Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy 2009 !

Yesterday was the annual NYE Mystery on a lot of groups with Ann. She does the best beginner friendly mysteries. I only missed last NYE's one ( but I saved the pattern). I had the pleasure of testing the summer one this past year.

My son as long as I can remember has been a big Buffalo, NY sports fan. Bills and Sabres are his fav teams. And now that the Mets have a triple A team in Buffalo - he's in sports heaven. I found some Bills fabric on ebay and decided to to Ann's mystery in that. I managed to finish 5 of 7 rows yesterday and this morning. I need to make some more parts to the Bill's blocks and I can't find my kona I bought. So I ran to Joann's this afternoon and they only had the red- no royal :( . Somewhere are all the Kansas troubles parts and the extra blue is in that box. I'll look for it tomorrow. I have so much of the Bills fabric left over that I can make a matching pillowcase and with the extra blocks a wall hanging :) and probably finish the bottom tier of curtains. Now if you can imagine this room, painted in blue with red and white accents and all this Bills stuff and all the stuff hanging on the walls from the 2008 Winter Classic- you would think that this child would be thrilled that Daddy is relocating to Buffalo. But sadly no he's going to be a hard sale to make. I'm trying though- I have 8 months to change his mind and pack this house up- oh someone shoot me now,

I love to use the leader/ ender process that Bonnie taught us all. I managed to get 2 big 16" blocks done while I did the mystery yesterday :)

So what are your resolutions for the new year? Diets and exercise?
Cutting back on fabric buying? Finishing up some UFO's? Nanette wants to start her Christmas sewing early and having a Handmade Christmas in 2009. What a great idea! I think that her wall hangings and small quilts are just so wonderfull. I'm looking for fabric to make a spring one from one of her patterns.

I need to finish up some love quilts and a quilt for a Marine that's overseas and finish the quilt for Yogi ( hopefully before spring training starts)and finish a quilt of SB Sues from Hell for a friend that gifted me with her oldest UFO. I so think she needs to get them back for Christmas next year.

So all my quilty friends, I wish you health, love and lots of fabric to play with in the new year!


Jeanne said...

Great quilt for your son! Wishing you a very happy, safe and productive new year!

Sweet P said...

The quilt turned out great! Much better than the team did this year.