Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Finish........and In the Hoop Now (or again)

At about 2am this morning I finished sewing the binding down on my grand daughter's quilt.  Whoop!  Whoop!  

Now I cannot find my fabric pens to date it.  Crap....

I hand quilted this one.  If I had PLANNED on doing that I would have used wool batting, especially since it has Minkee on the back.  Wool batting is like Butta'....

Linking up with Friday Finishes on Confessions of a Fabric Addict....

I have decided this year I am going to focus on UFO's.  Not that I won't do an occasional wall hanging or table runner, but my main focus will be on cleaning things out and finishing them up. in the hoop, OR back in the hoop I should say, is is this gorgeous Laurel Birch quilt I did quite a few years ago.  It was "in the hoop" before Lynlee's but then I had to take it out to get her's done.

I have been dying to get this one hung up on my wall in my bedroom.

I'm a lot farther on it than I thought I was.  Good for me!  So here we go, the beginning of a year of finishes.

Here we go people!!



Saturday, January 2, 2016

Goodbye 2015.......Hello 2016

Happy New Year Everyone!

Next weekend is our first Open Quilt Saturday of the new year and I'm excited!  I want to complete Hailey's quilt and then do something fast and quick.  Just to get my new year started off right!

I bought these at our local shop here last week.  They have one particular fabric line coming in after Christmas that I have my eye on to get......but I could not resist getting these.

I love the Simply Colorful II line.  Those are all my favorite colors in there.  I found the regular charm pack online on sale and had it loaded into the basket to get and then the 2 year old struck.  Do you think I can remember what site I had that on?  I'll have to search back through my history.

I got this pin cushion from a dear friend.  She is really non-blood family, my 2 year old calls her Grandma.  I love it.  The embroidery is awesome, and the walnut fill is supped to keep your needles sharp.

I bought myself an adult coloring book.  I find that not only does it help me de-stress a little, but it also helps get my creative juices flowing again when I find myself going stagnant.  This first picture is as far as I have gotten so far, and it is not completed yet. 

It is a beautiful and sunny day today after a week of gloom and snow.  I do not mind the snow, but it is nice to see the sun again!  Love you sun!!

So Happy New Year, and may it be beautiful and prosperous!