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Sunday, 2 January 2011

Welcoming 2011 with a bang - 600th post!


Gum trees at Hahndorf

January. Another year has begun. Hard to believe because I don't think I'm quite used to writing 2010 yet and it's over! 2010 was a fairly uneventful year for me (Perhaps not. The birth of a granddaughter and the wedding of a son have just sprung to mind.) and 2011 looks to be a little more action packed. We are starting with a move in January. Where too? Not sure yet. Have to pack and move though! I'm sure we will find something! - Gosh! That's very glass half full of me. Perhaps that's a confidence I'm not actually feeling in real life. The "blog me" is just a tad superhero I think. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and overcome crippling doubts in a single post! So, I'm packing. It's three weeks till moving day.

I am also excited about 2011 because I am going to do more art quilting. This is something I have longed to do for years now, but was too afraid to try. (What's with that whole scaredy cat thing? Why do we do that? It's so crippling!) I have discovered that if I want to produce some art I need more visual input. More inspiration. I do get plenty of input here on the internet (that's my excuse for all this surfing and I'm sticking to it!), but I think I need to take more photographs and see more exhibitions. I haven't produced a comprehensive list of "want to"s for 2011 yet. I'm still thinking about it. I have loved reading everyone's 2010 wrap ups and their 2011 lists. It has been inspiring!

Oh. And this is my 600th post. I thought I would hit this milestone in 2010, but a case of uninspireditis kept me from posting much in December. I had a bit of a slump in December. Too tired and too headachey to be too cheerful I think. I have had a pretty good week this week though. Glad to be finished with Christmas (Bah Humbug!) and with two kids away holidaying in Sydney (Misses 24 and 18) life is simpler. It's a numbers thing. Much easier to be fewer than more, it's not a reflection of the kids who are away! We have had a fun week with the three youngest kids left at home. Just the five of us.

16 comments:

Maree: said...

Good Luck with the Move...Looking forward to your Art Quilting...
Happy New Year.
cheers

Leanne said...

Happy New Year Kris. I don't envy you packing............. think of all the new quilt shops you will be able to explore when you move....is that a positive.

nicolette said...

Happy New Year!!

Suzanne said...

You and I are on the same page...I am aiming for more art quilting too. We can do it!

Mary Welsh Hubbard said...

Good luck with the move. I'm hoping to post more, sew more, and be more productive with my time. A little less www time and a little more doing time. We'll see.

Jantine said...

Moving in three weeks not sure where too? That must be pretty exhausitng! I wouldn't mind the move, but would mind the not knowing! Why don't you know yet? Why do you have to move anyway?

joolzmac said...

Well done on 600 posts! Yes, how come you are moving again?? I am sure you will take on this photography/art thingo once the year gets under way and will achieve exactly what you want to achieve. I look forward to seeing your art quilting. Best wishes,

Cheers - Joolz

Lizzie said...

Good luck with the move, it will be interesting to see where you end up, in our fair state perhaps..? Congrats on 600 posts too...
Lizzie
xxx

Shay said...

Im feeling a real sadness because you're going but Im sure this move will be terrfic for you. Im just being selfish.

Congrats on your 600th post. That's pretty amazing.

Thank goodness for your blog where even when you're not here in good old Adelaide any more we can see the results of your art quilts.

Let me know if you need a help packing-Im a dab hand at it. Ive done it many many timea!

Chookyblue...... said...

congrats on your 600 posts..........well done.....goodluck with your move and new creations in 2011.......

Jo in TAS said...

Congratulations on 600 posts and good luck with the move. I'd be stressing out not know where I'm going to. HHmmm Tassie sounds nice!

Lorraine said...

COngratulations on 600 posts....I am struggling to get to 300! I am sure you will find somewhere to go to once the packing is done.....yes....2010 is done and dusted....there were some good things like our little road trip in Feb.....and again in ....whenever it was....to Pt Pirie....and Wallaroo.....lots to look forward to in this new year....the great thing about blogging is you can be next door or across the other side of the world and we can follow what you are doing...as long as you post of course...and don't worry...if you don't you will be getting a "please explain"...LOLOL

Lotti said...

600 Posts is pretty awesome ... I can't account for that many. It's always easier when you have less kids around and nice for a break every now and then. Good luck with the moving and hope that you find a place asap.

Di's Quilting and Craft said...

Hope you have a wonderful art quilting year no matter where you are living, Kris!! I too am fitting more art quilting into this year and learning a few new techniques as well. Good Luck with the move. Di

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Goodluck with the move and congrats on your 600th post....

Louise said...

Good to catch up with your news. Happy New Year 2011 to you Kris, and your family. Good luck with the move too. x