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Monday, December 28, 2015

My Best 2015 Post and Future Goals

Reviewing my best 2015 post -

Upon it's closing, 2015, as been 
quite a year.  It's been full 
of challenges, set backs and 
adventures that have stretched
 me in more good ways then bad.

I'm definitely blessed to
have made some friends!  

Looking back and reviewing
my best 5 post which are:


These two posts are a Sew Along from  
one of my favorite local quilt
 shops.  The sew along is still going on 
so you will see more of these in 2016.  These
are from Farm Girl Vintage Book by Lori Holt.

was rated by third best post!  This block,
 Dog Gone Cute
#dgcqal quilt pattern by Lorna
 from Sew Fresh Quilts,
was made several times.  Those that
received this block just adored it. 

I made this log cabin quilt for a
 family member! Both my husband and I
 stayed in their guest house.
They of course live in a log cabin home! 

My garden card rated fifth!  I needed
 a simple gift
card for a friend and what 
better way then to use
what you have in your own garden!

I hope you will take the time to visit 
any of the post mentioned 
above if you haven't already.  

What about 2016?  

Upon reviewing the past
 year and looking 
forward to 2016, 
My most important goal
is  definitely needing  to be a
little more organized, marking
 dates on my calendar!!

I hope to be more creative and design 
some of my very own projects!

I believe I will be sharing some of my 
other creations through my cakes
 and cookies I bake!

I plan to continue to participate 
in sew alongs, 
challenges and other events that 
will allow me to
grow and learn which I love to do. 

More book reviews, pattern testing, 
and possibly blog project reviews.

I know it seems like a large order, 
but why not think big.  I work
full time besides writing my blog
 and at times it can be difficult, 
but I truly enjoy it all!

Here are some quilt alongs I plan on taking part in!

2016 Planning Party

Pattern Writing Blog Series

 Pattern Writing with Cheryl of Meadow Mist Design

Thank you for stopping by!
May you all have a blessed 2016!!!!

 Happy New Year from my house to yours!!!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas Thoughts 2015

A friend shared this on Facebook
and I would like to share it 
to all of you because I
know that the holidays can be
hard, stressful, lonely, over-
whelming and sad.
  It is important to remember 
that not everyone is looking 
forward to Christmas. Some people
 are not surrounded by large 
wonderful families. Some of 
us have problems during the 
holidays and are overcome 
with great sadness when we 
remember those loved ones who 
are not with us. For many 
it is their first Christmas 
without a particular loved 
one and many others lost 
loved ones at Christmas. And,
 many people have no one to spend 
these times with and are besieged by 
loneliness. We all need 
caring, loving thoughts right 
now. Remember those in retail, those
caring for people in hospitals, and
those that just have to work
or are away serving our country.  
 Be kind and mindful to give a moment of 
support to all those who have
family problems, health 
struggles, job issues, worries 
of any kind and just need to
 know that someone cares. Do 
it for all of us, for nobody 
is immune.  

Merry Christmas!!!

John 13:34
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have
 loved you, so you must love one another.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Mug Rugs

I haven't posted much lately, 
sad! However, I've been
 busy doing things.  Recently, 
I've made a couple Dog Gone 
Cute mug rugs using   
pattern. #dgcqal

I just love this pattern! I made 
two of the smaller blocks
 and added a strip of white to 
embroider the names of 
these two cute pet's name!

Quilted around these cute
faces and zigzagged 
the binding!

Simple, yet cute!
I plan on making a whole
litter of them too!