Last Saturday, New Year's Eve, I came up with the idea to complete a project on New Year's Day. A little wall hanging from the latest issue of Quilt Trends kept whispering to me. Make me... make me... So with quilting  buddy in tow, off to the fabric store we go on New Year's Eve. The pattern required a large print that you selectively choose light areas and dark areas. I find a lovely print with bottles of wine, grapes, etc. Perfect for New Years! Head to the New Year's Eve party with the same friend and with my Bernina in tow. I am getting this done in 24 hours! Yeah for me!

    Well, I did get it cut out or most of it. Friends at the party I am sure thought I was insane. Sewing on New Year's Eve? Are you kidding me?  Stayed up till 3:30 a.m. playing games and laughing... not a lot of sewing. On New Year's Day I was still up early, but went downstairs and started sorting my stash yet again... How many ways can you sort your fabrics? I did find some I had forgotten about... that is always a nice surprise. By the end of the day I had the pieces cut and some pieces sewn together.

   On Tuesday, I was shopping out of town at a quilt store and bought a fat quarter of a mottled red/fuschia. On Friday at sit and sew it made the perfect border to my little wall hanging. Then I worked the entire 6 hours on prairie points, and borders. What fun this is!

   Today, while I am sorry that my high schooler is sick and in bed,  yet I am grateful for the quiet, the chance to just hang out at home, in case she needs me and I can continue to work on the piece that was to be done in 24 hours. I am now revising that to being done in January. When I get it completed I will post a pic here, it is really quite lovely...can't think of a better way to end an old year and start the new one!

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Comment by Judy in lower Eastern Michigan on January 9, 2012 at 10:49am

Sounds like a fun time to me, my kind of party. You may not have gotten as much done on your project as you would have liked but is sounds like you had a great time.

Comment by Jennifer Gilbreath Rewis on January 7, 2012 at 6:21pm

If we get our goals high enough, we'll reach them sooner than we think. (But maybe not in 24 hrs!!)

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