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January 10, 2012


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Carrie, Happy 2012 ahead. I am going to make you an honorary Cantabrian because its was REALLY hard making decisions here in Christchurch last year because of all of the earthquakes we have been having and I think it sounds like you had to get past a few rumbles also. Go to it Carrie and design quilts for yourself, isn't that what your very first quilts were all about? Don't make them to suit others, thats not what its all about, make 2012 all about you (and Rosie and your Mum of course).
You go girl from your
New Zealand QBFF.... Deb xx
big snuggle for Rosie from us, we lost our baby late last year and miss those snuggles.


Don't be so hard on yourself! Make the quilts you want to make and we are all going to want to make them too!
Here's to a great year and making all the right decisions for YOU!


I am learning to let each day bring what it will, but also not to stop optimistically planning for the best. Also, not to permit my responsibilities to suck up all my "me" time!


I'm continuing with the 'sane & happy' routine but searching for time for things I enjoy. It's been a huge struggle - as you already know.

Be you, my dear friend.

Shelley dionne

Follow your heart and it will always lead you in the right direction! If it feels wrong, it is wrong. Two quotes from my Grannie:)


Carrie, I pray that your 2012 brings you joy, happiness, and contentment like you've never known before! BTW, I love your handwriting. Kd :)


Yes, happy 2012. Since I just finished everything I was supposed to finish in 2011, I am feeling the clean slate theme too...feels good...I'm not behind on anything yet! Love your words, too. Direction and risk are both good. I wish I could narrow it down to one...but haven't been able to yet. Have a great day!


Carrie, I found that I spent a lot of my time last year worrying about things that I thought I would need to address in the near future and all that worrying was for nothing. God had other plans. So enjoy your Mom and the time you have with her and do the things you enjoy doing together. Life is short. I agree with Kathie whatever quilts you choose to make we will love them too. Afterall, who had ever heard of Schnibbles before you came up with them?? Hugs, Diane

Marge Davies

I think you are being to hard on yourself. You had a lot of balls that you weren't expecting to juggle. Look at it this way "Life has a way of humbling you". Just when you think you have everying under control another "ball" is thrown. Hang in there. You are doing great!


Whoa - go easy. When you do just that it's amazing what can happen.

Fiona says 'hi' to Rosie too!

Take care!


I've been thinking along the same lines, Carrie, as I embark on a new project this year. It's tough when you turn something you love into your business. Do I do what I think will sell? I've decided to err on the side of being true to myself and whatever happens, happens. Best to you in 2012!


Happy New Year Carrie!
I'm looking forward to challenging myself to jump out of my box this year and being true to myself. I can't wait to see what you come up with too!!!

Archie the wonder dog

Happy 2012, I hope lots of wonderful things are in store for you and your family and that you get some time to be creative just for you..


Happy 2012 to you! Do what makes you happy!


I learned a long time ago that there was only one me, I can't be someone else, I can't sew or teach just like that "perfect" person because I am me. Be happy with who you are and make worthy quilts that are you! Enjoy your mom and Rosie as life is short. Memories last forever and time goes by way too so fast. Enjoy those morning talks at breakfast and that slobbery toy in your lap when you wanted to sew. Good luck with your decisions and I am betting that once you make them life will get so much better. I hate the process of deciding! I will be thinking of you often as I always do. Take care!

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