Woke up this morning to snowcovered trees. So beautiful. We have had almost no snow so far this winther, but I had to admit that even though I am not very fond of snow and cold temperatures, I like the look of this.
Now we are waiting for the snow plow to come.
Rusken came out with me, but he did not like it very much. So he ran indoors very soon.
I know that new my years resolutions is to TRY to stay focused on my projects and TRY to finish the WISPs I am having.
In 2011 I had a total of 42 finishes. 10 less than 2010, but I had quite a few more BIG finishes this year against a lot of small finishes previous year, so I am so happy with the total of 42.
Will not start a new project in january, and try not to buy fabrics until march when I am attending the Norwegian Quilt Associations annualt quilt meeting. Only if it is necessary for BBBB (Border, Binding, Backing and Batting).
I started stitching this project yesterday. It is a design from AnnAKa called Annas veggteppe. I did not buy the kit, only the pattern, because I want to use my own fabrics (which I have a lot of)
I have a lot of projects going on right now, so I am not in need for starting a new one. In my new sewingbag (which I love very much) I store the applique blocks for antique samler. I have prepped almost all the rest of the blocks. Goal is to have this quilt finished until septemper when Sue comes back to Norway.
In the little box I have all the new fabrics I got for Christmas. Some of these are going into Annas veggteppe .
And I want to get the quilt hanging on the wall basted so I can machinequilt it. This was a sewing together project with Hanne and I know she have not finished hers either. So I challenge you on this one Hanne.
Do I have more on going projects LOL. Yes quite a lot. Some alredy ready to be quilted (not decided by hand or by machine yet), and some just lacking a few stitches. These are the ones I want to have focus on now in the beginning of this new year.
My sewing room drawer (let me call it the WISP drawer) is also filled with projects I am working on. Going to have a clean up in this drawer, and perhaps some of them are going to be either given away (know some ladies who loves takeing over WISPs) or just going to end up in the trash.
But right now I am going to do just like Rusken. Just relax and enjoy my last day home from work. A glass of red wine with the turkey dinner, and some stitching on my birds.
Saying for today:
A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.