For me to choose a word for 2018.
This year it is “ORGANISE”, yes in capitals, and I started today, seriously… with fabric scraps, the batik pieces colour sorted, ironed, and all tidied up. Then the cotton strips, then larger amounts of batik.No-one but me would know the 2 or so hours spent resulted in some empty boxes, but I am happy.Plastic bins are so handy.
Quilting, I have some of the blocks of “ I wish You a Merry Quilt Along” free motion quilted, and hope to have some joined before Monday. This is Block #12. They will all have red or blue sashing, then joined with some Christmas cream fabric.
Then, along came a new QAL, it said “Please Join” so I did. Dione, over at the Clever Chameleon… hop over to her page and see what else there is, a wonderful quilter , has the Beary Colourful BOM, and I loved it from first glance.So much, that before I had a chance to think, “Red Ted” was sorted, fused, appliqued and stitched. I am making another in redder fabrics as the batting did not make him puff as much as I wanted with the trapunto effect.
So “ Redder Ted” is cut, and waiting for some new backing, and fatter wadding. A dear friend has a grand-daughter who will be 2 next January, so this is for her.
Further blocks with the teddies will have rainbow coloured Teds, February will be Blue.
And to finish 2017, here is the Super Moon, early the next morning.
If you read Inger’s blog, Desert Canyon Living , you will see that the secret parcel arrived in good time in California,and Rachael received her bag. Then inside, was a bag for Inger too, and a small owl wall hanging.
Rachael’s Bag was made with batik fabric that had cats on,and the applique owl, one I enjoy so much.
Inger sent me a lovely email with photos, so I could see Rachael, a lovely young lady,so special, and a huge smile
Her blog title for that was
“ Celebrating Friendships Across The World”,
and this is so true. I have many friends, world wide, they are true friends, we share, care, and support each other in good times and sad. I am honoured and know this is a huge privilege in my life. Thank you all so much .
I hope for us all, 2018 is a year with happiness, courage if needed, restful times, and good health for you all and everyone at your home.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Clutter is simply delayed decisions”
Greetings from Jean.