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Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Block of the Month KAL

My friends at Monthly Adventures have a Block of the Month KAL that goes on all the time over on Ravelry. I have tried several times to join mid-stream, but it never seemed to work out. I have decided to join the KAL in January and follow it through the year on my blog. This will be such a fun thing to do, and I may have a contest or two along the way, so stay tuned.

Listen ya'll, there is some real talent in this group and if you are looking for a fun KAL, this is it. Of course, you have to be on Rav, but then, isn't everyone?

The 2011 KAL starts tomorrow so I need to print the pattern and find some yarn..


Kim's Birthday

Take a quick jump over to Kim's blog and wish her a Happy Birthday! She is having a contest too! Click on this bitty bits and pieces.

Good Luck!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Plan

I am so looking forward to having this long weekend. I am FINALLY getting the studio cleaned and organized. I am planning to spend these 3 days working to get everything in order. I am so looking forward to having a place to do my crafting and also to be my "place".

I have so many projects that are either started or are in my head that I want to complete and I can't wait to get to them. I have not done any quilting in quite some time and I want to get back on it. Here is my list of To-Do's.

1. Finish Dresden Plate quilt.
2. Organize all my yarn.
3. Make stitch markers
4. Make bracelets
5. Start scrapbooking all the stuff I have saved
6. Frame family pictures
7. Get back working on my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt
8. Make more soap
9. Organize my books
10.Finish some sewing projects that I have in the works.

Quite a list, I know, but I am excited to try and tackle it.

Happy New Year Everyone!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Here are a couple of finished projects to start off the new year!

Eyelashes in Lime - This is a scarf that I made for my DIL, and it turned out great!

Reading Mitts - These are so soft and warm. I just love them. They are made from Malabrigo Silky....yum!

I have so many plans for 2011! I love the beginning of a new year. It seems like you are receiving a fresh start and a chance to make things better in your life. I intend to take full advantage of that opportunity this year. Randy and I have been working on my studio/office/craft room and it is looking so good! I am going to be so organized that I won't even recognize myself.

This is my year to make more, do more and really make my life good! I have a set of goals for 2011 and I look forward to marking them done, one at a time.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Starting Over

Today is December 5, 2010 and I have been quite reflective the past few days on the things that are really important to me. I want to change a few things in my life and really live the years that I have left to the best of my ability. So, I am starting over in 2011, and my goal is to improve the quality of my life. What does that mean? At this point, I am not sure, but I am certainly going to find out. One thing I that I am going to strive to accomplish is blogging. I love reading blogs and visiting new ones, but recently, I have gotten away from it because other things have seemed more important. So, here I go on a new adventure!!

One of my goals is to finish projects that I have started. Here are a few that I have finished in the past couple of weeks: