Monday, January 7, 2013

Charity quilt tops done!

I got two charity quilt tops done today while visiting a new guild!  I bought bags of 6" scrap blocks last January at the quilt and craft show - 3 bags at $3.50 each.  There are enough blocks to make at least 5 baby quilts at 6 x 7 blocks.  Most are flannel.  I hope I can pick up more "scrap bags" this year.  I think they are turning out cute!

New quilt start

Finally started on Adison's quilt today (Sunday, Jan. 6).  She's almost 3 months old already!  Sigh.  Hope I can get it done before her first birthday!  Her nursery is butterfly themed, so the quilt will have butterflies.  The "solids" will be the butterfly wings.  I ran short on the white background so will go looking for more tomorrow.  I hope there is still some left at my lqs.  Otherwise I will have to pick something else to go with what I already have.  Ugh.

Update:  went by lqs today (Monday, Jan 7) and they still had yardage of the fabric I needed!  Happy Dance!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Reading on other blogs about progress made last year and plans for new year.  I guess I will just renew the "goal" I decided on last year and the year before - FINISH MY UFOs!!!!  Sigh.  My sister and I are going to try to encourage each other to PRODUCE FINISHED PROJECTS this year.  I could easily stay busy all year and not buy any new fabric or start any new projects.  But I know me too well.  I will not be able to resist something new. 

This morning we had Christmas Danish for breakfast.  I didn't get them made in time for Christmas morning, as is the custom.  I found this recipe way back when I was in high school (think mid 1960s - gasp) and they have become a family favorite.  The recipe was in a Fleichmann's recipe booklet that I sent off for.  I lost the original book a few years ago (it was very ragged and stained) but was able to find another on Ebay.  They take three days of prep and 3 sticks of butter, but they are so yummy!  They practically melt in your mouth.  Sheer bliss!  The recipe makes 2 dozen, which means when family is all together, there are no leftovers.  With just me and Cowboy, I am able to freeze them so we can enjoy them throughout the year.  I freeze after shaping and before baking, as these really need to be eaten fresh out of the oven. 

We spent New Year's Eve with Cowboy's family.  A good night of games, food and chatting.  We did manage to stay up until midnight, and slept in this morning til almost 9.  Spending a quiet day today.  Cowboy has the rest of the week off so maybe we will manage to get in a road trip or two. 

Hope everyone has a healthy and happy year in 2013!  I hope to post more often.  Hmmm, that kinda sounded like a new year's resolution.  lol