“Flashback Friday”: 2010–A year in Review

January:

My first finish – halfway through January, was “Oh My Lucky Stars”

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Closer to the end of the month, I finished the top for the Sweet Treasures Block of the Month.

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February:

Near the beginning of the month, I completed the Neptune top.  It was the only “finish” of the month.

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March:

March didn’t see any finishes.

April:

I made a quick baby quilt for my husband’s boss.

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I also finished my Emma’s Legacy top:

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May:

May saw the completion of “Sent with Love” top for my niece.

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June:

I completed the top “Sent With Love” above, but forgot to take the picture.

July:

Surprise, another no activity month.

August:

After the inactivity, I started simple with some coasters:

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September:

I quilted and finished my Friendship braid quilt.

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I made a charm square tote.

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I dyed fabric.

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I completed my “Pumped Pumpkins” quilt.

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Another charm bag with jelly roll strips instead of charm squares.

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It seems like September was a flurry of activity!

October:

Dying:

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My Heartland Heritage quilt top.

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November:

A Pineapple quilt made with the hand-dyes.

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A quick Halloween table topper for next year:

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The top from the “Simply Sophisticated BOM”

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and the quilt for my bed:

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December:

A Pink and Purple quilt for my daughter (not quilted here).

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A bunch of Tiny Treats bags:

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Some block roll-ups for friends:

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A case for my neighbor’s Kindle:

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A very productive year.  This was just the “finishes” and not counting all the projects I started.

Monday Milestones–12/27

This past week, there were no goals that I had set for myself other than getting the presents wrapped.  They did and with one day to spare.  I didn’t have to stay up Christmas Eve and wrap everything.  Bonus!

Christmas was a really good one.  Everyone enjoyed their gifts.  I shocked my husband with TWO jerseys from his two favorite Steelers players – and a couple of other things; a coffee mug and cell phone cover.  He had already gotten part of his Christmas gift; World of Warcraft Cataclysm collector’s edition.

The kids received lots of their favorites; barbies, pokemon cards, wii games, movies.  I gave K her quilt and she loved it.  One snafu- Mom and Dad got her a barbie she already had.  It was cute the way she said something about it: “this one again, Seriously?!?”.  We told her she could either keep it for a “twin” or in case her other one broke – or we would go exchange it.

I got some serious loot.  A nook!! and 3 Jim Shore Figurines, and two movies… Eclipse and Gone with the Wind on BlueRay.  I also got the backing fabric for the Hearth and Home BOM.

I made a pocket for my nook yesterday, but ended up giving it to my neighbor for her kindle.  I don’t regret it either, they are so nice and give K their oldest daughter’s outgrown clothes.  K has been growing like a weed and it is a very nice thing to not have to turn around and buy new clothes every week!  It was also very nice to get into the sewing room!

So without any further adieux, here is my list for this week:

This Week’s Goals:

1.  Make another pocket for my nook.  I think I will match it to my Holly Bag this time.  I still have a lot of that fabric left.  I might just make two; one for “normal” storage and one for traveling (one that has enough room for the cord).

2.  Work on the stockings.  Now that Christmas is over I can work on these without stress.

3.  Gather up all the parts to my Hearth & Home BOM and see where I am at.  Maybe work on a few blocks.

The kids are still out of school and we still have house guests (they are going to be here a while), so once again, I am not committing to anything major.

A Pocket for my Nook

 

Though I was wishing for a Nook for Christmas, I wasn’t entirely sure that I was going to get one.  I had been looking at covers, pockets, etc. to keep it safe. The ones you buy are any where from $30-75.   Ouch.

I found this pattern for one for the kindle for on Moda Bake Shop.  I had a mini honey bun (10 strips) that I have had for a while.  I also found some fabric that perfectly went with it without having to go to the store.

I worked on it this morning and got it done in just over an hour.  I used fusible fleece for the inside that I had on hand.  I also found the perfect thread that has been in my stash for a little while.  So, cost for me… $0

So here it is.  I also did my first curved bindings.  not horrible.

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It is a little bigger than the pattern called for.  I should have made it just a tad bigger or a tad smaller.  Bigger, I could have put my cord in the bag in its own compartment.  Smaller and it would be just snug and wouldn’t slide around.  This will do until I decide to make another.