Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you and yours!!  What a blessing to have a new start.  We can make new goals and start fresh.  I love it because it almost feels like a Baptism.  I can close the door on 2010 and open 2011.  My New Years resolutions are to pray more and simplify.  Very simple but very challenging. 

Our Christmas came and went in a blink!  I apologize for disappearing on you for a while.  We took a beautiful vacation back home and to the mountains with family.  Our drive was over 20 hours long!  But so worth the time.  We spent the entire holiday with family and went skiing in the Rockies!  We are so blessed!!

I haven't forgotten about the matchbox swap.  So with out further ado here they are... 

Number 14 comes from Mary of Jmp Pastimes.  She is a wonderful quilter!  Number 15 is a sweet little box with a darling gingerbread house inside.  I am not sure who it is from or what happened to the slip of paper : (.  If you know please make sure to tell me so I can give credit to this darling box.  Number 16 comes from Jan of Jan's Art Friendzy.  Jan is extremely crafty and great with the sewing machine.  And number 17 comes from Lauri.  Inside the box is a beautiful angel that I am sure she made.  Thank you ladies!

Number 18 comes from Kelly of Cherry Kingdom.  Her blog is sweet and her husband is a hoot.  Number 19 comes from Shannon of Quilting in Pinks, Bulldogs at my Side.  Shannons blog is pinkalicious and her bulldogs are adorable!  Number 20 comes from Angela of Pages By The Sea.  Angela is very crafty and her blog is soo sweet.  I love the picture of her daughter and dog by the ocean.  And number 21 comes from Vanessa.  I had another one of her matchboxes and was lucky enough to get another.  She put an adorable little mouse inside of the matchbox and put on the outside, ... not even a mouse!  Soooo cute.

Number 22 comes from Michelle of Faerie Dust Dreams.  Michelle has a crafty blog.  She has links to many tutorials.  Number 23 comes from Becky of Patchwork Posse.  Becky's blog is so organized and she is a magnificent quilter.  Number 24 comes from Patty of Blooming in Kansas.  Patty is a sweet Christian with a wonderful blog.  And finally number 25 comes from Maria of Hunted Treasures.  Maria lives in Las Vegas!  Woohoo.  Her blog is wonderful.

Doing the swap was wonderful fun and I met many great people who have beautiful blogs. 

As of now our house is under construction, lol.  Not really but it sure looks like it.  We are taking down Christmas... boooohoooo! 

But like I said, it is 2011.  Time for new beginnings and a clean slate.

Blessings to you in this wonderful new year!!



Tanya said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday!

Terra said...

Wow, I see a lot of talent here.

Tammy @ said...

Happy New Year! I will start packing up Christmas next week...too soon...

Best wishes,

Jenny Harris said...

Welcome back, and Happy New Year! We are taking down Christmas today too, and have it about 80% dismantled but only about 25% packed away. This means BIG MESS!!!!

Hope you enjoy a wonderful 2011.

dj56v said...

The matchboxes are adorable! It sounds like you had a very nice Christmas holiday! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Jill said...

So happy to hear you were able to be with family this year! I hope you have a wonderful 2011!
Many Blessings,

Lila Rosana said...

Hi Mandie,
Welcome back, and Happy New Year!
Hugs and happy friday!