End of Year

This tattered quilt gets unpacked every year to be a tree skirt. Some insensitive Hun (sorry to any better-evolved Huns out there) was using this as a packing cloth years ago and I simply said, "you hand that right over", and I've been taking care of it ever since.

Cats enjoying some Last Day of the Year sunshine (oops there's that blankie I'm supposed to be quilting):

A Christmas gift from a long-time friend; isn't it pretty?

The latest DJ...

Here is one of my gifts this year, to a fellow quilter and good friend:

Inspired by Patti, I first made some adjustments to the sidebar, then added several To Do lists, including Ongoing, Bindings, In Progress, Tops Ready for Quilting, Fabric Groups that would Love to be Quilts, and Decorating. There are more that should be on there, and innumerable small quilts, not to mention too many pattern ideas to list, but really I do not want to weep over this, just get a little more organized and accomplish Good Things in the New Year :-).


Gretchen said...

Love the kitty photos as always! I love your blog posts and am envious of your Dear Jane (mine is uncut FQs and a notebook of instructions LOL!). I need to get lots more UFOs done before I start on DJ. Happy New Year to you and your family!!!

antique quilter said...

oh Karen that tree skirt of yours is beautiful
I love whig roses, oh please trace that block and reproduce it !!!! I would love to do that
can we see a picture of the whole quilt???
please :)
I also am inspired by Patti's post and will be doing a to do list as well as MONTHLY goals I think they will work better for me.
Happy, happy new year!

Anne said...

I absolutely LOVE all your kitty pictures!

Betsy said...

Karen , what a nice way of you to recycle the blanket into a tree skirt. Excellent idea.
I love your quilted FOB , They are so hard to make but yet look so adorable.
Have the best New Year!

Libby said...

All the best to you in the new year!

So glad you rescued that quilt from the Huns *s*

Patti said...

I'm glad to be an inspiration - thanks Karen! Great job with your blog changes! It's my NSHO that listing things out like this really helps us to accomplish things. I know I did for me this past year. I still have to put away Christmas before I can get back to making blog changes and sewing.

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Happy New Year Karen! Thanks for sharing your friendship for another year. Looking forward to another one!
Blessings to you.