getting back to reality wasn’t as bad as i expected. i suppose i’m ready. well, kind of. in between quilting i’ve been on a purging and organizing streak. i’m just in a mood where i want to get rid of everything. do you know what i mean? i’ve made multiple trips to goodwill and i’m sure the garbage man is going to be pissed when he sees the pile of junk i’m pitching. i’m just sick of the clutter. i need to simplify.
i also took some time to hang a new (and easily one of my favorites) piece of artwork. it’s titled ‘paper lanterns’. i purchased it from the always amazing and super talented rachel of funnelcloud studio and funnelcloud the blog.
i needed to replace a 2011 perpetual calendar that previous hung in this frame and i knew she’d have something that would work perfectly! she seriously has some of the coolest prints in her shop and i just adore her blog. check out her christmas tree this year. she made all of the ornaments!
anyway, i’m loving my new print. honestly, it just makes me happy.
i also managed to finish quilting my quilt. again, it’s not perfect (and that’s oaky), but i really, really love it. i also wanted to mention that the idea/pattern for the quilt came from jeni over at in color order. you can check out her quilt here. thanks for the inspiration jeni!
in cleaning things out i also hada chance to go through my small fabric stash. i now have two more quilt projects lined up! the first is going to be a plus quilt. i’m going to use this tutorial with a yellow, green and brown color palette.
the other quilt i’m going to create is without a pattern (wish me luck). the plan is to do half square triangles in a rainbow of colored ginghams and solid white.
something like this maybe?
with quilts being made, a plan to get organized and to simplify, and a goal of losing about 25lbs (yesterday i made a batch of poop cookies) i’m off to a good start for 2012.
here’s hoping it lasts!