Monday, December 31, 2012

2012–Year in Review

What?  Another year has passed since my 2011 – Year in Review??  Seriously?  Where DID the time go??  Let’s take a look back to see just what was happening here at Chez Nana during 2012.

In January, I finished my 25-patch and stripes quilt.I also spent a weekend visiting my dad who spent January and February on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

In February, we had a couple of birthdays to celebrate – mine and T#1’s.   

In March, for the 4th year in a row, we went to Florida to take in some spring training games and to have some south Florida fun and sun, which included a visit to the Everglades National Park.  I also switched to Iced Tea from Diet Coke … no small feat.

In April, my Chicagoland sister and her S.O. came down for a visit.  My Blues were able to advance to the 2nd round of the playoffs, something that hadn’t happened in 10 years … unfortunately they weren’t able to make it any further.  Who knew that would be the last hockey seen in St. Louis for many, many, many months?  And we had to say goodbye to our sweet but crazy Abby the Labby.

In May, we spent a week and a half in Hilton Head … our favorite place (well, our favorite place away from my Ts Winking smile). This is a shot of the Super Moon, taken from the ocean’s edge.  My Austin sister spent a weekend visiting.  And we had T#2’s birthday to celebrate.  

In June, I finished another quilt … a blue and white Irish chain. We enjoyed another visit from my Chicagoland sister, her S.O. and her grandson.

In July, we refinished our hardwood floors.  They’d been finished unstained, which was definitely not to my taste, so we finally had them refinished.

In August, we put in granite countertops.  (Yes, I know, there’s no faucet … this was taken before the plumber came back to install it.)  We celebrated T#3’s 5th birthday.  I finished another quilt … a blue and white log cabin (it’s my favorite quilt pattern).

In September, we said goodbye to the hottest and one of the driest summers on record.  We celebrated DD’s 37th birthday with a night out for all 8 of us at a Japanese Steak House.  We spent a couple of weeks on the road … we visited the Outer Banks and drove up the coast of Virginia into Maryland before returning home.

In October, we watched our Cardinals fall short in their bid for a return trip to the Fall Classic (the World Series).  We had another birthday celebration – T#4 turned 3 on the 15th.  I finally entered the 21st century … I got an iPhone (and I still love it!).  I also finished another quilt … a triangle wall quilt (don’t ask me if it’s hung yet … but at least I have a method for getting it hung Winking smile).

In November, we celebrated DH’s 62nd birthday … he’s applied for Social Security benefits, so I guess it’s official – he’s old.  Winking smile  We had to cut back on our Thanksgiving celebration again due to illness at DD’s house … this year it was T#1 being diagnosed with mono right before the big day.

In December, DH & I celebrated 25 years of marriage.  I finished another quilt, an I Spy Quilt which was a Christmas gift for my Ts.I also applied for my Social Security benefits – I’ll be 62 in February, so it looks like DH is not the only old person here at Chez Nana!  Winking smile  And we wrapped up the year with another birthday celebration - DSIL's 38th birthday.

I’m praying that you and yours will have a


  1. You have had quite an eventful year! Love your home remodeling projects. And your quilts are absolutely gorgeous. Reminds me I have a few quilts around here to finish (none as pretty as yours, though :) ). And congratulations on all the SS benefits, too. Nice to know it DOES pay out some day!

  2. May 2013 be even better for you both! Happy New Year! ~Jeanne

  3. I have so enjoyed traveling with you through this year. Your quilts are soo gorgeous! May the Lord bless and keep you and your family in 2013, and bless you all abundantly! HUGS

  4. You've had a great year - what can be better than quilts, and travel, and celebrations with family! All the best in 2013!

  5. Wow! What a year! I think it is now official....anyone who completes that many quilts in 365 days is definitely a type A! We love Hilton Head, too, but haven't visited for years. Your pic makes me want to return. You are NOT old-just nearly elderly, a comment made to me by our oldest granddaughter. She did not mean it as an insult at all, but we have gotten big laughs from it!

  6. WOW that is a lot of quilts! Love the floors and may 2013 allow you to do a quilt a month!!

  7. My goodness, what a year, guess I should have done a "year in review" to see all that had taken place for us.

    It has been a very long first day of the year here. I fixed a big lunch and then we have just been here and it's been so gloomy and nasty outside. I need to see some sunshine in the worse kind of way.

    Hope your 2013 is as productive and exciting as your 2012.

  8. Looks like you had a great year! Just stopping by to say hello and wish you a Happy New Year! sandie

  9. Looked like a great year!! So great you finished so many quilts too!! May you all have a Happy New Year!



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