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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goodbye 2011!

 Evening is falling here...and 2011 is almost over. 
Whilst each year has it's highs and lows, this one has been a bit taxing! Long absences of loved ones with the subsequent hardships of managing daily life without support, the challenges of parenting young adults who experience adult problems, supporting parents finding their way alone again and the myriad of worries that seem to pervade our lives. Whilst this all adds resilience and colour to life, I would hope 2012 may be a little calmer in my household.
In 2012 I look forward to DD starting her new life and job on the coast full of hope and love, DS continuing with his studies and further maturing into a young man who is truly lovely to know, and that dear SB will see some reward for his very consuming work commitments which will enhance life for us all. Decisions need to be made about relocating from our rural home of more than twenty years as work and family commitments are no longer here. Moving back to the city of my youth I feel some trepidation...will I fit in...do I wish to settle back here? Family and friends are keen for my return...I feel becalmed and unsure. As one wise friend assured me...time will reveal which way to go. So I must be patient.
Fortunately  I have my pressure release valve which always keeps me sane(?) or perhaps at least anchored! Stitching takes me away and calms my head...I think designated time each day will be the key. My boss laughs about the little bag of fabric, hexies and gluestick on my desk...he calls it my security blanket! Small and achievable projects...lots of bright colours...stretching some boundaries....that will keep me grounded.
My last finish for this year was an apron for DD...super cute and very retro in 30's repro...for her new kitchen (a late Christmas present)...
and some inspiration for 2012 comes from Lise, some lovely "Friendship" charm squares that I think will become a new version of this...
I need to do it before we meet at GDITC in March...thankyou!
Thank you for being my blog friends in 2011, each comment is appreciated and your support valued. 
Have a Happy New Year and may 2012 be kind to you and yours!
Cardygirl xx

26 comments:

shez said...

what a lovely post Alison ,you can only go with what you feel is right for you and your family,so may 2012 be a good year for you and your love ones Alison.xx

AnitaS said...

I wish you a verry happy New year and I hope you wishes will be forfilled.

gracie said...

It seems as though so many of us have had a long 2011. I wish you a clam and peaceful 2012 and keep the security bag nearby.
A safe and Happy New Year to you and yours.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

My Dear Cardy...I hope 2012 will be your year...you are so special, love to you..Peg..xx

Fiona said...

Wishing you an amazing 2012 - whatever comes may it be fantastic.

Hugz

Narelle said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with new wonders.

Nedra said...

Having just moved this last year, I understand your concerns. There are adjustments for sure. I have learned that there are wonderful people where ever you go, and finding a quilt guild, and fellow quilters makes the transition easier.
Best of luck in all your decisions, and Happy New Year!

Anita said...

wow - lots of changes for the new year! But you have obviously put a lot of thought into what is best for you and your family.
And I have been sitting here looking at real estate LOL

Bizzy Martine said...

I wish you a great 2012!!!

Siobhan said...

Wishing you and yours a blessed 2012! I know how hard that decision to move is. I pray that 2012 is a wonderful year for you and your family!

beth said...

What a thoughtful post. Thinking of you as you make plans for the new year and sending along some Hugs.

Chocolate Cat said...

What a beautifully written post....I hope for a kind 2012 year for all of us, i am so looking forward to meeting at GDITC!

LaDonna said...

Wishing you all the best for 2012! Happy New Year!

Farm Girl said...

Sending lots of good wishes and positive thoughts to you for the decisions ahead..... and a very happy 2012!

Susan said...

New Years brings such a variety of emotions. The years just keep coming with the good, bad and all thats in between. I hope 2012 brings you peace - breathe, keep calm and carry on stitching! x

Deb said...

I hope that meeting the challenges of 2011 hold you in good stead for those to come in 2012. Happy New Year.

Cheryl said...

A belated Happy New Year to you!!

Linda said...

Happy new Year!!

aussiequilter said...

happy new year to you and good luck with your decision making cheers teri

Janet said...

I hope the year ahead has more joy and peace than this one did. Lucky you being able to have some stitching on the desk at work. I hope everything falls into place for you as it's meant to. Happy New Year.

Janice said...

Dear Cardy, I'm sure whatever decisions you make during this next year will be the best ones for you and your family. Hopefully you will be more settled at the end of 2012. Have a wonderful year and keep on stitching.

Too many eggs said...

I am sure that the right decision will come to you....i know that there will be one very happy blogger that will be more than happy to meet you for coffee...lot's....

love the apron, oh and that appliqué wow....

hope the new year is wonderful and full of stitching time

Lorraine said...

I hope 2012 will bring you the answer to your moving deliberation....and wherever you live I am sure you will "fit in". Love what you have planned for Lise's gift.....looking forward to GDITC in March!

Bird on the Border said...

Oh Allison good luck with everything and best wishes for a smooth sailing 2012. Love the cool apron. Look forward to a great GDITC it will be here before we know it.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I've enjoyed your recent posts and you have some lovely presents and beautiful sewing :)

Chookyblue...... said...

i'm sure everything will work out...........so long as you can still go to GDITC......and MT T........doesn't matter where you live........will try and ring you tomorrow night.........thanks for the quick chat........