Here's to you
December 30, 2008
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 out...it'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.
Happy new year my friend. I have ideas percolating too - we should chat one of these days.
Posted by: Sarah Jackson | December 30, 2008 at 11:24 AM
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.
Posted by: natalie | December 30, 2008 at 11:36 AM
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!
Posted by: Tracy | December 30, 2008 at 11:58 AM
Hope the bug passes you by. Happy New Year to you and your family.
Posted by: Dee | December 30, 2008 at 12:07 PM
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.
Posted by: Ali | December 30, 2008 at 12:29 PM
happy, healthy new year!
safe trip home.
Posted by: TD wool design | December 30, 2008 at 01:29 PM
Happy New Year!
Posted by: Maria Rose | December 30, 2008 at 02:23 PM
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!
Posted by: Meg Evans | December 30, 2008 at 02:42 PM
Thank you, Erin, for sharing and inspiring all of us out here on the other side of the screen :)
Posted by: beki | December 30, 2008 at 02:53 PM
Best wishes for a great New Year Erin!
Posted by: Louise | December 30, 2008 at 04:53 PM
Happy new year to you too! Stay healthy, and thank you for sharing your ideas with us.
Posted by: lisa | December 30, 2008 at 05:31 PM
Happy New Year Erin!
Here's to a wonderful 2009!
Posted by: anina | December 30, 2008 at 06:23 PM
Hope you have a wonderful vacation, Erin. Thanks so much for answering all of my quilting questions! :-)
Posted by: Taylor | December 30, 2008 at 06:55 PM
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.
Posted by: Lisa R-P | December 30, 2008 at 07:24 PM
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.
Posted by: leslie | December 30, 2008 at 08:05 PM
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!
Posted by: kristyn | December 30, 2008 at 08:42 PM
Wishing only the best in 2009 for you!
Posted by: theresa/t does wool | December 30, 2008 at 08:48 PM
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.
Posted by: katie | December 30, 2008 at 09:19 PM
The nasty runny nose bug found its way to our place... Happy New Year to you, too!
Posted by: Liz | December 30, 2008 at 09:25 PM
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.
Posted by: Ula | December 30, 2008 at 09:40 PM
I have so enjoyed your blog this year. Thanks for the great inspiration and beautiful photos. A very happy new year to you.
Posted by: Pam | December 30, 2008 at 10:18 PM
fingers crossed. both for now and for next year!! i love peaking into everyones little blog worlds. thanks for sharing.
Posted by: becky | December 31, 2008 at 12:50 AM
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!!!
Posted by: Dawn | December 31, 2008 at 06:51 AM
Happy New Year, Erin!
Posted by: robyn | December 31, 2008 at 10:37 AM
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!
Posted by: Sonya | December 31, 2008 at 12:09 PM
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!
Posted by: Talia | December 31, 2008 at 01:20 PM
here's to health! and a happy new year to you, friend! enjoy your vacation.
Posted by: amandajean | January 01, 2009 at 12:35 AM
Happy New Year! Hope the stomach bug passes you by... :)
Posted by: Crystal | January 01, 2009 at 10:44 AM
Happy New Year to you and yours. Hope the bug passes you by.
Thank you for your lovely blog, beautiful photos and inspiring creativity.
Posted by: Fiona | January 01, 2009 at 01:40 PM
Happy New Year! Stay well.
Posted by: Nell | January 01, 2009 at 04:52 PM
And here's to the inspiration you give the rest of us!!!
Happy New Year, my friend.
Posted by: caroline | January 02, 2009 at 08:37 AM
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!
Posted by: Leslie | January 02, 2009 at 09:29 AM
Happy New Year, hope you feel better soon! :D
Posted by: Stacy T | January 02, 2009 at 11:18 AM
Happy New Year!
Posted by: AJ | January 02, 2009 at 01:21 PM
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.
Posted by: Kelly H | January 02, 2009 at 01:55 PM
Happy New Year Erin. I so enjoy my visits to your blog. Its always full of inspiration and good cheer!
Posted by: Mary Ann/Ca | January 02, 2009 at 11:37 PM
thank you for always sharing your passion with the rest of us! i hope that stomach flu skips you!!! happy new year!
Posted by: kaet | January 03, 2009 at 09:51 AM
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!
Posted by: Eren | January 04, 2009 at 07:26 AM
Happy New Year to you!!
Posted by: tiennie | January 11, 2009 at 09:59 PM
i love your champagne photo and your 'joy' ornament photo. they really capture their respective holidays without being 'holiday photos' Nice!
Posted by: sarah | January 14, 2009 at 03:49 PM