Tuesday, January 13, 2009

We Interrupt This Food Moment for an Important 2009 Message & Photos for My Mother in Law

Sorry to take a pause in my world of food, but I felt a 2009 post was needed. I am a little late as it is officially mid January, but here is it nonetheless.

2009 is going to be a great year. I can feel it. You see it is the year of the 30, at least that's what I'm calling it. That's right folks. I am turning 30, in August anyway. I am not sad or traumatized by this. It's life. 30 feels like a good age. 30 feels like adulthood. 30 feels like I am still younger than my husband (my halo is shining brightly).

2009 will also be the year of visiting friends and family whether in person, on the phone, in a hand written letter or all of the above. It means holding close to what is important- those we love.

2009 begins a year of saving. Saving money that is- cooking at home, taking lunches, more time at home and preparing more for our "future". Future could have multiple meanings if you read between the lines. Also something excited to try for in 2009. See this post for more info.

2009 marks a the year of a new trick. :) I am teaching myself to sew. My darling mother and father in law gave me a wonderful new toy for Christmas. A sewing machine! I am already finished with my first quilt top and exited to see what else I can do with the new Brother. My mom in law asked I post pictures of the quilt so here you go.

Finally 2009 marks a time with food. I plan to try new recipes (and cooking more at home will help with that) and will be sharing them with you here. The good, the bad and the ugly.

Here's to 2009. I wish you and yours all of God's blessings, good health, warm memories, and tasty treats!


Sophie said...

I'm also learning how to sew :)! I just took a sewing class last night. That quilt is beautiful.

Amy said...

This is so pretty - I'm so impressed with you my friend!

I, too am going to try more recipes at home. If you saw my blog this week, my new hobby is couponing and I'm going to save so much money this year it's not even funny!! I'll let you know if any of my recipes are good.

Love you!

Mary said...

30 is an excellent age to be. And I love your quilt top! It's so pretty!

Amy said...

I will be turning 30 this year, too. Not sure how I feel about it yet.
I hope this year you find yourself with a beautiful little bundle of joy growing inside your belly. That would be WAY exciting!!!

Alison said...

I turned 30 this past July...don't sweat it. You'll be fine. I love your quilt too. My mother-in-law is a quilter too, and she does some great things with it. I've never gotten into it, but I love the skill and beauty that is involved. Good luck with your new hobby.

Andi said...

You made that??? I'm impressed!!! Your Aunt Dale can sew but I never learned how.

Sweet 30 this year...that will be a wonderful year...I just know.

Love and Hugs, AA

Ingrid said...

That's a GREAT attitude to have Janna! I'm going to try and have that same one!

Loved the quilt. I can not sew a button on but would love to know how. Don't think it will be this year but perhaps one day in the future.

Janna said...

Sophie- Thanks! I am teaching myself and so far so good. I think quilts are much easier than following patterns though. Are you making clothes, home decor items, quilts?

Amy- Thanks my sweet friend! I have been reading your blog and I am so impressed with how well you are doing with blogs in 09! I love you and your family and am so glad we're friends!

Mary- Thanks! I feel good about 30 and I am digging this quilting fun!

Amy- ME TOO! (so scary and exciting at the same time)

Alison- Thanks! Yeah- I don't think 30 will be a big deal. Let's talk about this again when in ten years. YIKES!

Andi- Yes, Aunt Andi! Are you so proud? I am teaching myself and it's so fun. :) I plan to make quilts, pillows, possibly curtain panels and fun aprons. I look forward to this year too!

Ingrid- I bet you could totally sew a button on! You're so funny. :)