Today is the first day of 2022 for me – for sure. I did my 30 minute walk today. Yup could feel the heaviness of the 99% humidity in the air and the stupid bronchitis cough is back every now and then, but I must keep up the walk to get my lungs working better. I lost too many days of walking in January! Not sure how many more I will get done after tomorrow, as we are headed to get the Canadian Cold front and I predict it will be a whopper! I am thinking the weather people keep telling everyone it won’t be as bad as last years Texas Snow, but I believe we could have ice! Hummmm time will tell!
Today I washed my blue fabrics that I MIGHT use in Alaska – debating on this one – it may end up as a batik quilt in blues. There were a lot of blue fat quarters in this group and if you want to see the how to ruin a quilt if a quilter does not pre-wash fabrics, check these pictures out. PS – I always pre-wash my fabrics because one time I did not in my early days of quilting and to see red dye bleed on a quilt was not nice!
I decided to wash the fat quarters by hand and what a shocker! Look at the sink full of blue dye!
Then I thought I would rinse them in the sink – No Thank You and off to the washing machine to run them through 2 more rinses!
Next was to dry them and remove strings and raw edges from the lovely washing machine and dryer. Look at the wasted fabric from this group of 24 fat quarters. I know better than to get these fat quarters unless I am willing to wash time by hand and hang them to dry! Oh Well.
Here are my finishes that I am so happy about! I am not sure what I will try to accomplish by next Tuesday – 7 Feb 2022 – but I know that I will have my list ready to go and start quilting again. Of course I always need to get the long arm going, but not yet. I am excited to be taking 3 quilts to the Long Arm quilter on the 14th of February.
Here are my finished for January 2022!
For Holiday SAL there are 14 blocks. I have one that I am working on and have 2 more traced. I am working towards having the remainder of them traced this week.
So now I am into 2022 projects having finished all UFOs. I need to establish priorities for Stars Around the Garden, the Primitive Quilt 2 color quilt, and many more and additionally for my Holiday SAL and my “Love” Cross Stitch project. But I need to really make some realistic goals. Here’s hoping that by next Tuesday I will be more organized.
Have a wonderful week and stay warm and quilt!
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