Wednesday, January 9, 2013

What's Up Wednesday: Hello 2013!

Happy New Year everyone!  I hope you enjoyed the holidays with friends and family.  Our family spent the holiday together, and we enjoyed two healthy days with one another before the flu made an unwelcome visit.  Let me tell you, the flu doesn't know when it's worn out its welcome.  After twelve days it finally got the message though, and we are all on the road to recovery.

MCM Bee block for January
While sick I sewed lived vicariously through Instagram and fell in love with all the #scrappytripalong blocks that popped up everywhere.  Now that I am feeling better I can't believe I have had the willpower to resist pulling out my scraps to join along.  However, I will definitely be making a quilt using these blocks once I have caught up with other WIPs.


One bit of news here is I joined my first ever bee, and so far I am caught up ;-)!!!  I am a proud member of the brand new Mid-Century Modern Bee.  Carla has the first month and requested churn dash blocks in modern reds, pinks and oranges with a little white thrown in.  She has the easiest tutorial I have seen for churn dash blocks, and I had a blast working with bright fabrics from my stash.  I didn't hold back and cut into some of my favorites from Carolyn, Amy, Kaffe, Tina and even Denyse.  

2012 Mosaic
I also compiled a mosaic of most of 2012's finishes.  I did notice one duplication and several mini quilt omissions.  The number of quilt finishes is rather disappointing, but I did manage to expand my sewing skills some with zippers and what I call 3-D projects.  I haven't been feeling up to making any goals for 2013 yet other than resolving to "make more stuff".   

What's up with you this second Wednesday of 2013?  Any 2013 quilty goals you'd like to share?
Happy stitching and thanks for stopping by,


  1. Glad to hear your feeling better. Your churn dashes are lovely and your finishes amazing!

  2. What fun blocks to make! The colors are so vibrant and rich. Glad you are feeling better, iIt' never fun to be sick and even worse when those you love are too. God speed on the bee! It will be so much fun to follow you through the year!

  3. Happy new year to you! Looks like you are having fun with some bright colors for your churn dash blocks. Love seeing your mosaic of all your fabulous 2012 projects.

  4. I saw Mary is in that bee, too. Cool! Those are great blocks and great colors! It told Mary I used to have a bedroom in those colors! You should not be disappointed in the number of finishes you had this year. You did just great! So many wonderful projects!

  5. Love your block for Carla. Those bicycles! Glad you are on the mend. Enjoy your sewing

  6. Glad to hear you're recovering - the germs this year have been brutal!

    The bee blocks are fab! I'm so excited to see what this bee gets up to this year…!

  7. I am so happy that you are feeling better. Your mosaic is a wonderful reminder of all the amazing projects you completed in 2012.

  8. I hope your family is all well and that little Leo didn't catch the flu. Can't wait to see all your projects in the New Year and hopefully, to see you again later this year!