Wednesday, 1 January 2020


So, here we are again, starting a new year,
with new goals, some challenges,
in HOPE, FAITH and LOVE...

Beginning December was quite stressful,
with our baby grandaughter JULIA (20 months old)
in a state of high fever and breathing distress.
She was diagnosed with double pneumonia,
and stayed for 3 days in intensive care,
and then another Week at the hospital...

She's now perfectly fine,
just as if Nothing happened,
but I must say it was quite a shock for us,
and we needed some time to get over that...

Needless to say, I was very far from sewing,
or doing anything crafty,
and even our Christmas tree was deorated at the last minute.

Yet, we had a lovely, quiet and grateful Christmas time
in familly, as well as a nice New Year's Eve...

I won't start this New Year with résolutions,
rather focus on special WORDS throughout the year.

For my dear, loving husband of 47 years,
For our 4 children, and 3 grand children,
For our family and dear friends,
For my quilting, that fills my soul,
and keeps giving me wonderful projects... 

Being happy with what we have,
making do, and measure how Lucky we are
to live retirement together, and in health...

Focussing on daily handquilting,
slowly progressing on my current projects,
e.g. my "Sweet Surrender" quilt,
but mainly finishing what I started (recently, or long ago !)
I won't bother you with "THE LIST",
but it's quite clear in my head...