The new year brought out the final steps in assembling our Easy Street blocks that we have been working on since Thanksgiving. I really love the way that this has come together and I am enjoying the colors as well - so bright and happy.
The best part of Easy Street is that it was completely made with fabrics already in my stash. I have decided that this is going to be a scrap busting year for me. I have so many groupings of fabrics with ideas in mind and I am going to try to plow through some of them. So far I am off to a good start.
I had a floral fabric in my collection that I pulled out and added to some paper foundation flowers that I had made some time ago. Magic....I now have four placemats that I will be giving to a friend whom we are going to visit soon. I'm not sure how long I have had the fabric, but the selvage has a date of 2007 on it.
The last few days have been spent pruning my roses - over 100 of them!!! It always feels so good to finish that job and look forward to the new growth which should start soon now. A little A*leve afterwards is a big help too.
Each year Beth has a Neighborhood Block party and this was my house contribution to the neighborhood. Each of the houses are so cute and looked fabulous together.
The Christmas tree also came down today and the last of the red and green has been removed until next December. It seems as though I always manage to find one or two little items that I forgot. Does anybody else do that?
New Year's Eve was quiet for us. We stayed up long enough to know that midnight had happened - in New York!!! Our daughter and her children came over for dinner since her husband had to work. We had a nice dinner and I made cream puffs for dessert.
|Guess there is one way to eat them....just go for it!!|
Another bit of sewing was my mug rug for my January/February partner. I can't show the piece yet, but I played around a bit with the scraps and made a small mug rug from them. The little HSTs finish off at 3/4"....tiny, but fun.
I am going to be linking up with A Year of Finishes. Click on the link and you can see what it is all about. My goal for this month is going to be to finish up the blocks for my Just Takes 2 quilt. I hope to be able to "finish it up" by the end of January.
So....January is off to a productive year so far and I haven't bought any fabric yet. I think I may keep a record of how long this lasts.