Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Happy New Year to all my quilting blog buddies!

Christmas came and went in such a blur and whirl of activities that I am not sure if I am coming or going. Now, it's time for the fresh start. Though to be honest I think the fresh start and New Year should come in the spring along with all the other new growth.
I'm going to show some of my projects in the hopes that I will get, at least, these particular ones done done done! I think if I listed all of them I would just get too overwhelmed and go take a nap instead of working on them.
First I have some things cut out for a quilt for a little boy at Vanessa's school who is pretty sick. His mom told me he likes frogs and fishing and boy things. Luckily I found this cute frog fabric in my stash and I was able to pull some nice bright colors to go with it. So, that is top priority sewing.

Next I have a rack FULL of tops, runners and such that need to get sandwiched and quilted. I have no excuse for not doing this now because my husband bought me a big roll of batting for part of my Christmas present. He also got me the nice new cutting mat in photo number one. It has the cutting lines! How cool is THAT? I had totally cut out quite a number of the markings on my last one and it was becoming a challenge to measure accurately. Well, it's always a challenge for me, but that was double hard.
Now we have a quilt top I have been planning for years. I found the wine fabric and thought it was so neat, then I started collecting other fabrics to go with it, but it's always been tucked back in a drawer. Then last winter my sweetie mentioned that it would be neat to have a wine wallhanging next to our wine cellar. Now before you get too excited, it's one of those refrigerator type wine cellars not one of the basement ones with casks and keys. ;-) So, Viola! I had the makings for a wine wallhanging! (and quilt, and table runner and.....well you get the picture)
So those are some of my goals. And now that I showed them, I'm off to my sewing room to get moving on the first one~


Nana's Quilts said...

Well done - get those projects going. I don't really want to make a list of all my UFO's, but just keep working on getting them done. I just want to keep-on Keeping on. Yeah!

Happy New Year!

Kim said...

Have you decided on a pattern for the "wine" wall hanging? I have a cork fabric and grape fabric I "need" to make somthing for my best friend's office by 2/5 for her birthday. She works for Chataue St Michelle in exporting..so pretty please send some ideas my way -I got a roll of batting for Christmas too :-D

Susan Freebery said...

First, let me say, "I'm baaaaaaaaack!" Second, I love the projects you have going there, Whiskey Girl. I wish I could come over and chat and sew with you. That would be such fun. I have to get organized and get a few tops finished, a few things made, and start thinking about Christmas next year. I refuse to get bogged down like I did this year! I need to unpack from my NY trip first, however.... Then I need to get my email, then groceries.... Oh, my. Maybe I will get a ticket to WI to come hide at your house ;)

atet said...

That frog fabric is great -- and a whole roll of batting? Way cool! I'm with you on pledging to get more of my gifts done earlier (I was in the sweat shop until Christmas eve this year and I was not a happy camper)! Happy new year. May this year bring you much joy, love and laughter!

Mar said...

Happy New Year to YOU! Good luck with your goals, they are doable! Just stay focused.