Happy Belated New Year!!

I hope that you had a great Christmas and New Year. To say that mine

was relaxing is an understatement. I think that I need a holiday from the

Holidays. It was all good though.

To kick start the year off, I have completed something of my own.

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This year, I have made a resolution to take Fridays  off to work on some

of my own stuff. I am very excited about this decision. It will be interesting

to see if I actually stick to it.

What are some of your resolutions?

This is blue red work embroidery. When I first heard this phrase, it

made me laugh. Why not just call it blue work? Anyways, my snowmen

are done and are awaiting their transformation into a cover for one of

my  pillows.

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I used 2 strands of blue DMC floss-#311. They stitched up quite quickly

too, I might add.

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I love the hat on the snowman to the right of the sign.

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Today I worked on this quilt for Laura. She made this lovely quilt

with her niece. It is always so encouraging to see young women

take up quilting. I wonder what this younger generation will

do within the quilting world?

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The blocks look pretty simple but it is the fabric and color that make

any quilt.

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The border in this quilt is pretty interesting. I love the blocks that are

used to make the border. Laura’s niece is pretty artsy so she picked a light

blue polyester thread for the top and the backing. She wanted simple

stitching on the quilt top so she chose “Swirl” by Norma Sharp. It does look

nice with all the straight lines in the piecing and blocks.

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The backing.

The backing is made up of a silver flannel. Very soft and warm;  the light

blue thread shows up nicely on the backing.

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A close up of the swirl panto design on the backing.

Take some time this week to do something that makes you

happy.

 

 

4 thoughts on “Happy Belated New Year!!

  1. Catherine says:

    Blue red work – made me laugh too. Your snowmen are cute. Good luck with sticking to Friday resolutions. Just think of all your creations you’ll be able to enjoy by the end of the year.

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