Monday, December 31, 2012

Good Bye 2012

Here we are, the last day of 2012.  Thank goodness tomorrow is not just a new day, but a new year!!!
2012 has not been the best for my family, so it is wish great anticipation we are lloking forward to 2013.
I'm sure you all thought I was through with blogging since I haven't posted since October, but no I have been just so pressed to finish the new book, that little time was left to spare and something had to give.  Quilt Market, Thanksgiving, photo shoot in Kansas City, Christmas, well, simply too much to do in a tight time frame.
Thankfuly everyone is well and son Matt starts a new job January 2. Of course that changes everything for me concerning Mom's care at night...details to be worked out. Mom and I both were very fortunate to have his care as long as we did.
I have a thank you note from One Safe Place to post, but can't get it to copy and paste, will work on that.  In the mean time, I delivered 144 pillowcases. I thank you all very much for your participation . 
Time to take down the Christmas trees, yes mutiple trees.  I decided to have smaller trees this year, no room for a big one and I really enjoyed having them scattered throughout the house.

Nice, I captured the defective branches!
See the frosted looking silver balls....easy to do!  When your glass balls get old, don't throw away...cover partially with white glue (drips are good),I used Elmers glue and while wet, pour glitter over the glue ad let dry.  Can be done with any color ball, just match the glitter color. They twinkle and sparkle with the lights.
I throw away nothing, and it shows!  Every once in a while pack ratting comes in handy.
 No room in this house for another thing, but I will not make a resolution I cannot keep. I would love to be organized and know where things are instead of always wasting so much time searching for the thing I cannot find.
All my best for a safe, happy and healthy NEW YEAR,



  1. Happy New year Betsy. Hope 2013 is better for you and your family.

  2. Happy New Year to you, Betsy! 2012 wasn't the best year for me, either, so, here's to a good 2013. Happy to see you are back blogging. Last night, I was looking through some magazines, and reread the article about you in AP&Q, and fawned over it all over again. Very excited for your new book, too!

  3. So glad to know that everything is okay. Little trees are just fun! Hope to see you at the LQSG in LaGrange. It will be my first time there.

  4. I sure hope your new year is a wonderful one and much better for you. I think many of us have had a rough go of it this past year and so I am personally looking forward to the new one as well. There will always be new hopes and dreams on the horizon :)

    I cannot wait for your new book as I have your others and love them so.

    Many, many blessings for you as we begin this new year!

  5. Happy New Year Betsy, I look forward to your new book in 2013.

  6. Happy New Year Betsy.

    I wish you a joyful and healthy 2013.

    Thank you for the inspiration! :)

  7. happy New Year Betsy! hoping this year brings you happiness and joy and a bit of down time just for YOU!

  8. Happy New Year! I love all your little trees but I especially like the top picture with the darling 9 patch behind it. And your idea for adding glitter to the glass balls is wonderful. I hope you have a wonderful 2013!

  9. Very glad to see you back. I had a sneaky feeling part of your time was being spent writing a new book.