Friday, December 30, 2016


WOW,  I don't know about you but this year flew by...there were moments of shear joy and deep sadness. But, isn't that the definition of a full life :)  I dream that each year will be a full one no matter what it brings.  When I made the 2016 slide show I realized how much I had experienced, how many new people  I've met, the number of projects I had finished, the quilt shops I enjoyed. I also started writing once a week for The Quilt Show plus G and I began our Quilt Roadies journey.  I realized that woven in all this was a lot of wasted time judging myself about fabric I have bought, kits I ordered and projects I have not completed.  Life is too precious to waste on that which is negative or draining of spirit.

And so, my Word for 2016 is Detox.  I am going to detox the negative in my life.  Whether it be my own brain conversation, that which the media vomits, negative people, self judgment, other people's judgment...I am going to treat my life as a beautiful commodity and detox that which drains.

I have been using a dry erase board since November for a way to track my monthly goals and I have enjoyed the process.  It hasn't made me feel bad if I don't meet them but gives me information on how I might use my time.  So in 2017 I will continue with the monthly goals.

I have settled on 2 Quilt Alongs...if anyone wants to join me.  One is Bring Home The Tree if you send me a photo of your completed block I will post them here on the 3rd Friday of the month. 

My second Quilt Along is Sunflower Gathering which is a Primitive Gathering BOM from 3 years if you have it tucked away in your closet drag it out and quilt along with me.  Mine will be only 8 blocks so it will fit a wall in my house :)  but all the same setting blocks and borders.

The other quilts that I plan on moving from the UFO pile to the finish pile are ...Sew Spooky, Granny Squares, Snapshot Quilt and my Yoko Saito Floral Bouquet :)  of course I have all year to do that, LOL!  Of course these will not preclude any new projects I might want to start...yes, it is going to be a quilty year filled with fun!!!

And now...a huge I was organizing the mailing of the last of the Give Aways I realized I had never posted the 12th Day of Christmas Giveaway...holy moley...and so the winner of the Buttermilk Basin kit is ....

Judy Zoll!!!

Be prepared...the 2016 Woolie Review is a long one...afterall it is a full if you decided to watch it...please get a cup of coffee, tea or a bottle of water...a protein bar would be good and some left over Christmas candy :)  Have a safe New Year and see you in 2017!

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