Expressions of the Soul

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

This is it – Christmas decorations for 2009! What a whirlwind the past six weeks have been. I will spare you the gruesome details, but let us just say there was a great deal of socializing involved…not one of my strong points in life! That is not to say I am antisocial just, well, private!
As many of you know, I walk just about every day. Last week I felt like pushing myself a little more. Generally I walk about 3.5 miles each day. Now, remember we are new here and not knowledgeable as to the ins and outs of the nearby park where I walk (which in plain talk means I don’t have a clue as to where I am going!). So, I decided I would follow the path (yes, it is paved so do I still call it a path?) and cross over at the next little bridge beyond where I’ve previously walked, which I did. L-o-n-g story short, this was my longest walk yet…six miles! It was exciting that I was able to walk that far, considering when I first started walking I was walking about a block! I did take the next day off so as to recuperate.
Christmas is low key at home this year, as you can tell by the photo. Those are oranges David and I did as part of the table decorations for the food served at the John Doan concert. Look him up online. He is quite the musician and very passionate about what he has to share.
Today I am taking several of my things to a local art gallery! We shall see how that goes. I like being able to talk to folks about my work and what materials and process I use in its creation. It is exciting, nonetheless.
Happy holidays to you all. I am looking forward to 2010. New patterns, new designs, and for the first time…drum roll please…I am teaching a class at Honey Run Quilt shop here in Chico in February!
Travel safely, enjoy the company of family (I know, that is pushing things!) and friends and keep the joy of the season alive in your heart all the year long.


3 responses

  1. Cheryl

    Carolyn — I love your ornaments. You always have such creativity and I am always so surprised and impressed with what comes through you. Thanks for sharing your gifts with so many. It was always a privilege to be an observor of your creative process. I miss those days, miss you being here in the beautiful Monterey Bay area and miss hanging out with you and David for Sunday night movies and pizza. By the way — I am very impressed with your blog site — it is so professional and thoughtfully done. Congratulations. Now — it's time to get down to our house, have some dinner and hang out. Can't wait to see you guys! Hugs and love, Cheryl

    December 22, 2009 at 5:07 am

  2. taffra Purnsley

    Beautiful picture of the holiday decorations. Good for you for getting out and walking! I am trying to do the same. I will check the website for date and details of your Honey Run class. I might just have to drive up that way!See you…Taffra

    December 29, 2009 at 12:16 am

  3. Anonymous

    Beautiful picture! You have such a gift. I will check the Honey Run web site for date and details of your class. I may have to get myself to Chico and join you in February.See you soon….Taffra

    December 29, 2009 at 12:19 am

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