Good Morning
A New Year's gift for you

Here's to you


Hi.  How are you?  Did you enjoy your holiday?  We did.  It was the best of everything - family, food, fun.  Of course, the stomach flu that came with my parents from Chicago traveled with us to Florida and is now making its rounds through the other side of our family.  That part is not so fun.  So far, Kate, Fatty, Evan and Kenan have been hit.  It's making for a very low key vacation - lots of TV and down time.  All good.  I'm washing my hands a lot and hoping that it is going to bypass me.  Cross all your fingers for me, would you?

I'm gearing myself up for a good New Year.  I've got all kinds of ideas and am itching to start putting it all into action.  But for the moment, I am on vacation and I am trying to embrace the calm and relaxation that comes along with that.  Reading a good book, daily napping, taking photos, hanging'll be over before I know it.  I'm determined to enjoy every bit of it while it's here.

I want to thank you all for stopping by my little space, saying hello and reading what I have to say.  I am so appreciative for the support you give me and the time it takes to keep up and comment on what I have done.  I feel blessed to have this little outlet of creativity and am so honored that you have joined me on this adventure.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  This crafting/blogging community inspires me daily and for that I am extremely grateful.

I'll see you all in 2009.  It promises to be a good year.  Really, it does.


Sarah Jackson

Happy new year my friend. I have ideas percolating too - we should chat one of these days.

Stay well!


happy new years to you too erin. i love the photo, those glasses look so refreshing. maybe i'm thirsty! haha. thanks for blogging, i love reading what you have done.


ick. that stomach bug is really making the rounds. It must be a strong one. I hope you don't get it, and I hope I don't get it!

Enjoy your vacation! I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what you do in the new year, and what I do, and what we all do!


Hope the bug passes you by. Happy New Year to you and your family.


Keep washing - youngest and I have not left the bed today. Although in a strange way, I have enjoyed finally giving in to being ill.
Here's to a great year next year.

TD wool design

happy, healthy new year!
safe trip home.

Maria Rose

Happy New Year!

Meg Evans

Happy New Year, Erin! I hope the rest of your vacation is full of lazy days, and I look forward to seeing what you create in 2009!


Thank you, Erin, for sharing and inspiring all of us out here on the other side of the screen :)


Best wishes for a great New Year Erin!


Happy new year to you too! Stay healthy, and thank you for sharing your ideas with us.


Happy New Year Erin!
Here's to a wonderful 2009!


Hope you have a wonderful vacation, Erin. Thanks so much for answering all of my quilting questions! :-)

Lisa R-P

I hope you have a great vacation and stay healthy. I will say though that the stomach bug worked through our house too. The bright side was that I lost 6 pounds in 1 day -- that was okay it gave me an excuse to eat more Christmas cookies when I felt better.


oh, you know i love your blog. and your creations. and your words. and this next year is going to be a good one. i am sure of it.


yuk. eight of ten of us had the flu bug all last week. I haven't been sick like that in years! I'll pray that you don't experience it.

love your blog, your projects, your words, you being you.
happy new year!

theresa/t does wool

Wishing only the best in 2009 for you!


happy new year's erin. I hope you don't get the bug. We have had it here too. it is a violent bug!
see you in 2009. enjoy your vacation.


The nasty runny nose bug found its way to our place... Happy New Year to you, too!


Happy New Year to you! I hope you don't get the stomach bug. Wipe everything down with Clorox wipes, maybe?
I'm glad you're having a chance to relax. I am trying to do that myself.


I have so enjoyed your blog this year. Thanks for the great inspiration and beautiful photos. A very happy new year to you.


fingers crossed. both for now and for next year!! i love peaking into everyones little blog worlds. thanks for sharing.


Fingers crossed for you! We had the tummy bug Christmas in Colorado a few years ago... This year is the Halifax crud Christmas! My two year old is running around saying "Help! Boogs on my face!"

Do the holidays happen this time of year so we all feel a little cheer while sick... or do we all get sick because its holiday time?
Either way it is a good excuse to snuggle up on the couch with a book - or lots of kids books!!
Have a great New Years!!!


Happy New Year, Erin!


You know, it's no trouble to comment when you write such a lovely post. Look at me, I thought I was done, so here's a New Year's greeting redux - Happy, Happy!


I hope you don't get that bug! I have a four year old and it seems like something or other is always circulating in our home. My husband and I currently swear by Dannon Probiotic yogurt drinks each day (but who knows if that's really working-it just seems to be). Happy new year. Great blog-I love reading other Mom's writings!


here's to health! and a happy new year to you, friend! enjoy your vacation.


Happy New Year! Hope the stomach bug passes you by... :)


Happy New Year to you and yours. Hope the bug passes you by.
Thank you for your lovely blog, beautiful photos and inspiring creativity.


Happy New Year! Stay well.


And here's to the inspiration you give the rest of us!!!

Happy New Year, my friend.


Hope the bug passes you by! My teenage son had it but the rest of us dodged the bullet, thanks to lots of Lysol spray and Clorox wipes :-) Here's to a wonderful, happy new year!

Stacy T

Happy New Year, hope you feel better soon! :D


Happy New Year!

Kelly H

Happy New Year. Thank-YOU for having this little space full of crafty inspiration(and awesome photos) that we can visit and say hello. Thank-you.

Mary Ann/Ca

Happy New Year Erin. I so enjoy my visits to your blog. Its always full of inspiration and good cheer!


thank you for always sharing your passion with the rest of us! i hope that stomach flu skips you!!! happy new year!


Happy New Year to you friend! And my year could not be off to a better start with my first package of handmade goodness received yesterday from you. What a sweet, wonderfully talented woman you are.

You made my day!



Happy New Year to you!!


i love your champagne photo and your 'joy' ornament photo. they really capture their respective holidays without being 'holiday photos' Nice!

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