Saturday, December 31, 2011

In the End...

It's been a very busy year.
Lots of sewing has been done.
Surprisingly, more 'other' stuff
than quilts, though.
Interesting, hey?

Lots of starts and
lots of finishes
(gotta say, though...
all the things started in 2011 were
not finished and all the finishes 
were not of things started in 2011...
know what I'm sayin'?)

Tote bags, doll quilts, baby quilts,
lap quilts, sampler quilts, sleeping bags,
coin purses, kleenex cozies, dog/cat mats,
and other miscellaneous items.

Here are some of my favorites...

If you'd like to see everything
I finished in 2011, click on the
'2011 Finishes' tab just under
the header photo.

I still have many works in progress....
mostly quilts that need
quilting and binding.
Wouldn't take much to get them done...
just to pick one and get going on it.

Perhaps a plan is in order.
To finish one from my list of wip's
for every new one I start!

Sound good?
Okay.

Like my friend, Kelley,
I have a huge stash of supplies...
cotton fabric, 
thread & floss,
batting,
books & patterns.
Also like my friend, Kelley,


"I don't need a thing but
time to use it up
." 
(well said, Kelley!)


That's the second part of my plan...
use from what I have.

How about you?
What is your plan for the new year?


I wish you all a very 
Happy & Healthy New Year!





"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, December 30, 2011

Snow Days Continued...


Here is the completed block 10
for my Snow Days quilt.
 Only one more block to go.
Then, to start piecing fabric blocks.
woohoo!!
After that, more stitching is done.
This is going to be so awesome...
and it's all Sharon's fault.
{grin}

I have several projects with
deadlines to work on.  
I'm hoping to have lots to show
you by the end of this weekend.






"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, December 26, 2011

Winner, Winner!


Congratulations!!!

The winner of the charm pack giveaway is Ann who wrote "...My favorite memories are of going to 11:00 pm church service. I played in the youth bell choir and we worked for months to prepare HARD pieces to play for Christmas eve service...."

A notification email has been sent.

Thank you to all of you who entered...I wish I had a charm pack to send each of you.  



"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11

The Day After...

How was your weekend...your Christmas?  

I had a lovely Christmas Day.  I did nothing special...I had no company...and I went nowhere.  Still...a lovely day.

Julie, Tag and I opened gifts in the morning...we all received some wonderful gifts.  Tag LOVES his snowman from Aunt Jill!    

Spoke/texted/emailed with all of the important people in my life.  

Puttered around all day.  I traced out the final block of Snow Days, did some stitching on block 10 of Snow Days (am about 1/2 hour from being finished with it), did some reading, took a nap, made another dozen kleenex cozies for sister Jill, watched 2 episodes of Flashpoint (on dvd) and that's about it.  A very lovely day.

I have today off work.  My goal is to clear off my sewing table and do a bit of organizing in my sewing room.  Ya know, to get ready for all of the upcoming projects.  Many fun and exciting projects coming this way!  

How about you?  Are you out shopping the day after Christmas?  Are you back at work?  Are you sitting back and having a relaxing day after all of the hub-bub?  

However you spend this day, I hope it's a good one for you.

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Oh!  If you're looking for the giveaway - today is the final day - go here


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, December 23, 2011

Objects of Desire...

The giveaway is here...
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I finished Maureen's quilt
and took it to work today.  
She loves it and cannot wait
to give it to her granddaughter.

You've seen pieces of this here and here.

Here it is completed,
but not yet washed and dried.
Meaning, that it's not yet crinkly and soft.



 And, here it is all crinkly and soft...

I used a jelly roll plus yardage
of 'objects of desire'.  
Also, Kona solid cottons in
Peridot, Melon, Mango,
Butter and Lagoon.
It measures
- after laundering -
~ 54 x 66 inches.





"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Giveaway!!!

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Okay, here it is.
Finally. 
A giveaway!

One charm pack
consisting of 42 five inch squares.

Dang cute!


You know what to do...
just leave a comment on this post.
No need to jump through hoops.
However, if you would like to
share something of yourself...
I would love to read it.
Perhaps a Christmas memory.

I'll draw a name on Monday...
the day after Christmas.
Good luck!


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Distracted...

I was busy minding my own business...
quilting on Maureen's quilt.
Then, I got distracted by this news...
Mark Wahlberg 
in 
Coming soon to a theater near me!


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11

Friday, December 16, 2011

Quick Gifts...

Baby sister Jill needed 
gifts for her coworkers.
Something I could sew.
Something quick and easy.
I made a dozen of these for her...
kleenex cozies.
The tutorial is here...
I've made these before...
most recently for sister Joyce.
I blogged about it here.
Quick and easy. 
Takes just minutes to make one.

Big plans for the weekend.
Not sure I'll be able to 
show anything, though.
All in due time.


"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Coming Next Month...


I am in the beginning process
of collecting fat quarters of these colors.
Remember them...orange and aqua.


And, this word - SWOON.

 
 Another fabric collection to remember.
Poppy by Laura Gunn...
Big plans for these!
  I am very much looking 
forward to next month.

Are you?

 
 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11

Thursday, December 8, 2011

How Many Days Until Christmas?

Christmas is coming really fast.  Seems to come faster every year.  But, remember back in August, when I had pneumonia and had nothing but time on my hands?  For 7 weeks?  When I declared 'Christmas in August'?  When I thought I had gotten a lot done.  

Well!  Here it is, 17 days before Christmas and I have a ton of stuff to do!  How can that be?  I'm in the middle of two projects...and I need to start another.  Then, there is the one project (sorry, coworkers) that I decided could be put off until right after Christmas.  

I'm just happy that I am not giving all handmade gifts this year.

Even though it's been over a week since I last posted, I have not accomplished that much.  However, I did manage to finish up the bee blocks I had waiting...these are string blocks made into half square triangle blocks.  For Jill in my Aqua and Red Bee.  After making these, I know a string block quilt is in my future.


Here's a sneak peek at something I have been working on...


Tag is good.  His Aunt Julie takes him walking, which he rather enjoys.  No fun stories of late.  Sorry.

I've been reading...on my Kindle.  I once said, "but I like the physical act of reading...holding the book, turning the page..."  Not so much anymore!  I am in love with my Kindle!!!  And, did you know...at the beginning of the year, I set a goal for myself.  Of how many books to read this year.  I knew reading one book each week would not be difficult, so I set the goal at 80 books.  That works out to about 1.5 books each week.  Every week.  There was a period this summer (pneumonia August) when I read 15 books in 30 days.  That's a bit unusual for me.  However, it helped me get to where I am now...within 3 books of reaching my goal.  Not sure if you've noticed, but there is a widget on the sidebar, showing thumbnails of all the books I've read this year.  I'm pretty excited about this.  I am sure I've read 80 or more books in a year before, but keeping track makes it seem like a huge deal! 

Also.  I've been stitching on my snow days block 10.  I only have this block and one other to finish.  woohoo!  I wasn't going to stitch on it at all in December, but I decided that I still need something to do when I'm watching tv.  And, there isn't anything else to stitch on right now.   

ohyeah...and then there was the giveaway I was going to have.  hmmmm...will think about that and get it going.


 



"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."Jeremiah 29:11

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