Thursday, January 20, 2022

Really Random Thursday, 1/20/22


January is a third of the way done. I don't make resolutions. And this year I didn't even attempt to choose a "word of the year."  But the to-do lists? That is totally me. This year, I made a list of quilts that I tell myself I WILL complete! It's too soon to tell what will happen with that list.

However, one of my favorite quilters, Dana Bolyard of @oldredbarnco, has given me some inspiration this year. She hasn't purchased new fabric in the last couple of years, and instead has been working through her stash. She told me she believes she has made some of her best quilts. So I destashed yet more fabric this week and I really really want to see what I can do when I'm limited to what is on hand. (Don't feel too sorry for me--I have plenty to choose from--but I'm interested in seeing what fabric choices will be made.)

Maybe we all just need to find a wishing well...

On Sunday, Levi was in a water polo tournament and I was able to watch him play goalie in three games. That's a lot of time to be treading water! They narrowly missed being in the championship game, losing by 1 point, so they played for third place, and won. It was a beautiful day to be outside.

Levi in the front center...
Between games, Christa and I walked to get Mediterranean food from one of my favorite restaurants. This sign was outside. My first thought was, "Wait...what??" and then it made sense. Haha.

On Monday, two friends (Stephanie @stephiepeterson and Pam @purduepam) and I had a zoom sewing session. We signed up for the Hygge block of the month by Annemarie Chaney, and each worked on our first block. I'm using Holiday Homies flannel by Tula Pink. I think it will be a fun quilt to work on, and the best part will be sewing monthly with my friends, even though they are far away.
This one is for Mark--a ketchup lover...
I came home from running errands this morning, and this beautiful bouquet was on the kitchen table. Mark likes to buy flowers, and he always chooses bouquets that have the most lilies because those are one of my favorites. Because nature so often gets it right, I think this combination of red, magenta and pink would make a beautiful palette for a new quilt. Uh oh..the to-do list might have just gotten longer.
Pretty much the truth.

And that's it for this week. 


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Needled Mom said... #

I am always amazed at the water polo treading! Great for him!! Your posts always give,e a chuckle. The flowers are so pretty. Great colors. Looking forward to your stash quilts this year.

Deb Cox said... #

hi cindy, good luck with the stashe control. for years i have also followed "Jeni Baker" - "In Color Order" and she accounts for fabric and yarn usage each month. interesting to watch and she has a simply lovely blog. have a look when you can. and good luck with your lists. i am a great fan of lists. (:

Patti said... #

I love reading your blog, PLEASE don't ever stop!!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

ohhh . . . those flowers do make for a wonderful color palette. Definitely add it to your list. I start a list every year of the quilts I want to make. I'm constantly adding new projects and rarely get to most of them. But somehow I think it helps me focus. Maybe it's just wishful thinking. After recently refolding my entire stash I am more committed than ever to use my fabric and refrain from buying as much as possible. I unsubscribed from lots of sites so I wouldn't be tempted. Ha! We'll see how that goes. Loved the last meme too.

OPQuilt said... #

All the memes are so great on this post!

I also like reading the comments--and fun to see Anne's here, too. I can't believe January is almost over already. It's staying lighter until 5:30, where it used to be dark at 4:20. No more fire-in-the-fireplace weather, for sure.

Like you, I don't do "words" or resolutions, but lists? Of course! I'm working through a couple of things on my list, but need to freshen it up and make it more accurate. Your Zoom sewing sounds like a great idea for getting your Christmasy quilt finished by December.