Friday, January 11, 2013

Happy New Year!

Just a little late!

It has been nearly a month again since my last post so I thought I should post something even though I really don't have much to say. I have been busy mostly with non-crafty things and Christmas company. 

Our son arrived mid-December and left about a week ago. Daughter 1, son-in-law and grandkids arrived for a whirlwind of activity a few days after Christmas. Niece Katie was here for New Year's Eve and again this past weekend for our 'Epiphany turkey'. And finally, daughter 2 and son-in-law got back home last week to stay. They will be living with as they finish their 'little house on wheels' and SIL trains with Hubby as an appliance repair tech in our family business. 

I started the new year with another jump into Puget Sound at the Olalla Polar Bear Plunge (that's me on the left just before letting go) and have been spending my spare time working on getting the business info into the computer for the tax man! I am hoping to be done in the next week so I can get back in the sewing room. This year, 2013, will possibly the first year I keep up with the business books (or maybe someone else will) as the business expands. 

This past Wednesday I had my quilt guild meeting and I signed up for a class! I usually don't take classes because I can generally figure things out on my own but I figured taking classes with other guild members will help me get to know them more. The class is in a week and is on the One Block Wonder type quilt. I am hoping it is my reward for having all the computer work finished! Yesterday I went shopping for appropriate fabric for the project. I found two. One that is probably better for the project and the other with better colors. I couldn't decide which to buy so I got both and I will decide on the day of the class. If I like how the first one goes I can make the other at quilt retreat at the beginning of March.

The LWR quilters work tying quilts at the church yesterday and when I stopped in to say Hi and give one of the ladies a message (I don't get to help with the quilting since we have our staff meeting at the same time the tying happens) and was asked to make some quilt tops so that might be one of my projects for quilt retreat too. The good news is that if I make some LWR tops I can probably get rid of a box or two of fabric from my sewing room!

Over Christmas I made some more owl hats and tried another pattern for a little girl's hat that came off the yarn wrapper. It turned out great but ended up pretty small so I made it a bit bigger and thought it might be the right size for my granddaughter but it was still small so I let my little princess pick some yarn for me to make a bigger one. She chose 5 colors for stripes and she loved it. I probably wouldn't have chosen those 5 colors but she seems to have a good eye because it turned out great. I am thinking I will use the pattern to finish up some of my smaller balls of yarn. I will also need to get more owl hats made because the quilt show is coming up mid-March and those hats sell like hotcakes!

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