Thursday, February 5, 2015

January in my rear view....

January always seems so bleak after the warmth and fun of the holidays. The parties are over. The trimmings put away. Life goes back to normal....mostly.

My boys didn't have to go back to school until later in the month. (Hot dawg!) so the first weeks of the month were filled with them.  We learned a new game, and spent a lot of time hanging out by the fire watching movies.

Settlers of Catan

Eventually, they all had to go back to school.  It is a good thing, for all of us.  I can't wait to have them all home again in June.

January is traditionally a very slow month for me work wise.  I only did 6 quilts at Tops to Treasures.

January 2015 at Tops to Treasures

They were punctuated by my participation in the Schnitzle & Boo Instagram Swap.  What a hoot.  I love the little quilt that I received.
Hexi soap! And a Hexi quilt! and CHOCOLATE!  Can you say Awesome?!  #makeaquiltmakeafriend #schnitzelandboominiquiltswap

And was pleased with the package that I sent out, as was it's recipient.

The whole package!  Now to bundle it up and put it in the post. #makeaquiltmakeafriend #schnitzelandboomimiquiltswap

The most exciting happenings all involved a new group of friends at church.


A couple of us thought it would be fun to have a sit-n-sew with our Sister's in Christ.  We hoped that two or three ladies would join us....we had 25! Most of those sweet ladies have never sewn before, at all.  I find myself helping to teach a new generation of quilters.  What a kick.  I'll keep you posted on our progress.


Annie said...

Wonderful little swap quilts! And what a great surprise to welcome all those potential new sewers into our wonderful world of stitching.

Benta AtSLIKstitches said...

I've had the ladies at my church house group sewing too, isn't it great! Love the board for the new game ... Hexes?

Celtic Thistle said...

Is that the Settlers of Catan game? It is a big favourite in this house too. Darling mini quilts given and received in the swap.

Lynne said...

Woo-hoo! Visits with family and new quilting friends as well as some paid work! Life is good!