December 24, 2010

be merry!

Before looking ahead, i always find it comforting to reflect on the year gone by and to take notice of all the events that have occurred — both small and significant. I find there is so much to value by recognizing the challenges we have overcome, or how we managed to navigate through uncertainty, or take hold of moments we wish to cherish. I always see things i would have done differently if i knew then what i know now (been there?). But rather than be regretful or critical of some of the choices i made, i'm grateful to have learned something and to have grown as a person. I'm hopeful that i might be guided by this new awareness to steer things a little better in the future, and am optimistic about the promise of a brand-sparkling-new year ahead.

On quite another note, Pete and i have not had a week-long vacation in over two years! So right after Christmas, we're punching-out, signing-off, and logging-out to recharge and re-energize our selves (believe me when i say we need it). In case you're interested, we'll be staying in a tent-on-stilts at a tropical eco-resort where we'll have to carry our own water, will only have a two-burner propane stove to cook on, and solar showers! Should be lots of fun and quite an adventure. Will share some photos when we get back!

Until then...
Wishing you all the very best for a Merry-filled Christmas and a Happy-full New Year too!
(ya, that's a peek at my new holiday fabric line!! more to come soon)
Hugs,
kate
PS: just spotted this notepaper i designed for Gina B. on the finestationery.com blog! Yummy cookie recipe for Santa, too :)

19 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Kate, enjoy you're well earned vacation.

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  2. Merry Christmas Kate! Enjoy your vacation!

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  3. Merry Christmas Kate, and I am loving the sneak peek!!

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  4. Have a great vacation, and Merry Christmas. Your vacation sounds like our vacations...always a lot of work. No lazing around on the beach for us either! haha. Have a great time.

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  5. Merry Christmas, Kate! And thanks for the sneak peek - it gives me a reason to use up all the Christmas fabric I have on hand before next year, so I can buy some of your new line!!! Woohoo!!

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  6. Have a merry Christmas and a fun and safe trip!

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  7. Enjoy your vacation - all the best to you and yours now and in 2011! Safe journey

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  8. Enjoy yourself and your husband! Merry Christmas and Happiest New Year Wishes!!

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  9. Have a wonderful trip!
    I hope the lessons learned this year haven't been too difficult...

    It has been so great to "meet" you!

    Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

    (and I just got a little mini charm pack of your new fabric -- gorgeous!)

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  10. Merry Christmas! I did finally finish my 12 Days of Christmas quilt top (not yet quilted), and now I have some great ideas for next year's quilt!!

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  11. Wishing you and Pete a very Merry Christmas and may you have a wonderful and much deserved vacation.

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  12. I hope you have a wonderful time! Your vacation sounds like my dream vacation, and I can't wait to see your pictures (I hope you post them). May your 2011 be even better than 2010 :)

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  13. Merry Christmas! Love the new line...and I hope that you have a wonderfully relaxing vacation! Very deserving :)

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  14. Merry Christmas to you and Pete! I hope you have a wonderful, well deserved vacation. Your new Christmas line is wonderful! Congratulations! See you in the New Year!

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  15. Merry Christmas Kate. I see Flurry:)!!!

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  16. I received some 12 Days of Christmas yardage, a layer cake and a charm pack for Christmas. I love your work!!

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