Sunday, January 31, 2010

Fun in the snow

Snow Jan 30, 2010 and one finished project

Somehow, I feel like I never left NY when you see the snow amounts i am getting here in the South. I moved to the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains 4 years ago and its been snowing since! Here are some pics of this snow and I finally finished one of my unfinished projects. It needs tweeking but its done!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Staying busy...

For a child, needs buttons.

Ellen's new hat.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Melanie's First Quilt

Here are a few pictures of Melanie's quilt top. One thing that is so different from me, is that she found this in a magazine and created it. She also finished it in record time! I need classes to do my quilts. The classes last for 10 weeks. So here are a few pictures. Great job, honey!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year

Ellen- I am enjoying your posts. Other babes, let's get with it and get our blog going again. I need to take more pics to keep up with Ellen. My New Year resolutions:

  • exercise 5 days a week
  • do a 5K and better my time
  • better balance work, family and friends
  • finish my two prayer shawls I have going for friends
  • move forward doing more things with less fear

2009 was certainly a year of changes and ups and downs for the Babes. I think our strength has shown, despite all of us at points in time have not felt very strong. We are strong women!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Dog Bed for Chuck

I decided not to start any new projects before completing some of my UFO's (unfinished objects) but I had previously made Chuck a new dog bed for the sewing room and Little Dog liked it so I had to make Chuck a new one. Here it is!

Oh yes, I bought this fabric at Ashe Walmart (with a slight mishap in the parking lot) for $.61 per yard. Needless to say, I bought 5 yards even though I only needed less then 2. The total cost of the fabric: $3.05.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

January: The Month to Conquer Unfinished Projects

Here is what I plan to do for the month of January and probably into February. I will quit this when my first quilting class with Betty begins. I will finish as many unfinished projects from the list below and document it as I do it. I am not holding myself to any order, so I can forgive what I dont complete.

Now to the list:

1. Fruit/vegie table mat

2. My quilt (orange/purple)

3. Melanie's quilt (her Christmas present)

4. Knitting yoga bag for me

5. Dish rags

6. Hall wallpaper and paint

7. Reversible quilt (from Betty's workshop)

8. Fruit napkins

9. Knitted mat

10. Purple panels for screen "strong enough" man built

11. Dog bed Chuck

12. Very Hungry Catepillar wall hanging

13. Quilt from Creative Activities class spring 2009

Geez, I think I will stop here. I will post before and after pictures as I work on each one. Let's see how it goes!

January 2, 2010 The Day after the New Year Begins

So I decided not to make any New Year's Resolutions this year because I can never keep them. Instead, I decided to write 10 Good Things that happened in 2009.

1. I made friends in my new town / county.

2. I am recognized in the community as a professional: asked to be on Boards, committees, consulting.

3. I met someone strong enough to be my man.

4. I am on the very slow road to financial recovery, but very slow progress is still progress.

5. I nurtured my creative side even though I am not a perfectionist.

6. I recovered from some reoccurring health issues finally.

7. I have helped some very dear friends at a time they needed it.

8. I have cleared some of the clutter out of my house and life.

9. I am respected professionally with my peers, colleagues and higher ups.

10. I changed hats in the mothering arena.

With all this said, there is still so much I would like to work on and become even better at.

That is my list!


Finally mailed Eric and Monica their gift!

So I take a quilt class at the community college in continuing ed and last year made Melanie her quilt (my first finished product) so this past fall, I decided to make one to send to Japan.

I actually finished this quilt before Thanksgiving and yet I still managed to mail it after Christmas. Sorry, do come by this trait honestly. Here it is!!!