Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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... is this thing on??

Hello!!  I've missed ya'll!

What the heck have I been up to??  Well I guess most of you have figured that I took a break.  It was an unintended but intentional break.

What does that mean?

I planned on taking a small break after Thanksgiving but then things got really busy at work, Chaney's birthday was December 13th, school was out, there were holiday parties, and of course lots of sewing and quilting happened.  I would sit down to blog but then it wouldn't happen because our home computer crashed or something else equally random would take my attention away.

I started stressing about not blogging but then I realized I didn't need to stress about yet another thing-to-do.  I was still plenty active on Instagram but if you weren't on Instagram then you wouldn't know that... so my apologies if I worried anyone.

So now to the fun stuff!  I've been sewing A LOT which is another break in my blogging; I couldn't show a lot of what I was working on because it wasn't mine to show or it was a gift. 

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I had two quilts that I quilted for friends.  One was this beautiful full sized vintage quilt... with a funny story to follow about this one.
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The other was a beautiful "plus" quilt with nautical fabrics.  I am going to make one of these quilts this year!

And then there were 4" churn dash blocks that you see up at the top of the post.  I made the blocks and framed them in embroidery hoops for two of my other quilting family members.  I wanted to keep these!

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An Idea Pouch {pattern by Michelle Patterns}...

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... a bookmark table runner {tutorial to follow}

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... a Supernova quilt that I failed to finish. :(  I've never missed a deadline for a gift but I'm almost done with the quilting and I'm glad that I gifted the quilt top, took it back, and followed through with the quilting I had envisioned.
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Last but not least, I got sucked into the Scrappy Trip-along that has taken over my Instagram feed.  It's a fun block to make and it is starting the new year off right by making a {small} dent in my stash.

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In between all that sewing there was some reading by the fire...

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... closet purging on New Year's eve and the following day because we are wild and crazy like that...

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... ice skating...

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... and some running.  Yep, you read that right!  I started running back in November and then I realized how much I missed it and I've been a tad obsessed.  More on that later too!

I hope ya'll had a wonderful holiday season!  School started back today so I am a happy girl officially back in her routine.  Let's make this a great year!


17 comments:

randi--i have to say said...

Yeah! You are back! I was considering emailing you to ask how things were going. Glad to know you were just busy!

I love all of the scrappy trip quilts I keep seeing. There are so fun to look at and a great way to use up scraps. Just don't have time to join myself....:(

Have a great day!

Kiera said...

Glad to have you back and see that you had a wonderful and busy Holiday season! All your projects look wonderful! I'm going to steal that idea about hooping the quilt blocks. Too cute!!

Lynne said...

Welcome back to blogland -- you certainly have been busy and productive!

Deborah said...

So happy to see you on your blog! Missed you......What lovely projects!

Becky said...

Yea! My blogging slowed way down over the holidays too. So much going on that time of year! Exercise is great in so many ways isn't it? I wish instagram let uses sign in via computers. Still not on it, so thanks for the update!

Julie said...

Glad you are back and that you and the fam had a great holiday.
Can I ask what running you posted on your blog you use ? Thanks so much

Sarah Jane said...

So good to see you back showing us all the lovely work you have been doing. Happy New Year, Jennifer!

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

Love everything, but the supernova is stunning! : )

Nicole said...

Welcome back, Jennifer! Looks like you've been busy! I look forward to seeing how you quilt the Supernova. Happy sewing!

Tamie said...

Glad to see you back. Hope your break was a good one. Can't wait to see all that you have been sewing...

momof3girls said...

Just looking at the list of things you've accomplished in the last month makes me tired! LOL! Glad you're back. I love keeping up with you on Instagram. :)

Elsa said...

I've been wondering where you'd gone and it did have a bit worried. So glad you are well and had a good holiday season!

Linda in Calif. said...

Glad to see you are back. So happy for you that you were having fun (minus the distractions - like the computer crashing) and enjoying life.

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

Wow, you've been busy! Love everything you've been working on! Please keep us posted on how you fit running into your busy schedule, along with working a full-time job, cooking, taking care of your family, and quilting! I would love to get back into running and I need to find the time!:)

Elle said...

I'm so glad you are doing so well! And my goodness, you've been sewing up a storm! Very cool! Happy New Year!

CitricSugar said...

Yay for breaks and yay to having you back!

Carla said...

Wow you took a break and you were productive. I too took a break but I wasn't so productive. Glad you're back.

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