Friday, January 3, 2014

Odds and Ends, and a Happy New Year

Gosh it's been a bit since I last blogged.

I hope all of you had a great holiday season!

My sewing and fiber endeavors have included lots of wool pouch making, a little bit of crochet, and diving in to the City Sampler Quilt in between my batches of bags.

High school swim season, the holiday preparations and a house full of kids and a (sick) husband has also kept me busy.

My wool pouches sold OK on my Etsy shop, but sold well here in town at our local art center.  I've been selling them there as fast as I can make them, which is fantastic!  I think I may be on to something! The Pendleton Wool Mill makes wonderful fabric.  The hardest part for me was to spend that initial money to buy the first few yards of fabric, but now I'm hooked!  I love sewing with this fabric!

That leads to my New Year Resolutions.  I looked back at my resolutions from last year, and this year they are much the same... get better at computers, try to figure out where I'm going with my sewing, and to keep healthy.  Last year we got a year long gym membership, and it was one of the best things I've done... I managed to work out 2-4 times a week all year.  I feel better, look better, and have had very few colds this past year.  I did manage to finish quite a few quilts as well.  In fact, I only have a few tops that need finishing.

One new resolution I'm going to have this year is going to be very hard.  I'm going to try hard NOT to join any quilt alongs, contests, swaps, or to start any quilt that isn't my own design.  I figure this will really help me spend more time taking my next step to evolve my sewing endeavors.  I did spend a lot of time learning EQ7 this past year, and it's finally starting to pay off as I feel more and more comfortable with it.  It's kind of all starting to click.

Anyway, I hope all of you had a great past year and are planning some good things for the year to come!!


  1. Glad to see your post. I fell asleep last night thinking you had been quiet for a long while... and then I remembered Christmas was in there too. Your City Blocks look great as do your pouches.... I don't have any trouble staying away from the QALs or sew alongs or the rest... because I know something will come along and knock me off the routine or timeline.... sure as the sun rises! Hope you are warmer there than we are here!

  2. Happy New Year, Becky! Your book of blocks is impressive -- as are the wee bags/purses. Hope your DH is feeling better. May 2014 bring you and yours many blessings!

  3. Wish you the best in the new year. Hope we both manage to get our CS quilts done in a timely manner! ;-)