Thursday, December 29, 2011

Happy New Year!

I haven't been a very good blogger this year but still want to wish those who may see this a very happy new year full of good health, peace of mind, and plenty of purpose for your lives.  Quilters always seem to find ways to do good things with their time, and I'm sure my readers are no exception.  Keep up the good work!

Here's another doll quilt I made to swap.  The theme this month was Patchwork.  I decided to do a one-patch, "I Spy" type of quilt.  Thank goodness I'm not looking at all these treats on a daily basis!  Kim in West Virginia has to resist those suggestions because I mailed it to her.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My Quilting "Mojo" is Coming Back...

...finally!  I hadn't quilted much at all for about four months.  I did get heavily into knitting and made 8 pairs of socks.  (laughing at myself)  I had started knitting towards the end of the baseball season and knitted while our St. Louis Cardinals played their way into winning the wild card on the last day of the season and continued to win until they had the World Series trophy.  By that time we all had these socks and my hands were very sore.  They still haven't recovered completely, and I have to operate the computer with my left hand some of the time.

Participating in the doll quilt swaps on the Quilting Bee Forum has kept me involved in quilting, and my interest is returning, especially for Project Linus.  I have a stash to use!  These are the last two little quilts I've made for the swaps, and I need to start a new one soon in a patchwork design.