Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Goodbye 2014

No, I didn't get lost in Shipshewana! It's been awhile since my last post. I swear the days go by quicker and quicker as each year passes. We had eight deaths in our church family in a ten week period. I was ill for almost two weeks and then I sliced my right eyelid and needed six stitches just a few days before Christmas. I was so fortunate that my eye wasn't damaged. I haven't done much of anything sewing related, but I sure hope to change that with the new year.

Shipshewana was another wonderful retreat with 120 quilters attending from around the world. The weather outside was frightful, but the sewing room was delightful. Rosemary made another Smile Box of photos from Show and Tell. You can see it here.

Several of us worked on our Woodlands Quilt. This was a free pattern online using Jo Morton fabrics. I have the blocks all together, but need to add the borders. This was a fun quilt to sew, but there sure were lots of half square triangles.

Next project waiting to sew is called General Jack. I bought this kit at Caroline's in Rome, IN, about a year ago. There will be several of us sewing this quilt at the retreat in Chesaning this week-end. Isn't being at a retreat a great way to begin the new year!

As with every previous January, I have high expectations for a fabulous new year and kept resolutions. Have to have hope!

Wishing you all a Happy New Year! May your sewing machine and needles get
lots of use. I look forward to seeing the results.

p.s. Thanks, Tracy!