My quilt guild has their annual Christmas Party every year AFTER Christmas due to the craziness of everyone's schedule in December. But I kind of like it that way because it's much more relaxed and I really look forward to it. We always do a Christmas block exchange. You put them in a paper bag and everyone gets to pick one. The more you bring, the more you get in return. I pulled this block out of a great book by Judy Hopkins called 501 Rotary Cut Quilt Blocks and it is fabulous! It gives you cutting instructions for 501 blocks in various sizes ranging from 6-12 inches. This particular block is called Flying Cloud. Our exchange was for a 12" block so I had to make it in the largest size but really loved how it turned out! I'm thinking of making a second one using a block my DIL just made for her quilt called Around the Corner. That will be on the list to do tomorrow!
And since this is my first post of 2011, I decided that I needed to document a New Year's resolution that I have on the top of my list EVERY year and never do. I WILL start on Christmas gifts for next year now so that I don't get to November and wish I had made things that I couldn't possibly get done in a month! Di, are ya with me??? I have already started writing down those gifts and REALLY want to stick to it. The only problem is that I won't be able to post about them because my family would read about them and then know. But I guess that shouldn't be a problem because I can't keep a secret anyway!!!
Quilting, knitting, sewing... any kind of craft. Couldn't possibly forget wool applique and embroidery either. And did I mention that I like to make purses, totes and organizer bags? That is what I love to do. My greatest joy is making things for my family and friends. I have been a crafter since I was a little girl. I would sit for hours and watch my Mom and Aunts knit, crochet, sew, tat and embroider. They would hand me baskets of scraps and I would sit on the porch and make clothes and blankets for my Barbie dolls. That was many, many years ago. My greatest joy will be when I am able to sit with my grandchildren and teach them all about the wonderful world of crafting!!