I made a lap quilt for a family member. It was a surprise. I will as little nervous about the gift as I did not know if she really like quilts, and I was so happy that she does. .
|Snow Man Square Dance|
This morning I was pleasantly surprised that most of my gifts had to do with quilting. I received an ironing tool, a magnifying light, a new seam riper tool, a new rotary cutter, some masterpiece thread, and finally a little kit to attach to the sweeper for keeping the sewing machine clean between servicing. Woo Hoo. I am one happy girl.
I also got a new quilt book. I admit I picked this out. What I like about this book is that it's more about the history of the blocks than a how to book. I enjoy reading about quilts, and especially their history. I like understanding what influenced the design of a particular quilt or block. Making a Civil War Sampler is not on my agenda for this year, but I am sure to get many hours of enjoyment reading this book.
My last wonderful gift was a gift card to our local quilt shop from my eldest son. Now that is something that won't go to waste!
|He gave me a card to the LQS-I gave him one to Amazon for his books.|
What is on my agenda for the year? First it's for Jana and I to finish our Crafts BOM for 2013. If you follow this blog you know I sew a lot with my granddaughter Jana. We are each doing our own 2013 BOM. Mine is made from reproduction fabrics and her is hip and modern. I am a step ahead of Jana. But mine has been on hold so I can work on Bonnie Hunter's newest mystery. We hope we get our quilt tops completed by the end of January. I am not sure if there will be another Craftsy BOM for 2014. We will keep our eyes open for new opportunities and projects.
I have made on decision for myself. I will be doing Michele Foster's Delightful Stars Quilt-Along. I am sure I won't be able to keep it up...and six of the blocks are paper pieced. I'm not at all comfortable with that process. But I do like the idea of working on accuracy. It will be good for me...even if it is a little painful to do those paper pieces blocks. I will learn some new skill and promise myself not to whine along the way.
Thanks for checking in. Peace and all things good.