Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Checking in

After nearly four weeks of not feeling well, having zero energy and getting nothing done, I am catching up.
My poor Christmas tree may in fact be completely naked by the time I get it down, but it will be down before Valentine’s Day!

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I have not sat at my sewing machine ALL YEAR! It is terrible! Poor Sherman!  I did cut some fabric for a surprise for someone special, and did play around with the Mama Said Sew! and Nancy Drew charm packs that Santa (aka Me, Myself and I) got for my stocking but haven’t sewn a stitch. Whilst I was sick; I read a lot of blogs and wanted to get up and make something- but had not an ounce of energy to get up/ I made some fabric roses for a wreath but didn’t have enuf oomph to put it together-  I was just PITIFUL let me tell ya! I AM GLAD IT IS OVER! Now I have been playing catch up at work and home. I needed a kick to get started since the next hop I was signed up for isn’t until March and Thanks to Madam Samm and Jane- I got that kick!

 I made it just under the wire to sign up for Hugs and Kisses! I am sew very excited about this hop! I LOVE LOVE LOVE VALENTINE’S DAY! Almost more than Christmas! I had an inkling of an idea of what to do and then my SIL (sorta) and I went shopping and found lots of great sales (gotta LOVE 90% ribbon and stocking stuffers) and the Valentine’s stash enhancers were 30% off- not a great sale but I “needed” them. – and when buying just a ¼ of a yard- the price looks nicer J

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My hugs and Kisses project will have lots of X’s and O’s and a sweet story of a sweet little boy.
Stay Tuned!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Whoosh- that seems to be the sound of the holidays passing me by! How did it already get to be 2013? My last blog post was right after Thanksgiving and now it is a new year- where did all that time go? I have been under the weather and trying to catch up on reading all the blogs in my reader- I am down to 920 posts to read… I haven’t checked my Yahoo mail in ages and I am sure there are about 4000 emails to read. Yahoo doesn’t like my computer and kicks me off the internet every time I try to read them.  It seems that every blog I read has a post on goals for 2013 and finishes for 2012. I have enjoyed reading them so much I decided to add my 2cents worth too. Right now my main goal is to get rid of this bug and get back on schedule.  I have decided not to make resolutions; rather I am making monthly goals. January’s Goal is to sort out my closet and get rid of all the clothes I do not wear. I also want to make a couple more coin purses and get the baking done that I haven’t been able to do. My brothers want their Christmas cookies J

As for finishes- I worked feverishly on Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning to get gifts done. The Granny’s Domestic Bliss Quilt is done; I also made a kindle cover for my sister and quilted her name into it. Lots of fun FMQing on those. My littlest nephew wanted a stuffed kangaroo (he is my AzariahRoo and he calls me the mommy kangaroo) All the other kidlets have a PJ pillow but Azariah wasn’t here yet when I made those so I figured last year to make him one and it didn’t get done. Christmas Eve I got started (I wasn’t using a pattern) and it was coming together nicely except I didn’t make the belly big enough for the PJ’s. oops.

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It was way too late and looking too cute to start over, so Azariah still doesn’t have a PJ pillow but he does have a stuffed Kangaroo and I think he likes it. I will try to post more pictures soon.

There are some really fun hops going on! Mrs. Pickles has some Quilting Secrets being let out of the bag and over at Madam Samm’s there are lots of Words coming soon. (makes me think of the song from My Fair Lady – you can hear it if you click this.)   Hope you are having a good start to the new year and lots of fun quilting and sewing are happening around your house- as for me- I am going back to bed...  oh wait I have to work....I am leaving early and then going back to bed!