Thursday, January 31, 2013

Gettin' It Done and Christmas Through the Year - January

So, I did manage to finish my list of things to get done in January, but it was by the skin of my teeth. I bit off more than I could chew last month.

1. Finish my snowman quilt - actually, I already got this one finished the other day, but it was a UFO coming into the New Year so I am counting it. DONE

2. Bind my Western Made in Cherry Quilt - aka: Barn Star Quilt DONE

3. Finish making all the parts for Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street and piece the blocks.DONE

4. Piece a baby quilt for a friend's 1st grandchild. DONE - well, it's pieced, but I still need to finish the applique. I still have the rest of the day to do that. :)

5. Adding a 5th one in case #1 doesn't count. LOL  Piece the leftover blocks from my Western Many Trips quilt together. DONE

So that's 2 UFO's crossed off the list! I'm aiming for 3 more this month since they just need binding, although Jackie still has them:

1. Make binding and bind the Chimney's and Cornerstones QOV

2. Make binding and bind Scrap Jar Stars

3. Make binding and bind Bunny Hill Baby Boy Quilt

4. Piece Easy Street

I'm linking up with Judy over at Patchwork Times for Getting It Done! I think this is going to really help me stay motivated this year. Thanks Judy!

And the end of the month also means it's time to post about Christmas Through the Year. This year, Kim, over at Lily Patch Quilts is our gracious hostess. So pop over there and link up your January project. I can't say enough about how much this helped me last year so you can bet I'm all in this year! I know everyone's probably tired of Christmas, but truly, you will be grateful when December rolls around and you have a box filled with handmade gifts! Thank you Kim for keeping us on track this year!

This month I made 10 more lace snowflakes. I can't stop making these. I know I am sending some to my Aunt in Germany in December and I think they will be a really nice touch tied to brown paper packages

I'm glad no one was around to see me take this picture. This is an old apricot tree that grows in a corner of the yard, sheltered on two side by the house. A fence is on the third side, and I just wanted sky in the shot, so in order to get this shot I had to bend as if I were about to attempt a back flip. I guess our old dog, Gus was there, but he won't tell how ridiculous I looked because he gets a raw egg with his supper every night and he loves me, and tonight he'll get 2 eggs... just to be sure!


Amy said...

The detail on your snowflakes is amazing!

Cindy said...

So cool where you hung your snowflakes for the photo.

And, WOW, you got some serious things done in January.

Looks like you forgot one thing though: TO SLEEP!! LOL

Darlene said...

Holy quilting, Batman, I'm exhausted just reading about everything you accomplished this month! Seriously, you are a woman on a mission. LOL

I love, love, love all the snowflakes.

Nancy said...

Great job on checking things off of your "To Do" list. It feels good, doesn't it?

Love the snowflakes!

Scrapatches said...

Hello, I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I always enjoy reading your blog ... :) Pat

JMF said...

It' so cold here and I'm lazy today but after reading this post I am going to the basement to sew!!! Thanks for the motivation:)

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Your snowflakes are beautiful!!! So much prettier than the ones falling outside in the very COLD evening.

Kim said...

You've got alot done this month. Way to go! I LOVE LOVE your snowflakes. I wish I could crochet like that.
Thanks for linking up with CTTY.

Cheryl said...

I need to rest just reading what all you got done...AMAZING!!! Those snowflakes are so WONDERFUL!! Great job on all you got done.

Sarah said...

The snowflakes are beautiful, and of course, so is the picture of them with the sky in the background. Are they crocheted?

Denise :) said...

Good for you, finishing your goals plus! The snowflakes are darling, darling ... I love the look of them up in the tree! :)

Carol said...

Oh my word! You got tons the picture of the snowflakes in the tree!

KaHolly said...

You are amazing! You got a lot accomplished!! I sewed and sewed and sewed but didn't finish near as much!! Love,love,love those snowflakes!! ~karen

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