Monday, January 7, 2019


My last post was December 13th!  I can't believe that so much has happened since then.  I won't even try to catch up with all that has happened, but we had a fabulous Christmas.  There was lots of entertaining, cooking, cleaning and all that goes along with the joyful time of the year.

We also did a lot of germ sharing which easily spread through all of us.  They do say that holidays are for sharing!

Winter has settled in here with unseasonally cold temperatures.  I'm ready for some of those warm temperatures we had last year.  As you can tell by looking at my temperature quilt from 2018, it was a warm one.



The colors are not really true in the photo.  A truer color is below, but the winds were blowing too hard to get an outside photo shoot.



It's nice to have the new year with a clean slate for some stitching.  I am not one to make lists, but I hope to get some of my UFOs finished up this year.  In between I will be participating in a few blog hops - the first one will be the Black and White blog hop starting on January 21st.

Once again, I will be a member of two bees this year - the Gridster Bee (IG #gridsterbee) and my Sewing With Friends swap group. Our January Gridster Bee block is for colorful trees.

 

In our Sewing With Friends group we are finishing up swapping table runners this month.  Ida's request was for a Christmas themed topper.




I have slowly been stitching the Good Fortune Mystery quilt clues together.  It will be fun to see the blocks come together.


My hope is to do a better job with my blogging this year.  I wish you all a wonderful 2019.  



23 comments:

Sheryl said...

Hi Mary so glad you had a lovely xmas and boy you have been busy love all your projects especially the xmas table topper,well done my friend and wishing you a Happy New Year xx

Kim said...

Time slips by rather quickly, doesn't it. Love all your projects you have on the go. Those trees are pretty and your finished temperature quilt is a beauty. I look forward to returning again and again to your lovely place this year to see what gorgeous creations you are working on. Hope your 2019 is a wonderful one.

Maria said...

The days just fly by ....Another week is gone before we blink...
Pleased you had a lovely Festive season and hope you all got over the germ sharing quickly....
I find it's hard to get true colours in photos. You did have a lot of hot days last year ... Our summer sew far has been mild but it's usually hottest Feb, when the kids go back to school.Nice colourful trees for the Bee swap.
Ida's topper is lovely and I like the fabrics you are using for GF.
I have made a list of UFO's this year and hope to get some finishes.
Enjoy your Swap Hops...

Julierose said...

Wow--that is one major temperature quilt--just beautiful work on this...hugs, Julierose

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love seeing what you are up to, Mary...always interesting pieces.

Kate said...

You accomplish an amazing amount of projects! I hope the flu bug is behind you - it was a nasty one. Our warm spell ended with a good blow and some fresh snow - some drifts are chest high - must be January. Have fun with your new projects.

Jeanna said...

Our temperature quilts will look very similar. Although, I had to order more warmer weather fabrics from the FQS. Hope to finish it soon.

I love the little table topper. The buttons were a perfect addition.

beth s said...

Oooh! I love that Christmas table topper. It's perfect. Glad to hear your holidays were full and happy ones.

Loris said...

Lovely projects! It's fun to see all the colors you are working with. Your Temperature Quilt turned out beautiful and so interesting. I can't wait to see more work on your Good Fortune. I really like the colors you chose.
There was a moment of a brilliant sunrise here again this morning. Most of the sky is grey with the peak of bright corals on the southern horizon. My camera was just not capturing it though. Too much light washing away the contrast. The cats and I are still watching though :-) =^..^= =^..^=

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

Those trees look like a lot of fun! It has been unseasonably warm here (KS)--third mild winter in a row, and NOT good for a lot of reasons. I"m ready for some blizzards. Glad you had a wonderful holiday!

Barb said...

I am so fascinated with your temperature quilt...love love it, love all of your projects.

Vireya said...

Your temperature quilt looks very southern California! It glows beautifully in the sunshine.

vincenzo126 said...

Your temperature quilt is fantastic!
-Jean❤

Quilting Babcia said...

Your unseasonably cold winter thus far has translated into an unseasonably warm winter for us thus far, though that is about to end between tonight and tomorrow! I hope you can find many hours to work on the projects you most enjoy in the coming year!

OPQuilt said...

I love seeing what you are doing and love how you bring forward new ideas for us to enjoy!

Your temperature quilt is finished--terrific! I like the place embroidered on the bottom, as it becomes a true record of the place where you live. And your Good Fortuen is coming along beautifully. I downloaded all the clues, but knew it was not going to happen this time around.

Good for you for going after the UFOs. I still have a few that I want to complete, too. Happy New Year, Mary!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Bwahahahaha! I feel so naughty for sneaking a peak at my new table topper before I get it! It is absolutely perfect for my round table! Love love love it! May you and your family be blessed in 2019!❤

Abby and Stephanie said...

Hoping you're germ-free! We're the opposite with weather...we are unseasonably warm and I'm a happy camper. No snow this year so far. Your temperature quilt is such a beauty. I always enjoy seeing what you're up to. Happiest New Year and a healthier one for all.

barcord said...

Hi Mary. Your little trees and table topper are lovely as usual. I do love the temperature quilt. I haven't ever got around to doing one. The place name is a great idea. Glad you had a good Christmas. Lots of germ sharing in our part of the world too. Hope you are all well on the road to recovery. A belated Happy New Year. I look forward to reading your blog and enjoying the pics of your lovely quilts. God Bless.x

em's scrapbag said...

Hope everyone is done sharing their germs and is feeling better.

I adore the trees for your bee swap. As well as how your mystery is coming together.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

What wonderful blocks you showed us. You are a talented piecer. Happy Stitching in 2019!

Michele said...

I too hope to be a better blogger this year. I'll continue to follow along to see what you're up to.

Carol S. said...

Your mystery quilt is gorgeous, in spite of the ripping involved. I had one I was working on a couple weeks ago that I had to rip off the border three times. I had to walk away, too, though I haven't walked back to it yet.

dq said...

Yay! YOur temperature quilt looks wonderful and tells a great story of the year.

I look forward to seeing your Good Fortune finished. IT is looking so great!