Sunday, December 15, 2013

Craftsy BOM Traveling Soon

Hi all...

Hope you had a fabulous weekend!  I can hardly believe that Christmas is just around the corner.  My list is long and time is short...but I still took some time out to attend a yoga art journaling with Alisha at Greensboro Community Yoga.  A little gift for me.

So what is yoga art journaling you ask...well, there is a little bit of meditation and a little bit of seated yoga.  There is tea...great flavors...and chocolate.  There is some intention setting and trying to move away from things that hold us back. Then there is a art part.  You find images and words from magazines that speak to cut them out and glue them over the pages of a journal...basically cover the blank page with something that can inspire you.  Then you journal over the picture.  She even had us write a Thank You note to ourselves for making the time for "me".  I plan to write my first entry tonight.  The first few pages of my journal have pics of Christmas scenes....appropriate, don't you think?

I didn't have a lot of time this week or weekend in the quilt room.  I did create back for a Christmas quilt that is now with the long arm quilter....although I don't know how I will find the time to finish it before Christmas...maybe?  

I still need to complete the back for the Craftsy BOM top that I completed a month or so ago and am just now posting a pic of....

I think it is going to be great when it is finished.  And the Christmas one too! Here is a picture of the Christmas one...  

It has been hanging (literally) around the quilt room since January...time to wrap that one up don't you think?!  I created it as part of the In Your Words Blog Hop.

I am off to complete my grocery list for our annual Christmas party next Saturday. I am really looking forward to seeing everyone.  

Hopefully, next Sunday will be a quilt day...or at least a bit more calm...then it is back in full Christmas mode until the big day.

Until then...

~~Quilt Much!


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Time for a Review

Well, I don't know about you but I am having a hard time believing that 2013 is rapidly coming to a close.  This year has flown past...I mean really fast! 

I posted some goals way back in January and updated them in July but since we are here at the end of the year...I thought I would see how I did.   

So a little recap (original goals in black) and an update...
  • Complete the Craftsy BOM Quilt - The flimsy is heading to the quilters hopefully this weekend.
  • Complete the two Studio Stitch BOM Quilts - All of the blocks are finished...just need to decide on how to set the blocks and complete the tops.  I have one of them sketched out and know the yardage that I will need buy in order to complete.  The other one...I haven't decided yet.  And a further note...I signed up to do 2 more Studio Stitch I guess all 4 of those will go on the list to complete in 2014.  
  • Catch Up on the Grandmother's Choice BOW - I have 7 blocks complete...only 42 more to go?! 
  • Complete the Christmas aprons for my lovely daughter and I to wear as we bake Christmas goodies in only 11 months - Nope, haven't started this.  I think the fear is the quilting part.  Yep, that's definitely what's holding me back.  I did purchase a single run embroidery pattern so that might give me the courage to get them complete.
  • Complete the Blooming Nine Patch quilt that I started years ago - Nope...haven't worked on this either.  This one requires some additional piecing.  The challenge here is pulling it all out and deciding where to start.
  • Complete the Quilt as You Go quilt that I started even longer ago - See update above for Blooming Nine Patch.  
  • Make a Christmas Village tree skirt - (what was I thinking) I haven't even  started this one!  This one requires lots of embroidery.  I will need to buy lots of thread...again?!
  • Participate in at least 6 blog hops
  • Make Christmas gifts - Well...that didn't happen!
  • Eat better, cook more and practice yoga - I am eating better.  Cooking more...well, not really?!  And more depends.
  • More trips to the Mountains (definitely) - We have enjoyed our time in the mountains...and have discussed making a trip at least once a month for at least for one night for 2014.  Yippie!
  • Dates with Hubby We are having a fabulous time!

Well, it looks like some of the goals are going to be carry overs.  Hopefully next year will be better.  This weekend I am taking an art journal-ing yoga class.  Part of the journal part will be setting goals for 2014.  Perhaps I will use that time to set my goals for the quilt room as well.

Until then...

~~Quilt Much!