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A semi-retired professional longarm machine quilter

Happy new year

Its a new year and I barely noticed the change happen.  In past years there would have been the sounds of gun shots from all directions as people in the neighborhood celebrated.  The sounds of gun shots would start about an hour before and continue for at least an hour after midnight.  I usually had to lay on the floor in the hallway to avoid any stray bullets if they should happen to hit the house.

On the news this morning it was reported that in the old neighborhood a toddler had been hit by a stray bullet.  The child is going to live, thank goodness.  This year it was totally different at my new house.  So quiet!   I heard only one gun being fired and it was from a distance away.  I slept very well in my own bed.

Today is my birthday.  I’ll celebrate quietly by going to bingo and later eating black eye peas with corn pones and a piece of carrot pie for desert.  First thing tomorrow I’m going to put the first quilt of 2017 on the machine to get started.  I’ve had some time off but now its time to start working again.  IF I have any customers.  That’s going to be the big test for me.  Do I still have customers or if not will I be able to get new ones this year.

I’m wishing everyone everywhere to forget about the dark and dismal  past year to have a much brighter year to come.  May the new year give you the strength to face the challenges of life and courage to adjust your path around those boulders so as to take every challenge in stride.   May you all have fun, joy, peace, love, caring, luck, and prosperity in this new year.

Anita (aka Na Na)

New house 2016 167


10 comments on “Happy new year

  1. Beth Shay
    January 5, 2017

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I am on baby watch….DIL is due on Saturday! I am hoping to spur myself to quilt. I get up in the morning wanting to quilt..and climb into bed and SURPRISE!I have not quilted a THING. Here’s hoping you find enough customers to keep you happy and not too many to stress you out. Happy New Year Anita!

    • Anita
      January 5, 2017

      Beth I’ve been doing the very same thing. I finally managed to get one loaded on the longarm and stabilized but that as far as I got. I think I have the winter blahs. Too many days of over cast, cloudy, rainy, or foggy days. I still don’t have any customers but I haven’t really pushed it either. Congratulations on the new addition to the family.

  2. Darlene
    January 4, 2017

    Happy Birthday and many many more.

  3. Jasna
    January 3, 2017

    Happy New Year to you, too, dear Anita. Thank you for everything you share.You are a wonderful inspiration to so many of us!

  4. Joyful
    January 2, 2017

    Happy New Year and Happy Belated Birthday!

  5. kathi
    January 2, 2017

    HAPPY NEW YEAR and HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY my friend. Wishes of BLESSINGS and a GOOD year.

  6. debmoyes
    January 2, 2017

    Oh my goodness! What scary New Years you have had. Glad you got a good night’s sleep to start the first day of the year!

  7. Sarca
    January 1, 2017

    Happy new year! Glad you had a nice quiet turn of the new year. And happy birthday!

  8. Dora Scheer
    January 1, 2017

    Happy birthday as well as happy new year.
    (I live in a small rural town, but since our county has two or three fireworks manufacturers, fireworks are legal here. They began about 6:15 p.m. and woke me up at 11:55 p.m. with another round.)

  9. Linda in NE
    January 1, 2017

    Happy New Year, Anita. I don’t think there was much celebrating going on around here either. Quite a few people were posting on Facebook that they were just staying home. Our son & his wife were talking about going out to eat & then a movie but decided to stay home & have movie night with their twin 3-yr. olds. As for me, I was asleep before midnight.

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