Tuesday, January 2, 2018

2017 That’s a Wrap

Happy New Year!!!

From reading some of my favorite blogs today I see that many of you are starting off 2018 with new goals and resolutions.  In my usual fashion, I’m still catching up J

My last post was September 1st (yikes!)  Our camping and traveling adventures didn’t allow much time for creativity.  I’m not complaining!  However, I thought I should pick up where I left off and show you what I did accomplish.

A few new projects…

This is a new tote for our Airstream.  I used Stephanie Dunphy’s pattern Miss June.  You can read about this project here.

When we bought our Airstream we also joined the Wally Byam Caravan Club (WBCCI).  This organization issues big red numbers that should be placed on the RV.  Well, I just do not have the heart to put stickers on Arya yet so I made this banner to place outside the camper when we are attending club events.  Yep…I’m a rule breaker and let me tell you, some of the die hards would be happy to kick us out of the club…LOL.

Another new project was this Saku Hat from Olga Buraya-Kefelian olgajazzy.com. It is a slouch hat meant to be worn without rolling up the front.  However, my gauge was off and it ended up too big but my daughter likes it anyway.  I purchased enough yarn to make two so I’ll be sure to shorten the next one.

How did I do on my 17 UFOs in 2017?


I either completed or made progress on 9 of the 17 selected UFOs.  Here are the results that I haven’t shared with you already.

Finish the 2009 Saturday Sampler, well it is a flimsy waiting to go to the long arm quilter.

Finish the Swilly scarf.

Pieced three more Farm Girl Vintage blocks with 9 left.

And for the new BOM progress…

Here is July’s A Quilting Life Mystery Block of the Month

I still have to finish piecing 5 more blocks.

Lastly, these are the completed basket blocks from the Fat Quarter Shop’s Sew Sampler Box.  I have to complete December’s block to be current with this project.

(NOT a favorite!)

That is it in a nutshell for 2017.

My husband had total shoulder replacement surgery on December 28th so we are pretty much grounded for a bit.  We took the camper out over the Christmas holiday but she is tucked away for a few months, not only because of hubby’s procedure but it is nearly impossible to get a campsite in Florida during the winter months.

Please accept my apology for such a long and photo heavy post but I had some catching up to do.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and quilty 2018!!! 


Sinta Renee said...

I enjoyed your recap! I love your airstream... and am a bit envious! You had a good year on your UFO line up. Thanks for sharing!

tink's mom said...

Great recap. What you accomplished was terrific. Hope the surgery went well and he is on the mend. You'll be back on the road in no time.

Kim said...

Looks like you had a lot accomplished. The bag is beautiful! I LOVE the prints you used. Your basket blocks are coming along nicely. You would never know there's anything wrong with the knitted slouch hat. It looks amazing! Way to go! Hope your hubby's surgery went well and for a quick recovery.

Gene Black said...

I love your tote. It is perfect for the Airstream.
Your daughter looks lovely in the hat - but I suspect that with anything she wears, she makes it look great.

I have not detailed my UFOs for fear that I would be overwhelmed.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Good recap of what you have been up to. I absolutely LOVE that tote. Bet you could SELL a bunch of those!! I'm usually a step behind, but this year I will try really hard to keep up. LOL.
xx, Carol

Vicki in MN said...

Yeah you are back!! Curious if you left the state of FL for your camping adventures or did you stay within. Love that tote bag, the camper fabric is adorable! Are you on the RV quilters facebook? I joined, a chatty bunch they are, LOL. Fun to see your accomplishments, the slouch hat rolled up looks great, and a neat scarf:)

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Such nice projects! I like your Farm Girl blocks. I am working on Lori Holt's Bee Happy quilt and there is a cute camping trailer block you might like!

Angie said...

Looks like you got plenty accomplished on your UFO list. It's all about the process, right?

Kyle said...

It was great reading your recap. You accomplished a lot. Keep moving forward! I think your banner is super cute. I would have thought everyone would want you to make them one.

allthingzsewn said...

Love the flamingos. I would much rather have the banner than the numbers on the camper. Besides it's much cuter. Hope DH heals quickly and properly.
Did any of the snow come close to you?
Does the "recaptcha" thingy keep spam of the comments? And if so how did you get it please.

sewyouquilt2 said...

love your tote and the hat is cute too as is the model. hope hubs heals quickly. once I get my computer up and running I will resume my farmgirl blocks so many quilts so little time LOL

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