Monday, January 23, 2017

New Year and Lots of Changes

Hello all!

It's been quite some time since I've posted on my blog.  I've missed it.  This last year was full of moving into our new house which I had posted about in some of the 2015 posts.  The actual move was only 1 day but because of my health issues, it took me about 6 months to feel like I was settled into my new home.

I'm back on my blog now and planning some major changes.  I'll be posting pictures along the way of our new house and of course my projects, etc.  I've missed blogging and reading blogs.  I have fallen in love with Instagram and it has taken me away as it has so many.  I want to do both in the future, Instagram and blog.  Instagram is a moment in time but blogging tells a story.

In the mean time, I'll just post a very few pictures from 2016.  Why are they so few you ask?  Because my dear husband accidentally deleted most of my pictures from my phone which is where they all were.  I had not been taking pictures with my camera for some reason.  But now I've learned my lesson.  Never let your husband download pictures for you.

These first two pictures are the challenge blocks I entered in last years local quilt show.  The first is a pattern from 627Handworks on craftsy.  The second is from the book Sweet Tweets by Erin Cox.  I won First Place ribbons on both.  The challenge was scraps and we had to use at least 16 different fabrics per block.

 These next pictures are a mini quilt I made for an Instagram swap.  The geese are a pattern from Jelliquilts on craftsy and the butterflies are from an out of print book by Linda Causee.  This was also my first foray into big stitch hand quilting as you can see from the bottom three pictures.

I didn't actually get any large quilts finished last year because of the move and setting up my sewing room and then redoing my sewing room again.  But I have some things coming up that are almost done plus some stitching projects that I'd love to share.  I'm trying to get myself more organized and stay off the computer and social media so that I can get more done.  It's funny how you can spend hours looking at the sale fabric in an online store and then the day is gone and no sewing got done.  I'm trying really hard not to do that anymore.  (It's so hard!!!)

I'm looking forward to a future of changing and growing my blog and getting way more sewing done!