It’s amazing how quickly laziness can take over. And I’ve been lazy! At least about blogging. Elsewhere, I’ve kept going and then forget to take pictures.
Quilting-wise, the year started with only plans, no on-going projects, except for the LQS BOM, and a block exchange. Well, now there are a couple of things in the works, but not enough fabric (the right fabric) to make any real progress. I did make a little ‘winter welcome’ banner for the front door:
It’s not quilted because it’s out in the elements and in our rainy climate…… The snowflakes are thanks to Kim of Chatterbox Quilts, won in the Blog Hop Giveaway in December – thanks Kim!
The Winter White Block Exchange – I chose to do simple snowballs, and had two fabrics that I liked. Then I pulled out Fernie, my new-to-me Singer Featherweight, to do some test-sewing on it, and decided that I’d sew all of these blocks on her. It’s going okay, takes some getting used to, and struggle a little more with getting the points to match (but then that’s also partly because all the seams are pressed the same direction):
So yesterday, took some time to stop at a couple of shops and picked up fabrics to hopefully make some progress on some of these:
Oops, guess I have to report this purchase on Quilting Canadians Use ‘Er Up and Get ‘Er Done discussion. Why, oh, why did I decide to become accountable for using up stash – and how much I purchase?!? But then, what do you do when the stash doesn’t produce! Oh, well!
Also have done some machine embroidery for a set of placemats:
Just this morning, I was reading about Craftsy on Chatterbox Quilts. A FB friend also follows this all-around craft site, with lots of ideas and lessons. So I took a look – just might have to get in on the action there.
And around the house – decided to get a jump on spring cleaning, and do little bits at a time rather than try to do it all in one month. My mother has started a pattern of cleaning one room a month all year long. That way she gets everything done twice a year. Sounds like a plan to me, and not nearly so exhausting. Right now I just want to get through the house once because it hasn’t been done in a year or so, then will settle into some kind of pattern. The hall closets are cleaned and reorganized, and in the kitchen the pantry, fridge and a couple of cupboards beside the fridge. At the rate I’m going, it’ll take two weeks just to get the kitchen done!
Last week, I wrote a story for Mag, but this week’s prompt just isn’t catching my imagination at all. So unless I have a dream or vision or something – may just have to wait for next week.
Hope all is well at your house, and your new year has started off with lots of promise. Blessings, Peg