Many people on New Year's Eve sing the words from poet Robbie Burns: "For auld lang syne, my jo, for auld lang syne, we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne". In more modern English, the words scan: "For old times since, my dear, for good old times, we'll drink a cup of kindness yet, for good old times". The cup of kindness flowed rich and it flowed deep at the Sorrento Centre on New Year's Eve. Our Centre was swathed in darkness as a major winter storm knocked out electrical power throughout the region. Our maintenance guru Kevin Tennent was able to rig some lighting... and the two generations of quilters who were gathered for a three-day New Year's Quilt Retreat (a first for us) supplied a bountiful amount of kindness (not to mention wine and plenty of good food). The Sorrento Centre is proud to serve as a year-round hub for fibre and fabric artists of all stitches and weaves, colours and textures.