I haven't really prepared a list of goals for 2021, but I do have one specific goal and that is to finish a queen size quilt that will be a wedding gift for a grandchild. I think I explained earlier that I wanted to have a quilt for each of my five grandchildren's wedding prepared so that in case I am not here when they do get married, they will each get a quilt. This is my last one.
I have decided to make an on point medallion quilt. I have 13 12" blocks made (I will need one more). I got the block patterns from Barbara Brackman's blog (civilwarquilts.blogspot.com) . I saw this medallion design on her blog (I believe) and liked it, so I reproduced it. At least, I thought it was from her blog. Now I can't find it. I will need to add sashing so it each side will equal 2 blocks. The upper left edge has some blue and off white fabric that I will probably use as borders for the medallion.
In between sewing, I am working on family history. My sister brought a cassette tape that my Dad had made about his life. I borrowed a tape player from my neighbor and transcribed it - 7 pages! Then I started looking for more tapes to transcribe that I know we have somewhere, but I couldn't find them anywhere. While I was looking, I did find a lot of old letters and pictures and I decided to start writing up my life story. I have 3 pages so far. I found some old "Date books" - the kind we used to get from card stores - like hallmark. Actually, my parents had a gift shop and sold Hallmark cards, so 2 of the date books were from their store. The one that say's Gibson was for 1962 and that's the year they bought that store (in Elgin, IL) They got Hallmark cards sometime after that. I had entered the dates I had with my DH - the first date was January 22, 1960! It has been fun to find old love letters from him (that I had forgotten about), some things I had written down. I didn't have a diary, but at times I did write things in a note book. Luckily, I still had them and also some articles from the school paper, etc.
I will try to post more often from now on. And visit blogs more often. It seems like the time is going by so fast and I am so busy. Isn't it weird? But I'm finally getting some things done that needed to be done, so that's good.