31 December 2009

Best Time of the Year

I love this time of year - a few days holiday, no rushing around, time to read a book, iron everything in the ironing basket (using the new iron bought in the sales - it is trimmed with red so must go faster) while watching a movie, finish off some stitching that was started ages ago


Stitch another "Sweet Pea" block while watching tv


And start a new quilt.  I know I shouldn't because the half-finished pile is growing.  Earlier in the year I started buying/hoarding Patisserie fabrics and have been wanting to make a Whirligig quilt for a very long time, so I cut into a couple of charm packs and cut extra blocks from some of the yardage.  Love the colours in these fabrics!


Months ago I saw something on Bec's blog about a "fabric diet" and, although we didn't officially sign up, Diann and I have not bought any fabric for the last few months.  A couple of interventions have been required but we are managing to keep strong.  No time limit has been set for this diet - I think I have enough in the cupboards to keep me busy for a little while.

8 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Perfect way to spend the days....love the look of the new project...the Sweat Pea looks great in red....Fabric Diet, um, I think I was on one of those sort of, but only sort of, no I have cut down definatley....Happy New Year to you my friend..hope 2010 is one awesome year for you..love and kisses Peg xx

Yvette said...

You said it! These are the best days of the year. I get more done than any other time of year.

I am on a fabric diet and it isn't so bad. You just have to stay away from the shops and internet. LOL! OK, it's hard.

Bev C said...

A red iron,may have to get one of those!! Have fun doing your stitching,it looks great so far. All the best for 2010 may much love laughter and happiness come to your home in 2010. Happy days.

Lorraine said...

Happy New Year! I hope 2010 is a wonderful year for you and yours!...I haven't bought much fabric so I think perhaps I should put myself on a pattern diet!! My head thinks I have way more time than I actually have! ....I guess I won't be bored when I retire!!

Maria said...

Great to be having a relaxing time and just doing whatever. Love the "Sweet Pea" project.

Best Wishes for 2010 and lots of happy stitching and JUST maybe we can get some of those projects done LOL

Christine said...

Love your red and white blocks ... the quilt will be stunning.

Catherine said...

Your Red Sweet Pea quilt is stunning!! Like with food dieting I am loosing the battle with fabric dieting too!! Happy new Year to you too! Cathyx

Bec said...

All the best with your fabric diet! I got alot out of mine - I am more selective when purchasing now. if only I could convince myself to do a book diet.... hehehehe
Love Sweet Pea in the reds, just so yummy!

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