I am excited that 2009 has started. I have many sewing projects in the works. I am still hand quilting my duvet, although I would like to get it into my room as it is finally painted and I have picked out the drapery fabric. It is a Laura Ashley print called Suzette in the Gilt colorway. I am also going to be teaching sewing and am looking forward to that new chapter in my life. If I can pass on my love of sewing to someone else, it will give me great satisfaction. I feel like sewing is a dying art in some ways. With the internet, I can find so many wonderful sewers, but in my life and area, they seem to be few and far between. I hope my daughter loves to sew as I do. She is moving right along in her skills and recently completed a rag quilt with her cousins and the family friend who taught me to sew, Pam.