Snow on the ground and Christmas in the air. It’s a bit different for me this year because I no longer have to balance a full time job with all of the things I love to do during the holidays. It’s wonderful.
I set a pretty lofty goal for myself this year. I decided to create a new quilt for each member of my daughter’s family of four. I’ve been plowing away at it. I’m close to being finished. But yikes, it’s December first! No excuses. No procrastination. I’m excited to see their faces when they open their packages. It has truly been a labor of love and also a labor of joy. Sitting in my sunny sewing area with my favorite music setting the mood and imagining how each quilt would turn out has truly been a satisfying experience for the past months.
Of course, I’ve been dreaming up new projects for 2018 too. My son announced that next March will mark the arrival of a new grandchild. The whole family is excited to welcome a new member to our tribe. A baby quilt will be a fun project to combat cabin fever between the New Year and breakup. I also plan something special to brighten the days of baby’s Mom, our dear Tara. And then there’s that bag of rose covered fabrics for a scrappy “shabby chic” lap quilt for me. Oh yes, I can’t forget the new Kaffe Fassett precuts I just received from Missouri Star. My 2018 will be filled with quilting fun.
I hope your New Year will also be one of quilting dreams fulfilled.