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Resolution Review: January

Since we’ve reached the end of January (ALREADY!) I thought it would be a good time to check in and take stock of what I’ve accomplished this month.  I think the resolution to blog more and sew more is going rather well…don’t you?

12 blog posts:

  1. Whew! Well, that happened…
  2. So many palettes, so little time
  3. And the winner is…!
  4. Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey…Stuff
  5. Timey Wimey Shark Block of the Month? No, that’s not right.
  6. Nintendo DS Carry Case (a project from the summer)
  7. Warning: House Under Quarantine
  8. A passion for (1920s) fashion
  9. Work in Progress: Zakka Style Baby Quilt
  10. Skill builder BOM update
  11. Fabric Delivery!
  12. Work In Progress Wednesday

11 Projects started:

  1. Zakka Style baby quilt
  2. Zakka style black/floral quilt
  3. black/floral wallhanging
  4. Soundwave block for BOM
  5. Magnum block for BOM
  6. Doll Quilt Swap mini quilt
  7. Poo-Bah costume for Caleb
  8. Carpet bag birthday gift
  9. Ipad cover birthday gift
  10. crown for Caleb
  11. Dr. Who quilt series

6 Projects completed:

  1. Poo-Bah costume for Caleb
  2. Carpet bag birthday gift
  3. Ipad cover birthday gift
  4. crown for Caleb
  5. Soundwave block for BOM (I am counting this as a ‘completed’ because I finished the step)
  6. Magnum block for BOM (Ditto for the Soundwave block)

Warning: House Under Quarantine

Ack. I wanted to make a post about how I finished my new curtains for the living room.

…about how I completed several of the baby quilts for the kiddos are are due (or already here).

…about how I made several nifty items to sell in my Etsy shop.

…about how I completed and entire new wardrobe for myself.

Instead, I’ve been sitting on the couch for most of the week staring at the tv, when I’m not sleeping. And now my husband is down for the count and I’m still not back in action fully.  I’ll be back soon, though, with lots more fun sewing activities to share. Maybe even tomorrow!


NaNoSEWMo Check In

Quilts completed: 1
Quilted Pillow Covers completed: 7
Cosmetic bag completed: 7

Total items completed: 15

Total items currently in process: 6

Days left in the month: 8.
Items left to complete: 15.
Days left until Small Business Saturday when I plan to reopen my etsy store: 4.

I’m starting to feel really excited about Small Business Saturday!

NaNoSEWMo math

Baby gifts completed: 2
Quilted Pillow Covers completed: 6
Cosmetic bag completed: 1

Total items completed: 9

Total items currently in process: 3

Days left in the month: 15.
Items left to complete: 21.
Days left until Small Business Saturday when I plan to reopen my etsy store (Did I forget to mention that?): 11.

So, I’m a bit behind, but I’m happy with my progress.


I am not a writer.  I have never purported to be a wordsmith of any sort. The rules of grammar have always appealed to me in their strange, logical, somewhat mathematical way.  I used to actually enjoy diagramming sentences (no really, I did.), but I digress.

I’m not a writer, but, as I’m sure you are aware, November is time for NaNoWriMo. My husband has decided to participate. And since I am suffering from sewing burn out, and my dear friend Tricia recommended that I do something for myself in order to break through the burn out barrier, I have decided to participate also. But I’m not going to write, I’m going to sew.  I’ve been wracking my brains to come up with a goal that is similarly difficult to attain as the standard NaNoWriMo 50K word novel.  Should I work in yardage? Sew 20 yards of fabric in November…but then, what counts as a yard?  What if I use only a small square of a yard for a quilt – does that count?  It doesn’t feel right. So, maybe I should work on my planned holiday gifts? But those aren’t set in stone and I don’t think that would be a difficult goal.  Finally, I decided upon 1 item for each day of the month: 30.

Who knows, by the time NaNoSEWMo is over, I may have wracked up enough words in blog posts to actually participate in NaNoWriMo…

No really, I’m asking, who knows?