Tuesday, January 24, 2017

New Year, New Resolutions

Hello audience, this is your long-lost author.  Well, maybe not many of you are around anymore.  Those who still have me in your feed readers might be surprised to see this post pop up.  I've let my blogging fall by the wayside for a number of reasons ... 1) other social media, like Instagram, gets my posts out there more quickly and with fewer words (and less effort!), 2) a lot of my sewing lately has been block testing for Quiltmaker Magazine's 100 Blocks issues, which is confidential until the issue is published, and 3) just life!  Working one or two jobs while still jobhunting full time and dealing with family obligations takes enough time away from sewing, let alone blogging about sewing!

So my new year's resolutions for 2017:

Taming my scraps is first up on my list.  I've been quilting for 25 years now and in the beginning I saved every little bit of every little fabric.  In sorting through these bits and pieces I've found scraps from my very first projects.  I'm tossing anything I'm not sure is 100% quilting cotton and anything too small to use (and it's got to be pretty small to be too small!).  I'm trying to use much of the rest.  I'm also donating some older fabrics I'll just never use.  My husband thinks it's a sign of the end of the world, but the truth is I am running out of room to add to my stash!

I keep a running list of UFOs I'd like to finish and I really want some of these off my shelf.  There are a few I've just lost interest in and I should really donate.  There are a number of smaller tops I need to quilt as well.  So getting some of these from unfinished to finished is on my list this year.

Finally, the third resolution:
I've added my Instagram feed to the right; feel free to follow me there.  But I hope to post to both sites with quilting content much more regularly.  Encouragement helps here so please feel free to comment as moved!

I owe you a look back at the past year so I will do that in my next post; stay tuned.

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