Yup it finally happened - my computer finally took it's last breath and retired officially. Soooo there is a new one in the house and I'm limping along trying to figure it out waiting for my techy guy who is so patient with me as I learn the ropes of a new computer to help me out. Hopefully next week things will make so much more sense to me. I like to think I'm a person who doesn't mind change - but when it comes to this techy stuff - not a fan of change lol. Plus there's a new phone looming on the horizon as well - between the two that should put me over the techy edge.
So on to more pleasant more things. A few of you asked in the comments about this quilt
That quilt is from a pattern called Christmas Sampler by Farmhouse Threads. I know the person I purchased it from tweaked a few things from the pattern but I can't tell you what she changed. Hope that helps those out who were interested. I was going to answer all the comments back to you - but with the passing of my computer I'm going to pass on that from last week and will be better this week.
So here we are in the second week of 2016 already - what do I hope to accomplish this year. Well first off I like to think of 2016 as the year of the finish - those UFO's lurking in the closet that I still like so much and just need to get finished up. I did end 2015 with a finish so that was a good way to end the year. This one is called Merry Christmas Garden by Gail Pan Designs
Not the best picture and as you can see the binding wasn't handstitched down yet - but I decided to hang it while it was waiting for me to finish it up. I choose to only do four of the six applique blocks and not add the borders so that it would fit on a specific wall. Oh the joys of open concept living - very few walls for hanging things. It was a fun piece to stitch - lots of applique in both wool and cotton - it's what makes my heart go pitty pat. Other quilt on the finish it up list is one called Comfort and Joy by Silver Thimble Quilt Co. What a joy it was to pull it out of the box and have more blocks completed than I thought. This will be done for next Christmas
Over the weekend I spent some time writing down some goals for 2016 that I hope to accomplish in different areas around the farmhouse and in personal growth. One of them is of course the UFO's lurking in the closet. I look forward to having lots of show and tell with you all this year. I laid out a plan for each room in the house to tweak and do somethings that I want to finish up certain areas - I plan on sharing that with you as well. Simplfying seems like such an overused word - but there's lots of stuff around here that could go live in other homes. I swore no more sales but I might have one more left in me lol, time will tell. The rest of the plan you'll just have to pop in to see during the rest of the year. Easier not to put it out there - although pressure can certainly be a motivator can't it lol.
Have you noticed the bold letter word. That's my word for the year - ACCOMPLISH -