Sunday, January 6, 2013

Christmas and New Year's Words

Happy New Year!

Everyone is posting their hopes and plans for 2013 but I am still hanging out with Christmas.  I wanted to share the Christmas mug that my Lovely Daughter gave me for Christmas.  She knows that I love Christmas, snowmen and coffee was perfect.  Thank you, Mollie!

Before getting to 2013...a couple of announcements!  The  In Your Words Blog Hop starts tomorrow.  

Sew we quilt

Big Thank You's to Madame Samm of Sew We Quilt and Linda from Buzzing and Bumbling for organizing everyone.  I hope you will join us for our wordy hop!  The full schedule is here.  I am scheduled for Tuesday, January 15th and I hope you will stop by for a visit.

I am working hard today on my project.  Would you like a sneak peak? 

I still have quite a bit to do.  I always underestimate the amount of time something takes.  And the embroidery isn't going as smooth as I would like.  My machine had to go to the shop for a repair which took me down for about three days.  Hopefully, I will have a good bit done today and can spend some time in the quilt room this week in the evenings.

Second announcement...Dare to Dresden Blog Hop follows closely on the heels of the In Your Words Blog Hop.

More on Dare to Dresden soon.

While my machine is stitching away at the words for the In Your Words Blog Hop...I got the curved pieces cut for the September (I know...way behind!) Craftsy BOM.  

I hope I can get the September blocks put together in between the Word and Dare to Dresden Blog Hops.  Wish me luck!

So, in keeping with the other bloggers...what are my hopes and expectations for 2013?  Hmmm...a whole year of possibilities.  There is the list of UFOs that I could tackle...that could take a year {giggle}!  I also would like to stitch out a Christmas Village and make it into a tree skirt.  Which takes me to a recurring thought this season...I would really love to make a lot of the gifts for next Christmas.  So, I think that should go on the list.

I also want to participate in more blog hops, although tackling another block of the month...probably not.  

I would love to make Christmas quilts for our beds but that might be pushing it.

Here goes...for all the followers to see...for goals are.... {deep breath}
  • Complete the Craftsy BOM Quilt
  • Complete the two Studio Stitch BOM Quilts
  • Catch Up on the Grandmother's Choice BOW
  • Complete the Christmas aprons for my lovely daughter and I to wear as we bake Christmas goodies in only 11 months. 
  • Complete the Blooming Nine Patch quilt that I started years ago
  • Complete the Quilt as You Go quilt that I started even longer ago
  • Make a Christmas Village tree skirt
  • Participate in at least 6 blog hops
    • In Your Words Blog Hop
    • Dare to Dresden
  • Make Christmas gifts

And because spending time in the Quilt Room isn't the only thing that I about a couple goals for outside the Quilt Room...
  • Eat better, cook more and practice yoga
  • More trips to the Mountains (definitely)
  • Dates with Hubby

This week in the Quilt Room...I will be working on my In Your Words Blog Hop project to hopefully wrap it up in plenty of time for my post next Tuesday.  Then, get cracking on my Dare to Dresden project(s).  

Till then...

~~Quilt Much!


  1. That's a well rounded list you have! I'm looking forward to seeing your progress through out the year :)

  2. Oh! another Great Idea, from another Great Blogger from "In The Words". Love your all your project, but especially the Dresden Plate Quilt.

  3. Oh my gosh, you're making me dizzy with all your plans. Good luck!

  4. You are using Blitzen for your word project ... sew nice! I have a layer cake in this lovely fabric line for which I need to find the right project. Looking forward to seeing your post on the 15th :)

    You have a big beautiful plan for 2013 ... I am a new follower so I can enjoy all this quilty goodness ... :) Pat

  5. Lots of projects - good for you! I always have something (or two or three or twenty) things 'in the work'!