January 2017

Wow, time just speeds by.  It's the middle of January already.

I did a lot of sewing for Christmas. Sewed about 14 pillowcases, 4 quilts and a wall hanging and a bathrobe. Mad dash to the very end.


Raina's quilt. 

She is 3 years old. Since I made quilts for her 2 cousins, I thought I better make her one. I asked her mother that night if she was sleeping with her quilt. She said, "Oh Yes! She wants to sleep with her Rose quilt"! .....Rose Quilt??? What Rose Quilt???
Rose Quilt. LOL!

Raina loves PINK! The fabric on the back has pink roses on it. She just cracked me up. She is also sporting 2 of her pillowcases, Minnie Mouse and Tinkerbell. Got to love it.

Logans Robe

I made Logan a robe about 4 years ago. It was time for a new one. He loved it.

Robins Wall hanging

I made it for my SIL. She hung it in her bedroom. I guess she liked it. 

Lydia's Quilt

This is a mystery quilt from several years ago made with Christmas fabrics. My mothers birthday is December 24. My goal was to finish it and have it in the mail by December 1st, so she could enjoy it the whole month. It arrived a few days later. Mom has always said she gets ripped off because her birthday is the day before Christmas.  I was pleased that she liked it enough to text me a picture. She doesn't like to use text messaging, so this told me she was in love with it. Happy daughter here!!!


This  past year has been an emotional one. Quite often I didn't take any time for myself. I started to burn out badly, though I pushed through. 2017 is also starting with many medical challenges for my family. I need a reprieve..........
With this in mind I asked my husband if I could go on retreat. With his support and blessing, I am venturing out on his 63rd Birthday for a 4 day quilting retreat. I need this!

The hardest part was trying to decide what I want to sew. This years mystery from Bonnie Hunter or make up my own thing. I finally chose "Allietare". This is a Bonnie Hunter Mystery from a few years ago. I wanted to make this quilt but  I was to ill to work on it. With the choice made, I have starched 14 yards of fabric. Cut some strips, sew some parts, and plan to cut out and make all the components so all I have to do is sew, sew, sew, sew!
I also want to bring a UFO or 2 in case I run out of stuff to sew. I am only bringing my featherweight so no actual quilting until I get home. I can't wait.

I can't wait to be in the company of people with the same love of quilting and sewing.

Happy Sewing and Quilting everyone!

Aileen in Florida