Monday, December 31, 2018

A great finish to 2018

I think I become more nostalgic at the end of each year than at any time in the year.  This was a tough year for our family, with my mom's declining health and her move to the assisted living facility.  Sadly, she is going to progress to the memory care portion of the facility this week, on her 91st birthday!  

We've had the chance to spend time with our grandkids up at the cabin although there hasn't been a lot of snow.  That didn't stop them!

I grew up in NY and played in the snow as a kid so I do remember how much fun it is.  Right now, they are all bundling up to go shovel the little bit of new snow we got last night.  It's just adorable.

On the sewing front, my November mini is almost done.  I've even been hand quilting it...I made this little top years ago so it's nice to get it finished.

Speaking of finishing old ufos, I pulled out this kids quilt and put the binding on this week.  It's been waiting for the binding for at least a couple of years.  

My oldest grandson likes to sew with me so this week we've spent some time in the sewing room.  I showed him how to string piece!

He enjoys mostly sewing charm squares together, so he kept busy and I worked on a few of the Moda Blockheads II project that I've fallen behind on.

Here is the crew hard at work with their shovels and winter gear!

I wish everyone a wonderful end of 2018 and great things for 2019!


  1. Yes, playing in the snow is so much fun. Maybe because we get to miss it during Spring, Summer and Fall. Anywho! It makes wonderful memories as we grow older. At the present, we have about the same amount has you have. Sigh! Well, it's better than green. :^D I wish you all the best for 2019 too. xx ;^)

  2. How sweet that they each have a shovel! You've made great progress. I really like the border on the quilt you applied the binding on. Happy New Year!

  3. Looks like a good time was had by all!! Happy New Year! xoxo CW

  4. Love the shots of the grands "working" in the snow.
    Your mini is sweet--Kim Diehl?
    Good progress on your Blockheads.

  5. I grew up in the Chicago area and we usually had show for Christmas, which made us happy. Your family looks like they are having fun. We had 2 young grandsons (& parents) visiting but no snow here. The mini is too cute!