First and most importantly – Happy New Year!! Wishing you and yours all the best in 2008!
Thank you for all the lovely New Year’s greetings you’ve sent. I love the new year, everything feels fresh and like a new start for some reason. I cleaned the oven, bought a new ironing board, and put away the Christmas decorations in my new Christmas Rubbermaid tubs!
Some new goodies for me from family is this great quilt/embroidery design from Crab-apple Hill, and a Jolly pack of Susan Branch’s Tea Party fabrics for making the quilt (from the Fat Quarter Shop online). I do offer this pattern at my webshop. Another Susan Branch goodie is this cookbook from Amber, she also gave me some beautiful kitchen linens from Williams Sonoma.
A new start that I made good progress on last night is Love Letters from Ewe & Eye & Friends. I love the soft colors. The quilt and cross stitch design that I’m showing you inspired me to create a page at my website that is connected to what I’m working on and sharing here. My hope is to keep it updated so that you can get details about what you see here. Here is the link to the Happy Stitcher blog projects page at Handcrafts Online.
One more new thing for today is this salmon chowder soup. I found the recipe in a magazine and thought I’d give it a try. It is pretty yummy, Jerry is on his third bowl and Amber stopped in and give it a good review also. It was pretty quick and easy.
Hope today is full of happy and new for you too!