Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Hello 2017!

We're looking forward to another wonderful year for our family.  My first grandchild will be joining the family in April!  We'll be officially welcoming another daughter-in-law in the fall!  Soon I will be fully recovered from surgery and ready to hike, kayak, practice yoga and play like I used to be able to!  And who knows what else will come our way!

Between all the baby and wedding planning and PT and other family stuff, I will absolutely find time to sew.  There are projects I would like to work on including:
  • Quilts for the remaining beds (two twin size and one queen)
  • Finishing the Tula Pink City Sampler
  • Complete a quilt top using the Splendid Sampler blocks
  • Make a Christmas quilt starting with the little pile of Christmas blocks
  • A few more quilts to donate
  • A scrappy quilt that makes a noticeable dent in the scrap bins
And there are things I will try very hard NOT to do:
  • Be disappointed if I don't get the above list completed.  I love my Quilters Planner and will use that to keep track of projects but I am sure priorities will change all year.
  • Stop buying fabric.  No apologies.
  • Join another QAL.  It is tempting and there are so many beautiful ones out there (take a peek at this post by Kim at My Go Go Life for temptation) but I just don't need another set of deadlines that I will feel bad about missing.  But it is so much fun...
However, I will apologize in advance if there are periods of secret sewing that impact what I can share on my little blog!  I'm sure you will understand!

To start the year I am working on a quilt to match the pillows in the family room.  I went with neutral colors for furniture, walls and carpets so that an evolving pop of color might be fun.
The pattern is Shimmer by Cluck Cluck Sew.  I'm optimistic about this!

Looking forward to sewing and chatting with you this year!


  1. Congratulations on the new additions to your family!!! I love your shimmer quilt... such a great pattern and your color selection is fabulous:-) Wishing you a productive and fun 2017!

  2. I bet you just can't wait for that little baby to arrive. (I mean our grand guy is three already...but they are talking about number two soon...as SIL graduates from radiology school this summer!) I didn't realize you do yoga...I started in October and LOVE IT!!!!! I'm glad you are healing well...and look forward to our continued blogging in 2017!


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