Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Years Day- 1/1/11

Here it is, New Years Day 1/1/11! Family is all safe and happy (yay for that), I got snow last week, had the week off to sew, spend time with family and be a bum (yay for that) so basically, all is good!

Last night we had dinner at a nice chinese restaurant that we frequent quite often because their food is the best, and from the looks of all the people there and the waiting line, i'm guessing that a lot of people know about this place too. After dinner the kids went out so hubby watched TV (read-snoozed on the couch) and I sewed.

YES, I sewed 75 4 inch pinwheel blocks last night. I mentioned in a previous post that I was using all my scraps for these pinwheels but when I realized how long it would take to do it that way I decided to try the Triangulations Papers that Robin and Michelle suggested. OMG, what a lifesaver those things are. One night to pick and press the fabrics and sew them, the next afternoon I took the papers off whilst doing other things around the house and then yesterday I pressed them open, paired them up and made up all 75. It took till just after midnight but they turned out fabulous (and perfectly sized!) and now I'm up to 126 pinwheels out of 314 that I need. Not a bad 3 days work!!!

Today will be another quiet day at home taking down the tree and getting my daughter's laundry all done since she leaves to go back to college tomorrow. She hates to leave but there is light at the end of the tunnel....She graduates in May so she has that to look forward to.

I am still mid way on my Snow Days embroidery project. My December block is almost done, minus one small snowman and the little boy building him so I think before I sit and stitch tonight I will have to get the pieced blocks done because as I've said in the past, this is the gift that keeps on giving because once I attach the blocks I will have to trace some more trees or something onto the blocks....and next week we'll be getting the January pieces so I NEED to get these done pronto! More pictures of that project this week I hope.

Hope you all enjoy 2011!!!!

2 comments:

Conni said...

Love the Triangulations, too! It sure will help you get those made faster. Hope you are able to actually use up all of that Thimbleberries fabric...it's harder than it looks to use up the leftovers.

Barbara said...

Wow, 75! I sometimes get tired just reading how much you accomplish. Looking forward to more embroidery project photos.