Sunday, January 5, 2014

Hi Ho! Hi Ho! It's Off to Work I Go!

You're right, I shouldn't be complaining about going back to school after a two-week break...but...

I always feel guilty complaining about going back after vacations since most everyone works "regular" jobs, like my husband. Every weekday, 8 hours a day, every week of the year except for a couple of weeks of vacation. I'm glad there are people who can do it, because don't think I could!


I've been having to put off and put off reveals of my latest projects, since they were Christmas presents for family. It's difficult to keep secrets when family reads your blog! The one I made for Sweetie was opened up Christmas morning with me there! In an earlier post, I mentioned how she is crazy about zebra print! Her parents got her a sheet and comforter set in zebra print. And I, I made big zebra throw pillows!

I got some great fleece zebra fabric and thought of just backing it with some other plain fleece. I was at the cutting counter with my two choices, when I looked behind me at one of the rows. And there it was! This gorgeous black curly "haired" fabric! It was sooooo soft and Perfect.

I found some super pillows at Goodwill. They were 22" square, made of foam. They have this wonderful feel. They are firm but bounce back when you come off them. I don't know how long it's been since I've had a nice foam pillow like that.

Sweetie was so thoroughly happy with shining eyes! What a perfect expression to tell me that I had gotten it right! I took a picture on Christmas (I thought) but never did find it on my camera. Nancy Drew took a picture tonight and emailed it to me.

My other present has still not been given! Here comes a shocking reveal for when my oldest daughter, Noel Heart, reads this blog. The gift is for her. She and her hubby (who I need to find a "blog-name" for) have been so sick since before Christmas. They haven't been able to come over here and celebrate Christmas with both her families. Next week, I promise!, I will let you know what had been on my sewing table until December 20th.

I'm following along with A Year of Lovely Finishes and have made my January goal. The First and Most Important quilting goal is to finish my son and DDIL's wedding quilt! If you've been reading for a while you'll know this is a long-running story. My January goal is to finish 40 blocks of the Log Cabin and 16 of my Sister's Choice Quilt, which is a Leader/Ender.

Doing math, thank goodness it's only division, it works out to 10 Log Cabin blocks a week and 4 Sister's Choice blocks per week. And the astonishing thing is that I met that goal This Week!!!! So I am well on my way to meeting January's Goals!

Next week, I will get all of my Log Cabin blocks on the design wall for a picture! It's huge--the blocks are 14" finished. I now have somewhere around 60 finished. I'll make sure and count them for next week.

I'm sharing my progress on the following super blogs. Make sure to go over and look at all the amazing projects quilters are doing. All the links are in the right sidebar.

Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times
Show and Tell Tuesday at I Have to Say
Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
WiP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
We Did It! Wednesday at Sew much ado
It's A Party at Creative Princes
We Did It Wednesday at Sew Much Ado
Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation
I Quilt at Pretty Bobbins


  1. Nobody likes work - but here in CA it's really hard to find a job. So many businesses went out of business... it was really scary there for a while. Maybe on the upswing now...
    The Zebra Girl looks really happy... that's hard to do for teens and preteens. Why is that? Anyway, good going granny!

  2. Beautiful pillows and can't wait to see your log cabin blocks!! Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  3. Fun pillows and she looks really happy! Curious to see your finishes!


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