Friday, January 5, 2018

Sewing Into the New Year

I started this post, and then obviously I saw a squirrel and chased it and forgot completely about it and 6 days later.....This is what I did New Year's Day.

New Year's Day and I decided that I needed to work toward having a cleaner house.  Lets just say Bobbin and Lucy are working against me.

I packed all of my Christmas decorations away in the new totes I bought, and I actually hauled them up the stairs to the sitting room to go into the attic.  Bobbin has discovered styrofoam worms, that they are wonderful to shred into teeny tiny bits.

I mopped, and brought a big printer downstairs from the sitting room so it is more accessible.  I almost feel like I have accomplished something lately.

I would work a bit, sew a little, work a bit, sew a little.  By the time the day was done I had 4 of these done.

I started out New Year's Eve with 20 of them with 9  sections to put on.  I now have 4 completely done, and 16 with 4 sections left to put on them each.  That is a lot of sewing, trimming and pressing!  Once I am done with these I have another section of arcs to do for the border and then to put it all together.

I needed a wee bit of a break from the paper piecing, and made 4 of these Perkiomen Valley blocks for the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild, they are making quilts to help those affected by the Thomas Fire in California.

I used some of the fabrics that I received from friends, and some from my scrap boxes.

I also made the friendship block for the month of January for quilt guild.

The guild fabric is the center.  I had to add the blue and a light gray.

The movers came, retrieved the things I agreed to give Jeff's family.  The attorney was very kind, she just kept telling me she was sorry, and how apparent it is that I am not that bad of a person, and that I really miss my husband.  I am at peace and life is moving on. 


  1. Our large dog loves stuffed animals. Sometimes he shreds them and leaves the stuffing all over the room. Worse is his shedding. You can vacuum, and 2 hours later, it looks like you need to vacuum again. The shedding is what drives me nuts. The little dog doesn't shed much, thank goodness. Glad you are finally getting to move on. I hope things go well next week.

  2. Lucy and Bobbin were just chasing "worm squirrels" lol you got a lot done. I only got shoveling done and a sore body ugh love your blocks for the fire Maybe I should make a few to get my mojo back gonna be real cold here today staying in as much as I can brrrr

  3. My heart breaks for you. I am glad you are at peace...

  4. You sure are getting a lot of sewing in, glad these cold temperatures aren't holding you back. Happy for you that you are through with the family stuff, prayers for you to continue to find peace in that situation.

  5. It's great to see so much sewing that you have done! Amazing! So pleased all the family stuff is done now. Putting away the Christmas things here today.

  6. You have such a great array of projects you are working on. Glad to hear some of the family issues are being resolved and you can move forward. Perhaps it's a great day for Quilting?

  7. Your Thomas Fire blocks are wonderful and will be greatly appreciated. I’m sure having the movers show up as not an easy day. I’m glad the attorney saw you for what you are!

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