Greetings from South Texas where we are having a pleasant winter! Life is getting so much better for Clay and I – even with the staying at home, curbside for groceries and orders from Walmart along with good ole’ Amazon. All of these companies have really benefited from the CV this year. We all pray that things change quickly and we can become free people again and enjoy normal lives. I am happily looking forward to 2021. Starting a new year is a wonderful experience, it allows us to bury all the negative things in the previous year and look forward for positive things coming in the new year. There are times and years we have no control what happens and it is so difficult to live through those years, but thank goodness we have a new year a coming!
I have given up on planning weekly to-do lists until 1 Jan 2021 for my quilting goals. So far I have completed 2 more blocks for OMIGOSH and made 4 blocks for The OMIGOSH and The Arrowhead Project. Click on the link for background information on both projects.
The Arrowhead Blocks – Setting 1
The Arrowhead Blocks – Setting 2
My Medallion for Stars Around the Garden (SAG) has begun. This is the layout for the colors.
I am getting a slow start but hopefully I will get with the applique program quickly – I would love to have it finished by the New Years Eve!!! (Oops just made a goal for myself!)
I do my stems different than most quilters. I cut fabric bias strips at 1/2” or 3/4” depending on the size of each pattern stems. I stitch the outside of the stem and then if I need to trim the strip I can, and then turn the strip under. I find that this is the fastest way to make the stems. I am a traditional appliquer and use freezer paper and no glue on my projects.
OK so here are a few easy goals for the remainder of the year:
- BE HAPPY for a New Year coming!
- Finish the applique for SAG Medallion
- Continue to work on OMGOSH blocks
- Continue to make more blocks for The Arrowhead Block quilt.
I am getting over the stress related skin breakout! Thankfully – I am trying to get this over with before New Years Eve also.
Apple problem has been resolved, but the lesson from this is – NEVER SEND IN A TRADE IN IPHONE OR APPLE WATCH WITHOUT HAVING PICTURES AND PAPERWORK SAVED! Someone did take my trade in and replaced it with their iPhone. I no longer trust Apple in handling trade in items honestly. I had complete documentation (to include the original box) to back me up and was successful to get it resolved – but it did take 6 days to do so!
Medicare is still unresolved but it will be what it will be! I have to control the stress they are causing – so I am playing Scarlett O’Hara – I will worry about it tomorrow! LOL
Have a very Merry Christmas and remember, we are celebrating the birth of Jesus. We can all do that while at home with our families. Take care and Stay healthy!
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