Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!!!!

I don't know if you have a tradition for what goes on on New Year's Eve, but here....usually all bets are off as DH has to run reports for Year End at his work. Month End and Year End always seem to loom ominously.....and the hours take their toll.

So...he worked today....told me he would be late...and I decided, it was a good day to break with tradition and go grab some Mooshoo Pork to go at the hole-in-the-wall chinese take out place near me. MAN...it's been a while since I've had it, and it's messy and wonderful and I was reminded all over again how much I love Mooshoo Pork!! If you have never had it, try it this year. It's almost like eating a chinese burrito....the stir fry yummy-ness is wrapped in a rice wrapper much like a tortilla and a hoisin sauce is spread over the top before wrapping...truly a taste treat!

At the end of my feast, I grabbed MY fortune cookie, eager to see what the words of wisdom would hold for me on this last night of 2009.

"You will have gold pieces by the bushel."

Quickly my smile spread ear to ear.....Gold pieces by the bushel?!?? What else could they be talking about other than my SCRAPS!?? Whoowhooo....that's the right kind of fortune for me...bring on those gold scraps, and throw in some cheddar ones and some orange ones and some yellow ones....I'm ready! :cD


Brenda said...

I love that fortune cookie!!! You desrve bushels of gold!! And I can definitly see that in your future - 2010 and beyond!!

Happy New Year!!

And no, I have never had Mooshoo Pork?!? Hmmm, it's going on my list and I will find a place and see if I like it as much as you do!! Who knows, I could have found another 'favorite thing'!!!
This year, I just feel it's going to be full of adventure and new things - so make it the best, and Bonnie, enjoy your bushels of gold!!!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Lovely fortune!

Thank you for all you do for us in the quilting world Bonnie! How does it feel knowing that you are touching THOUSANDS of lives with your passion of quilting?

Happy 2010!
Amy (NW WI)

Elaine Adair said...

How cool is that fortune?

Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

Mu Shu Pork (how we spell it in these parts!) is my favorite Chinese dish! Can't wait to see all the gold scraps that appear in your quilts this year!

Tazzie said...

Happy New Year Bonnie hon, I wish you wonderful things for 2010 - and it's my hope that we'll be able to catch up in April.
Quilt on!

rcp said...

Happy New Year to you! I've never had Mooshoo Pork however I'll try to find it tomorrow for lunch. Today I'm spending today working on a quilt today with a friend today. This has become an annual event!

marym said...

I have some friends in Massachusetts who always celebrate "First Night" by ordering Chinese Food. So you've just moved a northern tradition a bit south!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are so funny :) Thanks for the giggle!
Of course you would think of scraps!
Happy New Year Bonnie and may 2010 be full of lots of scrappy fun and many more mystery quilts!

Lois Grebowski said...

Moo shoo pork is my favorite... It's all about the hoisin sauce in my book... LOVE that stuff!

Shasta said...

What a great fortune! And gold makes me happy, so maybe some happiness goes in with those gold pieces.

Shasta said...

PS I like the name Gold Pieces for your next quilt.

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Happy New Year to you too, Bonnie!
Hope the fortune cookie is right :o)
Good luck:o)
Thanks for the inspiration from you during 2009. I really want to thank you for sharing all your lovely projects, mysteries and tricks and how-to's. I hope you will have a great year, and new ideas.
Have a creative and fun year :o)

Jean said...

Sounds like your New Year is off to a good start! The quilts have all turned out wonderful! So, what are your plans for the new year?
Sorry to hear about the hit/run episode... tisk tisk... hopefully Santa skipped that person's house altogether at least for the person who did it!
Take care and enjoy your beautiful new kitchen... it looks fantastic!

GRACE said...

tis true, moo shoo pork IS yummy; and we had chinese takeout as well...great minds? and I LOVE your kitchen redo, beautiful!

Katie said...

Oh dear. Now you've done it. I'm craving some Mu Shu pork. Sigh....


Katie said...

HAHAHA.... That is hilarious that out of all the fortunes you would get that one. All the cheddar/gold colored fabric that is drawn to you. PERFECT !!!!!!!!
Happy New Year. . .

Mirjam said...

Happy new year!!! I really love your way of working with fabrics and I love your patterns!!!! Thank you verry much!!!

Greets, Mirjam

Laurel said...

Gotta love that Mooshoo Pork!