Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year 2017!!

Hello everyone,

Here it is 2017 already.  Did you make any New Year's Resolutions?  Not me, I can never stick to them anyway, so why stress myself out.  I'll tell you what I'm doing instead at the end of this post.

 I finally got my new machine to run on Jan 3.  I decided to wait until the new year in hopes that the new year would bring me better luck.  So far, so good.  I'm having a little issue with the needle threader as it won't hit the hole in the needle.  Sure an adjustment is all that is necessary.  Hopefully!!!  I've only did a little straight stitching and zigzag on a practice piece thus far.  Plan to jump in tomorrow and finish up the table runner I showed you last week.

Yesterday at the center, I worked on making blocks called Explosion.  These are easy to make and look like this.  The fabric is called Batik, it is an island looking type fabric.  Has lots of fern type prints on it in some vibrant colors.  This is out of the norm for me.  I don't really like brightly colored fabric, but I won this set of charms.  Not sure what I'll do with it when done, but I thought it was good for this experiment block.  I still have to "explode" it again by putting another piece of fabric on top of each block, sew all the way around it 1/4" and then again make a cross in the center and cut on that cross to explode it out further.  I'll show you more on this next week.

Lunch at the center was Beef Stroganoff, garden salad, carrots, and vanilla pudding with Oreo cookies crumbled on top.  It was tasty!!

Also, at the center we are having a quilt raffle for two Steeler quilts.  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.  The quilts are 41" x 57".   The two lucky winners will have them before the Super Bowl.  If anyone is interested in purchasing a ticket or six from me, just let me know via email or give me a call.

Also, quilt wise, I will be participating in another quilt-a-long.  This one has a button at the top of my page as well.  I'll keep you posted on my participation in that.  It is a Christmas themed block a month called Have a Jolly Little Christmas.  If you click on that button, it will take you to SewFreshQuilts blog where you can see what each block will be.  Lorna McMahon from Canada is sponsoring this event.    I love some of the blocks, others, not so much so, I'll only participate in the ones I like and want to learn how to do.  Stay tuned.....................

It's snowing again today.  We had more than a foot and it melted, we had more than a foot, it melted and now it is coming down again.  We did manage to get the Christmas lights off the gutters on Tuesday when we were in the 40's for some strange reason and no snow on the ground.  

I'm still playing Christmas music, I have a couple of instrumentals that I just can't put away yet.  I'm listening to Jim Brickman, pianist, Christmas CD.  Click on his name and hear his music.  Christmas decorations are still up and will be through the Ephiphany.  Then I should have them all down by the 15th.  It takes me a while to get everything put away and then it is so bare.  Ugh!!

Well, wishing you all a great 2017 and I hope that it is off to a great start for you.  Oh, there is one thing that I've decided to do for the new year.  Bullet Journaling "BUJO"  It is something that I came across while viewing Pinterest and since I love to be creative and organized, I decided that I'll give it a try.  I got myself one of the new journals that I had on my shelf waiting for me to use and began making my pages.  I'll be able to keep track of everything I do and want to do in one journal.  I can even write down my tasks for the day, week, month, and mark off when completed.  No more post-it's everywhere and at the end of the year, I can see everything I've accomplished without resolutions!

I'll share more with you on my Bullet Journal in future posts.

Take care and stay warm!!


1 comment:

  1. I've seen a lot of bullet journaling on pinterest