2019 UFO Challenge January Progress

I’m a late getting this post up but better late than never I guess. It was a busy January. Regardless, I was able to make some progress on my UFO.

January’s number to work on was 7. Celtic Hearts was my 7th project listed. Though I have stated this before I feel I must say this again. I’m not crazy about hand quilting. When I had first made the decision to hand quilt I was excited to give it a try. Didn’t take long for me to realize hand quilting is not for me. My guess this is why this project became a UFO.

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Black and White Blog Hop….Day 1

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.

When I think of black and white, I think right and wrong or good and evil. Which is why I picked the Tree of Life to interpret black and white.

The Tree of Life has different meanings depending on the culture. In Christianity it represents the tree of good and evil. According to what I have researched the term, Tree of Life is mentioned 11 times in the Bible.

I still have some work left to do. I need to finish the embroidery and add the borders.

I hoped to have my project done but December/January was a tough month. My Dad’s battle with cancer ended 3 weeks ago and my motivation has been low.

I will continue working on because I am determined not to have any new UFO’s sitting in my sewing room this year.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I sew appreciate you being here. Please visit everybody on today’s hop list. It’s going to be a great day.

 

Monday

FNwF’s Results

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

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2019 Goals Planning Party

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.

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2019 UFO Challenge

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.

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Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop Day 2

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.

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