Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone had a great Christmas and I want to wish you all a Happy New Year.

With this new decade starting I have been looking to the past.  It seems just like yesterday that we were frantically preparing for 2000.

Today while looking for something I ran across a box of “trinkets” that my Mother-in-Law left to me.  In it were an assortment of old greeting cards.  I thought it appropriate to share pictures of two New Years cards.

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Next year I will need to display them on an easel during the holidays.  They are backed with Christmas greetings.

I do not make resolutions as they always seem to get broken, but I do set goals.  This year one of my goals is to quilt this top.

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My Mother appliqued this in the early 1930’s while waiting for the arrival of her first child.  If I am reading Barbara Brackman’s “Encylopedia of Applique” it was a pattern called Pride of the Garden and was published by a Needlecraft Service in the newpaper.  I looks like the leaves were reversed from the original.  My paternal Grandmother was to quilt it, but developed an illness and was bed ridden for the balance of her life.  I would like to pass this along to my Granddaughter someday.

Another of my goals is to finish up some “works in progress.”  I hate to have things “hanging over my head”

Did you make resolutions or set goals for yourself?

Until later.