Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Gift for the New Year

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and are starting out the New Year with a bang.  There really hasnt been a whole lot of anything going on with me.  I havent been sewing or cross stitching or anything.  It's been one of those situations where i want to want to sew but never get enough energy to actually follow through.  So, i am going to try really hard to get out of my funk and start getting something accomplished.

But first,  I received a wonderful gift a few days before Christmas that i want to tell you about.  Well, way back earlier this year (i'm not sure when) Judy from Lazy Dog Quilts & More was doing a "Pay It Forward" and i signed up.  And then forgot all about it.  It's a good thing no one signed up when i offered to pay it forward cause i just wasnt up to sewing or crafting, but i'm getting away from the point here. 

Judy sent me a great hand bag, some Kona charm squares, a folder of fabric samples, peppermint bark, candy cane cocoa & a very lovely card with a personal message inside. 

As you can see, its red with black handles and white / black on the inside.  I really like the inside. My youngest daughter saw this and started bouncing and clapping.  Sorry charlie, this is mine. : )


The charm squares will be perfect for the grandkids' quilts i want to make this year.  Unless of course i get some other inspirational idea.

and to help with my inspiration...a folder with samples of fabric.  This is only part of it cause it folds out. 

And last but not least... chocolate and a very pretty card.  I really appreciate the care and time Judy put into my gift making it special.

I really only have one list for this year.  Same as last year.  Quilts for grandkids, my youngest daughter, nieces & nephews.  Here's hoping that i can at least get the grands & daughter's done.  Now that it's really cold out, i would like to do some cross stitch projects as well. 

There's a challenge going around that's called Crazy Challenge.  I kept seeing it on different blogs but couldnt figure out what you were suppose to do.  Some of the projects were small and were getting finished in one or two days.  I thought "Wow. There's no way i could start a project and get it done in one day." 

Well, i finally found a blog that spelled it out and guess what.... you start a new project each day for 15 days!  Hello.  Starting projects has never been a problem.  So i might do this.  Of course it may mean that i'll have to get more fabric and maybe a pattern or two especially if we get a couple of half-way decent days. Then it can snow & blow while i'm snug in my blanket sewing my little heart out.

If i were being really ambitious, i would also join at least one swap at Another Little Quilt Swap.  We shall see.


1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed your package! I love my Kona card! Can't wait to see what you make with the charm squares!