Monday, December 31, 2012

Make-A-List Monday - Next Year Already????

Hi, all!

Monday again - the last one of the year!  Are you a "see in the new year no matter what" person, or an "I'm going to bed - see you next year!" person?  I'd love to stay up until the new year, but most of the time I don't make it.  But 34 years ago today, I did make it up to the new year, and got to see my husband-to-be on our wedding day - no bad luck at all, we're still together!  Having a New Year's Day anniversary has been a mixed bag - there have been times when we were living in such a rural community that absolutely no restaurants were open on our anniversary - so we've learned to be flexible about when we celebrate!

Right now, though, I need to recap how last week's list went...

1.  Finish the upholstery project for my friend.
(This is an absolutely "must do" - no more putting it off!)
I'm really happy to say that I finished the two pieces I had already measured and cut - the futon cover and the window seat pad - plus I made two pillows for each.  Forgot to take pictures, though!  I've still got one more part of this project to do, now that I've measured and cut the foam cushions for a chair...

2.  Make a quilt for a 10-year old girl with a tumor on her spine.
Done!  It's in the dryer right now, so I should have pictures this week.  Turned out really pretty!

3.  Finish that wall hanging!
Started, but not finished yet.  Hopefully this week sometime...

And now, for this week...

1.  Cover the cushions for my friend's chair.

2.  Upholster a stool cushion.

3.  Make a messenger bag.

4. Finish the wall hanging from last week.

5.  Quilt my "Orange You Glad" quilt.

6.  And as if I needed another hobby, I'm starting to knit a "Honey Cowl" - it will be interesting to see how this goes!

This post is woefully short of eye candy, since I failed to take any pictures of last week's projects, so I'm going to show you some shots of Emmy's finished quilt...

A little hand quilting...
And a little more - see the stars in the sky?

.... and a shot of the two lovely ladies I get to spend some serious time with this week - they've been with their parents during the holidays!

So now, the question is - - - what are you working on this week?



PS - if anyone knows why this post is getting so much traffic all of a sudden, can you please let me know?  I'm glad more people are seeing it, but I wonder what suddenly brought it to the forefront! Thanks!


  1. Happy anniversary! I'm working on Granny Square blocks!

  2. Happy Anniversary and Happy New Year!

  3. Happy Anniversary. The quilt is lovely! And your granddaughters are so cute. Happy New Year!

  4. Happy Anniversary! We seldom get to celebrate on our Anniversary. It usually falls on Barbershop contest weekend, or rehearsal day before contest, or such.

  5. Happy New Year Sarah!! And of course a very happy anniversary to you both. It's a milestone these days to get to 34 years!!

  6. Happy Anniversary!!! Loved your blog. It was my first time to see it. Saw link on Pam's blog. Patti


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