Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year!


The Old Year has gone.
Let the dead past bury its own dead.
The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time.
All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!

 ~Edward Payson Powell


My holiday blog break is now over and I have lots of catching up to do.  I did sneak on the computer a few times to visit members of One Flower Wednesday and to post my weekly Dear Jane blocks.  Now it is time to tend to my e-mails and comments and see what others have been up to.

I guess I was not on Santa's naughty list because under the Christmas tree was a brand new laptop computer, printer and router to go wireless, such a big change from my desktop computer.  Needless to say, I have been busy saving files from my old computer and setting up my new one, a very big job indeed!  My camera software would not work with Windows 7, but I found a free download, from the manufacturer, to make it compatible. It came with a little glitch and I have yet to work it out.

I did complete my November and December Ring in the New! blocks over Christmas and will post them as soon as I finish setting up my new computer.  Still no sewing machine, I brought it in for service on November 3 and I am still waiting for the new keypad to arrive.

New Year's Day is one of my favourite days of the year and is when I like to set up my Day Planner.  There is nothing like a fresh start, but this year I was away on New Year's Day and am just getting to it now. I feel so behind!  LOL.  Anyway, I am off to finish my Day Planner, but first I would like to wish you a happy and healthy New Year!

Until next time.....happy quilting!

Karen

17 comments:

Vivian said...

Moving data and programs from an old computer to a new laptop isn't fast, but it sounds like you have it under control. You MUST have been a good girl!
I like the fresh beginning of a new year, hanging up new calendars turned to January, writing the first words in a journal or planner -- it's a clean beginning.
Here's to a wonderful 2011.

Melody said...

Happy New Year, hope it is wonderful for you and your family. It's great to have you back in our little bit of the blogging world.

Renate said...

Karen, a Happy New Year to you and your family!

Marianne & Marie-José said...

Also a Happy en healthy New Year to you and your family.
Marianne

The Quilting Pirate said...

Happy New Year Karen! Looks like you are starting off right!

Joan said...

Nice to see you are back from your break...Do the one Flower Wednesdays begin tomorrow or next week... I may not start till next week...its full on holidays here...till first week of February when school goes back - but I am managing bits :)

Crispy said...

It's lovely to "see" you back Karen :0) I look forward to seeing all your accomplishments this coming year :0)

Crispy

Sue said...

Glad you had a nice break and what a wonderful gift you received for Christmas! Wireless is the way to go!

Happy stitching!

katrien said...

Happy newyear for you also.

Satu said...

Happy New Sewing Year you too, Karen. I'll try to sew some flowers too in near future...

Marieke said...

You're vack, with lots of energy! Great. I also wish you a very very good 2011!

Saskia said...

Happy new year! Love the fresh new start of the new year too. Christmas decoration back in the boxes, clean house. And more flowers growing.

Gerda Hartman said...

Happy New Year Karen and thanks for visiting.

Funoldhag said...

How exciting to be setting up a brand new computer and all the great things that go with it. I hope you have a healthy, happy new year and I look forward to our looking in on each other. Enjoy, Karen. Carol

Carrie P. said...

Congrats on all your new goodies. Have fun and Happy New Year.

Cisca said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Karen. Wonderful you have a new laptop, Santa has been good to you. Enjoy! Hope your sewing machine is back soon.
Greetings, Cisca

Kate said...

Hi Karen..A Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family.It is Lovely to see you back again.You must have have been a very good girl.
Congratulations on your new lap top.xxKate