We welcome you with sweets.
And a New Year's Tree.
(Putting up a tree on New Year's Eve is a special tradition in our family. My parents, and my husband's parents, grew up in the former Soviet Union where New Year's was the dominant winter holiday. I have special childhood memories of going to pick out a tree the day after Christmas - often we got it for free! We have continued this tradition with our own children. On New Year's Eve we decorate the tree and sip sparkling cider while remembering all that was special about the outgoing year - and all that we wish for the year to come.)
And speaking of things to come...
An organized sewing space. (only half complete)
A brand new pair of applique scissors.
And some reproduction fabric I bought over a year ago.
I found this stack while cleaning out my space the other day. I bought it on line and was disappointed by the colors and patterns when it arrived. But today, by the light and inspiration and promise of a new year I kinda like it. Or maybe it's just that I can't wait to get back to my space to sew something - anything really.
On this first day of 2010 I wish each of you much love, good health, time spent with family and friends, and a wealth of making.HAPPY NEW YEAR!