Friday, 15 January 2010

First finish of 2010!

I did it! I have completed my first project of the year.
I may have started this little quilt some time ago, but at long last it is all done. I finished binding it earlier this week, but I had to wait until I came home from work in daylight before I could get a half decent photo of it.
The fabrics are all my own hand-dyes, although I did these several years ago. They had been sitting in the box all this time waiting for a 'special' project. Eventually I decided that I would grit my teeth and cut into them. After all, I can always have some fun and dye more if that special project ever materialises! LOL!

Now to finish another!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

White Stuff

Here in Wales, Wednesday seems to be turning into snow-day! And I have to say that I am really fed up with slipping and sliding about. It's very pretty to look at, but trying to get to work and go about daily business etc is a drag.

My son was out early taking photos of his pride and joy with it's new covering. I do feel sorry for him, as the vehicle was off the road for 2 months getting a new engine, and he only got it back just before Christmas. He hasn't been able to drive it much in the last 3 weeks due to all the snow and ice. Hopefully we'll get a proper thaw soon.

And just to show, your kids are never too old to make a snowman!

I do have quilting stuff to report too, but I'll do that tomorrow when I have taken pictures in daylight.

Saturday, 2 January 2010


We often think about new starts and changes to our lives at this time of year, and after mooching around blogland looking at the New Year resolutions of others I am no different. I've deliberated and cogitated and come to a conclusion.
Stuff the diet and getting fit things - I'm just going to quilt more! It makes me happy! And, if I'm happy, then my family will be happy (mainly because I wont be nagging them quite so much!LOL!)
How to start though? I still haven't finished painting my little sewing room, so that's a teal mess just now, and as I had Quilters today, I've just done a bit of hand sewing (basting hexagons) - it's sewing though, so that's OK. I should probably set myself some goals though otherwise who knows how many more new quilts I'll start!

So, my plans for January are fairly realistic.

1. Bind the quilt below. This little quilt has been all but finished for ages and it's really about time that it was upon the wall.

2. Finish the bag I started in a Sally Ablett workshop last year.

I'll add more goals to these as the year goes on, for instance I know of at least 3 other things that just need binding, but I think 2 is a good start and not too over-whelming.