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Monday, December 28, 2009

2009 In Review

I am excited to say that my BOMs are current. The right 2 blocks on the bottom row are for December. The blue and cream Connecticut block is from Carol Doak's 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars and the peach and pink is called Dorothy's Star from Quilter's Cache. I am really liking this quilt.

For my small online group, we have a UFO challenge and I needed to get my list of 12 in before the 1st when the number for the month will be called. Then I will work on that UFO and hopefully finish it before the next number is called. This proves to be very motivating for me. Last year I completed 7 of the 11 and the others are at the need quilting stage. When I finished my UFO early, I had someone in the family pick a number for the next project and I set myself a goal to finish that one before the next number was called. It really doesn't take much to entertain me.!

While I was creating my UFO list, I noted a few other things. My main focus was going to be not to start anything new. Well that lasted about 5 minutes and then Bonnie of Quiltville posted a mystery and I had to do it. So, I started 17 new projects that I blogged about. Of those, 8 are completely finished, others need quilted. My last year's UFO list had 29 projects on it. I finished 13 of those. My new UFO list has 33 projects on it. I'm sure there are others I didn't write down. I have 2 WIPs that I am not writing down.

My personal life was full of exciting things. I had a new puppy to deal with and I'm still dealing with him. I was grounded from sewing with an injury to my knee and my foot so I learned to sew left footed. I got lots of knitting done during elevation and icing. In March we welcomed our great granddaughter Jaelynn into the family.

In May I became a chicken farmer. The garden was planted and I spent a lot of time playing outside. Then the canning started and I spent a whole lot of time inside. But it was worth every minute.

In September we adopted another dog, Louie. And in October, we welcomed grandson Leland into the family. We truly have an fabulous family.

This is sounding like the Christmas letter so it's time for me to go. Maybe I'll go knock off one of those UFOs........nah, that will mess up my list for 2010!


Julie in the Barn said...

Wow, you have had an eventful and productive year, Judy. And new pets and grandbabies, too. Your BOM blocks are gorgeous. I love dark or black backgounds. This will be a stunning quilt.

Debby Brown said...

sounds like a wonderful year. congrats on all your finishes!

Diane said...

I love the start blocks in your picture especially like the top left (stars w/in stars)-cool. You really have accomplished a lot, even with the down time and summer gardening etc.

Diane said...

I mean "star" blocks...not start blocks....I just shoveled the driveway out and my fingers aren't working well yet! :)

Scrappy-Quilter said...

love the BOM you are working on - the blocks and fabrics are great. I enjoy reading along on your blog. Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a bright and blessed New Years.

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Breathtaking. This Ozarks farm chicks MIL quilts and the colors and patterns always amaze me. I'm so glad I popped in.

You have yourself a wonderful New Year and may God bless ya'll!!!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous blocks! The black makes the colors so vibrant.

Sarah said...

I utterly love the Star BOM blocks. Every time I see you post them, I just want to dash off and make some of my own. They are gorgeous, and the blue-cream one that you picked has to be my favorite. (Am I gushing?)