Saturday, December 31, 2011

year end recap

Projects finished for this year:

6 quilts
7 table runners
6 pillow cases
4 pot holders
4 monsters
1 doll makeover
12 (?) books read, this has a question mark because I'm just going by old posts and I know that I've read more, I keep a notebook where I write the title and a short summary but it is eluding me at the moment, lol
2 batches of strawberry rhubarb jam
6 jars of pickles
1 pumpkin roasted, pureed and frozen

Well, that's all I can really think of off the top of my head!  I feel like I had a productive year, but looking at this condensed list makes me think I could've done more.  Now I know what I can accomplish and have worked the bugs out of some processes so next year can only be better, right? 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

compassy quilt

Okay, so quilt is now together, quilted and ready for binding :)  This is a picture as it's taped down to my kitchen floor for pinning so I could quilt it.  I have to say, I really like the way this one turned out.  Not too crazy about the quilting.  I didn't get a pic of that yet, but figured since I'm driving my Mom crazy by not posting any pics I should just show what I have.  I lost a LOT of points by cutting the squares all to the same size, but the compass parts all lined up nicely.  I'll try to get an up close so you can see what I mean. 
 I was going to be stingy with the giraffe fabric, and kept staring at it before the borrders, then realized that I really just needed to use it because it wouldn't have been right with just the one border.  It needed both.  And, really, what is fabric for but to use it up, right?  I still have a teensy bit that I can eke out and add to other projects for myself.  I really do love it, it's wild.
So, mission almost accomplished, a quilt almost finished before Christmas.  I will have it done and ready to deliver by Friday!  Is anyone else doing a handmade Christmas gift for anyone???

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Okay, just checking in to say I have not forgotten about blogging....just super busy right now!  I will have pictures to share of the quilt I'm working on, hopefully this weekend.  I almost finished the top last weekend, but started to get annoyed at it so had to walk away.  So I went to a Stampin' Up workshop and I'm glad I did :)  It was nice to socialize with a completely different group of ladies than I usually do.
Today I was fantasizing about going back to Florida so I looked up ticket prices!  Because last night it was 2 degrees.  No exaggeration....and really it might have been colder.  It's supposed to snow tonight, but who really knows?  So, I was thinking about how warm and nice it would be on the beach...........