Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

2012 has been a very difficult year for our family.  There have been wonderful milestones and unbelievable hurts, but through it all we have managed to remember that we love each other and we have supported each other through it all.  I am so thankful for our family, for the love and respect we have for each other.  Most of all I'm thankful for the mercy of the Lord.  I'm thankful that he forgives and that He helps us to forgive.
I am also thankful for this wonderful thing called quilting that I have fallen into, and for blogging which has led me to so many talented and generous people, many of whom have become my friends.  I consider myself blessed to have been allowed into a portion of your lives.
I think these are all the quilts I've made this year.  Included are a couple of special mug rugs and a sewing machine cover, so they are not really quilts, but they are quilted.
Miss Lady is doing well.  She had another brush with sickness - kennel cough, but it is well in hand now and she is on her way to good health.  And she has found her energy again and is into everything within her reach!  Miss Ru has not had the healthiest Christmas either, but both of these little girls are fighters and they are both getting better!  Hallelujah!
I do hope the coming year will be a better one for us all.  These are uncertain times, but there is one thing for certain - God is still all powerful and none of this is a surprise to Him!  We can trust Him to bring us through.
My best blessings and dearest love to you all,


Sheila said...

Beautiful quilts! You have been so busy.
I hope Miss RU and Miss Lady get well soon and have a healthy new year.
Life is so challenging.
Please take care. I hope you have a wonderful new year, Elaine.

Susie Swanson said...

I wish for good health and many Blessings for you and your family.. Many prayers my friend.. I love all of your beautiful quilts.. I'm so honored to have you as my friend.. Happy New Year to you and yours.

Karen said...

That's an amazing number of quilts to have made!
Good luck for the New Year. I hope it is happier and healthier for all.

*karendianne. said...

Your words and pictures leave me speechless. Blessings and Grace my friend. ...and friendship and love ...and chickens.

Melanie said...

Hooray--- She must be a tough little gal.... I'm so happy she's better. Happy New Year.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I, too, am thankful for the friends I've made via blogging ... and that would include you, my friend!

Here I was feeling all proud of myself for having finished 5 quilts in 2012!! Look at all quilts! They're gorgeous! (Of course, I'm giving myself a good bit of slack because I hand quilt all my quilts.)

Wishing you and yours a very blessed 2013.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful quilts from your busy fingers! Wishing you a much better and blessed New Year!

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful quilts from your busy fingers! Wishing you a much better and blessed New Year!

Thimbleanna said...

A beautiful year in quilts Elaine -- Happy, Happy New Year!!!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I sure hope and pray Miss Ru gets better very soon and you and your family have a blessed New Year. I'm so glad you have the gift of quilting. Your work is so beautiful and brings so much joy to many people.

Nanette Merrill said...

I hope Ru is doing better. She looks relaxed there. Always hope she is doing well. I do hope for a good 2013. I need one that is better than last year so I pray for good years for both of us and our families.