Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Starts and Finishes

Happy New Year everyone!  I have really enjoyed looking at blogs over the last few days where people have recapped what they have accomplished in 2012 and included collaged pictures.  *Sigh*.  One of these days, I will learn to make a collage!!  I even have a site bookmarked, but have I read or practiced it?  Noooooo.  So you lucked out!  ;-)

I realized I had not ever posted my September Crazy Quilt Journal Project block when I went to photograph my October block.  So, since I only have a few days to get this done (I think), I have spent a quiet New Year’s Day stitching.  In the afternoon, anyway. I took down all the decorations and the tree in the morning, then dusted (etc) and put all the regular stuff back in place. I even took the boxed tree down to the basement, but Bruce can do the rest!!

Without further ado, here are my (meh…) blocks for September and October.


I am really not very happy with them, but oh well. But I do LOVE the dyed crocheted doily that Lorraine sent to me!  She has a fantastic Etsy shop called LES Designs.  I’ve been using a lot of her wonderful dyed threads,  and they are lovely to work with.  Her colors are divine!   Unfortunately, my work does not show them off to their best advantage; but go check out her blog and you will see drool-worthy stitching!

So, this is how the entire project looks to date.

I am watching my DGD London tomorrow, so my stitching time will probably have to wait until Thursday.  I thought things would slow down after Christmas, but my To Do list is still a mile long.  What I need to do is stop adding things to the queue. But I can’t help myself!

Oh, and I am not setting goals this year, either.  And I haven’t thought of a word for the year (last year’s was ENJOY), but I am leaning toward HEALTHY.  I have to lose weight, get my carpal tunnel problems fixed and find out why I am so stiff all the time.  So, I am my own biggest project this year, hehehe.

Hope you are off to a good start in 2013!


Cathy maroon


Wendy said...

Cathy, this is going to be just stunning when finished. I am so in love with your quilt. I cannot wait to see it finished and I am guessing that you will be glad as well. Hope you and your family have a blessed and very happy New Year! Big hugs sent your way!

Katy Cameron said...

Here's to a healthy new year!

And let me help you with the mosaics - http://bighugelabs.com/mosaic.php you just plug in the URL of your photo on Flickr into the gaps and that's it :oD

Happy new year!

Mary said...

I just found your site and your crazy quilt work is so beautiful. I'm a fairly new crazy quilter, but I really love doing it! You have some great pieces of lace. I need to look for more stuff to add to my blocks.

Marjolein said...

You are almost there, only two blocks to go. They look great together.
Mmmm, good suggestion: What I need to do is stop adding things to the queue ;-)
I must keep that in mind.

Suztats said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, and I look forward to seeing the completed piece! Happy New Year!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh how I identify with the 'to do' list that never seems to get 'to done'!

FredaB said...

Hi Cathy

Happy New Year to you and Bruce and I bet you will do all you have mentioned and more.

I have never been yellow person but the middle needlepoint flowers are so impressive. That square just grabs me whenever I see it. Will be beautiful when done.



Susan Elliott said...

Hello Beautiful! I like your word for the New Year...I'm wondering if you've ever tried yoga? It does wonders! I am signed Jim up to start and our first day is Saturday (and yes, he IS willing...kind of).

Glad to see that beautiful CQJP quilt! It's a stunner, no bones about it.

off to read more of your adventures that I missed...

Happy New Year!

Gina E. said...

Well you are way ahead of me Cathy; I ground to a halt after I'd completed my July block. I made up the block for August, but haven't embellished it, or made any more blocks. BUT! I sorted out my ties today, and am once again enthused by the colours, so I hope to continue with the CQ blocks and finish them this year!

Anonymous said...

I love how your project looked at this point. Those bright threads against the dark backgrounds are fabulous!