Monday, January 3, 2011

Hello 2011!

This year I vowed to stay home to ring in the new year….but instead I hung out with family, drank some wine, ate lots of pizza, and only had to walk 2 blocks home.  It was a perfect night!

While I’m sad to see 2010 go; I’m welcoming 2011 with open arms.  I can’t wait to see what’s on the road ahead.  Like everyone else, I’m making some resolutions…the biggest of which is a {fabric} diet.  So for at least the first six months in 2011, I’m working from stash {insert GASP here}.  I don’t think it will be difficult unless something absolutely amazing is released but even then, I’ll be ok.  There are exceptions to this diet…like backing, binding, and batting.  Of course, I’ll work from stash where possible but I don’t have a whole lot (or any) 5 yard pieces of fabric laying around for a quilt back.  Two other tiny exceptions…things already on their way to me….some must have Central Park by Kate Spain and Parisville by Tula Pink ~ both ordered before Jan 1st so I’m good! 

Why am I doing this?  Because I have a feeling I don’t even know what I have.  There’s a whole mess of fabric in my studio and every time I go grab something….I think “oh wow, I forgot I had that!”.  Another reason - $$$.  I bought a brand new 2011 SUV at the end of 2010….car payments are going to suck.

My other goal for 2011 is to give back  a little more.  I only made one charity quilt during 2010…I want to at least double my goal and make 2 (and hopefully more) for this year’s Stitch N Pitch with the Phillies.  

And because I didn’t want to leave you all with a photo-less post, here are some  of the things I made during 2010.

2010 Mosaic


Julie @ Jaybird Quilts said...

stash diet??? oh i have a feeling that i'm going to be a bad influence!!

congrats on all you did in 2010. meeting you & now calling you a friend will be one of my best memories from 2010.

love you!

Christine said...

I'm inspired by you learning to free motion quilt! Definitely something I want to do, but am always afraid of. I hope to see you soon at a guild meeting soon! :) Christine