Fun in my fabric world....

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Not a resolution in sight.

There were lots of good intentions in Cardy-world of reviewing the year that was and making some resolutions for the year ahead, and here we are a week into the new year and there is not a resolution in sight! Oops! This year is already shaping up to be a busy one....I have moved into a different role and am currently working full time...it is all a bit challenging at present, but in a week or two I will have myself organised like I prefer to be.


Whilst I am not sewing at the pace of old, I have been pleased with these blocks that appeared in my WIP basket. I am thinking of making a few extra as I think they will look fresher without a border...what do you think?
But I have been busy creating in other ways...


spray painting an old cane chair...


To sit near this beautiful jar from my lovely daughter...how did she guess I would love it?


And assembling some spiffy red Ikea drawers...loving the red!


There was a delicious lunch in a Humpy-town with dear friends...and an attempt to whisk this away...unsuccessful unfortunately!


And sewing with friends.
And also time to talk with much loved but far flung friends who have been ill and others who have lost those near to them...my thoughts are with them.
How is your year shaping up?
Cardygirl xx



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25 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

The WIP project would look great with a few new blocks and without sashing! Love the triangles on your new jar too!

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Fat Quarter Bird said...

You really have been very busy! Love the chair and cushion......and the jar......and flimsy is not so flimsy anymore!

Marg said...

No New Year's resolutions here. You have been busy. I like the no border option with those blocks. They are looking good, you should definitely make a few more.

Heather said...

Looks like you have been busy. Loving that WIP, a few more blocks and no borders sounds perfect!

Stephanie said...

I think you have some lovely projects to work on in the new year when time allows. Great gift from your daughter.

Stephanie said...

I think you have some lovely projects to work on in the new year when time allows. Great gift from your daughter.

sunny said...

You've been quite busy! If you're taking out time for family and friends and fun, I'd say you have your priorities right!

gracie said...

Love the quilt you are working on. So far I am on target for the new year...relaxing stitching is my hope.

Shay said...

Resolutions are so over rated. Not having them gives you the freedom to be more spontaneous(or so I tell myself !)

I agree about not doing a border . I think there is enough loveliness going on in those blocks..a border might detract from that.

LOVE those new Ikea drawers –they are the bomb! Red is my favourite colour and I don’t have any of it in my house so I’ll just live vicariously through you...

Sue SA said...

Red furniture? Bring it on I say!
Great blocks, hmm borders can be over rated, but I depends on if you were thinking plain v pieced. I like a solid coloured border, but something plain that doesn't distract from the lovely blocks?

Susan said...

I'm not a fan of New Years resolutions either. I really like your blocks and I think they look good without a border. Some designs just don't need one. I do like your chair and new drawers....are they for the sewing room?

Janet said...

They say NY resolutions usually last only a week anyway. Good luck in your new job, it'll be a balance between that and sewing time. You did well getting more blocks made, I don't think it needs borders. You got some lovely gifts and lots of inspiration at the humpy.

Fiona said...

lots of pretty things to see.... all the best with work.... the new year bringing changes....
Hugz

jean said...

I'm wondering if you really have been to work with all that progress Miss Cardy.
I've chosen a word this year rather than a resolution as they don't last 5 minutes in my world lol
It was great to catch up with you and Mr Cardy

Lynda said...

Love your WIP, the new drawers and your special canister. Great times happening in Cardyland.

Salley said...

Those blocks look terrific...I'm a "no border" gal with this one too.
Good luck finding that balance for the year!...but please keep sewing, so we can all drool over your creations.

Kevin the Quilter said...

What fun projects at hand! I didn't do a recount of my finishes of 2013 either. We will both blame it on being too busy creating in 2014 already!

pandchintz said...

You've been so busy already! All the best for the new job.

Mary said...

I love the quilt without a border! You are one busy girl...and now working full time. I used to do it, but now I am just in awe of women who can juggle full time, family, and having time to sew. But you do it all so well!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

I too think your quilt looks lovely without a border Cardy! I don't make resolutions generally as I tend to forget about them the next day!

Anthea said...

I dare you to remain resolution-less, Cardy!
Your sewing is looking wonderful, well done x

wish2stitch said...

Quilt blocks look lovely. Glad you are still getting some sewing done even though you are so busy. Helps keep you sane through those busy times.

Rachaeldaisy said...

I agree that your blocks don't need a border. I love the colourful mix of fabrics. That jar is very cool,your daughter knows you well. Good luck setting into you new position.

Jenny said...

Love your drawers Allison .....LOL.....red