Monday, January 30, 2012

February Drop and Give me 20!

Full Challenge Here
Did you read my UFO post and recognize yourself?  Would you like some company?  Beth has started this challenge and I highly recommend you get on board...even if it is just for the comic relief you will receive from reading her updates... Great sense of humor and fun designs will make February just fly by.  Join the fun!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The UFOs are taking over....

and I don't mean the space kind :)  If you are like me, then you know exactly what I mean.  This year I will be attempting to finish one per month, put some on etsy, donate some to my guild luncheon boutique and to the Alzheimer's Priority Auctions.  That should put a dent in the old ones as I start new ones:)) Here is my January has been done except for the frog for over a year and a half.  Now the froggie is on and it is ready to be shipped to my sweet daughter, Devin. She has waited patiently long enough!
Devin's Frog
copyright 2007 NESTLINGS by Robin
This quick quilt was made using scrap strips and the very easy Quilt-as-you-go Tasseled Strip quilt pattern from Suzn Quilts.  The froggie is my design and was used on my nephew's baby quilt back in 2007.
Meet Avery
The froggies on his quilt were about 4" x 5" so I traced the outer edges of the froggie and scanned that into the computer.  Then I printed it as 'fit to page' onto 11' x 17' so that I would have a larger template for fusing onto the quilt for Dev.  It isn't exactly proportional, but what she wanted.
Dev's Frog Detail
What UFO will you finish this year??  Pick just one and you will be amazed at how good it feels to finish--so good, you will choose another to work on:) Until February, Keep quilting!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


What a beautiful way to start every day and a Happy New Year...

How it looked on Dec 5th
This is the view from my computer:))

So a new year is preparing to bloom, what is your biggest goal?  Normally this is where I post my list of all that I accomplished this year but it hasn't been written yet since I have my girls visiting and I don't want to waste one moment with them!!

My word for 2011 was 'Transition' and it really was:
We bought a house--moved from NC to FL, leaving my children behind,--I vended at Houston Market for the first time--met new friends.  From July to December was the longest I had ever been away from my girls and we have all had to transition through this new stage of family.  I would say that has been the hardest of the transitions.

Who knows what 2012 will bring for me, my family, and my business but I am hopeful and excited and looking forward to seeing dear friends in all my journeys!