Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello 2012

The new year is a time to look forward rather than back.  Today I'm saying goodbye to 2011 by sending a fond farewell to my life in Kansas.
We sold our house in the country this month.  The moose is temporarily living at my parent's house. He's happy in his new home!
Many memories are attached to that house.  I took a walk around the property and through the house over Christmas and they all came flooding back.  It was a wonderful place to raise our children.
But an empty house is just that...empty.  It's time to make new memories in a new place.

2012 is going to be a wonderful year and a great quilty year too.  I am celebrating a quilting anniversary all during the month of January.  It's exhilarating to be sewing again and I can't wait to share new projects with you.  Stay tuned for an exciting month full of surprises!

27 comments:

Kim C said...

Out with the Old, in with the New! That's what the New Year is all about! Been there and done that, many times! Now, we watch our daughter and Son-in-Law and grankids do the same. Finding your place is scary,fun and fulfilling! Happy New 2012 to you and your family! Kim C

Marty's Fiber Musings said...

What a wonderful Christmas present the sale was! Making for a very Happy New Year! A one household family again. I'll bet you are loving it.

Pauline said...

Happy New Year jacquie...enjoy your new home this year..and we cant wait either for the new projects...rofl..

carol said...

I hope your Kansas home is going to a family who will love it as much as you did and make many wonderful memories there too! Thinking like that can make leaving so much sweeter.

Shari said...

May you achieve all your goals in 2012! Best wishes...
Hugs - Shari

BaileyGirl5 said...

I'm at a crossroads recently and am contemplating moving to be with my honey for good. I will be sad to leave the house where I raised my boys. That sticker struck a chord with me (literally) as my youngest has always been in a band. So many warm fuzzy memories ......

Thanks for being so positive and showing me that the future holds tons and tons of new possibilities. It's not so scary now.

P.S. I love Bruno.

Suzanne said...

Happy New Year, Jacquie. Wishing you lots of joy and stitches in 2012.

Paula said...

Happy New Year my friend! Can't wait to see your 2012 creations. Onward and upward!

QuiltSwissy said...

2011 was a horrible year for me, I am soooo glad it is over! Bring on 2012!

Lots of changes, good things ahead! For both of us.

glen and the bassets, no more swissys.........

Dani said...

Moving is never easy, but you definitely have the right attitude! Wishing you a happy quilty 2012

Vicki said...

Happy New Year, Jacquie! Thanks for being my quilting friend in Kansas. Our KS house sale closes this month; I still almost can't believe we moved. Hope you have a great year!

Esch House Quilts said...

Congratulations on the house sale! I'm so glad you got a chance to go and have that last walk and say good-bye.

Looking forward to seeing what you've got planned for 2012 :)

Mariel said...

Happy New Year

Elle said...

Happy New Year! Huge congrats on the house sale...I've been trying to sell mine for 5 years to no avail (thanks to lots of foreclosures in Georgia), so that would have been an amazing Christmas present - I'm trying not be too jealous of you! It was the house I built to raise my kids in, but now I live in Maryland and have found the father for my kids (and an amazing partner), so it makes for an easier trade! I'm just looking forward to not having the worry of it on my shoulders, and I imagine with that weight lifted, you'll find even more creative motivation (though I wonder if that is even possible!). I'm so excited about your book - can't wait to see it!

Mary Anne said...

It's going to be an awesome year! Wishing you all the best and looking forward to seeing you back in KC later this year! :-)

Miriam said...

Happy New Year Jacquie!

Ethne said...

I am so glad you got your house sold, that will take some of the pressure off and allow the new year to start off on a very positive note.
Happy New Year to you Jacquie and to your family, take care and I can't wait to see what you've got to share with us this year.

Flying Blind... said...

Happy New Year, and a happy new start xxx

Anonymous said...

I went through the same thing this year. In June we sold our country home of 25 years. It was a very difficult decision for me to make. Lots of waffling back and forth and lots of tears. But I'm glad now, and I'm looking forward. Thanks for your blog, I love it. Happy 2012.

Basildon Kitchens said...

Happy New Year and hope you get settled in soon!

Needled Mom said...

Just remember that the memories have gone with you. Happy new year. I am looking forward to seeing lots of wonderful ideas this year.

Elsa said...

Oh, I've missed your posts, glad you're back.
I've been doing a bit of thinking about the past the last few days and glad that it's all in the past. Really looking forward to a very creative 2012 for myself and all the people and blogs I read! You provide lots of inspiration, thank you so much for sharing your creativity!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Sounds a bit bittersweet, but it also sounds like you are able to look forward a bit more now. Happy for you, my friend.

Sara said...

Happy,Happy New Year to you!!

SusieDW said...

Happy New Year! Starting 2012 with an optimistic and eager outlook sets the pace for a happy and productive year. I mean to keep it! Many blessings all and yes, looking forward to beautiful innovation and creation from Jacquie. Thanks, m'am! Oh. Sharing a Web site I just discovered for those loving color... Jacquie, if you don't mind. Design-seeds.com. A fun site.

Di~ said...

Jacquie! I'm glad you are feeling better! Also, I'm still sad that you left all you had in Kansas!? Why is that???:)

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Happy New Year Jacquie! I'm wishing you LOTS of happy stitching and new memories in 2012!