Monday, December 31, 2012

pattern of patterns

 A spiral is a figure that retains its shape as it grows.  The new is added to the open end.
It is a pattern for how we are all connected.  The new are added, yet the family retains its shape.
kid update:
Oona, Matt, Everett, Jacko are here from Alaska
Jay, Erika are here from Toronto
Grace, Asan are not here.  They are visiting Turkey this New Year.
April, Andrew are not here.  Andy is visiting April in Finland.

About the photos:  Oona needle felted the spiral, Jay gave the boys skates for Christmas..
Happy New Year to you all.


  1. Enjoy your rather large family for New Years!

    Happy 2013. I look forward to another year of your interesting posts!

  2. Wishing you a 2013 filled with family, friend, love, laughter, peace and lots of creativity!

  3. what a nice way to think about family...thank you. Happy New Year.

  4. kids and skates. spirals. happy new year judy.

  5. The felted spiral is a wonderful decoration...and I love the allusion to family, families growing.
    Lovely to have family around you ... and thoughts of those who spending their holidays elsewhere this year.
    Love and Happiness for the New Year Judy.

    Jacky xox

  6. Ahhh...happiness! A wonderful New Year to you and yours!

  7. i feel right at home with spirals, don't you? happy new year.

  8. Now, the gift you give me, recalling my first pair of skates, my father's hands tying them on, holding my shoulders, the joy and the crisp cold air.

    Your poetry and art a blessing to me here. Thank you!

    Happy New Year, and many new spirals of love.

  9. I love the comparison between spiral and family, although I am wondering about 'retaining the shape with a new addiction'...
    Happy New Year with a lot of creativity!


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