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Thursday, 27 January 2011

Cutting Table Wednesday

Yes, it's a day late (well, several months, to be more accurate), but let's see what's on my cutting table today.

It's a cat! And it's the only one that is allowed in my sewing room.

This is actually a lovely little organizer that I picked up this last weekend at a convention. It will live in my sewing room and hold such items as small rulers, rotary cutters, and other essentials.

What's on your table?

Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year's Day

Well, it's January 1, 2011 - and a new year has begun.

I try very hard not to make resolutions, because I'm not very good at keeping them. But there are two that I have made for this year. And I'm counting on you, my friends, to help me keep one of them.

My first resolution is to practise my music more. Obviously, you can't help me much with this one.

The other resolution is to sew more - to make more quilts. And to finish the ones that I've started.

As you have probably gathered, I like to make small quilts for donation to animal shelters. And while I can't guarantee that my corners will match, or they'll be artistic, or even pretty, I *can* guarantee that the animals won't care.  (My cats will sleep on anything soft.)

In the process, I plan on trying some new techniques. I've entered myself into a maple leaf block swap with an online group I'm in - so I'm hoping that will give me a kick start. I've also subscribed to The Appliqued Garden website, so I'll have access to many lovely patterns. And the, of course there's Fat Cat Patterns (a favourite site for various reasons) and the Anilee Quilt Club. (Let's not even mention the BOM I've joined at my favourite LQS, Sew Sisters. If memory serves, I committed to working on that project, AND blogging about it.)

So, please, feel free to bug me from time to time - to show what I'm working on, and to keep going no matter how much I may have convinced myself I can't do something.

Have you made any resolutions?

Before I forget  - Happy New Year! I wish all of you a Joyous and Prosperous 2011!

And above all, happy quilting!