Good bye to 2018 and hello to 2019! I hope that this is a wonderful year for all of you!
Did anyone pick a word for 2019? The word that has been rattling around in my head is UNION. Why union? Well, I feel like 2018 has been a year of reflection, study and introspection. I have studied, meditated and been open for new things and experiences and I feel that this will be the year to bring it all together in union.
So what does this mean? Well, I want to do a lot more of what interests me and try to find ways to bring my skills together in ways that make my heart sing. Sounds pretty vague I know; but, hopefully I'll be able to articulate this better in the coming months.
In the meantime. We spent Christmas at the cottage again this year; and, although it was very cold, it was perfect! The lake froze over in our shallow little bay so there was lots of skating and hockey playing and it was probably the most classically Ontario Christmas I have had :-)
Here is River on our rink looking at a rainbow while the sun goes down. And underneath our neighbours are flooding their rink for smoother skating.
I was also able to do quite a bit of sewing while there - did I mention how cold it was!!? I completely finished my Guilty Pleasures T-Shirt quilt and turn the binding to the back by hand while spending time with the family. I am so pleased with this quilt! I'm actually surprised with how much I love it! It makes me happy every time I look at it and it is so nice to sleep under.
I quilted it, top and bottom, in Glide Titanium thread in a free-hand wave pattern. I backed it in a green flannel wide-back and used Hobbs 80/20 batting. I can't even express to you how nice this is to sleep under and how cuddly it is! My husband loves it too :-)
I actually liked making this quilt so much that I have more in the planning stages AND I wouldn't mind making some of these for others!
I also managed to get some piecing done!
Since I only had an extremely limited selection of fabric there I picked a pattern from Sew Kind of Wonderful's book Mini Wonderful Curves that fit what I had and I spent some time piecing this beauty called Breezy Day.
I don't have a destination for this quilt so it's now in the "to be quilted" pile but I really do love the way that it came together!