Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ringing in The New Year!

Vacation! We all love that time in our lives! I had a wonderful vacation in my home sans Technology! What! You are asking, 'Did I read that correctly?' Yes! You did! Going home to me means no phones, (not even cell service), no television - NONE! and No internet! What a wonderful, stress releasing Christmas vacation I had! I sewed, cooked and made merry!

What did you do to celebrate the coming of the new year? Me? I set myself to bed with a good book in hand and softly woke my husband at the stroke of midnight to seek my good year kiss~

Now the New Year realities are coming back to the forefront. Work calls me back today, but that is okay! I am ready for this year! Goals are still being set and records will be made. There are many areas in which we set goals for ourselves. Some focus on personal accomplishments, spiritual growth, work performance or even health assessments. Some may be a mixture of them all. I wish all of you many blessings in your goal achieving!

To assist me in my unpublished goal accomplishments, I've chosen to make some of them public. There is nothing like being held accountable. By joining http://www.elmstreetquilts.com and participating in http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/p/omg-one-monthly-goal.html I am committing myself to reach high with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal! You can join by following along as well!














I must confess, I have lots of works in progress. I started Another for the New Year and I've chosen this one to become my January OMG. How exciting! I am calling it the Prairie Dance but right now it is truly only strips turned into 2 1/2" squares. See all of these beautiful strips and squares?
#onemonthlygoal And @elmstreetquilts My quilty January OMG is to have these set into 16-patch squares at the end of the month! I am so excited to see these come together as a bed-sized quilt! Now to link up! http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/p/omg-one-monthly-goal.html

25 comments:

  1. Reading this I was just comparing my thoughts of the other day...how it was 20-30 years ago in regards to online / offline and the benefits and downfalls ...I love the blues that you are working with :)

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  2. Love the blues...perfect project for January!

    I've "unplugged" a few times, and it is a great way to relax and enjoy life! Sometimes, we really need to slow down and smell the roses!

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    1. You are so right Laura! We all need to slow down sometimes!

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  3. What fun fabric! Love that photo in the snow. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.

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  4. Love your blue and white project. I'm also working with blue and white. You can't go wrong with those colors!

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    1. Thank you, they were a gift from my mother in law, I think she secretly likes that color too and is giving me the subtle hint ;)

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  5. You selected what looks like will be a very pretty blue and white quilt. Blue is one of my favorite colors. Good luck with your goal...you are well on your way.

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    1. The pre-cuts were a Christmas gift from my mother in law. She had been hinting the whole year through she would love a quilt for Christmas :) She got one, but I think she is encouraging me to do another.

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  6. I really enjoyed this post!
    Great OMG! Those blocks are going to be gorgeous, i cant wait to see them! I sewed and spent QT with hubby :)

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    1. I've done some in oranges from a pattern, they are stunning! I may have to do a post on the book and highlight some of the squares I've sewn!
      Thanks for the enthusiasm, it is contagious!

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  7. Love the colours you are using. good luck reaching your goal

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  8. Your blues will make a pretty quilt! Hope this month's step goes well for you.

    New Year's Eve found me in bed with a book, I fell asleep at 11:45, but fireworks woke me up at midnight. Hubs was still awake, so we shared a good year kiss too. ;-)

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  9. I've always loved blue/white quilts. Now you've inspired me to try one. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope to see more of you!

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  10. I love your fabrics, I love blue and white and this challenge is just what I need to keep on track, looking forward to at least one finish a month this year.

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    1. Thanks Edith, I am excited about finding a completion in some of my projects as well!

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  11. Love those blues! Good luck with your OMG.

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    1. Thanks Kate, The jelly rolls were a gift from my mother in law! She is so thoughtful!

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  12. Your fabrics are gorgeous, can't wait to see them all together. You'll one the One Monthly goals, it so helps me to get through all my UFOs.

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    1. Thanks Nicole, and yes. I am excited to find a completion in some of my projects!

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