Sunday, January 2, 2011

spinnin' my wheels!

My youngest son just left after spending the holidays with us.  The house seems so empty now. So I thought I would get busy organizing..... took the ornaments off the tree...

but couldn't actually get myself to take the tree

Went to my sewing room.......  Yikes!
I really need to do something about that scrap bin.

Lined up my extra glasses....

Decided I needed to do something fun.  I have been thinking about making some letters after seeing some dandies on blogs.  They took much longer than I thought but now I had some fun so maybe tomorrow I will post pictures of my CLEAN sewing room.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Time goes faster and faster the older I get.  Wow, can't believe another year has passed.  What a good year it was though so no regrets.
I have more starts than finishes so my goal this year is to have more finishes than starts.  That's a novel idea for me.

Between Thanksgiving and Christmas I started 3 quilts and finished these two  

Last year I had started a wonky log cabin quilt and never finished it so I turned it into 25 hotpads.  They were fun quick gifts to give.

I found loving homes for several of the quilts I had finished during the year.  I LOVE IT when a someone is thrilled with the quilt I picked for them.
My niece got this one.
My oldest son got this one.

Then, and I think the most exciting, I used over 80 yards of (what was I thinking of when I bought this?) fabric from my stash, to make pillowcases that were sent to Afghanistan.  
It did make a dent, WAHOO!
Can't believe I lost the pics of all the pillow cases so you get a pic of my pup sleeping with one of her Christmas toys.