Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Facebook Challenge

So at the beginning of the year there was a challenge that went around Facebook.  Essentially, one posted a message about crafting gifts and the first three (or in some cases five) people to respond would receive a hand-crafted gift from the initial poster.  I chose to post it and had three responders.  

I've spent the last few weeks thinking about what I might send to people.  I could quilt or crochet or cross-stitch something for these friends.  I think I've finally decided on the project.  Stay tuned for pictures of the projects.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Please take a moment to honor Dr. King's memory today.

"Men often hate each other because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they can not communicate; they can not communicate because they are separated."
- Martin Luther King Jr., Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story, 1958

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction ... The chain reaction of evil -- hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -- must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation."
- MLK Jr., Strength To Love1963.
And of course:

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2010 Unfinished Projects (UFPs)

 It is time to assess my unfinished/not-yet-started projects and create a list.  I really kinda of dread this aspect.  It's when I realize just how little I accomplished in this section of my life and how much I have left to do.  

In 2010, I finished the following projects:
  1. Baby blanket and snugglie
  2. Baby blanket and sweater set for niece
  3. Four anniversary wall quilts  I've made one... still have three to go.
  4. Six Christmas Stockings
  5. Advent Calendar wall quilt
  6. Crocheted afghan
  7. Four quilted ornaments
And in 2011, I plan to complete:
  1. Full quilt (blue, green and pinks that I began in the 12th grade which no longer fits my style, but we could use another quilt around the house.)
  2. Three anniversary wall quilts
  3. Finish binding on pinwheel baby quilt
  4. Three Christmas stockings (barring any other family additions this year)
  5. Nine patch, Mother Goose baby quilt - need to finish piecing, quilt and bind
  6. Two Christmas wall quilts
  7. Witch and Candy wall quilt - all cut out, but needs to be pieced, quilted and bound.
  8. Haunted House large wall quilt
  9. Winter Penguins wall quilt
  10. Three potholders for a friend
This is all I can remember for now. I'm sure more will come to me and when it does, I'll alter the list and note the changes.