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Happy New Year

January 1, 2012

Hello, friends. I’ve been absent from this space for far too long and I miss it. Despite a few challenges we had a wonderful Christmas here in our little house.  We are so blessed, and even though I wasn’t expecting much, thanks to some wonderful friends, family and complete strangers we had an amazing Christmas.  I have never been more thankful for so many good people in my life.  I hope 2012 brings with it a little more luck in a few area of our life, but even if it doesn’t, I am so grateful that I get to spend my life with my sweet husband and hilarious little girl.  With them, no matter what luck does or does not come our way, I will be happy.

happy new year pyrex

Last New Years Day I photographed my Pyrex collection (post here).  It was considerably smaller then.  And tonight after Creamie went to bed I decided I needed to do it again.  You know, just for fun.

pyrex collection

I have a lot of new pieces, thanks to some great thrifty finds and some great friends who find them for me.  Looking at them all together I really need to find some more pinks and blue/turquoise.  Those are my favorites of them all, and the hardest to find.

pyrex collection 2

I have made a few New Years goals for myself, and for our little family.  I didn’t do to well at last year’s goals, so I am hoping that this year goes a little better.  Last year Creamie was sick for most of the winter and spring and it really threw me for a loop.  She got a flu shot about 6 weeks ago and hasn’t had a sniffle or a cough or a bad night since then.  I just keep praying that this streak of good luck lasts.

barcode cup

This little cup is the most unusual piece of Pyrex I’ve ever found.  I saw it on a shelf of a teeny small town thrift store and was surprised to find it was Pyrex.  I am not sure if it is a handle-less mug or a tall ramequin or what.  But I love the barcode/woodgrainish looking pattern.  Kind of fun.

pyrex workshop

Last year I just set my collection up on my desk to take a picture.  It took me about five minutes to get it right.  This year it took a lot longer.  Scott has finished a movie in the time it took for me to get everything set up on my table, take the pictures and then write this post.  But it was an evening happily spent.  And since Burn Notice is over for another season I have little else to do in the evenings. (HA!)

Thank you friends for all your support and virtual love.  I have loved the friends I have made in this space.  And I miss you when I’m not here.  I’m not going to try and catch up with everything from the past few weeks.  I’ll just tell you that I did a LOT of Christmas sewing.  I’ll share my favorite not exactly Christmasy project this week.  I spent hours and hours on it and it is one of my favorite things I’ve ever made.  Happy New Year everyone!

13 Comments leave one →
  1. Linsey permalink
    January 1, 2012 11:51 pm

    i just love you!

  2. Linsey permalink
    January 1, 2012 11:51 pm

    bnialkow

  3. Mary K permalink
    January 2, 2012 12:28 am

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I love reading your posts and you and your daughter remind me of my 2 girls when they were small. You also started me collecting pyrex. I have a couple of my mom’s vintage pieces. Thanks for bringing sunshine into my life.
    Mary K.

  4. January 2, 2012 1:07 am

    Hapyy New Year to you too! I wonder if I could Pyrex in our thrift stores, yours sure look pretty…

  5. Twilley Silly permalink
    January 2, 2012 7:46 am

    Happy New Year virtual friend ;)

  6. January 2, 2012 12:41 pm

    Happy New Year to you too! I have just started reading your blogs as of recently. I am hoping to find a more “crafty” side to me in this lovely new year. I have been told (and I know) that I am not the least bit creative but I am hoping to maybe find some inspiration in your post to come and maybe just see what sparks. Looking forward to 2012 with my new blog buddy!!

  7. January 2, 2012 2:44 pm

    I hope for the best 2012 for you guys, full of good things, good people (and good craft).

  8. January 2, 2012 3:10 pm

    So glad your holidays went well, and you’re feeling loved. Because you are. :) I hope to see you back around here soon.

    Sorry we couldn’t get together during our trip–that was a serious whirlwind, and I’m glad to be home to get a break from our “vacation.” :)

  9. January 2, 2012 4:31 pm

    Hey! I’m glad you had a good Christmas and New Years! I enjoyed this post. Especially the picture of your Pyrex set-up. Wow. I always thought you were a good photographer…
    Anyway, have a great day/evening!

  10. January 4, 2012 10:06 am

    Beautiful photos! You’ve got quite a lovely Pyrex collection!

  11. January 7, 2012 4:50 pm

    Your Pyrex collection is adorable. I never thought of collecting that, though I have collected a lot of other things! Love the pictures. Happy New Year and God Bless.

  12. Carollee permalink
    February 3, 2012 5:48 pm

    I just wanted to post and say those pyrex that you only have one of, those brought back great memories. my grandmother used to have that brownish pattern in a set of bowl that had snap on lids. Every time we would go over to her house she would whip us up some starwberry jello and put them in these bowls. Then after dinner, she would pull them out and put a generous dollop of Cool Whip on them and we were the happiest kids in the world. After my grandmother died, my cousin took them and lost them and I have never seen a set like them since. I look all the time. Your picture made me want to go home and make my daughter some strawberry jello. Thanks for the post and the memories!

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