Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wrapping up a year

Well I never got to make anything with the Merry Modern fabric.  One of the problems of having your sewing room in your dining room is that you just have to give it up at a certain point and put all your tools and mats and piles away.  It's kind of nice to have that cut-off though because the pressure is off ..... you really don't have the option of trying to whip up a last minute gift.  You can just close off that part of  your life and concentrate on other areas. Before I put everything away I did make some new pillows for my couch with the leftover fabric from my Sampler quilt and I about twenty felt mittens for small gifts.

It seems every year I don't have enough time to do everything I have in my mind so next year I am planning on doing some sewing in July with my tons of Christmas fabric and maybe even designing some original cards with my photos from this year.  I'm thinking the assistant with some reindeer antlers under our tree.  Hee Hee.  I think of that every single year but not usually until the middle of December when I'm receiving cool original cards.  Of course this grand idea will be 100% dependent on the humidity level so I can't say for sure how much I'll actually be doing.

Another benefit of not having access to my sewing is that is that I'm getting antsy to start a new project or two.  My notebook is getting full of ideas and I'm constantly surfing fabric sites.  I just won a signed copy of Malka Dubrawsky's book Fresh Quilting on her blog tour stop at Pink Chalk Studio.  I can't wait to get it and start marking pages.  I'm sure that as soon as the new year starts I'll be ready to jump right into the sewing with both feet.
Saturday was my family Bailey Girl Christmas party here and we had such a fun time and lots of good food and good laughs.  I gave my niece Jamie the star quilt I made for her and her reaction was perfect!
My nieces Jamie and Lisa
Jamie snuggled up with her new quilt the next morning.

 Hope you all have a wonderful happy and healthy holiday! 


  1. Congratulations on winning Malka's book! I hope to get a copy soon.

    I'm vowing to start earlier next year too :)

    Happy Holidays!

  2. What a beautiful quilt! My dining room is my sewing room too. But I'm fortunate that since it is just me right now I'm able to leave it a little bit clutter most of the time.

  3. Congrats on the book win lucky duck!

  4. You're right, it is a beautiful quilt! Aunt Molly I love love love my quilt! It matches perfectly with my apartment colors AND I use it every time I sit on the couch!!! Thank you again so much, it's the best!!!! <3


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