Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year !

(photo courtesy of Avon UK)

Just a short post to wish all my readers (if I have any left that is ;-) a very happy 2013.

I have been somewhat absent. From the blog, the blog world, hey, even from my own private life. Reason being problems and illness in the wider family that have taken up all my time and energy.

So here's to 2013. To health and happiness. To a return to 'normality'and hopefully reconnecting with friends.

Some people are in favour of resolutions, some are against. Truth is that New Year's day is one of those days where people take stock. What did we do last year? and the year before? How is it better now? or worse? and why? I suppose that New Year is as good a time as any. Look at the negatives (illness, no time for anyone) and try to improve where you can. And look at the positives.

On my positive side this year, I have been surprised and brought to tears by real friends who have supported me, listened where my story must surely have been boring them to tears, and who have kept in touch, even though they did not hear from me all year, sent mails, sent parcels and generally been absolute stars.

Talking about stars, even people who did not know me before have been so kind and thoughtful to send me stars for my starquilt, something which Cat, one of the brightest stars of all, has organised for me. I am grateful and humbled to find so many kind people are praying and sending positive thoughts to me and my family from all over the world.

We are not there yet, but we keep going, and as soon as I manage to come up for breath, I know I have people to write, stars to sew, and blogposts to compose, but in the meantime I want to say to everyone who reads this blog and knows me.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !!! and I hope 2013 will bring all you hoped for xxxxx

18 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Happy New Year to you too! Hope this year is all you wish for.

Jo said...

Oh it was so nice to see you appear again even if you are not able to stick around much. I had decided that one of my resolutions would be to contact you through email to see how you and your far away family were, but I will leave you for a bit so you can catch up with yourself. Lets hope that this year maybe even the Festival of Quilts might be on the agenda and we might get to meet up in person. Take care and all the very best for you and your family in 2013.

Terrie Sandelin said...

Hope you have a glorious year ahead!

Molly said...

What a great picture! I just made it my computer wallpaper. I hope 2013 is full of peace, joy and good health for you and your family.

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Ethne said...

Great to see you posting again - here's to 2013 and we all hope that you get a chance to catch up on some quilting this year
Take care and Happy New Year to you ;o)

Me and Ma said...

Hi Margarite, I was happy to see you back, I hope that 2013 is agood year for you. Maria

Cat said...

So lovely to see a post from you in my list xxx
Love and light being sent from afar

Annabella said...

I am looking forward to starting your bee block when I am back home next month...I would love to make you a star although I don't know about the collection. I see Cat has left a comment and perhaps I shall take a look at her blog. Wishing you a better 2013 and best wishes for your mum.

Flying Blind... said...

Here's to a good year and time to chat more xxx

Patchwork and Play said...

You are in my thoughts Marg...here's to a bright and happy 2013 and beyond!

Lizzie said...

lovely to see you here again for a brief chat, heres to peace, health, love and creativity in 2013. Take care my friend, there's a chance I'll be in the UK in October this year..!!! Perhaps a cuppa and a chat?
Lizzie
xxx

Di said...

Nice to see you blogging. I'm sorry tat you have been having a tough time. May 2013 be a good year for you. Di x

Catherine said...

Happy New Year Marguerite! I do hope you have a much better year this year! The good thing about going through life's challenges is that it shows who your true and most caring friends are. Sounds like you have a great group of supportive friends all around the world. Wishing you peace and joy in this coming year.

dolores said...

hey,hey, Margie!!! Peace lady, peace!!

MariQuilts said...

All the best to you for the New Year...I hope its a good one for you and your family.

quilthexle said...

Take all the time you need - we're here ;-)) I wish you a wonderful New Year - don't forget to take some care of you, please ???
Big cyber hug,
Frauke

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Happy NEw Year. Hope 2013 is kind to you.