Hello my lovelies. I’ve had a splendid Christmas break and I’m looking forward to my New Year’s holiday as well. Things have been quietly festive in my little world. It’s been exactly as I like it.
I would like to thank everyone who sent cards, email message and comments with festive wishes. I feel quite blessed to have so many well-wishers.
Last week was quite interesting but calm for us. Apart from running a few last minutes errands we mostly hung around home. My home is situated on a main road into town so there seemed to be a steady stream of cars in both directions going to and from the town centre Monday, Tuesday and Christmas Eve. This was a sure sign that all the shops were really busy making my heart glad that I was a little organised and able to avoid the last minute rush this year.
While the cars were streaming past I was able to spend a bit of time in my sewing room. I made an effort to add borders and to sandwich my snowflake like Dresden Plate. I’m considering hand quilting this one but due to time constraints I might have to machine quilt it to get it finished.
I managed to finish joining and adding borders to my floating nine patch blocks. And I took the job a bit further by loading it into my longarm quilting system. I had planned to longarm quilt it last week but that did not happen.
This project will most likely be the first project to be declared finished in the New Year. I have recruited a few other people to join my Let’s Finish it Up Club 2015. I’m hoping to receive photos of finished projects, projects that have been on the go for a while, from my participants. I’m hoping my participants will inspire and encourage us all to finish our projects. So watch for Let’s Finish it Up progress reports now and again. Everyone is welcome to join the club. Let us know if you plan on finishing up ongoing projects this year. I have loads of ongoing projects, orphan blocks and goodness knows what that needs finishing up. When these are finished I might be able to navigate around my sewing room more easily. It all sounds good to me.
I have a rather long list of project samples I need to make over the coming months. And of course I have loads of fabric in my stash that I can use. Well I decided to work on something really fun over the holidays. My plan was to use some eye catching fabric and I’ve had my eye on something for quite some time but until now I didn’t know what I could use it for. So here’s a little sneak peek at the fabric …..
And here’s the fun tin I’m storing the project in currently …..
Here’s an even sneakier peek at some of the components of the project …..
I have really enjoyed working on this project over the last week or so. This specific technique is filed right up there with making hexagons. Of course by now you have guessed that I have been working on Japanese Folded Patchwork. Like hexagons it’s easy to make, grows quickly and looks great when it’s finished.
So you’re all pretty much up-to-date with what’s been happening in my life. I’ve spent some quiet time with my little family. We had several very quiet days but I must admit I’m looking forward to going back to normal living next week. I need some normal meals, leaner snacks and a bit more exercise. The temperature has plummeted here and some areas have even had snow. No snow in my little corner of the northeast of England. It’s a shame; I would have liked a wee bit of snow especially now when I don’t have to travel anywhere.
I have decided not to do a review of 2014. I’m going to concentrate on the new year ahead. As always I plan on doing the best that I can every day and live each day to the max. I plan on taking time to breathe and enjoy everything I do. Life’s for living. Why not enjoy every bit of it.
I would like to wish everyone a very happy New Year. Enjoy the festivities. I know I will. I will be back over the weekend with another holiday progress report.
So for this evening, this very happy longarm quilter will be working on a Japanese Folded Patchwork project. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something that makes you jolly well happy. Until you read me again,
Happy stitching. ♥ ♥