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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

2018, Here We Come!

Did everyone have a good Christmas?  Ours was much quieter than normal since we stayed home this year for the first time...ever.  For Polly, that meant she had company (an audience!)and she was her usual crazy self.  She was in and out of every gift bag under the tree, attacked each snippet of ribbon she saw, and in general, totally exhausted herself partying.  She slept the entire day on Boxing Day, recovering.  
Without the travelling, it meant I was able to get lots accomplished, including finishing up a pair of socks for my big brother, made from Briggs & Little "Tuffy".  He loved them! 
I completed my year end Aurifil thread inventory, and put in a huge order which will arrive in a couple of weeks.  I am excited to see the new collections! One of my goals for this year is to grow my little thread store even larger.  I love this thread!
Most of my sewing time was devoted to working on the miniature for the I.M.Q.E., which I am not able to show yet.  It is coming along very slowly (but surely).  I also started poking away at a few blocks for another small wallhanging for me - so no deadline or pressure on this one.  Just fun. Kona red, white, and black.
Yesterday, shop owner Darlene D'eon from A Needle Pulling Thread in Digby, N.S., posted her annual block for a 52 week quilt challenge.  One block a week is very doable, and since I already have a box of blue and white strips left over from making St. F.X. quilts, it seemed a good project to use up these scraps.
 As a devout "finisher", the challenge for me will be to make this last 52 weeks.  (I doubt I can!!!)
My big news for 2018 is that I have been chosen to be an Island Batik Ambassador!  More details to follow - can't wait to get sewing!
Wishing everyone a creative and productive 2018.


  1. Woopy doo, a fabric ambassador! Dose this mean free fabric? Best wishes for a wonderful 2018 for you and your family, Karen.

  2. Congratulations Ms. Ambassador!!! Can't wait to see what you create!!

  3. Congratulations! They’ll keep you pretty busy! Happy New Year! XO