Have you heard the New Year's Day superstition that what you do on New Year's Day will be what you do all year long?
We spent New Year's Eve with our daughter and her fiance. I don't like family out on the roads New Year's Eve with all the parties and drinking and driving that goes on, so we had them spend the night. Because my daughter missed our traditional "Wife Saver Breakfast" on Christmas morning, because she had to work, that is what we had for breakfast on New Year's Day morning. After breakfast, my daughter had to head off to work, but it was nice having her here for New Year's Eve and then breakfast the next morning.
After breakfast, it was time to focus on how to spend the rest of the day. Linda and I discussed this issue on New Year's Eve and decided that we definitely would not be doing laundry or housework! We knew we wanted to focus on quilting, but which aspect of quilting did we want to focus on? In the end, we decided to touch on as many different quilting aspects as we could manage to fit into the day.
I started my day by doing a few passes on the current quilt that is loaded on the long arm. This quilt is, "Fire Escape", finished to the flimsy state on September 11, 2011. I just love this colour combination--red and aqua! http://www.silverthimblequilting.blogspot.com/2012/01/blog-post.html
This runner is the same pattern as the runner that I finished up for my Mom for Christmas this past year. http://silverthimblequiltingarchive.blogspot.com/2006/06/quilt-shop-hop-2006.html
In September 2009, I purchased the fabrics to make Terry Atkinson's, "Got Stripes?" quilt. This quilt is comprised of two blocks--a block made from striped fabrics and a star block. I made the striped blocks right away and then set the fabric and pattern on the shelf.
I am loving how this one is turning out. I finished 5 of the 50 required stars for this queen sized quilt tonight before having to call it quits. http://www.silverthimblequilting.blogspot.com/2009/11/current-projects.html
I think this was a very successful New Year's Day!
- I stared the day with a wonderful meal together with my family.
- I managed to keep activities for the day related to quilting.
- I worked on using my existing stash.
- I resisted buying new fabric--even though there was a 50% off sale today at a local fabric store.
- I never did any housework or laundry.
2012 is shaping up to be a great year!