We got a foot of snow yesterday to end January. In most places that much snow would mean a snow day, but not for us! I had my fingers crossed for a snow day/sew day, but it did not happen--I still managed to run home after work and piece my first Ugly Christmas Sweater Block. I am glad that I decided to use a gray for my background, it will make the bright cheerful fabrics from my stash pop. Plus, the gray will help hide spills as this will be the Xmas tablecloth for my kitchen table. Sorry for the bad lighting, but it was after dark--that is pink not red.
There is still time to join us for the Ugly Christmas Sweater Quilt Along. You can find all the details for this FREE event here:
My hubby and I were huge fans of the X Files back in the day and we are very excited about the new episodes too. I have been binge watching season 1 on Netflix as I sew, so much better than all the politics on the news channels. I have vague memories of some episodes, but since they were from 15 years ago they seem fresh to me. They are definitely better without commercials!
Heidi is helping to keep me and many other quilters motivated with her One Monthly Goal Linkup 2016. She has even arranged prizes! To join you can go to this link:
February is a very busy paperwork month for me at work, so I am keeping my OMG goal small, but I am also really chomping at the bit to get started with this. My February OMG 2016 goal is to get my Down in the Garden Block 1 prepped and sewn. It could be a little ambitious with that small Dresden plate...
I have collected these mostly Chantilly fabrics along with some of my Bonnie and Camille stash for the quilt. I need to dig into my perle cotton to find all the right colors for the embroidery. I had such a great time making Leanne's Journey of a Quilter in 2014-15, so I think this will be awesome too.
I signed up for FNwF over with Cheryll
After my power sewing this past Friday night, I want to get into the sewing groove again. I am hoping to get a package of quilty goodness in time from my sister. She has promised to send the next Moda Quilt Sampler Block Shuffle blocks and the Lori Holt Bloom templates, so I can get started on that. However, even if they don't arrive, I have plenty of projects to keep me busy!