Tuesday, December 19, 2017

What's Happening!

2017 is ending soon and I am feeling very pleased with myself.  Not pleased about my horrible blogging lately but very pleased that I made a plan for myself at the beginning of the year and I stuck to it.  I learned how to prioritize better and mostly I learned how to say NO.   I am going into next year minus that horrible feeling of being overwhelmed by projects.  Hope you knocked things of your list too.  It feels so good!

I have a few things to share with you. If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you may have already seen the following projects.

First up, a baby quilt for a new great niece born in late November. 
I used Preppy the Whale pattern by Elizabeth Hartman. A friend of mine enlarged the whale pattern for me.   All Kona solids.   

free motion quilted on my Pfaff PowerQuilter 16.0 using Aurifil 50# thread in three different greys.

The back..  Daddy is a photographer so  I could not resist this paper pieced camera pattern by Whims and Fancies.  I used a gradated grey stripe fabric for the binding. 

The camera block became the label for the quilt.  
Next up, a few Necessary Clutch Wallets.

A table runner and matching cushions for charity. Made from a 5"charm square pack and two 2 1/2" mini charm square packs.  

A few bibs for babies

A removable pouch for my Sew Together Bag

A hooded bath towel for baby

A Santa Pillow - "Jolly Old Saint Nick" by Art to Heart

that's enough for now.  I have lots more to show you, after all it has been two months since my last post,  but I think I will continue in another post.  Take care and I hope you have all your Christmas sewing and baking done and ready to go. 🎄 


  1. Such fun projects, you've certainly been busy! I always seem to fall behind on blogging at the end of the year, there's just so much to do!

  2. Beautiful finished. Love the whale quilt.

  3. You've been busy with lots of lovely projects! Looking forward to seeing more after the holidays. Merry Christmas!

  4. Oh my! Lots of beautiful things. I especially love the cushions and runner but they are all lovely. xx

  5. Lots of lovely projects! You have been busy. Look forward to seeing more on your next post.

  6. You've been very busy, and I can't wait to see what else you've accomplished. I'm glad you're getting things under control, and are feeling better about where you're going! I've made some progress, but still have just as many still on the list! Life is good. Merry Christmas!!

  7. You have been busy. Glad to hear you're not feeling overwhelmed.

  8. Great projects, Linda. I especially like the whale quilt - absolutely adorable! The word NO is my current mantra as well; it's hard to be creative buried under a pile of obligations. Merry Christmas to you an yours!

  9. These are wonderful! I hadn’t seen them all. Those clutch wallets came out beautifully! I am so very impressed!! A removable pouch for your Sew Together Bag....what a novel idea! Might just have to follow suit! Mine is crammed full, and doesn’t stay very organized. It’s amazing how much they hold! You’ve accomplished Sew much! I wish I had your energy. Have a wonderful, funderful holiday! Keep it simple and make it fun! XXOO

  10. Wow! You have been busy! I love those wallets! Awesome productive year for you :)


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