Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010 Hello 2011

As we end this year I want to share a few photos of my current quilting project, the Empty Nest Gardens and a possible goal for 2011.
Today I am trying to finish my December stars for the Star Crazy block of the month quilt.  I will be piecing the quilt top together in January, just a month late which is pretty good for me.
Nandina berries are providing a little color in the garden.

I love the green moss that grows in the garden path.
The grasses are providing a little visual interest.  This is the view from my office.

I love this grass.  It is a native grass that I did not plant.  It has looked good all year.  I love the snow flake look of what I think may be the seed pods.
This is my lawyers bookcase that I have in my kitchen.  It is full of cookbooks.
This 18 inch tall basket is full of recipes I have printed from the internet or cut out of magazines.
This is my folder for my extra special recipes that I really want to cook...ha ha.  And I have at least 100 recipes on my computer stored digitally.

So as you can see I need to quit being a recipe hoarder and start cooking or tossing.  My goal in 2011 is to start working through these cookbooks and recipes.  I have a feeling Goodwill and the trash can will see a lot of these.  If I run into anything good I will be sharing those recipes on my blog.

As I leave 2010 I want to leave you with an inspirational quote.  I don't know the author.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world!"

To all my blog friends everywhere
Happy New Year.


Nickie said...

I have the same goal with the cookbooks for 2011 as you do! :) I plan to blog my cooking adventures of course.

Nedra said...

Those December stars are looking good!
Happy New Year!

Elisabeth said...

My friend.

Your blocks are so nice, and I am so curious about your choice of color !
And again, I love your garden :-)