Friday, January 16, 2009

I need to step up the pace

It's now the middle of January, and I'm not even close to being halfway through my January goals. Several things have prevented me from sewing for days at a time - not what I expected to happen. I'm not going to stress about it, however - after all, the goals were just to give me something to shoot for. Anything I don't complete will just be moved to February.

Tonight I finished the applique on the last tree of this little wall hanging and then stitched on the borders. This is one of the Jan Patek kits that I purchased earlier this month. I'm very happy with how it turned out. I will hand quilt it - possibly in big stitch - in the next month or two. Hopefully sooner. I'm so happy to cross off another of January's goals!

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Gratitudes:
1. A three day weekend for Fred
2. Crisp cold, clear winter days
3. Several new cookbooks with tasty looking light recipes
4. Meeting a friend for coffee

12 comments:

Gerry said...

Hi Patti,
I haven't even started my to-do-list though I am retired too.
I like your blog.
Wishing you a great weekend,
Gerry (Netherlands)

Kathie said...

This is so cute, Love the trees and house shapes.
I agree big stitch would be perfect for this little wallhanging..
congrats on a finish.
Kathie

Barb said...

It seems I have started more quilts then I have finished....so you are doing wonderfully. Like the wall hanging.

Carol said...

Love the Jan Patek house...isn't it amazing how the days just disappear...and people say "What do you do all day, now that you're retired...aren't you bored/" They must be kidding.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I just found your blog and love it. The tutorials are great. Since I'm doing a piece this week on my blog about getting organized and what to do with those scraps, I hope you don't mind that I'm going to ad a link to your blog. I'm sure my readers would love all your helpful news and hints. Thanks so much for this lovely blog.

Suze said...

Little and often and soon it will be done. We must remember to enjoy the journey.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

I love this! So cute and just my style :o)

Julie said...

Congrats on finishing the flimsy.

desertskyquilts said...

Okay, I'm totally impressed that you bought it this month and will soon be quilting it! It's adorable. I love her folk art look.

Lucy said...

Ohh Patti, I'm in love with this house quilt. It looks so cozy.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how cute! I love it!

Carrie P. said...

Don't you just hate it when life gets in the way. It happens. Just take one day at a time. Enjoy your hobby.