Happy New Year!

Boy, oh boy.  One minute it’s Thanksgiving and the next it’s New Year’s.  I don’t know how that happens, but these past 6 weeks flashed by here in ThimbleannaLand.  Here’s our traditional New Year’s greeting from the animals.  Simba, visiting cat of TheSecondChild, gets to deliver the greeting this year — mostly because the other cats can’t stand him (they’re all jealous – he’s the coolest kitty ever) and they’ve been hiding under the bed.  Simba is looking a little grumpy himself, as he just spend a week in the kitty hotel.

Thimbleanna: Happy New Year

Since Thanksgiving weekend, I’ve had my head down working on two quilts for Christmas gifts (which I’ll show after I get some pictures).  The quilts took almost every waking, non-working moment of my time.  I got them done with just enough time to pack for our trip to Utah on Dec. 20th.  Our whole family (there were 12 of us) rented a condo so that we could spend Christmas with TheFirstChild, SweetiePie and FinallyAGirl and so that the kids could all spend some time skiing.  Sounds perfect, right?

This was the real deal.

Thimbleanna: Christmas

CrazyBIL got the flu on the 22nd, and progressively, over the next few days, about half of us also got sick (mostly the older adults LOL).  And on Christmas Day, we had to take MeMum to the hospital, ’cause the flu and asthma don’t mix.  We had hospital fun for 2 days and had to delay our return home by a day.  We’ve been home for two days now and pretty much slept the whole time ;-D.  And hopefully by 2019, we’ll be done coughing and will have our voices back.

Anyway, on to our other New Year tradition — looking back on the makes and travels for the year.

Thimbleanna: 2017

My year mostly consisted of working on the blocks for The Happy Flower Quilt (I can’t. wait. to get back to them!) and making goodies for FinallyAGirl. I’m really looking forward to 2018 — as always, I’m full of hope that I’ll have more time than ever for all my projects, haha.  I’ll be spending this week deciding which projects need the most attention in the next few months.  I’m going to aim for 3 big finishes by the end of March — wish me luck LOL.

Happy Happy New Year — I hope 2018 brings you lots of Love, Happiness and Time for all the things you love to do!

12 Thoughts on “Happy New Year!

  1. So sorry to hear about your Christmas Crud messing up your plans. We ALL had the Crud, but ours was stomach virus — can I get a “bah humbug”?

    I love looking back on your creations — especially the baby creation! She’s so blessed to have a grammy like you to keep her in latest li’l tike fashion.

    JOY-ful 2018 to you, Anna.

  2. Carolyn on January 1, 2018 at 2:57 pm said:

    Oh, what a memorable trip! I hope you are all healed and I wish you all the best in 2018!

  3. I hope your whole family is healthy now, and throughout 2018! Beautiful finishes! Let there be more this year! Happy Always!

  4. Happy New Year! I hope your invalids are all now recovered. Here’s to a year of love, laughter ….. and sewing!

  5. What a generous BIL you have, Anna! So nice of him to share!! I hope you’re all all better now. Here’s to a Happy – and healthy – New Year!

  6. And a Happy New Year to you too. What rotten luck about the flue and I hope you’ll all be as good as new in no time. Lots of lovely finishes last year and I’m sure you’ll reach your goals this year too.

  7. Happy new year Anna. Sorry to hear you’ve all been poorly but hope you’re all recovered by now x

  8. driftwood on January 4, 2018 at 4:39 am said:

    wishing you a happy and healthy 2018 lovely Anna xxx

  9. What a start to the year, Anna. I hope your mom is feeling well! Happy 2018, hope it is a very happy and healthy one.

  10. Happy New Year Anna! Sorry about the Christmas flu and hope everyone is better now! Your makes are all very beautiful….so much talent there. Good luck with those big finishes :) xxx

  11. Happy New Year Dear! And a final BOO to 2017. It sure had a lot of moments. That flu bug has been visiting so many and I’m sorry you were hit so hard. I hope you all are better than ever soon. Thanks for sharing your photos of some of the best of 2017. Now onward and upward – to better days in 2018.

  12. well, i now see why there was no gingerbread house comp this year. yuck. i’m on day 9 of being sick. hubby is on day 3 or 4. ;p

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