It’s the time of year when we reflect on the past year, remembering all the people who have touched our lives, counting our blessings and looking with hope that the new year will bring continued good health and good fortune.
With all that’s happened this year, it’s hard to believe this was only the second year of Helle-May Designs! I can’t even imagine what next year might hold in store! I am hopefull that I will have the opportunity to present more trunk shows and to do some teaching.
At the end of the year, I was elected as Vice President of my guild, the Courthouse Quilters. This position is responsible for the monthly speakers and workshops. This is in addition to my role as co-chair of the 2012 Quilt Show. So that’ll keep me busy! I do enjoy positions like these. I have found it’s the best way to really get to know the members of the guild and truly feel a part of the organization. I encourage everyone who is involved in a quilt guild (or any other type of organization, for that matter) to raise your hand and take a leadership position. It’s usually not that hard and it truly is rewarding.
We attended 2 family weddings (here and in Estonia) and one very significant birthday party in 2010. In addition to 2 more family weddings in 2011, my younger son will make his first Communion, my older son will be Crossing Over to Boy Scouts, and a few of my cousins from Estonia have promised to visit this summer.
So… I don’t think there will be a whole lot of down time in 2011. The only thing I put on my list to Santa this year was “Time.” Let’s hope he comes through with that one!
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday, and a very happy and healthy New Year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours! I, too, have added “more time” to my wish list–and to not frivol what time I do have has been added to my resolutions for 2011!
We must be leading parallel lives a little bit: I’m on my guild’s ballot for VP for next year, too! However, it was not for the noble reasons you listed above–I was merely a warm carcass who was willing to fill a void left by guild members who were NOT willing to step up for board this year! I’ll try to find some noble feelings for it…….after I munch my way through the holidays! 🙂