Sunday, January 01, 2012

2012 - a new year with new possibilities



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.

~Edgar Guest


Maria Harrits said...

Det lyder rigtig hyggeligt og hvor ser sneen bare smuk ud. Vi har endnu ikke set sne denne vinter, men jeg krydser fingre for at det kommer!
Godt nytår til dig.

“Old World Goodies” said...

beautiful picture of the snow and of course Mr Rusken.
I agree you have been very busy in both years, and each "finish" is a mile stone...:)...also room for the new...

Anonymous said...

Bonne année Aby et merci pour nous faire participer a toutes vos réalisations de patchwork .. vous nous stimuler aussi a travailler chez nous...
belle belle année

Chocolate Cat said...

Just as you finally have snow we have had Summer arrive with a vengence! Enjoy your last day of holdidays and i look forward to seeing all that you work on this year!

Katie said...

I'm so impressed by all your finishes. Stay warm and Happy New Year! :-)

Trinola said...

Oj, så mye snø dere har ,men fint er det :O)
Mye fint du har sydd i det siste forresten ;D Så får du ha et riktig godt nyttår :O)

Amaranta said...

Happy New Year!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Look at all those lovely nice May Britt...enjoy your last day....xx

barb's creations said...

Good luck with your WIP goal,I love the look of snow but brrrr would never willingly live with it and where I live the temp today is going to be 40 degrees as our summer has finally arrived in Australia.I look forward to seeing the progress you make througout the year :) Barb.

Laila said...

Hi. Happy New Year! I agree you have a lot to work on- Luckey for me I got a lot too :-)
So let us work on UFO's and Wisps in 2012. Hugs :-)

De said...

Lovely snow picture - poor Rusken..
Im sure all your finishes for 2012 will be amazing. Love the stitchery you started yesterday

Sue-Anne said...

You have beautiful snow and we are having a "stinking hot" day of 38c!

You had a huge number of finishes for the year and deserve a pat on the back. Enjoy your wine and turkey dinner.

Mari, Tenerife (España) said...

The pictures of the snow are really beautiful. In Tenerife thereisn´t snow, only in El Teide, and not ever winter. You have worked very hard the last year. I have to quilt five quilts... it´s too much. Enjoy the snow, it looks very nice. See you soon...

Ondrea said...

May, that picture of the snow is most welcome here as it is 40 degrees C today! I think I will keep lokking at it to feel cool.

I just love seeing all the beautiful things you are creating.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a have an abundance of all good things come to you this year.

Ann-Mari said...

Flotte ferdige tepper du har laget, og lykke til med arbeidet med å gjøre ferdig de du har startet. Jeg er også en quilter som er veldig flink med å starte på nye prosjekter hele tiden!
Beste ønsker for det nye året:o)

Anne Ida said...

Ser ut som snøen fant veien til store deler av Østlandet til første nyttårsdag! Kjempeflotte bilder! Og jeg synes Rusken var modig som beveget seg ut i alt det hvite ;-) Riktig godt nytt år til deg og dine! Klem fra Anne Ida

Maria said...

Happy New year 2012 and happy quilting. I love your cat.

Anonymous said...

belle image de neige, ici c'est pluie!!!
je vous souhaite mes meilleures voeux et plein de magnifiques créations

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Happy New Year, May. I am a new follower. I visited Hannes blog after I sa the heart my friend Barb (barbs creations) did, and then it led me to your blog as well. i have printed the Christmas to work on during the year. thank you for being so generous. I look forward to visiting you often. Hugs from Australia, Sandy. :)

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey May Britt! Happy New Year! Have loved seeing your lovely creations and finishes throughout the year and look forward to seeing more this year. Happy stitching!! :0) Bear Hugs! KRIS

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a funny Ruskin! May, those WISPs all look gorgeous - I hope you get to finish them, but if not, your friends will be so blessed to do so! :-)
Happy New Year!

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