Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year! Welcome 2011

A new year begins. I don't really DO resolutions, but here they are anyway. First there are the standards: get organized, lose weight by eating healthy and exercising. Then the carryovers from last year (I poop out after awhile and don't get all my resolutions completed): learn to use the embroidery machine, and EQ5. I did take a class on sergers and learned several new things, but I didn't keep using the serger so I sorta forgot some things. But, I have a good book or two and I do use it for clothing construction. I bought 30+ yards of fabric from my favorite online store Thousands of Bolts and must SEW, SEW, SEW! Here is my fabric purchase:

Don't you just love it. New fabric! I love fabric. Will happily put it on my shelf where I can see it so that I can use it. I love looking at all the pieces of fabric...the colors, patterns, prints. Oh what JOY!

The guys are out shooting fireworks right now. The dog is hiding under the computer desk. I am inside where it is warm...dreaming of what I am going to so this weekend with 3 days off from work. Have a Happy and Safe New Year's Day.

UFO Challenge 2011

I am going to do the UFO challenge at Patchwork Times. Here is my list of projects:

1. Quilt Mystery Quilt
2. Plan and prepare applique for Log Cabin Baskets
3. Attach all applique's for Log Cabin Baskets
4. Quilt Log Cabin Baskets
5. Finish applique for Christmas Block of the Month
6. Finish putting Christmas Block of the Month together
7. Sew civil war table runner
8. Put my sister's antique quilt together
9. Put Amy's antique quilt together
10. Quilt the two class sampler quilts.
11. Finish the two machine quilting class samples
12. Finish the reindeer games pillows.

I will post some pics. This is what I remember off hand and hope to get them done. Some I have been working or or cut out for five or more years. This will be great!! Thanks Judy. It may be just the motivation I need to get it all done. And, it should keep my blog running. Helps in more ways than one.

Friday, December 24, 2010

I'm Back!

I hate computer problems! The internet quite working on my computer. My son works on computers and he could not fix it. We figured that part of the internal components went out again. Then all of a sudden, it started working again. HURRAY!! It is Christmas Eve. I have had a problem getting in the Christmas spirit. Today I am baking, staring at my Christmas tree and plan on listening to Christmas music. Tonight we will go to chruch for the Christmas Eve service. I love having time off from work.

Sorry, I don't know how to rotate the picture yet.

Boy was I bad yesterday. I ordered 35 yards of fabric. I had better be busy sewing next year. Don't know how to sneak this in the house. Superman is off for two weeks and would surely notice the package before me. Maybe I'll be lucky and the UPS man will give to me at the office.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And no, I didn't finish the Santa I was working on. I hope to finish over the holidays. I will post a pic when it is done.