Sunday, January 8, 2012

New Year, New Learning Curve

I am still learning how to use the new camera. I would have posted long before now, but had issues getting the photos loaded!
We had a great holiday and I can't believe it is already over! It went by way too fast. I can't wait till next year!
The first thing I got done was this new bag:
It has a large cardinal print for the lining and teeny tiny cardinals on the darker outside fabric:

I also finished quilting the Calendar Quilt from the block-of-the-month I did for our guild last year. Each block finished at 12" square and had a theme related to each of the 12 months of the year:
In order of appearance: January/snowflake, February/cherries for President's Day, March/Irish chain for St. Patrick's Day, April/twister storm block, May/May Basket Day, June/black and white bow tie blocks for June weddings, July/flag block, August/hot sun, September/school house block, October/bear tracks, November/turkey block, December/tree star block. I will be donating this to our outreach program to be given to someone in need.

The first block for this year's guild block-of-the-month was a crazy block:
I made one and my daughter made one. I am hoping to win the drawing for all the blocks so I can send them to her to make into her first quilt!

Finally I will show you the poor needle plate that bit the dust:
If you click on the photograph you will see a closeup detail of just how messed up this needle plate was! I had to replace it because it was shredding thread as I tried to sew. I am a brute with a sewing machine! lol

I am working hard on trying to finish the My Tweets blocks but am woefully behind on them. NO NEW projects for me this year! At least not until the Unicorn quilt is done. I best get going and get er done! Happy sewing y'all! See ya next time.


Jaye said...

Very glad you had a good holiday. You are one of the only people I know who is not relieved that it is over!

Glad you replaced that needle plate! It looks dangerous.

Can't wait to see that finished Unicorn Quilt! "A seam a day; the quilt gets finished that way."

Sherri D said...

I still wish the holidays were going on. I am such a nostalgic mush. And yes MOTHER, I know I should be sewing, even just a little bit, each day on the Unicorn quilt. :P