Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

My friend Linda has collected a yearly ornament for at least 10 years. I didn't understand why she liked them so much. It seemed strange to me.... hanging all of the old year ornaments on a tree. After all, everyone could tell when you purchased them.

Pottery Barn used to carry them....but no longer. I guess not many people saw them the way Linda did. Now she has me collecting them too. She hangs each year from her chandelier. As we celebrate the New Year at her home, I look up and see all of them hanging down. As Linda and Bill's friends sit around the table laughing, talking and eating the ornaments shine in the candlelight. They remind me of the years we have celebrated together and all of the years we have been friends.


This one is hanging from my chandelier. I'm so thankful for all of your comments and friendship this past year.

Wishing all of you much happiness and joy in the New Year!!!

Until later,
Alma





38 comments:

  1. Beautiful yearly ornament..
    Happy new year
    Love cucki xx

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  2. Happy New Year to you and your family!!

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  3. I do think that yearly ornaments can be a wonderful reminder of years past, and great memories. I like your ornament! Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  4. I kind of like that idea, too.

    Happy New Year to you and Barb and your families.

    Thanks for all the joy you bring to us BBD junkies. I can't wait to see what surprises you have in store for 2012.

    Bobbi

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  5. And to you too! May you know Peace, Love & Joy in 2012!

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  6. Happy New Year to you and your family!

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  7. Beautiful such a yearly ornament, I understand why she collects them! Have a fantastic, Healthy and Good 2012, greetings
    Lida

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  8. I think that is a beautiful idea. Happy New Year!

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  9. What a lovely sentimental thing to do. Thank you for all of the wonderful designs that you have given us to stitch this year. Here's cheers to both of you and Cheer's to the New Year.

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  10. Happy New Year, to all of us, the ornament is a great idea. Hugs Mary

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  11. Happy New Year Alma! Best to you and Barb in 2012 and we love your creativity, joy you bring to others, and the sharing of all your talents!!!! pam from iowa

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  12. Happy New Year to you and your's!

    Love the idea of the yearly ornaments. Never thought about it. But what a great way to remember the year and all it's memories!

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  13. Lovely ornament - what a lovely way to remember the year.

    Happy New Year to you x

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  14. What a lovely, classic ornament. Many happy returns!

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  15. I love the thought of yearly ornaments - as you are collecting them, are you getting all the previous years that you missed? Wouldn't that be something!

    Happy New Year to you and Barb, I am looking forward to seeing what you gals do next!

    Hugs and Love,
    Jennifer from Honesdale

    PS Where did you get this ornament from?

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  16. Won't be the same without my Blackbird day calender.I kept notes on all my sewing and loved every page of it.happy New year

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  17. Hi Jennifer,

    You can find them at Target and/or Hobby Lobby....wish Pottery Barn still did the yearly ornaments!

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  18. Happy new year to you and your family and thank you for sharing your creativity with us all.

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  19. You almost got me started on collecting those sweet little German animals that you hang from your tree. I saw a site that had hundreds of them for sale on ebay. I bought some blueberry crumbcake instead. Happy New Year!

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  20. As we grow older, traditions seem to become more important. Best wishes for a wonderful year in 2012 to you & yours.

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  21. Happy New Year to you and your families!
    Boldog új évet kívánok neked és családodnak!

    Nina
    from Budapest

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  22. Hope you have a happy, happy new year Alma!!!!

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  23. Happy New Year from Belgium!
    And thank you for all your beautiful patterns, I love them so much!

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  24. Happy new year for both of you !! I wish you health, friendship and creativity !

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  25. wow Alma...I think I can do this...it doesn't entail cooking! lol I bet they were beautiful in the light!

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  26. This post is very original!
    Happy 2012 to You!

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  27. I am stitching this design and loving it but wonder why there is not a spring

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  28. I wanted to send you a picure of my completed quilt using your fabric line, but can't seem to find an email for you!

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  29. Hello,

    I am Francine of site www.couleursetpoints.com
    I am French et I embroidered your pattern WILD LILIES;
    You can see it on my site. It is very nice.
    See you soon.
    Francine.
    Sorry for my english that It is not good.

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  30. I am not sure where to ask this question - but I am doing the Anniversaries of the Heart series on one piece of linen. The directions say to leave 3 stitches between each month - does that mean 6 threads? I know I am late to the party on this one but I am determined to complete it!

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  31. Hi Amy,

    Send any messages to alma@blackbird-designs.com

    Hi Audrey,

    Yes, 3 stitches will be 6 threads....hope you enjoy stitching this one!

    Alma

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