Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Good bye 2013!

Hello Everyone!

Why do I start off like that I think there is only one person that reads my blog.  Hi Izzy!  Hope you all had a wonderful holiday!  I was truly blessed!  I was gifted some wonderful things and I ate too much!  Loved spending time with my family.  Hope you all were blessed with family and friends this year.
I have been on a sewing hiatus for the past two weeks.  I had 18 lunch bags to make for my co workers and it was a mad dash at the end to finish them.  Here is a picture of one of the bags for a friends daughter that is a new teacher.

It was a lot of work to make all of them but I really enjoyed it and the look on their faces.  I already know what I am making for them next year and will buy the supplies this week and get them started.  I want them complete so I don't have to rush next year.
We have 3 big Christmas trees at work.  We have a new campus called the Farm.  The tree for that area had all farm related ornaments.  Animals and seed packets.  It is beautiful.  Talking with one of the decorators she asked me if I had a tree skirt for it or if a quilt would work.  I had just finished binding a quilt from my friend Charisma.  She used my scraps to make a lovely quilt!  So here is a picture of the tree with my quilt as the skirt.
It is much prettier in person.  I am so grateful to have been able to be a small part of the tree.

Do you make New Year's resolutions?  I have decided not to this year.  I am not going to challenge myself for a resolution but for me.  I have some goals that I would like to accomplish.  I am sticking with my goal from this year and not going to start anything new until I finish at least 3 things.  I hope to get to the point of no UFOs.  Then I will be able to just finish each project as I go. :)
I would like to make a Granny Squares quilt and design my own with some new fabric I received in October.
Tomorrow I will be working on the Merry Mayhem mystery quilt.  It is scrappy this year!  It is fat quarters but I have a ton that need to be used in something!  I am getting my fabric ready for sewing all day tomorrow.  The first quilt I ever made was the 2010 Mystery quilt.  Will you join me?
Thank you for a wonderful year!
Here's to 2014!  

Hope you all are as blessed as I am!
Amy


Thursday, December 5, 2013

Progress?

I wish I could say I have been away from here because I have been a mad woman sewing 24/7.  That is not the case though.  I have sewn a few things but not like I did in the summer.  I hope to find my sewing mojo soon.  I have Christmas gifts to make for my co workers and less than two weeks to finish them.  I better get to the quilt store because I honestly have no fabric.  I have been using my scraps all summer and now I am struggling to find fabric to use for bigger projects.
This is not a bad thing.  I am so grateful to have used up so much of my fabric.  I can now actually buy some new fabric without the guilt.
I hope to make at least one more blog post before the end of the year.  If not, I will leave you with the blessings of the season!  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I can't wait to see what 2014 brings!

We were asked to make or bring in a stocking for the fireplace one of the ladies had made at work.  I had some leftover scraps from my sister's table runner.  This stocking is from www.diaryofaquilter.com by Amy Smart.  It is so fast and easy that I think I will stock up on Christmas fabric at the end of the year and make a bunch for next Christmas.

I will hopefully be back soon to show you what I am making my co workers this year.
Blessings
Amy