Saturday, January 01, 2011

WELCOME THE NEW YEAR ~ 'AN OPEN BOOK ...'

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."

~Edith Lovejoy Pierce


30 comments:

Carol said...

Lovely Joey! Happy New Year! I hope you are doing well. I have missed you. Many Blessings for this New Year! 1/1/11 a new book filled with blank pages . . . pages of days . . . I look forward to seeing how you fill them. I have enjoyed sampling your delicious recipes over this last year and more. Your beautiful collages have delighted and inspired. Looking forward to many more of your lovely posts. Cheers!

Carol said...

Lovely Joey! Happy New Year! I hope you are doing well. I have missed you. Many Blessings for this New Year! 1/1/11 a new book filled with blank pages . . . pages of days . . . I look forward to seeing how you fill them. I have enjoyed sampling your delicious recipes over this last year and more. Your beautiful collages have delighted and inspired. Looking forward to many more of your lovely posts. Cheers!

fer said...

Happy new year!

Meems said...

Happy New Year, dear Joey. A new day, new year, new words... I better get busy writing. *hugs*
Meems
I'm looking forward to sharing 2011 with you in your garden and your kitchen!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Great quote. We should all be looking for opportunity each year of our lives. Happy New Year!

Eileen

Rose said...

Oh, I love this quote, Joey! I think we could take these words of wisdom and apply them to each day of our lives. Happy New Year to you, and may 2011 be filled with peace and happiness for you.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

Happy New Year Joey! Looking forward to seeing what opportunities you discover this year!

Carol said...

Dear Joey, Maybe I should stop leaving comments late at night. I know I wrote one here . . . wishing you a Happy New Year! I said something about the pages of your book and how much I enjoyed your recipes over the last year and more . . . how stunning your collages are and how I look forward to another year of fabulous posts! Many Blessings in this New Year.

Michelle said...

A great quote! Happy New Year to you!!!

joey said...

Thank you, dear Carol. I've missed connecting with you too. It's been a rough journey these few weeks since Thanksgiving with no time to post or catch up. Daughter in hospital for 11 day throughout Christmas and oldest son had a new baby. Believe me, I'm looking forward to this new year! Do hope yours is happy/healthy!

Happy New Year, fer :)

Indeed, Meems, and the same wish extended to you, dear friend. You are a joy in my life. Happy New Year!

Agree, Eileen. Happy New Year!

Thank you, dear Rose. Wishing you a healthy/happy New Year too!

It's been delightful connecting, Cat, and thank you. A very happy New Year to you also :)

Thanks, Michelle. Happy New Year!

WhatKarenSees said...

Lovely image Joey. So glad you are back. I'm hoping things have settled down at your home, and that your daughter is well and you are enjoying that new grandbaby! I wish you joy and peace and health for 2011 and many more beautiful photos!

kcjewel said...

Such a lovely message. Happy New Year!! (In 2011 I resolve to visit your blog early in the day so I don't "get hungry" right before bed.) ; )

imac said...

Great, Happy New Year.

joey said...

Thank you for the kind thoughts, dear Karen. You truly have been one of the loveliest 'newfound' gifts this past year. Enjoying each creative moment I visit, which I hope will be many as life settles down, thank you, fun friend. May the New Year surround us in health/peace/love ... and awareness of His creativity residing inside us!

Love it, jewel! It has been a joy connecting. Happy New Year :)

... and to you also, imac. Happy New Year!

Nature Rambles said...

Happy New Year, Joey! I hope you have a wonderful 2011!

Linda Vater said...

Here's a toast to new starts, friend!

Anna Flowergardengirl said...

Happy New Year my sweet Joey. I'm counting my blessings and you are one of them. Like family! I'm still enjoying my Christmas e-card--just beautiful.

flutietootie said...

Yup. Every new year brings with it a whole new year of opportunities.

joey said...

And to you, dear 'K', who lightens my life ... Happy New Year!

Indeed, dear Linda! Hugs fun engaging/creative/loving friend :)

Blessings abound with our friendship, dear Anna. Onward and upward starting with kudos to you, dear friend. Rewards are just beginning for you and your many talents ... but I knew that from day one! Hey, I'm your BIGGEST/BESTEST fan :)

Yippee flutietootie! The day is ours ... :)

Kala said...

Wishing you much happiness in the new year Joey!

Esther Montgomery said...

That's an impressive clock face.

Happy New Year, Joey.

Esther

Nutty Gnome said...

Happy New Year dear Joey - and may 2011 be a far better year for you all.
Thank you for all your wonderful posts and recipes during the past years and may there be many more to come. You warm my heart with your friendship! :) <3

Gail said...

My dear friend, I want to especially thank you for your friendship, support, marvelous comments and delicious posts! . You are an inspiration to me~Happy New year, xxoogail

joey said...

And to you, dear Kala. Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Esther! It's been a joy connecting with you and, thank you, I love my treasured clock ... both beautiful face and stunning inlaid mahogany case.

Thank you, dear Liz ... my funny/artistic/loving friend across the sea that truly lightens my life and fills my heart with joy. Your recipes make ME drool ... someday, we must laugh and dine together. How fun would that be!

Honored to be your friend, dear Gail. From the moment I saw the pic of you behind the camera and your stunning photos and inspiring posts, I knew you were someone special. Our treasured friendship is grand! Happy, happy New Year and may our 'each unique' gardens fill our hearts with glee!

Rob (ourfrenchgarden) said...

Happy New Year Joey!

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

This is a wonderful quote and I am so glad I did not miss your posting. Thank you for commenting on my post.

Rosey said...

Dear Joey,
Happy New year to you too!

cherry said...

Happy New year Miss Joey congrat's on the new grand and I sure hope your daughter is up dancing a jig..
Looking forward to 2011 and all of the beautiful new images and words you will be sharing.. hugs my friend, Cherry

joey said...

Indeed, Happy New Year, Rob :)

Thanks GardenWalk/Talk ... it's a joy to connect with you.

Yes, do hope the New Year is Grand, dear Rosey!

Thank you, sweet Cherry. The baby is beautiful (will see/hold him today for a few hours) and daughter, not yet doing the jig, is still hobbling on crutches but back at work. Yea!

Marysol said...

Joey, it is my wish that 2011 will be your most joyful year yet!

Happy New Year querida!