Happy New Year!

I would like to wish a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011 to everyone out there and a special congratulations to Kimberly of The SEWphisticated Mama, whose comment #90 was randomly chosen as the winner of the QUILT Magazine contest! CONGRATS, Kimberly! Please contact me at your earliest convenience with your mailing address and I'll send a little care package your way.

Thank you all for the well wishes this past week! Just like everything else, the flu came & went and now we are sitting here enjoying the last few days of Winter vacation. I hope you all had a great New Year's Eve celebration. I was lucky enough to be able to spend it with my 3 most favorite people in the whole wide world, and here are a few shots from our evening...


I had such a fun time last night with these three goofballs that I decided that my New Year's resolution is to spend more quality time with the ones I love. I do love my work and would never feel like myself without it... and let's face it: it pays the bills, so in a round-about way, I am showing my love for my family by working my butt off. But sometimes I get so immersed in it that I forget to pause and enjoy the beauty that's right in front of my eyes. This coming year I would like to find that perfect balance. After all, they're only little once, right?

Here's to a great 2011! CHEERS!!!


  1. What a wonderful resolution and it shows that you had an amazingly blessed time with your family! Happy New Year Patty, may it bring much more prosperity and deeper love for your family! Blessings!

  2. Annie5:34 PM

    Patty, we all seek that perfect balance but I'm not quite sure it exists. But for what it's worth, you always appear to have it, so it's refreshing to hear that you are just like the rest of us. Happy New Year! I can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for you! :)


  3. Thank you, ladies! Happy New Year to you both!!

    xoxo, patty

  4. Your girls are sooo cute!

  5. I am SO EXCITED to have won!!! Thank you so much! My little girls will love the doll panel and I am excited to see the quilting patterns! Thank you :-) I sent an email with my mailing address.

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  7. Patty-Your girls are so stinkin cute. They're lucky you gave them such a fun New Year. We went to bet at 9 pm, sending Lily to bed too. Next time you are in town call me!!!

  8. Anonymous6:45 PM

    I would like to know the brand name of the Cover Stitch Machine that you used to demonstrate the stitch on knits. I'm looking for one like it and cannot find it. Does anybody happen to know which one it is?

  9. Happy new year! you and your daughters looks so gorgeous!


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