2019 Starts with lots of Celebrations! I enjoyed the entire 12 Days of Christmas visiting with family and friends. We traveled to Massachusetts to see friends and family on Dec. 23rd. Then celebrated Christmas brunch with our son and his girlfriend in NH. Then we were of to visit our daughter and her fiance for dinner and games in Vermont. The next day we traveled to Vermont and celebrated Christmas with some Vermont friends. More of my Massachusetts friends came to Vermont and celebrations continued. Here a peek of some New Years Eve fun at the Barnard Inn in Vermont.
On January 2nd I traveled back to NH to get ready for the 4th part of Keene Toastmasters 6-part Public Speaking series. This is a community awareness and membership building effort. There are only 2 more free lessons, the first Thursday of Feb. and March. Let’s try to pack the room! I’m the finale speaker. I’ll be sharing stories of how to write and give a great introduction for your talk and how to Conclude with power! My presentation is at the Hannah Grimes Center, 25 Roxbury St., Keene, NH 03431 from 5:30-6:00p.m. Please share this with all your friends and family.
On January 7th I joined 80+ people in celebrating the life of Ruta Straumanis in Cambridge, MA. Ruta loved artists and supported many during her long life.
I’m also celebrating the Egoscue Method of exercise which I have been doing since the end of October. These exercises are geared to straighten and strengthen your spine and all the connections to muscles and movement. As a truly addicted quilter, it’s been hard for me to walk away from my sewing machine and computer with creative ideas, even though I stopped to walk my dog twice a day. My posture was failing and it was time to put more effort on the correct exercises to correct this before I was in real danger. I am happy to report that I am continuing with these exercises and seeing improvement! YIPPIE! There are several books about this method. I recommend reading one or two if you have noticed a decline in your posture.
Here are some photos of the gifts I made in December, which I couldn’t show you for fear of spoiling a surprise or two.
Here’s the wool pillow I made with Silver Lake Syrups new Logo…
Here’s a great photo of my parents. Mom is recovering from her broken collar bone. No sling in this photo.
I decided to donate these quilts to the Giraffe closet of the Cheshire Quilt Guild.
I’m working on my BOM wool project and a new Poppies quilt. You will have to wait until next blog post to see how those are coming along.
Thanks for giving me so much to be thankful for and to celebrate!
Happy New Year!