Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Happy New Year!

Hello dear friends, it's been awhile.  As you can see, I'm spending the very last day of the year doing what I love - watching Fred Astaire and stitching.  See those curtains?  I finally made them, I'm so tired of living in a fishbowl for the neighbors to gawk at, and besides it's winter and there is nothing to look at out there, lol.  With the white muslin, I have both privacy and light.  Well, as much light as there is out there, anyway....


I've not felt like blogging, or facebooking, or anything much.  A few days before Christmas we had a family tragedy so it's not been festive around here.  Not going into detail but mum is fine, it wasn't her.  I would really appreciate your prayers for my cousin and her three children.

I received a couple of gifts that blew me away....my dear friend Lyn sent me some spoolholders for my featherweight, hand made by her, how precious is that!


So much prettier than the red felt!

And then my dear friend Jan sent me a box that made me burst into tears, and I mean that literally.


A Quilt of Valor - sorry for the bad pic, my quilt holder is sleeping.  I'm still trying to decide whether to hang it or just hug it.  Her husband quilted it!  I'm still blown away.  Jan and her husband make hundreds of quilts for Quilts of Valor and Project Linus - they are amazing!

The January issue of the Applique Club is going out tonight. Here are the January pictures - 

Winter Blooms

Vintage Flowers Table Runner

Calendar Bird BOM

And a peek at February!


I do hope and pray that you all have a safe, prosperous and healthy New Year.  And please remember that we don't have to wait for a new year for a new slate - God's mercies are new every morning!
(Lamentations 3:22-24) "¶ It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.  {23} They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.  {24} The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him."

See you soon - 
Love,
Allie



21 comments:

Nancy J said...

Life is precious, and we do not know how and why. Sending loving thoughts to you all right now. And, again, the parcel arrived with all those goodies from north, and have been used in a bag to go back to Australia in late January. I cannot feel very festive either with those fires across the Tasman.Amid it all, Sydney hosted a New Year Fireworks display at a tremendous cost. I cannot understand the reason or logic. But onto brighter things, we are well, the garden is thriving, no photos right now as I struggle to learn how to use my new MacBook. A wonderful one to replace the ageing and very old Toshiba. Love to you and all yours, your Mum too.XXXXX

april dawn said...

I am so sorry for what your family is going though and I will continue to pray. This last year has been full of stress and sadness in my family and I’m really hoping this new year brings healing. I’ve cocooned myself also. I’m not a negative person but it’s hard to keep in when people ask “how are you” so for me it’s best to avoid the question by staying home and simply hiding myself away. I pray the new year brings your family peace and healing. God bless you sweet lady.

Hugs, April Lopez

Karen said...

Happy New Year, Allie Oops!

Jocelyn said...

Wishing you a blessed and peace filled New Year!

Dolores said...

A very Happy 2020 to you and your family.

Yvonne said...

I hope the new year starts better for you then the old one ended. Like your curtains, always nice to have some privacy....
Happy new year!

Little Penpen said...

Happy New Year to you and your family! I’m sorry about your family tragedy. I pray you all are doing ok. Love the curtains, I put those on my list for 2020 for my bedroom. We shall see if it happens. Love your Christmas gifts, your friends adore you. I hope 2020 is a great year for all!

Tammy said...

Happy New Years Allie and family. I will hold your family in prayer. Tragedies occur and they affect us all. The people that make these decisions do not realize how far the consequences of their actions go ...And how many they affect so deeply. Last year right before Christmas I had a relative attempt to commit suicide and barely lived with many hours spent in prayer and many weeks spent on life support .. I will never get over it and never understand either....Some things just shouldn't ever be done...Hugs to you sweet Allie

kupton52 said...

Lovely post. Happy New Year to you and your family. I am so sorry for whatever tragedy struck. It always seems much worse when near a holiday. I hope this does not "spoil" Christmas for your cousin and her family. May this year be extra-blessed for you. "Great is Thy Faithfulness" is my all-time favorite hymn. Hugs from a very chilly WV.

Susan said...

I am and will continue to pray for you Cousin and her children. I need to make some curtains too or else get some blinds.

A blessed New Year to you and your family. It's a new year, but we have the same God. I am so glad he does not change.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I am sorry for the sadness that your family is going through. May the God of all peace bring comfort to your hearts...

What a precious gift from Jan. I vote you cuddle with it as much as possible! You are dearly loved...

Fiona said...

Thinking of you... and of course wishing you all the best....
Hugz

KaHolly said...

You’re absolutely right! Every day is a new day! (Thank goodness). Will be thinking positive thoughts for your family members! What lovely, thoughtful gifts you’ve rec'd! XO

Lin said...

Such lovely gifts Allie and I do love that red and white design. So sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you and your family. I hope that 2020 will be a happy and peaceful year for you. xx

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

So very sorry to hear of a tragedy; all the sadder at this time of year it seems.
Look after yourself, Allie; I know how you feel things deeply. And I also hope 2020 will be a marvellous wonderful year for you!

Jan said...

Allie-thank you for all your kind words about Maynard and I. I so glad you like the quilt. I love your curtains. Did you design them?
Happy 2020. Praying for your entire family! Jan

Marcelyn said...

Happy New Year Allie. I come and read but rarely comment. I hope your family members are healing and comforted during this time. Holidays seem to make tragedy worse but it's always hard no matter what.

e said...

Happy new year, Allie. Love your designs!!! Can't wait to start stitching!!!
Yes, i finally did it!!!

Tanya said...

Lord, You know exactly all the emotions, all the tears, all the memories running through the hearts of all of Allie’s relatives. We ask You to bring them peace where there is despair and joy where there is now sadness. We know You have everything in Your hands and that You are shaping their lives into perfection. Thank You for sharing their pain. In Jesus’ name, Amen

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Good job on those curtains - but I must say - I love your vintage tables! ♥

Val said...

Oh how I have missed the blog world and you!!! I am so sorry for your tragedy.
I, too have been through so much since I have visited blogs. Life is so tough and short! Everyday is a new blessing. I have missed you!!!!

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