I know I'm supposed to list some resolutions but I always get disappointed in myself when I notice two weeks down the line that I've dumped them by the wayside, so I'll stick with goals to aim for. (Aren't words interesting? "Resolutions" feels binding, "Goals" seem optimistic and "Purposes" empowers me!)
On the quilting side, the When-oh-When quilt will get priority over all else. Sorry about that for the other things that I'm working on. I'd like to put them all at the top (especially that Wonky Word Quilt from Tonya's class) but I want the When-oh-When quilt finished by spring and I think I've decided to hand quilt it. Yesterday I spent the whole blessed day up in the sewing room! Is this the way to put on a border? Usually I put the borders on each side and then adjust the corners, but I really needed these corners to match so I did it this way. Not a "perfect" fit, (I don't like that word either) but maybe the waves will quilt out. When this quilt was still only in my mind I had plans to make a somber, antique feeling star quilt. I chose dark browns, maroons, muddy greens. Then I added fabric from my stash, pinks, blues, rust, and look what happened! It is definitely not somber! That doesn't mean I don't like it. I do, it just isn't the quilt I started with! So, the border, which Elaine pointed out is quite cheery seems to match the center much better than the grey I had planned to use at the beginning. Today I hope to put another white border around it and then figure out a quilting pattern.
I will work on the Wonky Word quilt when I get a longing for the sewing machine (otherwise remember I'm going to be hand quilting). I am not putting this in a box!!!! First I still need to make more hearts.
Good-bye to the Feathered Star quilt for awhile. No deadlines on this. I hope it doesn't turn into a four year quilt like some I have.
365 Day Challenge will hopefully go along at a regular pace.
And this month I need to make one block (one measly block!) for the bazaar quilt. We decided it will be a combination pieced and applique quilt with no set patterns. We are sort of doing it Round Robin style and we'll pass blocks around amongst 6 of us and then combine all the 6 blocks sometime around springtime also. I hope I can get some great ideas from the books that Leiya sent me for Christmas!
On the home front, I really need to declutter a bit. For only two of us living here I wonder why we have all this stuff!
And I need to get back into the habit of thanking God everyday for 5 of His blessings.
Ahh. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a teacher, a blogger. I wonder how many other roles I dabble in? Lord, use me this year where You know best.