January was hectic and full !!!
1. Two friends came for our third annual New Year's retreat. We sewed in the new year.
2. I finished the first of my family quilts. The top was complete, the back was ready, so when my niece selected this one, I went for it. She was home from WA state so I finished it and was able to give it to her in person. We had to mail it later since she was already at the limit for luggage on the plane.
4. A friend was unable to attend Road to CA so I took her place. The class was not something I would have selected for myself, so rather than start a new project, another friend prepped the fabric and I made blocks for her. The class was a lot of fun and I learned some new techniques, but I'm happy I don't have another project in process. And yes, by the time all the bills came in, the "free" class was very expensive. However, I'm now in the mind set to attend Road next year. We're looking for a hotel that can house 5 of us together.
5. I took two sessions of training for my Babylock Destiny machine. My dealer has great follow up classes and they are free to customers who purchase the machine from his shop. It was good to go back and hear some of the basics, but I loved the day of IQ designing. I took his ideas and created Valentine Day cards for my great nieces and nephews. They go in the mail tomorrow. Two are headed to Australia. Of course they won't make it in time, but they're used to me being late. They're getting their Christmas ornament in this mailing as well. I think that family would all fall down in disbelief if I had a package to them BEFORE the holiday!
|Finished Valentine Day "cards". Approx 5.5 x 5.5 inches.|
I loved that I had all the supplies on hand to make these.
|I stitched them out two at a time. All done in the hoop. The background is quilted |
with cross-hatching. It just doesn't show in any of the photos. The IQ Designer
was the reason I purchased the Destiny. I get excited when I acutally use it
In between all of this was Soroptimist meetings, choir, church 50th Anniversary celebration weekend, 4 guild meetings, and life. I purchased a new refrigerator. Mine was acting up and I'd been closly watching it since November. The sales were good so I researched and made my decision. After a lot of reading online and at the library, I was so confused I almost gave up. Decision: LG French door.
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