A Frosty Sunrise

My how time goes by!  It’s already past the middle of January of a new year!  I just took the picture in my header this morning.  The orange was so intense when I first spotted it, but just the few minutes it took me, to first check for new e-mail, and answer questions regarding shop listings, etc, it changed completely.  But I thought it was still worth taking.  Only 27 degrees, a hard frost, and the sun rising.  It’s going to be a good day!

I have been sewing and sewing, mostly to restock the shop.  But I do have pictures that I would like to share with you, from my completed, yes you read that right, completed projects from the end of 2012.

Colin's quilt

Here is the quilt that I finished for our new grandson, Colin.  He was born in November, a sweet little guy…

Colin - Newborn

I took some of the extra fabric and made him some matching washcloths..

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And then I made him a matching fabric basket with his name on it.

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I purchased an embroidery machine in November so that I can do projects like this one, and some monogramming on items in the shop, more on that later.

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And this was the quilt label that I machine stitched for the back of the quilt.

We also had another grandson in August, my son’s….

Zane - Newborn

Ducky Hamper

I picked up this old wicker hamper, which was somewhat beat up and all white, and painted it for baby Zane.  I thought that the ducky should be blue to match his room, and I made a new liner for it. I also made a fabric basket and covered memory board with the blue checked fabric, but gave it away before I took some pictures!

Like most people, I look to the new year to make resolutions, or promises if you will, of what I would like to accomplish or do differently this year.  I’ve decided to keep it simple this year, since I know how things change as time goes on.  One promise that I made myself was to finish the projects that I have started, and I have some that have been around for a long, long time, before I start new ones.  And I have tons of new ones that I would like to do.  So I am doing just that.

Lap Quilt

I don’t know if anyone remembers this lap quilt, but it has been setting in the closet folded up and waiting to be completed.  I actually had it all machine quilted and ready for the binding.  Then I noticed that all of the quilting needed to be removed.  The tension on my machine, don’t know how I missed it, but it was off.  And the stitching on the back looked terrible.  So I have started removing it.  I am about half way done.  This will be my first project to get completed. And I have someone in mind that I will be giving it to.

Then on to this one……

Orange Sherbert Quilt top

This is my Orange Sherbert Quilt.  I only did the top, then never assembled the quilt.  It is a crib size quilt, so I guess you know where I may be going with this one?

I have other projects, but lets just get these couple done first, ha, ha!

What projects are you tackling this year?  Please share with me! Maybe we can support each other and get them done!

Enjoy your day!

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13 responses to “A Frosty Sunrise

  1. The Orange Sherbert quilt is definitely worth finishing. It looks great.

  2. I love Colin’s new quilt, and what a cute photo. Congratulations.

  3. Amazing sunrise. Amazing little blessings too! God is good. Always enjoy your newsletters.

  4. Love the fabric basket you made to match the quilt … your other projects, too! I always try to complete a couple of UFO’s each year, but that doesn’t mean I don’t start some more of them! =D

    • I have a tendency these days to just keep starting some, and never finishing any! I have several more projects, and several Craftsy classes that I signed up for last year to do as well, we’ll see, ha, ha!

      Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend! Cheryl

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  5. Very nice quilts, especially the orange one – the colors are just beautiful!! Barbora

  6. Congrats on the grand babies! And kudos to you for getting so many sewing projects completed. Lovely projects. I love your new banner photo too. It’s so inviting with the glow of light in the background.