Wednesday, January 1, 2014

A Clean Slate

Happy New Year to all. This is the time of year when we all get a clean slate. We vow to be stronger, healthier, learn more, eat better...well you get the idea. Like many of you, I also have those goals for the new year. I prefer goals, to resolutions. Goals are achievable. Resolutions are often broken. Goals can be reset if you slip. One of my goals is to sew as much as I can from my stash this year. I have said it before, but this time, I am really going to work hard to make it happen. I am putting it out in the universe so I have some accountability.  The only exception to this will be fabrics for backings. I do not have many large chunks of fabrics for this. I will piece backs when I can, though.

 I have these wonderful fabrics to make a larger, bed size quilt for B. He will eventually be in a big boy bed and need one and I love these Sasparilla prints. I had trouble deciding on the colorway. I bought these on sale, though, so a good purchase in December.
 This is a fat quarter bundle of Dimple Dots. I got this on sale too, knowing they would be great blenders with other fabrics in my stash. These were one of my last purchases of the year.
 Sew now the sewing room is clean and tidy. It took me 3-4 days working after I got home from work. Christmas sewing had totally trashed it so I really couldn't create in there. I know you understand that, right? And there is my new orange chair. Got it at the PTA Thrift store for $10.
I have already started two new projects that aren't even on the official 2014 list I made. I received some great quilting books from Mr. GQ for Christmas, and yes, I asked for them so not too much of a surprise. I found a couple of projects that I really wanted to start and I went shopping in my stash quite successfully. So my goals are off to a good start.  I hope you have a great new year filled with successfully met goals also. Talk to you soon.


  1. Good lucky with all your goals...Happy New Year!

  2. Great fabric to start with, Happy New Year.

  3. Oh wow -- it looks like you're all cleaned up and ready to tackle your list -- perfect! Good Luck with your New Year's goals! Happy New Year!!!


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