Happy New Year!
Many years ago, I used to make New Year resolutions, but discovered that usually they would barely last a week and they would be either broken or forgotten. For 2017 I am very happy to live a day at a time with no great plans, excitement or trips on the horizon. We live in such a wonderful place, that we’re quite content to spend a lot of time at home.
I enjoy assisting in our Church. As well as hosting a Home Group, I maintain the website and the song database, prepare rosters, play for services and try to fulfil my role as a deacon, so there's plenty to keep my retired hands and mind busy.
Of course, the pull of needle and thread is as strong as ever and I hope to be able to continue in 2017 to make pretty and practical fabric projects.
A new year is a good time to start a new quilt. I roughly designed a row quilt recently and prepared a few of the appliqués but in the last week I have actually started putting some of it together. There's a Drunkard's Path row:
and some Sawtooth stars:
The Fabric I am using is the Welcome Home Collection 1 range and it is just beautiful to work with, as well as to look at!
I am making the project using the Quilt-As-You-Go method and those two rows are now already quilted, which is so easy since I am only quilting an 8 inch strip!
The 2017 free Block of the Month design is hanging on my sewing room wall and I'm enjoying looking at it every day. I plan to launch the programme next weekend, so make sure you come back to collect the first block.
Here's a tincy wincy sneek peak - see if you can guess the theme!
Till next time,