I'm kind of excited about the new year. I'm not one for making resolutions. I find I don't keep them (usually) so why set myself up for failure. Know what I mean?
And I'm not going to set quilting goals, either. I don't have lots of UFOs; but even with the ones I have, I'm not in the mood for putting myself on task for something I'm not really interested in doing. I'll get to them one of these days.
I am going to do Cécile and Béa's log cabin challenge, which is only a couple of months long. I also want to do that Canadian women one, although I'm not doing it in red and white. I'm only 18 blocks behind already. ;-)
Story of my life. I would like to have a sew-along but I've yet to find a pattern I like. Keep watching.
We drove home from the cabin yesterday, after days and days of lots of snow. I thought you'd enjoy this picture taken in front, with our address barely visible. That's snow on the ground; it's not snow from the plows! It's just beautiful. It was very cold, though... barely above 10*. I went for long walks with a friend just about every day and I miss that already! Now that I found my Fitbit (and it's charged), I enjoyed having large totals at the end of the day. Today and yesterday? Not so much!! ;-((
On the way home, I was able to do another one of the wool appliqué blocks before it got dark! I found I was missing one flower so it hasn't yet been sewn down. I like this block. I have only one more to go! Then I'll tackle the center and the borders, which will probably require a drive cross country! VBG
After having done 11 blocks, I decided I needed different green threads so I ordered 3 Valdani greens to tackle the rest of the quilt. Some of the greens that I have look brown! The center and borders are large and will need lots of greens.
I also was working on the Mountmellick quilt and found others who have done it already. Susan Rynex was kind enough to offer me extra border fabric that she had. Bloggers and quilters are just amazing! What a nice surprise to come home to! Now to get back to work on that quilt! WHEW!
One thing I am going to try to do is be a more regular blogger. I feel like I don't always have something quilt related to say (never have been accused of not having something to say about everything, I might add!) so this will be one resolution I'm going to work on. Maybe if I know that I need to do a blog post, I'll do more sewing! I expect to travel less this year, now that my dh seems to have decided he's done working (more on THAT in another blog post! Let's just say I'm not necessarily a big fan!). So I should have more time for sewing.
Happy New Year to everyone.
I forgot to announce that the winner of the giveaway is CARLINE.
Please email me so I can get your snail mail address and send you the book.
I'm going to be doing lots of giveaways this year for sure. I need to downsize!!!