Friday, January 6, 2012

Full of Potential



We are home now after being away for the holidays and I see the new year as full of potential. Just like I see this bowl of beads as full of potential. Who knows what they will become. In many ways I feel that way about this new start in 2012. What will 2012 become?

Last year was so full of change. We moved our daughter in law and grand daughter to Ft Campbell. My son came home after being away for a very long year. Our daughter moved to Dallas. We moved to North Carolina. My mother died. Peter started a new job. How does that stack up on one of the life stress scales?

But this year I am looking forward to feeling more settled. More able to see the potential in each day. I don't have grand plans or many goals for the year. I've set that aside and decided to concentrate more on each day as it unfolds.


I've cleared away some impending chaos in the studio and am back to work. It goes slowly. Sometimes for me it is hard to pick back up and go again after being away. But maybe I'm just not ready. My daughter flies in this afternoon. I don't want a lot of work hanging around in my studio. I haven't seen her in 6 months. I just want savor the time we have together.

Those beads are all glazed now and cooling in the kiln. I'll open it with my daughter this afternoon. We haven't opened a kiln together in years.



My last knitting project of the year....a wee little pair of baby booties just waiting to be filled. I've been holding this knowledge close to my heart for a while now. We'll have a new grand baby this summer. Tammy is just starting show a little bit of baby tummy. It's beautiful and she and my son are so in love with this baby already. We all are. What great potential the new year holds.

Have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful 2012!


21 comments:

Marcie Abney said...

Oh, congratulations! I have three nieces and nephews and each so precious to my heart!

Shirley said...

Oh yeah!!! Love the baby booties. I'm so thrilled for you and your daughter. And that you will get to spend some precious time together. The new pieces look just beautiful!

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Melissa Meman said...

Congratulations! Those booties are so sweet! I am loving those blue pieces in the bowl...luscious. Enjoy your time with your daughter!

Marie Cramp said...

Sounds like you will have a wonderful year! <3

TesoriTrovati said...

I think that your attitude of gratitude is a great way to start the year. The major transitions and upheavals you have had in your life this past year would give anyone pause. But you weather this with such grace and courage. How wonderful to have your daughter to open the kiln with. What a treat! And I am so beyond the moon excited for your new grandbaby. What blessings are in store for you and your family! Enjoy the day, Miss Leann.
xox
Erin

Bobbie said...

Congratulations on the grandbaby, nad have a wonderful time with your daughter. So many things to savor in your coming year!

sharon said...

I believe that where we are now is where we are supposed to be, and every moment in between, and you are doing a fine job of being....just super my friend. Each event teaches us something and we walk away stronger.
I love your bowl full of potential, and that which you have within.
AND, gotta love those baby booties....squeal!!!!

windrock studio said...

What a year you've had! and it seems that the excitment is not over yet, what wonderful news about the new grand baby! I'm so happy for your family ... plus, lovely beads! Have a great visit with your girl and just relax, enjoy all that this year brings.

stregata said...

My wish for you: may all the potential unfold into wonderful opportunities, experiences and memories in 2012. Wonderful news about the new baby. Have a great time with your daughter.

momster said...

i so look forward to your posts because you are so humbly wise and wonderful. you must be the best mother-in-law!

thank you for sharing your thoughts and happy news.

SueBeads said...

Congratulations to you and your family LeAnn! That's so wonderful especially after the year you have all had! The beads are pretty amazing too!

Mellisa said...

Happy New Year LeAnn! Congratulations on the new munchkin in the family (those are adorable booties) and I wish you a wonderful year...hopefully with fewer of those life stressor items!

Studio Sylvia said...

Happy New Year LeAnn! 2012 looks like it is shaping up to be a grand year. Wonderful to know that your son is back safely and that a grand baby is on the way. Wishing you and yours many blessings. Your beads certainly have potential. Love the colours.

Laura Twiford said...

Yes 2011 was an emotionally charged year for you for sure, but with so many happy blessings tucked in between! Congratulations on the news of a new grandbaby, the booties and the hearts will be filled! Take the time to enjoy your daughters visit and make happy memories!

Alice said...

You've had a not-so-easy year in 2011. I can see how it would be difficult to jump back into creating. It's good that you gave yourself time to recover from all that.

Congratulations on the news of the baby! Enjoy your time with your daughter.

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Yippee - a new baby! I knew that is what was coming in on the spring breeze - just knew it :)

I'm delighted that you are spending so much time with family and settling into your new place and letting your roots take hold.

I sure hope 2012 is a better all round! Enjoy your time with your daughter!

barbarasfernald.com said...

You sound great! What an exciting year ahead after the many stresses of 2011. A new grand baby sounds like the best thing in the world. And those beads ain't lookin' too shabby either!!

Izzy said...

happy new year (even though i'm a bit late...). =)

Pretty Things said...

YAY for babies! And your work looks amazing!!!

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