Yes, I forgot to mention the pictures were taken with my new camera and on the way to see The Oz concert the other day. I don't know about flying needles but I have a collection of yarns that have been flying into my shopping cart. Ha! And I most likely will be out today collecting some more. Thanks for being my new friend this past year.

Winifred,
I wished you lived close by and we could do some quilt fabric shopping together. I don't have many friends that I can do that with and it would be fun. I am getting to go with my daughter to the fabric store today though because she has an interest in sewing now. So I am excited about that!
You did so many of the same things I did as a child. We had a coal stove also. What warmth those put out!
Grand children are the BEST part of ageing.
Thank you also for your friendship!

MYRA said...

What a wonderful gift from Katy and Brian! 8-)
I had forgotten about my days enjoying the sky while laying on the grass... sounds like something I should try again... peaceful doings... 8-)
It has been nice getting to know you through my first year of blogging, and I look forward to getting to know you better in 2009.
Happy New Year to you and yours! 8-)

BJ said...

The pictures are so lovely! You are doing a fine job with that new camera!

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy New Year. And I am so thankful for you Brenda and all my blogging friends. You sure make a difference in my life!

Love & hugs to you!

Sandy said...

Beautiful sky photos. I hope you have a wonderful New Year and on through the year, with lots of new experiences, and like you said, thinking outside of the box, connecting with that higher power. It's been wonderful meeting you this year and I value you, as I do all my blog friends. YOu all make blogging worth it.

Take care and enjoy all that you do...

s

Renie Burghardt said...

Beautiful pictures, Brenda. I hope 2009 brings many blessings to you and yours. Happy New Year!

Renie

Colonel Brandon said...

Ms. Brenda,

Ah, the watching of clouds.. A pastime, I too, engage freely in & derive the no little pleasure of, if I may add, herein.

I am, &c.
Colonel Brandon.
Nature Diary

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
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