Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and 6 in 6 in 2018!

Merry Christmas (belated) and a Happy New Year – 2018 is 4 days away and I could not be happier to see this year over with!  14 days sitting in the chair, not wanting to do anything of value is on a downhill slide – Still have to continue taking  it easy so my immune system can get over the shock and awe of the wonderful 2017 Type A Flu!  I do not recommend this trip for anyone – In fact, carry a container of wipes and hand sanitizer around your neck along with a mask.  Run from anyone coughing!  If you see a nut job in public with all these goodies hanging around their neck it is ME!  Thank goodness for HEB Curbside!  Go on-line, order groceries, drive up and they load you up!  I will be doing that until the Flu Season is GONE!

We had a quiet Christmas (all cancelled due to illness).  But Santa was good to us.  I upgraded to an iPad Pro 12.9″ with 512GB and purchased a Space Black Milanese Loop watch band for my Apple Watch!  Then as a bonus for being sick, I ordered a Dooney and Burke handbag!  Santa brought Clay some things that he had on his list and a 1950 Kenmore Heavy Duty sewing machine (coming today or tomorrow) for his leather work!  Talk about 2 spoiled kids!   We will share our Christmas with Melissa this coming week-end!  Santa has left some gifts for her also!

OK – now back to the world of quilting, and hopefully I will have a very productive year!

I am going to attempt to do the 2018 Challenge – 6 in 6 in 2018.  This will fit right in with my very low productive 2017 year of quilting.

So here goes:

6 UFO Projects from 2017

  1.  A Bountiful Life (version of Civil War Bride)  I have 6 blocks completed, 4 ready for applique and a remaining 10 to finish the quilt.
  2.  Nesting – 2 blocks completed – remaining 2 blocks waiting for applique
  3.  Stonefields – About 6 blocks waiting for applique (they are small blocks) and Section 5 will be complete – AH half way through the 10 Sections
  4.  Sweet Stitches – trying to convince myself that I love the black embroidery thread (although getting bored with it)  6 more blocks to embroider
  5.  Brinton Hall – I really need to get with the program on this one – just more hexies for the side panels and then I will be piecing the remainder of the quilt.  I would like to have it completed by May – not sure if this is doable!
  6.  Mountmellick – Will be starting Border Number 3 in January – This one is a must finish if I am going to enter it in a quilt show this summer.

6 New Projects for 2018

  1.  Aunt Bea’s Parlor – Embroidery – I am looking forward to working on this one as it will be multi-colored thread – not just black!
  2. Star Dance by Jill Finley – Piecing
  3. Plantation Stars by Heartspun Quilts – Piecing (hum could be the blue and white quilt)
  4. Afternoon Delight by Sue Garmen  A mixture of applique and piecing
  5. Work on my Stars and Churn Dash Reproduction quilt – it will need a design setting also.

There could be some changes for the new projects and will update as I make the final decisions.  But as you can see I am really behind on my hand work.  Could it be those pesky surgeries?  I have more projects that I am thinking of working on, but will wait until I am at 100%.  I would also like to participate in OMG and 12 in 2018.  Maybe I can do without that 8 hours of sleep……

Have a wonderful day – it is nice and cold here in South Texas – 38 degrees for the day and no sun.  It will be this way for a week.  I am enjoying winter so far – much better than the 100 degrees each day this past summer!  Now for more rain!

16 thoughts on “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and 6 in 6 in 2018!

  1. An ambitious list, but I know that you can do it! The 6 & 6, 2018 Challenge looks fun! I need to make some time to do some reflection, but first…the kids and grands are still here for me to enjoy!

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  2. I’ll take 38, our high was -4 the other day, it’s coming back that direction this weekend. This morning we had 19 , so I walked the dog before the temp dropped again!! One more week, and the worst should be over. Hoping your worst is over after the influenza episode. Daily Naps are definitely a good goal, for awhile at least!

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    • Darn – maybe that is my problem. My Mother used to make us lay down and take a nap – I have fought that all my life! Of course there are days when I just cannot motivate, but few and far in between. Have a great day!

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  3. I think you have an awesome list to work on next year! I plan to work on Stonefield’s also–I just bought the kit second hand and I’m excited to get started. I have about half of the blocks for Aunt Bea’s Parlor finished–maybe that should go on my list–lol!

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  4. Thank you – wonder if I will be an awesome capable quilter next year – LOL! 2017 was a flop!
    I am trying to find someone who has Down the Rabbit Hole and is interested in selling the pattern when they finish with it! Aunt Bea needs to have her blocks traced on the background fabric and then it will be in the “UFO” ready to go for 2018!

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  5. I am delighted that you are joining Meredithe and me for the challenge, and I’m looking forward to seeing your progress!

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  6. I only have one new on my list so far, but ran across the disappearing 9 patch on someone else’s blog so think I will add it to use 2 matching charm packs that I have in my stash.

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