As soon as this hop was announced I knew I had to join. I also knew what quilt to make. Around four years or so ago I designed several paper peiced diamond quilts just for… More
Thanks so much Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for being such a great hostess.
When Carol first announced this hop I knew right away what pattern I wanted to make and with what fabric. Feathers by The Pattern Basket and Sequoia fabric line by Edyta of Laundry Basket Quilts. I had both in my stash. I bought the pattern last year with the idea when I was feeling better I would try to piece it.
Thanks to Bea of Beaquilter for getting this hop together.
For me this hop was last minute. I had signed up but somehow there was a mix up and my name was missed. But, it all worked out and I was added in around the end of last week.
Of course, that meant I had the weekend to get my project done. But, I was up for the challenge.
Today is the first day of the Black and White Blog Hop hosted by Carla of Creatin in the Sticks. It’s going to be a fantastic day of awesome quilters and sewers.
For my project I picked a wonderful pattern by Betty Alderman called Tree of Life. You can get a free copy here.
It’s been a really long time since I participated in FNwF’s. I’m happy to be back at it. Last night I decided to work on my UFO Challenge project for January, Celtic Hearts. It needs the hand quilting finished. After spending 10 mins on it, it became clear why I didn’t finish to start with. I really don’t enjoy hand quilting. It’s not that I don’t enjoy hand stitching, I do. I just don’t enjoy rocking the needle I guess. lol
As I sat writing this post and thinking about the year that has passed, I wonder were did the time go. I mean, for me it’s just not a new year to come but I also turn 50 in about a week. Wow, where has the time gone. There is this idea that you reach a certain age and that we just look back and think “wow, it’s been a long life”. I don’t feel any different than I did in my twenties or thirties. It doesn’t feel like I should be here already. Time flies and because it does, it’s like age just snuck up on me.
Well, it’s that time to make some new goals. Past history has taught me that I’m not good at keeping New Years goals. But, maybe that is the point of making them. To learn something each year about ourselves that helps us grow. So this year I’m going to focus on each one-one at a time. That’s why I’m going to join Judy from Patchwork Times for her 2019 UFO Challenge. I don’t have to look at my list as a whole but one project at a time.
This is my 4th year participating in the Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop. It’s always so much fun seeing what kind of cookie everyone chooses to share. Thank you Carol of Just Let Me Quilt for hosting every year and doing such a great job!
This year we could choose to bake, make, or both. I’m still dealing with current health issues so decided to just bake.