Wednesday, December 31, 2008

End of the Year

Well it is finally the last day of the year. I couldn't believe I didn't post anything since I left for the beach back in October, shame on me. Well no sewing here, did quilt out 3 quilts on miz gracie and that is it!! So sad here. No motivations what so ever, sad, sad.

I did visit a couple of quilt shops in Wilmington, NC & was so disappointed. Heck one of them I felt I had more fabric in my sewing room then they carried, but they had enough Bernina sewing machines to hook up a small country. Once they figured out I wasn't there to buy a machine, needless to say, I was left completely left alone to look around. The second was the gals were very nice but not a whole lot sung to me, I did manage to buy a yard of batik that was too pretty to pass up. The rest of the trip was a bust on quilt shops. Planned on stopping on some on the way home but when you have a 11 yr old with stomach virus, nope not happening, just wanted to get home at that point.

I did manage to get to a joann fabric this past Monday with Friends. Which was so needed. We shopped, which I bought some pretty blue flannel in paisley print to do a rag quilt in. Which I've never done one before but thought my son's girlfriend would like, plus I get to use up 2 totes that are crammed full of left over scrap batting. We went to lunch at Olive Garden, which is one of my favorite spots to spend time with friends. I had the chicken parm, oh yummy, let alone the salad which I could just eat till I get sick, LOL. So now I have a project to work on, like I don't have enough to keep me busy for the next 5 years. Which I know all of us have right??????

So what quilty item(s) did you all get for Christmas?? I made out with an ott light, and a $100.00 check to buy a quilt kit of my choice, a neat cross stitch picture, kt fabric, a small vacuum and a $25.00 gift card from Joann's. Now I did make out with a new 10 piece set of rachel ray cookware, a new hand mixer with dough hooks, and I get to pick out a new kitchen aid mixer when I get around to it. Most of my stuff except cookware is sooo old i believe around 20 yrs old now, LOL. My hubby loves to buy kitchen stuff & I don't mind he is darn good at it.

Any quilty New Years Resolution??? I plan on blogging more often and with pictures. I plan to quilt up my 11 tops before March and no buying until the May Quilt Retreat in Amish Country. I want to use up my some of my stash. anyone who post their new years resolutions by January 5, I'll pick a winner and send some fat quarters to~~~~ Let see them ladies~~~~


Paula said...

I'm a full time caregiver, so this year, I resolve to care for MYSELF better. Part of that will be making time for my hobby, quilting. Have a great New Year!!!!

May Britt said...

My new years resolution in the sewingroom is to finish at least one WISP every month. But I will not feel bad starting a new one either LOL And using fabric from my stash on the new projects.

Happy new year.

Shasta said...

Happy New Year Carolyn. I am hoping to make the things that are already kitted up, and using the fabric that is sitting in my house.

Regina said...

Quilting 11 tops by March -my goodness!!!

I want to try different blocks and different quilts - so my resolution is to NOT make a quilt pattern I have made before (with the exception of one Yellow Brick Road I need to get done as a late Christmas gift) - so it will be a year of learning, and stash busting I hope.

Perhaps everyone gets quilt block hot pads next Christmas???

Kerry said...

I would like to start the year with a more organised sewing space and get some UFO's completed. At least the thought is there at present!

Mary in H. Va said...

I struggled this year with a New Years resolution. I nevver seem to keep them. So i decided to be more practicle this year and make it something i set as a goal. my new resolution is to go to Physycal Therepy like i'm supose to and not have to use this wheelchair as much this year! I know it sounds strange but it can work i know it can!

ann said...

bout time you posted again!
my goals are to bust 100 yds of stash this year. totally finish
12 quilts this year(quilt bind and labeled) last but not least be grateful for my blessings

have a great new year!