Another Christmas has come and gone
and another new year is off and running.
I guess I should be too...or should I?
While everyone was home, I generally stayed off
of technology. Mostly because I just didn't have
time but also because it was just....nice! But, here I
sit, 4 days into the new year with no yearly wrap-up
or plans for 2022. With all this blog housekeeping
nagging at me, I'm going to get right to linking up to
Texas Quilt Gal's Tuesday To-Do. Then, at my own pace,
I'm taking today and the rest of the week to get caught
up around here. I should have more to share on my
year ahead later this week and for next Tuesday.
over the holidays, though I did do some tidying up.
And when I tidied up, I found a few little kits that I'd
purchased throughout the year so I figured it was
squirrel time. But not in the sewing room.
After the holiday activity was mostly over, I set
myself up to enjoy the fire, Christmas tree, football
and movies while making a little log cabin topper
from a Kansas Troubles.
but it did lend a more scrappy look to it overall which
wasn't necessarily bad. There are just quite a few
"patchy" spots that log-cabin blocks don't usually have.
(note corner of gold above)
With a little touch of applique and button-sewing, it
made for a nice holiday squirrel project and I am now
one gift in for Christmas '22, as crazy as that sounds.
With the long arm still acting up
(there's my hint for big plans in the coming year)
I did some FMQ on my regular machine.
(Wow, am I out of practice there!)
After everyone had gone home, I jumped in a little more
and I now have my first quilt of the year started. Above
Chloe was helping me pick out fabrics. Using a plaid
as a background fabric has me just a little concerned
but the plaid is small and softly-printed [aka, faded];
and except for as it nears the selvages, it's pretty
darned straight. There's also the fact that, frankly,
I just flat out want to use it so, between my inner-quilter's
voice and Chloe's seal of approval I began cutting away.
With that teaser I'll leave you all to wonder what it is I'm
up to. I should probably play this up like I'm creating
all kinds of intrigue but it's really that along with being
behind on all my plans, I also haven't had time to get
any pics taken either.
we finally got on New Year's Day.
Now, before I dig into my housekeeping, I'm off to
check out what everyone else is showing off at
Texas Quilt Gal's link up. This probably hints at just how
much housekeeping I'll get done today. LOL.
Like I said, at my own pace! <wink>