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Hello Luv

I have spent considerable time immersed in genealogy the past couple of weeks.

I need to come up for air!

Now seems like a great time to make Pat Sloan’s pattern “Hello Luv”.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

I am making a larger version…a table topper for my dining table.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

There will be lots of bonus half-square triangles!

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

Cutting, pressing and squaring up!

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

Ready to sew into blocks!

I am going to sew those bonus half-square triangles into pinwheel blocks.

Hello Luv Pat Sloan

Quilt On!

A Stroll in the Garden

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass

Winter 01-03-2022

Clicking on a photo will give you a closer look!

“Snow was falling,
so much like stars
filling the dark trees
that one could easily imagine
its reason for being was nothing more
than prettiness.”
― Mary Oliver

Winter 01-03-2022

“Draco’s like… snow,” said Hermione quietly, her gaze absent and distracted. “It’s cold and cruel to begin with, but it’s somehow beautiful, and you miss it when it’s not there. And if you hold it in your hands close enough and long enough, it changes. It melts.” ― Bex-chan, Isolation

Winter 01-03-2022

“…there’s just something beautiful about walking on snow that nobody else has walked on. It makes you believe you’re special, even though you know you’re not.” ― Carol Rifka Brunt, Tell the Wolves I’m Home

Winter 01-03-2022

“The snow was endless, a heavy blanket on the outdoors; it had a way about it. A beauty. But I knew that, like many things, beauty could be deceiving.” ― Cambria Hebert, Whiteout

Winter 01-03-2022

“I love you because no two snowflakes are alike, and it is possible, if you stand tippy-toe, to walk between the raindrops.” -Nikki Giovanni

Winter 01-03-2022

“Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour.” -Attributed to John Boswell

Winter 01-03-2022

“You wake up on a winter morning and pull up the shade, and what lay there the evening before is no longer there–the sodden gray yard, the dog droppings, the tire tracks in the frozen mud, the broken lawn chair you forgot to take in last fall. All this has disappeared overnight, and what you look out on is not the snow of Narnia but the snow of home, which is no less shimmering and white as it falls. The earth is covered with it, and it is falling still in silence so deep that you can hear its silence. It is snow to be shoveled, to make driving even worse than usual, snow to be joked about and cursed at, but unless the child in you is entirely dead, it is snow, too, that can make the heart beat faster when it catches you by surprise that way, before your defenses are up. It is snow that can awaken memories of things more wonderful than anything you ever knew or dreamed.” ― Frederick Buechner, Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale

Winter 01-03-2022

“It is the life of the crystal, the architect of the flake, the fire of the frost, the soul of the sunbeam. This crisp winter air is full of it.” -John Burroughs

Stay safe. Stay healthy.

See the world around you!

Non-Sewing/Embroidery Goal

Other than sewing related goals, I do have another type of goal for this month.

In 2016, my husband and I, our children and grandchildren took a fantastic trip to Oahu, Hawaii.

Waikiki Beach Oahu 2016

I want to organize those hundreds of photos that we all took and shared with each other.

With the help of Snapfish, or Shutterfly, I want to create a memory photo book from favorite photos.

Polynesian Cultural Center Oahu 2016

Anyone else as slow as I am at organizing?

In the comments, tell me what non-sewing related goal you have set for yourself (if any).

Carry On!

January 2022 OMG

It has been a while since I joined OMG (One Monthly Goal), and I miss it. OMG is a great way to keep me accountable and move projects forward!

This year, I would like to improve my piecing (and bust some stash), so I am doing the Kathryn Kerr 365 Challenge. I learned about this challenge over a year ago, being inspired by myquiltprojects. She has completed her beautiful challenge while I spent all of last year collecting the patterns. This year I will do the piecing!

My January goal is to complete a month’s worth of blocks (all of January’s blocks). I have two done.

365 Challenge

The 365 Challenge is my January OMG goal, but I also hope to get all of the stitching-in-the-ditch quilting done on the Christmas Lone Star project.

Christmas Lone Star

That will be enough since I don’t want to fill up my time with deadlines this year.

I am linking up to Elm Street Quilts OMG. Click here to check out other goals and be inspired!

Happy New Year!

Quilt On!

Christmas Lone Star and a Life Change

I have pulled out another old UFO…from 199?…to add to my New Year’s Resolutions to-do list.

Okay…so it has been on the Focus list for the last year or so. I really mean to get it done in 2022…no more carrying it to the next year!

It is a Christmas Lone Star and I was quite pleased that more work was done on it than I remembered!

Christmas Lone Star

I now have it pin basted and ready for quilting.

Christmas Lone Star

And the life change?

I made a scary and exciting decision to retire from the day job!

2022 really will be a new beginning for me!

Happy New Year!

Quilt On!