I have been doing something – really I have. This lighted snowman is one of my designs that will be a download as soon as I can figure out how to write the instructions.
Wish me luck.
This is the bottom of my walking foot. It may be a bit difficult to see – but there is a coating of glue. I was having an issue with the foot feeding my project correctly. But I trudged on. After putting the binding on another red Christmas tree (yeah – another project completed) I changed to my free motion foot and looked at the bottom of the walking foot.
Out came the isopropyl alcohol and after a good cleaning – voilà good as new. May need to check my other feet…
Here is a snapshot of my design wall. As you can see it has several projects all overlapping. I have a white board and have a projects list, and to quilt list. Most of these items are itemized there. My goal is to get to these and complete them before starting anything new. That is a huge challenge cause I already know my attention span is short and I am dreaming up new things.
Wish me luck and let’s see if any of these get completed – or just moved.
Leah is a part of our small group, but sadly for us she is moving to another state. This is a small gift for her to remember us – on the cover I quilted our group’s name and the year. On the inside we will each write a personal message. We will miss her but have plans to visit in the future.
This shows a little of the simple embellishment – some yarn couched on the star points and some crystals along the serpentine seam. I think she will like this and remember us each time she sees it.
What a mess! But for me a lovely mess. It tells me I am busy, I am creating. I am working my passion.
In the foreground the quilt I just took off the mid-arm, ready for binding. More goofy guys – ready to send to out of town nieces and nephews. Then all the fabric pulled for various projects. Yes I will pick all this up and straighten up the room – but not today. Today I will continue to finish projects left out in the cold. I will say goodbye to 2013 – which has been a bad luck year for me – and I will look forward to 2014 and pray it is much better – pray there will be something wonderful lurking around the corner!
Raise a glass and toast to ceaseless celebrations!
Have a perfectly lovely and spectacular new year!
I was talking to a good friend today – wishing her a very Merry Christmas. We were looking toward 2014 and discussing this past year -
She said “well, my life hasn’t turned out like I thought it would when I was 14…”
I Laughed and said – “Mine either – I thought I would be married to David Cassidy!”
Aren’t you glad that life has mixed it up for you and that tomorrow can be a surprise! I am trying to live in the present and not dwell on the past – that is my small goal for 2014 – I do not make New Year’s resolutions – but I will make goals.
Make a goal, make it small and congratulate yourself when you complete it! As for me – I am grateful that my fourteen year old dream did not come true!
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