Happy New Year Everyone, glad to be back on the scene, happy, healthy and blessed. It was a great vacation and good holiday. Gave of myself to others and received from above.
All right, I didn’t post any pics because I didn’t get around to it, and the items are all gone now. Hats and scarves for friends, relatives and the homeless here in Chicago, and baby blankets for the hospital.
I made a 12′ x 18″ mantel for my apartment bookshelves and faux fireplace area. Covered it with leather look vinyl and backed it with chocolate fleece while on vacation. Failed to create the radiator cover shelves, but will get it done eventually. Ran into problems, wasted a little money on that project, but I’ll get it right.
Just finished crocheting a vest in ribbon yarn these last two evenings with a skinny scarf to match. I have it on today. Lovely.
My wish list for January is to finish the lap quilts I didn’t finish in December. Gave alternate gifts until I finish. Sometimes I have to go with want is calling me and knitting and crocheting is pulling my strings right now.
But, I’m going to have to get it together because my quilt guild quilt show is in October and I need to have at least one quilt in the show if nothing else. ummm…I have that black and white quilt that could go in..it has to be quilted yet, and I saw a great new technique of quilting from the back on Simply Quilts last night that I may try. If not I have a lady that has a long arm quilting machine and does quilts at a good price. And I made a quilt for my cousin’s house that is going to be in the show, oh yea, that covers it doesn’t it! Whew.
Also, I have material waiting to be fashioned into wearables. Well, I’m looking toward spring now and will transition my thinking for my crafting for the new year and coming season. I want to knit something too. Oh, well, as usual, my mind swirls with fantastic ideas and my minds eye sees so many creations and fabulous designs. Unfortunately, the reality is that I can’t do it all try as I might.
I have quilts to finish, crochet and knitted purses to finish and new things the get started, so wish me the will to get it all done. Oh, yea and those crocheted boots. We’ll see. (giggle) So many creations crowding my mind and so little time and money to see them through.
Rodezzy, Fiber Artist