That slower pace also opens up some free time which I took advantage of this past week or so. The little Nine Patch quilt you see has been a work-in-progress (Yes, UFO!) for more than a year. Sad to say but I only needed five more little Nine Patches to complete the quilt as of Christmas 2016!! Sorry to admit that it took a year to make five Nine Patch blocks and choose the setting fabrics and border. I'm betting you have a project or two that is very close to being done, just waiting its turn. New Years Day was quiet here, so I finished this little quilt and I'm so jazzed about it!! I'm thinking a couple of the blocks are too dark now that I can look at it all done, but it's done, so it's staying that way!!
In between the preparing for and enjoying the holidays, I have been very busy working on my 2019 block-of-the-month program. It really does take more than a year to design the quilt, all the fabrics, break it down into monthly segments and several fabric shipments, write and test the directions, make the quilt and print and stuff all the patterns for the program. I completed the fabric designing yesterday, so all my notes and samples will ship to my art director at Marcus next week. It sure feels good to have that portion done!! (Happy Dance)
That means several other projects waiting their turn have now made it to the top of the To-Do list. Always fun to begin something new, and I'm happy to report that exciting things are coming. (Watch for a new promotion from me around the 20th of January...just for you! )
In the meantime, I hope life has slowed down a bit for you as well...to relax, enjoy and take it all in. I'm going to prepare a few hand-stitching projects that I can work on in the evenings. And, maybe I'll be able to complete another UFO tomorrow. Now that would be wonderful. I know just the project, too! Another Nine Patch quilt that only need just one applique block and will be ready to complete. Hhmmm.....tempting...very tempting.
Hope you find time to do what makes your heart sing!