Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year!

And, I am all caught up on Linda's Stashbuster
Here are 18 and 17, I think there are only 2 more, then I have to think about how to lay out 20 12" blocks. That will be one big quilt, so I am considering two quilts with 10 blocks each maybe, we'll see. 

 I did it, finished all my hexies by the end of 2013!
I hope I can get the rest of the triangles basted and up today. Then I will spend the next few weeks playing around with block placement, making sure everyone is happy and playing nice. 

I do have one more project I wanted to finish by today, it just needs binding, so maybe I will make it. Will definitely have it done by the FAL deadline of Jan 8/14

I will be back later in the week with some New Year's goals and my 2014 Finish Along list. I sure found this year's challenge motivating for getting UFO's completed, and since I have lots of those I will keep playing along next year.

However you celebrate New Years, may it be happy, warm and safe. 
Blessing from the great white north.

Linking up with Lily 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

I am NOT a goddess of the last minute and absolutely hate the crazy shopping crowds, so I am typically pretty ready for Christmas by the beginning to middle of December.

This frees up lots of time to get caught up on my Stash Buster blocks

All the blocks up to and including block 16.
I have found that I have done lots of ripping out with many of these blocks, mainly because I don't follow instructions very well! Live and learn, right?

And what to my wandering eye did appear??? 
I just have to finish 51 and do 52, I should be done well before New Year's. Next year's challenge is get it all assembled into a top. 

I hope my next post will have a picture of it laid out on the design wall.

 A very quiet Christmas here at the Stewart house, hubby is out in the garage working on my poor broken truck so I am off to the sewing room to finish week 17 and be completely caught up on the Stash Buster.
Tonight we will go to the late service and then have a sleep in tomorrow.
Christmas Day we will do our presents, talk to family in BC, have brunch and head out snowshoeing before we head to our dear friends for dinner. They take such good care of us over the holidays. 

Merry Christmas to all my friends real and virtual, I love blogging for you!

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Time Flies

Where did two weeks go again?!?!
I always seem to be too busy for my own good.
Now we are full on into Christmas party/pot luck season and I seem to be continually making food and changing into party clothes.............not that that is a BAD thing.

I am happy to have these boxes and cards done and on their way to my beloved friends and family.

The last of the work baby quilts is done! And this is my second finish for FAL Q4
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I have finished knitting the boot cuffs and look what has reappeared on the coffee table for evening TV work??
Good grief, how could I get stalled out at the last five??

This crazy too complicated knitting project has also resurfaced. 
Too twisty and crazy for a tired evening brain

 Have not been in my art room for months so have been enjoying a little time in there this week making mason jar candles for little gifts.

These are mine tho!

After a bit of paperwork and housework I am headed back to the sewing room to get caught up on Linda's stash buster quilt along, think I am 4 behind again.