December 19, 2013

What a Roller Coaster - - The Year that was 2013

I am sure a lot of you would have times when you sit back and say ...
"If someone had told me ... I'd have laughed out loud!"
So here is a snapshot of my year.

January - Not one but TWO engagements.
DD - had her "We've set our Date" Party and
DS#1 announcing his Engagement to his lovely GF.

And I embarked on a year long Photographic trip through the Alphabet called Scatterdays.
(The final post will be this Saturday!)

February - Saw me taking leisurely strolls, camera in hand, through our local parks.

March - My Fortune Cookie said - "You should be able to undertake and complete anything."
And I thought it was timely because of the quilt I was struggling to finish.
Hmm little did I know what was ahead!

April - My Dad (Who had taken seriously ill just after Christmas) Celebrated his 90th Birthday -
complete with Cake and a letter from the Prime Minister!

May - My Wedding Anniversary is always a "Special Occasion" this one was Number 32.
DS#2 and his GF Graduated University and This month also saw lots of things happening 'behind the scenes' - the first hint was my post about making a new carry bag for my tripod.

June - Nothing much this month.  Just my Birthday and OH - I jumped on a 'plane for the very first time and flew to America.  With 2 months notice to get everything together - Passports, Tickets, Flights, Luggage ...

July - First week of July saw DD & I visiting my dear friends in Huntsville Alabama and the second week at a Chemistry conference in Traverse City Michigan.
We went so far and saw so much!

August - Another Celebration - another Cake!
This time it was my Parent's Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

September - We were rocked by the loss of a little life, before we got to say Hello. Heartbroken we laid him to rest with his Uncle Mark.

October - At this point in the year I am now in full swing making Sugar flowers for DD's Wedding Cake, when a visit to the Car Service Centre reveals that DH's car is beyond repair and start the hunt for a new car.
 (Just another 'small' item that was NOT on the budget for this year.)

November - Was pretty much jam packed through with all things Wedding, culminating with "The Big Day" on the 22nd.

(I also managed to fit in a little ME time with a 3 part course on FMQuilting with the wonderfully talented Linda Steel).

December - Back into the swing of things with another Wedding Cake to make,
DS#1 moving OUT of home prior to his January Wedding
and DD & DSIL moving IN - until their new home is built.

The shops are full of bustling people and traffic jams and strange men dressed in clothes that are way too hot for todays 41c temperature -
Really? Red Wool and Fur?
I feel that there must be something?
Have I forgotten something ... What could it be?

Well I'm ready even if you are not!

Oh that's right - CHRISTMAS!
I wonder if I could postpone it until JULY!


  1. What a wonderful post and a gorgeous photo of the beautiful couple. You have had an amazing year. I wish I had of been up to date but since September we have been up to our ears in boxes and workmen. Lol hope to post something on my blog soon.
    Hugs Bunny.

  2. Great post, Wendy - and you hardly mentioned all you do in the quilting world. God's blessings in the coming New Year.