Sunday, December 30, 2012

Farewell 2012... The Wisdom of Bruno

Embrace and revel in everyday things.
Cherish your friends.
A small act of kindness makes a big difference.
Be a half full kind of person.
Take time to refresh yourself.
Bad things happen.  Good things are around the corner.
Express your gratitude.
Say "I'm sorry."

Sometimes only a quilt will do.
Family is the most important thing.
Home is where we lay our heads.
Bruno and I say in the words of CBS Sunday morning, "Hail and farewell" to 2012! and Happy New Year to all of you!  I plan to take Bruno's thoughts as my words to live by for 2013.  See you in the new year.

44 comments:

Scooquilt said...

You and Bruno are very eloquent. Thank you for the good thoughts, and I wish you a happy and peaceful new year.

Betty said...

Well said! Happy New Year to you, Bruno and the Mr.!

Judy said...

Wishing you and your family and especially, Bruno, a joyous new year.

Jeannette said...

Happy New Year !! You couldn't have made a better post! I love the photos of Bruno especially the second one down from the top (sweetness!).

Patti said...

We should all strive to have a little Bruno in us! Thanks for sharing, and Happy New Year.

ellen said...

Wishing you the best. Bruno's wisdom is wonderful. May this new year be a time filled with love, gentleness and all good things.
(p.s. I must have missed the title..I was so scared that we were saying goodbye to Bruno.)
With love, Ellen.

Jacque. said...

Smart boy, that Bruno! Happy New Year!

MariQuilts said...

That's a very wise dog you have there....will you be teaching him to quilt anytime soon?? Happy New year to you and your family.

Debbie said...

I love an intelligent pooch. Great photos.

Diane said...

I love Bruno's pictures! Reminds me of my dog Black Jack. He was very smart too. Almost human, in fact. Still miss him......

Happy New Year to all of you.

Mary Keasler said...

These poignant photos of Bruno bring tears of joy. How touching, how true. No wonder dogs (and some cats) are women's best friends. Wishing you all the best for 2013.

em's scrapbag said...

Good words to live by. Wishing all the best in the new year!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Happy New Year right back to you and Bruno. My Sahara has the same approach to life. Quite delightful.

Anonymous said...

Bruno has such an expressive face! Is he a black lab? What a beautiful dog.

Paula said...

Happy New Year Jacquie!! Dogs are pretty darn smart.

Lisa said...

Happy New Years to you and yours!

SusieDW said...

Sweet, generous thoughts from your very wise Bruno. I am so happy he can speak and share his wisdoms! Peace and inspiration to all. Thanks for being here, Jacquie and all quilt bloggers. I appreciate you.

folksmith said...

had to laugh when i saw Bruno on your/his quilt. too cute!

QuiltSwissy said...

Who can argue with such a wise dog!! The bassets would like to add......and don't forget to eat a bit of food from the counter top every day, it keeps the humans on their toes!

Jodie said...

12 photos.... you have to have that printed as your calendar for 2013, then you would have a little bit of Bruno every month.... It would be awesome.

Star of the East said...

Dogs are so wise and good!
All the best to you and yours in the New Year and always!

Jenny M said...

Definitely very wise words to keep in mind. Thanks for the beautiful dog photos. Happy new year to you.

peacedgoods said...

every girl needs a dog

piece peace said...

Fabulous post. Bruno is wise beyond his years! Thank you for the gentle reminders of what is important in life.

Bumblebee and Sophie said...

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Well said Bruno!
Wishing you and your human a very happy and healthy new year :D

Esch House Quilts said...

Such a wise and expressive dog is Bruno :)

Sharon said...

Words to live by! Happy New Year, Jacquie!

Robyn of Coffee and Cotton said...

Thank you for such a wonderful post! Bruno is awesome and wise (and me thinks his owner is too)
My husband and I love CBS Sunday Morning. It's a ritual around here, especially the moments in nature. Looking forward to meeting you at QuiltCon!
Peace and Love and Happy New Year!
Robyn in Austin TX

Molly said...

Bruno is so wise ... heed his words and you can't go wrong. Hope your 2013 is happy, healthy and peaceful.

Nicole said...

Loved this post, Jacquie!
Bruno is wise!

Aimee said...

Oh Bruno, you wise pup! Happy New year!

Wendy Franczak said...

So sweet :) Happy New Years!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

I love Bruno. Genius.

♥Duff said...

Wow, your quilting life has been skyrocketing and yet you still find time to keep grounded--what an amazing combination! I hope 2013 brings plenty of surprises. Do you have any "high hopes" for Quilt Con? Meaning, is there anything you are specifically hoping to get out of it, or perhaps, to impart at it?

Ellen said...

Nothing better than the wisdom of an old pooch.

Mama Pea said...

Happy new year to you. I love your doggie! Great wisdom!

Stina Blomgren said...

Love your pics of wise Bruno...
Think labs are very wise ons... See pics of him that I see in my Molly as well...but she ain't that wise ..just yet...lol...
Happy new year to all of you!!
kviltstina at gmail dot com

Kaynik said...

Happy New Year!
I had to comment on Bruno... he is SO adorable. Beautiful photos.

Kay

Mama Spark said...

I have to say when I first saw this post I thought something had happened to Bruno. I am thankful that is not the case!! Happy New Year my friend and I hope we get to see each other IRL again this year!! I hope 2013 is a great year for your family!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

Bruno....you rock!

Just wanted to tell you I look forward to seeing you on The Quilt Show next week.. When I saw your name on the roster for guests this year I squealed with delight!!

PT in SC said...

Can't wait until Jan 14th to see you on the quilt show...so excited.

karen said...

Well said Bruno! This dog knows stuff. Happy New Year to you.

karen gray said...

Well said Bruno! Happy 2013.