Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

I'm back! And while I don't generally make New Year's Resolutions, I'm going to make an exception and resolve to blog regularly, which also means I'll be quilting more regularly.

The past couple of months have been filled with travel, family illness, getting ready for the holidays, and entertaining/being entertained. It's been a whirlwind, but all that's left is to take all the trees down and put away all the decorations and I can concentrate on spending quality time in the studio.

The task should be a bit easier this year as there are only 12 trees to take down.

There are fewer ornaments to put away....

Thanks to Tucker, who celebrated his first Christmas,

and managed to destroy a total of 21 (to date) ornaments he removed from various trees.
Fortunately, the tree in the studio is out of his reach, so no casualties there.
And a couple others came through unscathed...

But this morning he was finally brave enough to snatch and grab off the snowman tree.
As I said, Tucker has been a very bad boy.

While Paco has been the perfect angel.
Okay, most of the time

And through it all, I did get a project finished.

I'm in the middle of a killer headcold, but I've still been able to get a little hand-sewing done on Vintage Rouge's back art, so I'm just inches away from piecing the back and heading to the sandwich table. It's a big quilt to work on in a domestic machine, but I'm going to give it my best shot. Check back this week as I document my first 'planned' machine quilting project. It should be entertaining. :)
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2013 to you and yours!


  1. I am so happy to see you back! You are probably my favorite blogger. I am glad it was busy, probably tired of typing all time, and not a hard life or health problem. Also, if you find anymore of those great on line sales, be sure to let us know where. Marty

  2. She's back! Hope you'll get lots of quilting done in the new year. Can't wait to see your projects.


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