SUNDAY - I ushered in 2018 at my sewing machine. First, by making a Foot Warmer out of recycled / upcycled jeans:
With more time to wait for the "ball to drop" I made (but didn't trim) a String Block for Covered in Love:
MONDAY - Happy New Year!!! I posted my goal list for the new challenge from Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict:
Angela posted January's Color of the Month for the 2018 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. You can read more about that at the RSC18 tab at the top of her blog:
She had THIS to say:
... if you can, to dig into the lighter side of your blue bin. Dark blues and dark neutrals will get a chance to come out and play later in the year.
There's an RSC18 Sampler this year, too. Read more about that at the tab Angela posted at the top of her page.
TUESDAY - Knit Group went into overtime today. I still can't get over how much progress I've made on my Hoodie Shawl Cardigan:
This evening I packed my bag for tomorrow's Sew-In. I also trimmed up my CiL block to send to Kat and made some progress one of my commission quilts. It's layered and ready to quilt:
Before bed, I took a stroll around BlogLand and I found something YOU might want to know about. You may even want to join in:
My friend Kate from Life in Pieces is hosting a Linky Party on Sundays on during the 1st quarter of 2018. The 15 Minute Challenge is all about encouraging us to get in the sewing room EVERY DAY!!!
Kate is flexible on that 15 minute time frame. YOU can allow more or less time as your goal (to accommodate your weekly schedule.) How you track the time and what tasks you count is totally up to you. Basically, she simply wants us to share how many days per week we meet our goal. Read more about it at the link provided above, but I doubt she will accept blog hopping as a sewing or quilting task. Just sayin'!! :P
WEDNESDAY - At today's Sew-In @ Diane's, I spent a LOT of time ironing, as I warmed up for another round with Dad's Ties for Molly:
After dinner, I checked my phone and the weather app showed snow showers in our town. What?!?! Sure enough. I looked outside and it was "snowing up a storm." The cars, sidewalks and driveways were all covered... just since dinner and it's not even 8 PM!!! Schools are closed because of THIS:
... And attached them to bag bodies:
After dinner, I started the quilting on That 80's Quilt. Swirls, as seen from the underside of the quilt:
FRIDAY - The thermometer didn't even make it to the freeing point (AGAIN!) today. It was a great day to wear my hand knit wool socks - complete with touches of the Color of the Month:
SATURDAY - Well, we made it through the first week of 2018. Whew!! It's time for Angela's LINK PARTY. Let's go see how the other RSC Quilters rang in the New Year and find out more about...
After releasing my post, I headed off to Art Bee. I took along a UFO to work on during the meeting:
Until next time...