Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year

I was really surprised last night when I started putting together this collage of quilts I made in 2011.  I thought I had made 25.  Turns out I completed 28!  Of those, 4 live here in this house and one of them belongs to Ruthie, so it will be leaving when she does in June.  You know I love to make quilts and then give them away.  It's a struggle sometimes, because I've never made a quilt yet that I didn't want to keep.

There was a lot of this going on in our neighborhood last night/early this morning.  We are in an unincorporated part of Houston, not in the city limits.  There are no bans on fireworks when we live.  So lots of people have lots of fun blowing up lots of fireworks.  Mr. Muddling and I went outside and just enjoyed the free show from the comfort of our own driveway. 

It's a beautiful day today, cooler but with lots of sunshine.  We're supposed to get much colder weather tonight.  For now though the flowers outside are still smiling and pretty.
Claude is just glad all the noise is over.

At church this morning one of my friends who is a faithful reader of my blog told me that I have not put pictures of the chickens on in far too long.  While I was out there this afternoon I let the chickens out to roam and frolic and took lots of pictures.  Now, Betty, is that better?  Seriously, Betty is very good to encourage me to blog more often. 

I think we could all do a better job of encouraging each other.  I do so enjoy seeing what each of you has been doing and creating.  I'm sorry I don't always comment when I visit your blog, but I'm going to try to do better.  You are a blessing to me!
From one chick to another,

Hugs and kisses,


Susie Swanson said...

Oh my word Elaine, those are some beautiful quilts.. I wish I had your wonderful talent.. love your chickens to.. We had chickens all the time when I was growing up.. my mom loved her chickens..Happy New Year, Susie

Karen said...

That's a huge number of quilts for just one year! Wow! And isn't it wonderful that you like every one of them. Certainly makes it easier to sew.
Love seeing the chooks, too!
Are you aiming for that many finishes for 2012?

Margaret said...

Impressed with the artistry with the collage, Looks wonderful.

Melanie said...

OK - Now you're just making me look bad.... What talent....I love the collage. What a great reminder of what can be done if you don't waste time... Happy 2012

Eggs In My Pocket said...

You can never go wrong when posting chicken pictures! Boy have you had some busy little fingers.......28 quilts!! Can't wait to see your next 28...........or are you going to reach the 30 mark! I bet you do!! blessings,Kathleen

Brenda said...

I love your blog always.. Never leave a comment.. Only email you. Going to try to remember to comment here.
Betty JR...

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Elaine! You're amazingly prolific -- what a beautiful collection! Love the shots of the cat and chickens too!