Friday, January 25, 2013

New Year - New Resolve!

With this new year, 2013, I feel new resolve and less uncertainty and I have many, many resolutions, large and small.  Many "do nots" and many more "dos" on my list, and needless to say, many lists!  I am very excited about the 1XMAS Project this year as I have resoved to be more organized (of course this involves a list).  It has also come to my attention that I have a "thing" for Christmas fabric.  I would say that the greatest amount of fabric that I have is Christmas fabric.  I just love it and they keep making more every year!  This year my list for 2013 1XMAS Projects does not have presents that must be done before the big day.  Instead, I went through my fabric baskets and bins and listed Christmas projects that I had previously planned and in some cases found a new purpose for old fabrics!  I am also putting aside fabrics I don't expect to ever use and will put in a yard sale in May.   I am very happy to say that I have successfully completed the first project(s) on my list!   All of the fabrics are 18 years old or so, the store "Cloth World" was reorganizing and had a huge sale so . . . well anyway, back then I had no plan so I just bought various fabrics and brought them home and put them all in the same bin.  I did not use all that I bought that year, but I did use up all of some of these and finished up 6 1/3 yds total.  I used Christmas microsoft blankets for the backing and prewashed all fabrics, these will be nice and warm to snuggle up with and I have no idea where their final home will be.   Whoops, can't forget the matching pillow cases.  Happy Quilting!!


  1. Great finishes Brenda!
    Sounds like you're super organised already :)
    Thanks for joining in once more and sharing your projects.

  2. It's so fun to do a bit of Christmas all year round

  3. No matter where they end up they will be loved and cherished; a great way to use up your fabrics. remember that fabric isn't like food - it doesn't go off - so there is no problem with keeping it until you find the perfect project for it!!!

    1. Ohhh, good point & I guess it's always nice to have some extras around just in case!

  4. Lists are great aren't they?!
    I have a long list of things I want from the craft fair near the end of March. What fun :)
    I love Christmas fabrics too. I started the North Pole quilt so I could use some up. Good luck making Christmas projects.