Monday, December 28, 2015

NEW GLOVES FOR CHRISTMAS!

Not winter gloves - quilting gloves.  See them below.  My old pair was practically shredded!  I asked Santa for a new pair and he did it!


Here's a few other items I received.  Smoked salmon!  A couple books!  I even found a recipe for smoked salmon quiche in the recipe book.  I think I'll make it!


I also asked for a boot cleaner.  When I go for walks my hiking boots pick up all kinds of stuff and it's very hard to get it out of the grooves on the bottom and the sides of the boots.  This should do the trick!


Time to make some more Dear Jane blocks.  Besides these three from Row G, there are 2 more prepped.  I might be able to squeeze a couple more in before the end of the year, hopefully.


Amazingly, I am finding it easier to get these done, probably because practice makes perfect and I have been doing a lot of PPing and appliqué with the first 6 rows.  I'm thinking about setting a goal of getting a row finished each month.  There are 6 more rows after this one (which I doubt I'll finish by Thursday), so if I set that goal and meet it I would finish the center blocks by the end of June.  I haven't set the goal yet, I'm just thinking about it.

I'm going to think about some other goals for 2016 as well.  Are you going to set goals? 

11 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Great practical gifts, and smoked salmon is pure luxury! I love that little DJ block on the left in your photo. At this point in life my goal is to enjoy each day as it comes, to always have at least one stitching project ready to work on, and not stress too much over what didn't get done!

---"Love" said...

For sure, the boot scrubber will help; my boys had one that saved my floors! My gloves looked much like yours before a friend gave me some new ones 2-3 months ago. I've made one resolution to sit myself down for one hour each day and just rest and maybe contemplate things. I hope I will keep that promise to myself. I'm not much of a "sitter"! ---"Love"

Lori said...

Nice gifts! The blocks are looking wonderful!!

---"Love" said...

One more thing: I'm sure you will finish all those DJ blocks in 2016, and if not by June, so what? ---"Love"

a good yarn said...

The colours and fabrics in your DJ blocks are lovely. Perhaps have a target to work to isn't such a bad idea and it's not the end of the world if you don't quite make it. Great presents - I'm not surprised you've worn out your old quilting gloves. The boot scraper is a terrific idea. Smoked salmon is a delicious treat indeed.

Marsha said...

Ahhh, new gloves, now you can really have some fun! The salmon sounds wonderful and the boot scrubber should do the trick for some clean boots. All great gifts! Your DJ blocks are adorable, love those fabrics. Looks like you have a great start for 2016. I don't usually make plans for the new year, we will see what comes up! There may be a trip to the NW planned later in the year.

Janet O. said...

Had to laugh about the gloves. I've had a new pair in a drawer for about a year and finally got them out last month. My old ones looked a lot like yours. : )
Your progress on DJ is impressive! Good for you!!

lillianscupboard said...

How wonderful to get things you can really use. I have the quilters' recipe book and love it.

canuckquilter said...

You are making steady progress on your DJ. At this rate, you will be able to quilt it well before this new pair of gloves needs to be replaced!

Barb said...

I need a boot scraper - what a great idea. Lovely gifts and books.
Your DJ blocks are really coming along
Happy New Year Ruth

Barb said...

I keep saying that I am going to do a dear jane but haven't....one day!!