Hello my friends! It's noon on New Years Eve as I write to you.. I wish for you a wonderful 2015.. with lots of love, happiness, family and friends -- and hope that you make the most of the coming year. It's up to us to make our lives the most rewarding and interesting as we can. Right? Let's do it!
My Hyacinth is blooming and it's SO pretty! Pink and spring green are a natural color combination, isn't it? I think this is a perfect color of flower to welcome in the new year.
I talked about the loss of fellow blogger and artist Vanessa Cabban in my last post. My wonderful friend Gracie had purchased 2 of the books that she'd illustrated and brought them to me to read them to my grandsons - isn't that SWEET? I so enjoyed reading them both and marveling at Vanessa's amazing paintings.
"Diamonds in the Snow" really spoke to me.. I also marvel at light sparkling through icicles in the winter.
"No Place Like Home" also touched me deeply.. it was very thoughtfully written and illustrated. She was a talented knitter, crocheter, paper mache sculptor, and illustrator. She will be missed in this world.
My "Vanessa" inspired crochet project -- I've decided to make a hot pad out of it as we use them on the table all the time and each time I see it it will remind me of Vanessa and ALL of my fellow bloggers whom I've come to know and love.
I've been doing diagonal crochet for years and I always enjoy how it works out. If you want the pattern you can either google it or leave in your comment that you'd like the pattern emailed to you.. and leave your email in the comment. I'd post it, but it's long as there are lots of photos and text.
I am off to swim today.. with Gracie. Dayle is making us a New Years Eve feast of baked pork chops, fried potatoes and buttered corn. Tomorrow we will clear the decorations and box them up for another 11 months. It's going to look very spare in here! Again.. I wish for you a fabulous new year and am looking forward to sharing it with you. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
*H*A*P*P*Y* *N*E*W* *Y*E*A*R*!*