It's Friday again - time to get our whoop whoop on! I hope your week has been as productive as mine - a great way to start the new year!
We've been on vacation this week near Panama City Beach in Florida. I know what you're thinking - sun, sand, warmer weather than what we'd have at home. But no - - - sand, yes - - - sun and warmer weather, no! It's rained almost every day we've been here… But it's been a restful vacation - we've seen lots of movies, done some shopping, a little sightseeing, eaten some good food and read some books. And I've really put my sewing machine to good use…
First of all, I took the donated paper-pieced string blocks that I pulled all the paper off of on the drive down here and put them together into a top...
…Then I took the new Kona color FQs my hubby gave me for Christmas, combined them with some Kona Iron, and made this cute quilt top….
…Next up was this table runner, a kit from Connecting Threads (also a great Christmas present from my DH!)…
…and then today, I finished piecing this quilt top, another kit from Connecting Threads from my DH! When I was making this one up, I realized I had pieces cut to make 24 blocks, but the pattern only called for 20. I didn't want to waste the extra blocks, but didn't want a skinny long quilt, so I decided to make one more block in a similar style from the scraps. See it there, second from the right, first full row? I think it works in pretty well, and it allowed me to make the quilt about 65" square. I'm really happy with the way this one came out!
So that's my productive week - and I'm definitely doing the happy dance! Can I get a whoop whoop?
And a few other things that are making me stand up and cheer…
Two people have written to say they want to send us quilts
to help us reach the 1000 quilts goal…
Four people are cleaning out their stash and
donating to the quilt ministry…
And one woman wrote to let me know that she has been
inspired to re-start her church's quilt ministry!
God is so good - and I'm so excited to see what He does with the quilt ministry in 2014!
And now it's your turn!
What's making you dance the happy dance?
Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish -
It can just be whatever made you jump for joy this week!
Share! We want to dance right along with you -
because dancing is more fun with friends!
The party will stay open until Sunday midnight -
Hope to see you there!
PS - there's still time to link up your 2014 goals here! Join in the fun!